Sharon and Sally Ann took on the run-down Queen’s Inn in early 2014 having run a successful catering company for many years. Rather than deliver food to different venues across Kent, it was time to provide the venue to showcase Sally Ann’s cooking and this rambling old village inn fitted the bill perfectly. Revived with panache, the wisteria-festooned Georgian façade hides a cosy, beamed 16th-century interior: a bar with wooden floor and huge fireplace, and upstairs, wonky corridors leading to quirky, hugely individual rooms. Expect a retro feel throughout with chunky dial phones, old-style radios, painted furniture and jazzy fabrics and lamps, plus goose down duvets, coffee and homemade brownies. Bathrooms are smart; room five boasts a free-standing tub in the room. Downstairs, rustic and modern combine in the dining room, with its ancient plank floor, brick fireplace and contemporary print wallpaper. In the bar, relax with a pint of Hophead or tuck into Moroccan spiced rack of lamb, sea bass with samphire, crab and chive sauce, Park Farm sausages and mash, baked vanilla cheesecake. National Trust treasures (Sissinghurst & Bodiam) and Pashley Manor Gardens are close.