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Carefully refurbished old inn with plenty of room for eating and drinking, first class food, local ales, friendly staff and seats on terrace; bedrooms
The hands-on, hard-working licensees have refurbished this medieval inn with care and thought, blending contemporary touches with heavy beams and old brickwork. The carpeted bar has a woodburning stove in an inglenook fireplace with armchairs grouped in front of it, more armchairs against the walls, a cushioned window seat, dog motifs on the back of leather chairs and a white-painted piano; dotted around 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 Shepherd Neame Master Brew and Whitstable Bay on handpump and nice wines by the glass; background music. 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. The airy second dining area 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: 12-2.30, 6-9; 12-5 Sun
Attractively presented, interesting modern food includes sandwiches, warm saddle of rabbit with crispy leg rissole and carrot emulsion, citrus-cured salmon with grapefruit, lime jelly and keta (cured salmon roe), cheese dumplings with roast squash, asparagus and sage crisps, honey-glazed duck breast with polenta fries and celeriac, seared bream with potato gnocchi, samphire and shellfish beignet, fillet of beef with oxtail, mushroom purée, shallot marmalade and anna potatoes, and puddings such as sticky ginger syrup sponge with roast pineapple and apple and calvados crème brûlée.
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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