all year except Christmas, 1st week Jan, 2 weeks Sept, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
sitting room/bar, 3 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 4-acre garden (terrace, outdoor dining), only restaurant suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
not allowed in public rooms.
all major cards.
 per room B&B single £140–£195, double £180–£210, D,B&B single £185–£250, double £290–£320. Set dinner £60, tasting menu £65.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Our stay was close to perfect. It was like spending a weekend at a country house where the hostess has impeccable taste and is a first-rate cook. All this at an outstandingly reasonable price, in an interesting and accessible corner of Kent.’ Regular Guide readers in 2017 ‘strongly recommend’ Rona and David Pitchford’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Georgian manor house surrounded by cedar and horse chestnut trees reaching skywards. In the restaurant, David Pitchford’s seasonal offerings follow the whims of the walled kitchen garden, the aim of local gamekeepers and the daily catch hauled into nearby Whitstable and Hythe. Among the European classics: wild duck breast, blackberries, Granny Smith apples, creamed potato. ‘We sampled a good cross-section of the menu; dishes ranged from good to very good indeed, and were served attentively and with care.’ Retire to one of the traditionally, but ‘unfussily’, decorated bedrooms after dinner. ‘Our room was capacious and furnished with style, with an eye to practical comfort as well as appearance.’ In the morning, breakfast, ‘served in a very comfortable room’, is equally praised.