all year except Christmas, 1st week Jan, 2 weeks Sept, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
sitting room/bar, restaurant, private dining room, 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.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Travellers who stop at this Georgian manor house on the way to Dover or the Channel Tunnel might be tempted to go no further. On the outskirts of a historic market town, Rona and David Pitchford’s restaurant-with-rooms stands in its own grounds shaded by mature trees, with a walled kitchen garden. Rona Pitchford is a welcoming hostess, while her husband cooks seasonal fare featuring local produce and home-grown vegetables and leaves. At dinner, dishes are listed alongside foodie quotes: white asparagus, new season wild morel, poached egg comes with a hint of GK Chesterton; pan-fried halibut, crushed new potatoes, cep purée, confit lemon champagne is sauced with AA Milne. (‘How long does getting thin take?’ Pooh asked anxiously.) Bedrooms are individually styled, with a big bed, paintings, drapes, swags, antiques and expensive toiletries; guests may help themselves to the honesty bar and communal pantry well stocked with home-made biscuits and treats. Dinner, and the much-praised breakfast, may be worked off the next day at the seaside at Whitstable, just eight miles away.