Places To Eat
Local dining pubs - within a 5 / 10 minute drive of your cottage
The Carpenters Arms, Eastling - 07876 526404. Walkable or 5 minutes by car. Newly reopened and refurbished under new local management. Good pub food and atmosphere with outside eating space. Currently open 7 days a week.
The George at Newnham, 44 The Street, Newnham (opposite the Church) - 01795 890237, ME9 0LL. Walkable or 5 mins by car. Great traditional pub with garden. Open Wed - Sun.
The Chequers, Doddington - The Street, Doddington, ME9 0BG.
Within a 15 - 30 minute drive
The Pepper Box, nr Harrietsham (8 miles) - 01622 842558. Friendly, traditional Kentish pub with plenty of beams and hops offering a great range of high quality pub food and great views across the Weald, www.thepepperboxinn.co.uk
The Wishful Thinker, Lenham Heath Road, nr Lenham, ME17 2HY, 01622 232272. Child and dog friendly, newly opened (Summer 23) Gastro-pub with pizza oven and varied menu to suit all tastes.
Read's Restaurant, Faversham (7 miles) - 01795 535344. Award winning restaurant set in a charming Georgian Manor House in Faversham. Ideal for a special treat. Tasting menu is recommended, www.reads.com
Possilipo, Faversham - 01795 590580. Authentic Italian food in a lively water-front restaurant with welcoming staff. www.posillipo.co.uk
The Square Fish Cafe, The Square, Lenham (4 miles). Traditional Fish and Chip Shop (The Chequer's) with fish restaurant and cafe attached. (Phone ahead for take-away). 01622 859878.
The Three Mariners at Oare, Faversham - 01795 533633, www.thethreemarinersoare.co.uk
The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne - 01622 880880. Excellent, dog friendly, historic pub, located right on the Pilgrim's Way. Fresh pizza available straight from their own pizza oven, www.elitepubs.com/the_dirtyhabit (temporarily closed due to fire)
The Sportsman at Seasalter - 01227 273370. Stephen Harris' gastro-pub with a long held Michelin star that is rarely out of the press. Book well ahead. www.thesportsmanseasalter.co.uk
Fish on the Green, Church Lane, Bearsted Green, nr Maidstone (11 miles). Excellent fish restaurant overlooking delightful village green. 01622 738300.
Papa Bianco, Standard Quay, Faversham, ME13 7BS. Best pizza in town. Take-away or dine in. 01795 320450.
Ask, Faversham - 01795 591910. Child friendly Italian fare in a charming converted section of the old brewery, www.askitalian.co.uk/restaurant/faversham
Whitstable - 30 minutes drive+
Wheelers Oyster Bar, 8 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1BQ. Famous, tiny, seafood restaurant. Book well ahead. 01795 320450, www.wheelersoysterbar.com
The Pig at Bridge, Bourne Park Road, Bridge, Canterbury, CT2 5LF, part of the iconic 'Pig' hotel group with its signature 25-mile menu showcasing locally sourced Kentish produce. 'Simple food well done'. 0345 2259494, www.thepighotel.com
The Duck Inn, at Pett Bottom Road, Pett Bottom, Canterbury, CT4 5PB. Dog friendly pub and restaurant in lovely countryside setting with garden. Best Sunday roast around. 01227 830354.
The Whitstable Oyster Company in the heart of Whitstable overlooking the sea, 01227 276856 www.whitstableoystercompany.com
Jo Jo's, Meze, fish & meat with direct sea view, Herne Bay Road, Whitstable - 01227 274591* www.jojosrestaurant.co.uk
Canterbury - has many great eateries and cafes - do ask if off to the theatre or visiting the amazing Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.