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The Milk House - Pub in Kent

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The Street Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, TN17 2JG, Kent
England, United Kingdom

Dane & Sarah Allchorne
+44 (0)1580 720200(landline)

Sofas in front of the fire, English wines and local ales, ambrosial food, all a short stroll from Sissinghurst Castle

The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle were designed by Vita Sackville-West and they’re some of the loveliest in the land. As for The Milk House, it's a great base from which to explore this deeply rural area – stylish, welcoming, nicely priced. It’s also a place for a very good meal, seasonal and mostly sourced within 20 miles. In summer, you decant onto a smart terrace with an outside bar and wood-fired pizza oven, not a bad spot for a jug of Pimm's and a crispy margherita. There’s a duck pond, lawns for a pint in the sun, then views over open country. Airy interiors have an easy style: woven willow lampshades hanging above the bar, a timber-framed dining room, where you dig into fabulous food, perhaps home-cured smoked salmon, free-range Park Farm beef, chocolate tart with kirsch-soaked cherries; there are matchless local cheeses, too. Marvellous.

Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Dane & Sarah Allchorne:

Local points of interest from
Dane & Sarah Allchorne:

  • Sissinghurst is the perfect place for a family day out with the historic castle and gardens just half a mile's walk from The Milk House. Those interested in gardening can take part in one of the regular events organised by the National Trust.
  • From nearby Staplehurst, you can reach London by train in less than an hour. You’ll also find Frankie’s Farm Shop at Staplehurst Nurseries, selling plants, gifts and groceries and serving delicious lunches.
  • Kent is renowned for it’s vineyards. Sample the best of English wine with the award-winning Chapel Down Winery and Biddenden Vineyards on your doorstep both offering a variety of private tastings and tours.
  • Nearby town Tenterden is great for shopping with lots of interesting boutiques and cafes to explore. Tenterden is also the home of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, one of the country’s finest examples of a rural light railway.
  • You’re a 10-minute drive from Bedgebury Forest, ideal for cycling, riding, walks and picnics. Visit the National Pinetum, the world’s finest conifer collection or Go Ape in the treetops
  • For rainy days there’s the Kino digital cinema in Hawkhurst, which shows a fine selection of art house films. There’s also the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells with an exciting schedule of theatre, music and comedy.
Points of interest

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Special Offer: SETTLE IN SUNDAYS £100 - Join us for Sunday roast for two, curl up in front of our roaring fire, mosey up to one of our cosy rooms then wake up to a hearty full English breakfast. UPGRADE- Why not stay Monday for an extra £50


Lunch from £5. Dinner, 3 courses, from £35. Sunday roast from £15.


Open all day.


The Street Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, TN17 2JG, Kent


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