The Dog at Wingham

Wingham, Kent

A passion for Kent produce, a monthly dining club, tee times and transport to nearby golf clubs, including Royal St. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A passion for Kent produce, a monthly dining club, tee times and transport to nearby golf clubs, including Royal St George’s, are among many reasons to commend Marc Bridgen’s village gastropub. ‘The service,’ says a reader, ‘really is second to none.’ Bedrooms, styled by Marc’s mother, Marilyn, have plain walls, rustic original features and touches of pizzazz (bright fabrics, a statement headboard). The bridal suite has exposed timbers and a four-poster; a family room has bunks for kids. The pub interior is stripped out and airy. Dine indoors, in the conservatory, or alfresco. Samuel McClurkin sources as much produce as possible from local farmers, growers and fishermen for his regularly changing menus (though smoked salmon and small-batch hand-made black pudding are from the Isle of Lewis). Typical dishes might include caramelised onion tart with asparagus from Sevenscore Farm; classic fish and chips; herb-fed chicken with polenta; or Moroccan spiced lamb with smoked chickpea and black quinoa. ‘I can’t stress enough how delicious the food is.’ Wingham Wildlife Park is almost on the doorstep. (JC, VC, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Canterbury Road
Wingham
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 1BB
England

Telephone

01227 720339

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year, kitchen closes 5 pm Sun.

Facilities

lounge bar, restaurant bar, dining room, garden room, terrace (alfresco dining), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, golf packages, monthly dining club, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant, live music events.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

welcomed throughout.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £140, singles from £100. À la carte £40 (vegan £38, 24 hours’ notice).