There’s a remote feel to this tranquil spot but the inn itself is a definite foodie destination. They grow most of the produce used in the restaurant in their one-acre garden which you’re welcome to wander around. Breakfast is served in the bar/restaurant and includes a full Kentish spread with home-smoked bacon, homemade sausages, Eggs Royale with home-smoked fish, or a lighter Grazing Bowl with oats, seeds, quinoa and garden fruits.
It’s worth staying in for lunch and dinner too – lamb ribs with chimichurri, popcorn partridge breast from the owner’s shoot, beef from the Elmley Nature Reserve, foraged ingredients from hedgerows and shorelines, and veggie and vegan options if ordered ahead. Views soar from the dining terrace over the river, marsh harriers whirl overhead. You sleep in smaller rooms up a steep staircase in the main building, or in the newly-built block – all are very comfortable.
Go for long walks, visit the spa, sip something delicious from the Copper Rivet Distillery or Curious Brewery.