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The Milk House - Inn in Kent

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

Dane & Sarah Allchorne

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+44 (0)1580 720200(landline)

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

The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle were designed by Vita Sackville-West. They’re some of the loveliest in the land and if you stay at this charming village pub, you can stroll over after breakfast, through apple orchards and bluebell woods. As for the Milk House, it's a great base from which to explore – stylish, welcoming, nicely priced. It’s also a place for excellent food, with seasonal produce mostly sourced within 20 miles. In summer, you decant onto a big terrace with an outside bar and a wood-fired pizza oven, not a bad spot for a crispy margherita and a glass of Pimms. There’s a duck pond, a lawned garden, views over open country, even a four-day festival in August (local bands, theatre, face painting, lots of food). Interiors have an easy style: woven willow lampshades, a sofa in front of the fire, a timber-framed dining room for fabulous food, perhaps twice-baked Stilton soufflé, grilled mackerel with roasted fennel, After Eight crème brûlée with brandy butter brioche. Beautiful bedrooms are crisply uncluttered. Expect chic fabrics, super beds, excellent bathrooms, a sofa if there’s room.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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.
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Pub Deeply rural, cool village inn with lovely food View more details


  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin
Price:(i) £80 to£140 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available £10 per person per night.

Booking info:


Lunch from £6. Dinner, 3 courses, about £30. Sunday lunch from £15.




The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, TN17 2JG, Kent

Inn 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 140 per night
Inn 1 Twin room
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 130 per night

Dane & Sarah Allchorne

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1580 720200(landline)