The Milk House
“Excellent locally-sourced food in convivial village inn” - AA Inspector
In picturesque Sissinghurst, this 16th-century, former hall house is very much the hub of the village. With its timber beams and Tudor fireplace, the pub has considerable charm with locals supping pints of Kentish-brewed Old Dairy Brewery ale mingling with destination diners tempted by the acclaimed food. Most of the produce comes from a 20-mile radius of the pub and dishes such as pink peppercorn crusted venison, parsnip and horseradish dauphinoise; or pan-fried John Dory, lemon beurre blanc, sautéed potatoes sit happily alongside innovative home-made pizzas and a top-notch children’s menu.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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