Hide and Fox
“Exciting flavours and cool vibes” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
All as written on our detailed risk assessment is in place and the team has been trained a-properly. We have decided that front of house is wearing face masked. Guests are reminded to follow our recommendations and bookings are 15mins apart to ensure no one meets at the front door. Guests are aware to wait to be seated and no bar service is available, only table service including when taking the payment. Each table has a locally made hand sanitiser so they can use it any time leaving the table.Guests are encouraged to enter the restaurant wearing face masks and put it on when leaving the table
Our Inspector's view
A collaboration between a Kentish chef with an impressive CV and an Italian sommelier, it’s easy to see the appeal of Hide and Fox. Housed in the old village shop, it’s a stylish place with oak tables, colourful artwork and laidback jazz in the background. The modern European food is restrained and inventive, with a perfectly timed Orkney scallop popping up in a starter with silky parsnip purée, beurre noisette, vanilla-scented chicken jus and lime gel. To follow, poached salted cod is paired with dulse, broad beans, basil and gnocchi. Finish with chocolate mousse, miso, sesame, vanilla and balsamic.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 26
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 7
- Wines over £30: 60
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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