Smallbridge was the town that Hornblower took up residence as the Squire of Smallbridge Manor after returning from his time of captivity in France. He was made squire at the beginning of the book The Commodore, and moved there after his marriage with Lady Barbara. It is a fictional town located near Maidstone in Kent.

The Last Encounter, portraying Hornblower in retirement, is set entirely in Smallbridge Manor.