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Kent has some of the best produce in the country and this is reflected by all the great places to eat in the area!  Whether you're looking for a cosy pub, a light bite or fine dining, there's something for everyone. 

While the village centre is a short walk down the road, there is also a bus stop right outside the house which takes you into

Hawkhurst in just a few minutes or for local taxi firms, click here.


The Oak & Ivy - opening 2023/2024

The Queen’s Inn - historic inn with dining room and bar areas offering small plates and larger dishes (20 min walk)

The Great House - a modern take on the country pub with a varied menu and wood-fired pizza (45 min walk)

The Eight Bells - next to The Moor area of the village, with home-cooked, seasonal food+ (45 min walk)

The Prince of Kent - Indian restaurant with dining and takeaway at the village crossroads (25 min walk)

Water Lane - seasonal dishes in a walled garden setting (lunch only)+ (10 min walk)

IN THE AREA (10- 20 min drive) 

Birchwood - seasonal, local food in a modern woodland setting (lunch only)

The Castle Inn, Bodiam - welcoming, traditional pub with a varied menu

Hoof, Rye & Tenterden - upmarket burgers using locally farmed food from Romney Marsh

The Milk House, Sissinghurst - dining room serving a contemporary menu plus a bar and terrace at this village pub

Montalbano, Tenterden - homemade, regional Italian dishes at this family-run restaurant

Ozgur, Tenterden - friendly Turkish restaurant serving authentic Middle Eastern dishes

The Smallholding, Kilndown - creative food with an emphasis on farm to table+

The Swan at Chapel Down, Tenterden - modern European restaurant above the winery+

The West House, Biddenden - Michelin-starred restaurant serving classic dishes with a modern twist+

The White Dog Inn, Ewhurst - country pub with a large beer garden and views over the Rother valley and Bodiam

+ please note that these establishments are open Wed/Thurs - Sunday


Kent is at the forefront of the UK wine industry with its favourable climate and "terroir" and there are a number of unique wineries, each offering tours and tastings.

In order of distance from Meadow Cottage...

Oastbrook - our nearest producer, offering still and sparkling wine (pre-booked weekends only)

Sedlescombe - organic wine producer offering tastings and tours with lunch/afternoon tea

Biddenden - Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard with a local produce shop, tastings and tours

Oxney - largest single organic estate in the UK (shop open all week, pre-booked tours Saturday only)

Tillingham - experimental sparkling and still wines based on organic and biodynamic principles

Chapel Down - Kent's most well-known English winemaker with very popular tours

Balfour Hush Heath Estate - tastings, tours and platters in an impressive California-style winery

Carr-Taylor - guided and self-guided tours at one of Kent's longest-running wineries

Gusbourne - tastings and  guided and self-guided tours at this boutique sparkling wine producer

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