Four of the top gastro pubs-with-rooms in Kent
Easy to get to from London and offering a variety of different experiences from coast to country, Kent is the perfect place for a post-lockdown getaway. The home of a variety of wonderful local produce, as well as one of the UK’s primary wine producing regions, its gastro pubs offer some of the most superb…
Easy to get to from London and offering a variety of different experiences from coast to country, Kent is the perfect place for a post-lockdown getaway. The home of a variety of wonderful local produce, as well as one of the UK’s primary wine producing regions, its gastro pubs offer some of the most superb food and drink in the country. Meanwhile, guests who stay overnight delight in the beauty of this genteel part of the world. Here the Good Hotel Guide recommends four of the top gastro pubs-with-rooms in Kent to visit post-lockdown.
An eclectically styled pub-with-rooms in Kent, The Dog at Wingham has eight luxury guest rooms to stay in. Maximalism is the order of the day at this inn, with a suite including an antique four-poster and vibrant fabrics featuring enchanting patters offsetting original beams and historic details. The award-winning and dog-friendly getaway has gained a reputation for superb food since Marc Bridgen and his family took it on in 2016. Think flamboyant Sunday lunches, hearty breakfasts and an array of seasonal ingredients on the a la carte menu.
A 16th century pub, The Milk House is all about showcasing the owner’s exceptional eye for detail and clear sense of style. Timber beams and a Tudor fireplace make for cosy pub style, while four beautifully appointed bedrooms offer views of the village and surrounding orchards. Dining is simple but stylish, celebrating all those beautiful local Kent ingredients in a range of classic pub fare and hearty Sunday lunches.
Charming on the outside, elegant on the inside, The Falstaff is in the centre of Ramsgate and was once two houses dating back to 1801. Instantly recognisable by its happy, coastal blue window trimmings, since being renovated in 2015 it has since won various awards for its service and style. The focal point is the restaurant, where they serve all meals and all the bits in between. The hotel element has eight rooms and suites and there are also three self-catered apartments, which are perfect for small families looking for a little more independence and privacy on their next seaside getaway.
A warm and welcoming country retreat, The Mount Edgcumbe at Tunbridge Wells is a family-run pub with a beautiful beer garden, boutique accommodation, and a popular restaurant. Offering a menu of British and European favourites, made from local produce, it gives a sense of being a home away from home. Easy to unwind at, it’s little surprise that people don’t want to leave. As such, they have five bedrooms to choose from (one being a suite with two interconnecting rooms), and each is individually decorated. Owners clearly do everything possible to make all guests feel at home, and as a result it’s a joy to visit. We can’t wait to return!