Hide and Fox

“Superbly creative seasonal food married with expertly chosen wines” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
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

Tucked away in the Kent coastal hinterlands near the edge of Romney Marsh, Hide and Fox is reason enough to venture off the beaten path. The venue occupies an old general store on Saltwood village green – a charming space of unshowy elegance in shades of blue and cream, with antique wood floors, all dominated by a beautifully crafted antique spice cupboard. The team behind it all have form: chef-patron Allister Barsby has served his time in stellar kitchens around the UK, while partner Alice Bussi’s formidable experience as a sommelier means you can be sure the wines are up to scratch. Seasonal Kentish produce is the bedrock of the five- and eight-course tasting menus. Expect the likes of a ravioli filled with confit chicken and egg yolk on a base of lyonnaise onions and deeply flavoured chicken broth, or simply stunning Kentish lamb loin and pressed belly with artichoke purée, leek and mint gel. To finish, Nashi pear comes poached and as a sorbet, supported by white chocolate mousse, butterscotch and salted granola.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Hide and Fox
The Green, Saltwood, HYTHE, KENT, CT21 4PS
Phone : 01303 260915


  • Seats: 26
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday & Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12.00
  • Lunch served until: 14.00
  • Dinner served from: 18.30
  • Dinner served until: 20.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 7
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Kent

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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