The Sun Hotel was built in 1503, the building is thought to be 14th Century. It bears a sign that says: `Sun Hotel formerly known as the Little Inn made famous by Chas. Dickens in his travels through Kent'. It's also the birthplace of the Elizabethan poet John Lyly (1554?-1606), author of Euphues and a contempory of Shakespeare.
It's been Cousins the Jewellers for three generations and before that, the family were the last to run the building as a hotel. I had my wedding ring made by Cousins, and a fine job they made.
The second floor was recently restored to its 17th Century splendour with distinctive herringbone brickwork and there is a report from the Trust on that restoration work.