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Hands-on licensees in handsome old pub with first class food, local ales, friendly staff and seats on terrace; bedrooms
Contemporary touches in this medieval inn have been thought out with care, so they blend easily with the heavy beams and nice old brickwork. The carpeted bar has a woodburning stove in an inglenook fireplace with armchairs grouped around in front, more armchairs against the walls, a cushioned window seat, dog motifs on the back of leather chairs and a white-painted piano; dotted about are fabric dogs, dog cartoons and prints on grey paintwork, pub games and daily papers. Swivelling wooden stools line the counter where they keep Harveys Best and a guest beer on handpump and nice wines by the glass; background music and board games. One part of the dining room has metal and animal-hide chairs and upholstered wall banquettes around wooden tables on wide floorboards, a few animal-hide stools by the bar and an open fire. An airy second room has a woodburning stove, high-backed tartan or leather chairs around more tables on flagstones and plants on windowsills. Outside on the terrace are grey or white up-to-date chairs and tables and a gazebo. They have eight stylish, well equipped and individually styled bedrooms and breakfasts are particularly good.
Bar food times: 12-2, 6-9; 12-5 Sun
Good, enterprising food includes sandwiches, soy and ginger-cured salmon, pickled cockles, wasabi and sesame, braised ox cheek with cauliflower purée and crispy shallot, caramelised onion and blue cheese suet pudding with truffle cream sauce, supreme of chicken with ham croquette, fondant potato and sweetcorn, chalk stream trout with smoked mussels, pancetta and soft herb risotto, duck breast, potato rösti, pak choi, cucumber and cherries, and puddings such as treacle tart with blood orange sorbet and pistachio crumble and chocolate fondant with peanut butter ice-cream.
What the licensee says
The Dog at Wingham came under new ownership in June 2016 and following a complete refurbishment opened its doors again in October 2016. This quintessential Kentish inn boasts two bars, a restaurant and eight luxury en-suite guest rooms. In 2017 The Dog earned a range of accolades including Kent Pub of the Year in the 2017 National Pub & Bar Awards, finalist in two categories in the Kent Food & Drink Awards, Finalist in the Visit Kent Tourism Awards, tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2017, the restaurant was awarded an AA Rosette as well as four silver stars for the accomodation.
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