The Milk House

Location Sissinghurst

Postcode TN17 2JG

Telephone 01580 720200


Why we love it...

Good value, contemporary pub with rooms

The Place

Contemporary inn, The Milk House, opened its doors in 2013. Set within a traditional 16thC hall, the open-plan pub interior has been given quite a contemporary redecoration, with a creamy green-and-white colour scheme, faux book-case wallpaper and a wicker bar at its centre. It is sophisticated and inviting, if perhaps a touch modish and lacking in character.

The place draws in hordes of locals at all times of day, who congregate around the bar or come in to sample the menu of chef (and owner) Dane Allchorne. Both the Dining and Classic menu offer fresh British fare (from pan-fried John Dory to beer battered cod), uncomplicated but well done. Service from the young (mainly local) staff is swift and cheerful.

The dairy theme is carried through to the bedrooms (named Dairy, Byre, Buttery and Churn), helped along by milky colour palettes and country furniture. Our series editor Fiona Duncan much enjoyed her stay here reclining in an expansive four-poster bed, opposite of an original brick fireplace. Some noise carries through from the high-street, but it is not insistent.

This is a useful address for exploring Bodium Castle and Kent Weald, and considering what’s on offer it’s good value, with rooms running from £140-£180.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 4: The Dairy: Large double – En suite with bath & shower, The Byre: Large double/Family room (up to 4) – En suite with bath, The Churn: Double – En suite with shower ,The Buttery: Twin/Double – En suite with bath & shower
Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Bar menu, Pizza menu available from spring-autumn
Facilities Wifi, central heating, complimentary toiletries, cot on request, daily housekeeping, flat screen TV, hair dryer, heated towel rails, iron & ironing board on request, kettle, Beer garden, parking on site, wheelchair friendly (bar & dining areas)
Children Welcome
Accessibility No access available
Pets Not allowed. Dogs welcome (in the bar area only)

To Book

Contact Dane & Sarah Allchorne
Call 01580 720200

Good To Know

Address The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent TN17 2JG

The Location

Find this place: Cranbrook, Kent’s smallest town is 1.8 miles from Sissinghurst village. From nearby Staplehurst station, you can reach London by train in less than an hour. The Channel tunnel & Dover are within an hour’s drive. Gatwick Airport is about an hour away.

What's nearby: Gardens: Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens, Hole Park Gardens, Great Dixter, Pashley Manor Gardens. Scotney Castle, Hever Castle, Bodiam Castle. Vineyards: Chapel Down, Herbert Hall, Biddenden, Hush Heath. Old Dairy Brewery, Coasts/beaches: Rye and Hastings.

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