Find this popular inn, with comfortable bedrooms, quietly-set on the Pilgrim's Way close to Maidstone. Expect real ales, old timbered beams and a log fire in winter months.
On the food front, lunchtime brings snacks such as sandwiches, interesting 'Deli Boards' (ideal for sharing), traditional dishes such as Fish & Chips and Steak & Kidney Pie/Pudding plus their extensive à la carte menu.
Starters such as 'Locally-Smoked Salmon Filled with Smoked Trout Mousse, Granary Bread & Butter & Chive Crème Fraiche'; 'Thai Fish Cakes with Seasonal Leaves & Sweet Chili Sauce'; 'Goat's Cheese Brulée with Wild Mushrooms & Yellow Pepper Compote' and 'Duck & Leek Filo Parcel with Plum Sauce' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Roast Rump of Romney Marsh Lamb with Champ Mash, Braised Red Cabbage and Chanteney Carrots with Redcurrant & Rosemary Jus'; 'Seared King Scallops with Chorizo & Chili Risotto, Samphire & Pesto'; 'Caesar Salad'; 'Thai Vegetable Curry with Saffron Rice & Garlic Ciabatta' and 'Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Champ, Crispy Bacon & Red Wine Jus' plus a good selection of Limousin Steaks - with various sauces.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might be tempted by the likes of 'Rich Chocolate & Walnut Brownie with Peanut Ice Cream'; 'Traditional Gypsy Tart with Cream' or 'Gingerbread Mochachino Cheesecake'. While cheese lovers should be tempted by their interesting selection of artisan varieties.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £11 to £24
- Dinner: all week from 18.00; mains about £11 to £24
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Bearsted Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Outside eating
- Rooms available