As we're well in the throes of the festive season we thought we could collate our favourite pubs in Kent with the best roasts, because what could be more festive than a good old roast with all the trimmings? And what better way to enjoy a Sunday roast around the Christmas period than at a traditional, cosy Kent pub? With its charming countryside and historic towns, Kent is home to some amazing watering holes that serve up spectacular Sunday roasts. Whether you're a local or visiting Kent this Christmas, here are eight Kent pubs that are renowned for their mouthwatering roasts.
1. The Poet, Matfield:
Tucked away in the picturesque village of Matfield, The Poet is a hidden gem with a fantastic Sunday roast. Their turkey is cooked to perfection and is accompanied by all the festive trimmings you could wish for. They are also open on Christmas day with a gorgeous Christmas menu if you don’t fancy all the fuss of cooking this year. Enjoy your meal in their interior that really is the epitome of a cosy British pub!
2. Halfway House, Brenchly:
Halfway House pub, situated in Brenchly, is a solid choice if you’re looking for some great pub grub. Their Christmas menu that they’re offering all throughout December has the classic roast turkey with all the trimmings, however they also have some offerings that are a little different than the classic roast. Pan fried swordfish steak, wild mushroom linguine and slow cooked pork belly are all also on the Christmas menu if you fancy changing it up a little. They also do all the classic Christmas desserts you’d expect (christmas pudding anyone?).
3. The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden:
Escape to the countryside and visit The Bell & Jorrocks in the charming village of Frittenden. With its warm atmosphere and friendly staff, this pub offers a delightful Sunday roast experience with loads of other great food options if you fancy trying something different.
4. The Duke William, Ickham:
For a truly traditional Sunday roast, head to The Duke William in Ickham. This pub oozes character and it’s interior features a lot of traditional wood with the addition of lots of fur throws so you really feel the warm, cosy ambience. This pub has a specific sunday menu, serving up a mouthwatering array of options, including roast beef, pork, chicken or even a vegan loaf, so there truly is something for everyone at this pub.
5. The Black Horse Inn, Thurnham:
Located in the picturesque Kentish countryside, The Black Horse Inn in Thurnham is renowned for its stunning Sunday roasts. Using only the finest local ingredients, The Black Horse Inn offers what you could call a ‘posh’ roast. Their roasts are served with all the trimmings and accompanied by panoramic views. They also do nut roasts to cater to all diets. Booking a table for your sunday roast is important as they’re high in demand.
6. The Dog Inn, Wingham:
Nestled in the picturesque village of Wingham, The Dog Inn offers a cosy setting for a traditional Sunday roast but fancier! They offer the classic roast chicken & beef roast with all the trimmings if you want to go traditional, however if you’re feeling adventurous, they do lots of other options including a vegan wellington, a fish option and even a blue cheese tart! This option is definitely priced a little higher than some of the other options on this list but if you’re feeling decadent, this should be on your list to try.
7. The Three Chimneys, Biddenden:
Last but certainly not least, The Three Chimneys in Biddenden is a true culinary delight. Their Sunday roasts are famous throughout Kent for their fresh locally sourced produce. Pair your roast with a glass of their finest local ale for a perfect Sunday afternoon in an equally perfect setting.
In conclusion, Kent is home to a plethora of pubs that serve up Sunday roasts worthy of praise. Whatever meat you’re after, if you fancy something more simple and traditional or something more upmarket, there's a pub to suit every taste in this scenic county. So gather your loved ones and be sure to get down to one of these pubs for a sunday roast this festive season – you won't be disappointed!
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