While still a village 'local' offering real ales, this 17th century pub is now also a destination eaterie, offering a seasonal menu, of well-cooked largely local food.
An early Spring snapshot brought 'Fish Soup with Aioli & Croûtons'; 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Toast & Relish'; 'Soft Herring Roes, Panfried with Garlic & Capers, served on Toast' and 'Goats Cheese Tartlet with Caramelised Onion & Thyme, Apple & Walnut Salad' among the starters.
'Fillet of Wild Sea Bass with a Garlic & Red Pepper Dressing & New Ptatoes'; 'Slow-Braised Ox Cheeks with Morels & Red Wine, Mashed Potatoes & Spring Vegetables' and 'Classic Duck Confit with Honey & Black Pepper, Red Cabbage & Mashed Potatoes' listed among the mains.
Desserts maintain the high stand, with perhaps 'Pavlova with Strawberry Mousse, Fresh Strawberries & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Homemade Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream' and 'St. Clements Posset with Shortbread on offer while cheese lovers should be tempted by their selection of artisan varieties.
The pub also acts as a Post Office on Monday mornings, between 10.00-11.30.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-15.00 (Sun 16.00); set L £11 to £15
- Dinner: Weds-Sat 18.00-21.00; mains £12 to £15.50
- Seats: 55, plus 25 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well chosen, list kicks off at £12.50
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Faversham Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon
- Outside eating