Find this excellent restaurant in an ancient timber-framed house in the centre of the village. The candlelit dining room, has heavy beams, prints of food and low ceilings and bare tables. Chef/proprietor Graham Garrett offers a seasonally-changing menu, using as much local produce as possible.
Expect the likes of Cream of Chorizo Soup; Potted and Pickled Herring or Smoked Haddock Carpaccio with a Leek and Bacon Dressing to begin.
Perhaps followed by Cumin-Spiced Shank of Lamb with Pilaff Rice and Purple-Sprouting Broccoli; Slow-Cooked Belly Pork with Black Pudding and Confit Turnips or a fillet of the days fish with saffron-braised fennel and lobster bisque.
Finish with Chocolate Fondant with Mandarin Sorbet or Blood Orange Sponge Pudding with Buttermilk Sorbet.
Service is friendly and knowledgeable.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri & Sun 12.00-13.45 (14.30 Sun); set L Tues-Fri £22 (2 courses) to £25 (3 courses); set L Sun £29.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; set D £35
- Seats: 32
- Wine: a concise, but global, list kicks off at £14.50
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Headcorn
- Directions: in the centre of the village
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Christmas to New Year, 2 weeks in Aug.