Enjoy a locally-sourced steak served at a table set with fresh flowers in one of the oldest pubs in Kent. It’s a 15th-century building on the main road in Wingham and offers a mix of old and new: a blazing fire in the ancient inglenook and stylish stools at the bar.
Four creaky staircases lead to super-smart rooms, the most characterful in the old pub, and two more in the separate Doghouse. One room is on the ground floor with a private entrance; another has an extra bunk-bed room ideal for families. After a very good breakfast (brought to your room if you like), hop in the car to Sandwich. You can walk from the estuary quay to the wild shingle shore: a happy half hour for your dog.
Three talented chefs have put this pub on the map: people travel miles for the modern British food. The whole place buzzes with fresh-faced staff, overseen by young manager Marc.