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Just sharing some new award-winning eateries local to the cottage for any food lovers:-


There is a new restaurant opened in Flimwell called Birchwood which is about 20 minutes from Kingshoath cottage, and through an area where most of our guests leave the A21 to travel to us. A few details about the restaurant are below.

  • Green Michelin-starred chef, Will Devlin has opened his new restaurant at Flimwell Park. “Birchwood” will be guided by the landscape and self-sufficiency and focussed on flavour found in the natural world. Ingredients will be local, seasonal, home-grown and wild. Championing the artisan suppliers of Kent and Sussex, the menu will play host to local cheeses, dairy, wines, spirits, and beer, while many ingredients, such as mushrooms, brambles, elderberries, wood sorrel and birch sap will be foraged and sourced from Flimwell Park’s 46 acres of ancient woodland the restaurant overlooks. The restaurant will offer an all-day menu for breakfast and lunch and will be open seven days a week, from 8am-4pm.

  • We also have the newly awarded Michelin Green Star awardedTillingham Restaurantnearby at Dew Farm in Peasmarsh which is a 10-12 minute drive from the cottage on the way to Rye. MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View description:- Nestled deep in the countryside is this 70-acre farm and wine estate with a shop, a tasting room, a restaurant, and stylish bedrooms. Flavour-driven cooking focuses on pure, fresh tastes, with some produce coming from the estate. Interesting global wines, including their naturally produced selection, accompany them. We are part of a biodynamic vineyard that is farmed regeneratively, and we treat our produce, plants and livestock with the same care and respect as we treat our vines. Our walled garden follows the same holistic methods, including cover-cropping, companion planting and a no-dig approach."

  • Also in Tenterden, around 18-20 minute drive from the cottage, you will find “Swan Wine Kitchen”, part of the Chapel Down Vineyard boasting the Michelin Bib Gourmand award." MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: This rustic, modern restaurant sits above the shop in the Chapel Down vineyard and boasts a cosy lounge and a lovely rooftop terrace with views over the vines. It’s run by a friendly team and, naturally, wines from the vineyard feature – go for the suggested pairings. Ambitious modern dishes have a British heart and have a bias towards local ingredients.

  • For fish lovers check out Webbes Fish Café in Rye , If you love fish/ seafood then this is the place to try. Paul Webbe is the head chef. They have a number of restaurants in the area and run a cookery school. Check out the cookery school, ideal activity for those seeking to have a relaxing time and enjoy cooking.

  • For something simple and less formal is a favorite of ours is the White Dog, food prepared and served well. Keeping things simple, local quality, and doing it well is the key.

So if you are inter your food few good choices to suit a range of tastes.


Look out for our next blog on St Leonards. Well worth investigating.

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