The Milk House

The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JG

01580 720200 /

Village Pub

Situated in Sissinghurst, one of the most picturesque corners of Kent, The Milk House is a village pub at the heart of the community. A former 16th century hall house, with timber beams and a Tudor fireplace, the pub welcomes loyal locals, along with visitors from further afield, serving a selection of local beers, cask ales and great wines by the glass, including several from the area’s renowned vineyards. Our bar Grazing Menu is available throughout the day to enjoy in front of a crackling fire during winter or on our sun-soaked terrace in the summer.


The Milk House prides itself on its food keeping it simple by working with the seasons and using only the freshest produce from local suppliers to create an unfussy menu providing something for everyone. In addition to our Classic Menu with its range of classic pub fare, our Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner with a menu offering a more adventurous selection of starters, main courses and puddings. Our Sunday Lunch Menu includes a choice of delicious traditional roasts and alongside these menus there are wholesome choices for children to keep both the young and grownups satisfied!



We aim to source all our ingredients from a 20-mile radius using a range of local suppliers who bring us the freshest seasonal produce on a daily basis. Our chicken, beef, lamb and pork are all free range and often rare breed and our fish is sourced from sustainable waters. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about allergies or dietary requirements.


For those who want to spend a little more time in the village, The Milk House also has four beautifully-appointed bedrooms: two double rooms, one twin room and a family room which sleeps up to four people. Spacious and light, the rooms have been styled to feel relaxing and ‘home-from-home’, with comfortable beds, luxurious en suite bathrooms and scenic views of the village and surrounding orchards. An overnight stay is completed with a hearty breakfast.
The Dairy
The Dairy
The Dairy
The Byre
The Byre
The Churn
The Buttery
The Buttery

The Byre

  • Family Room

  • £100

The Buttery

  • Twin Room

  • £100

The Churn

  • Double Room with shower

  • £80

The Dairy

  • Large Double Room

  • £100

Guests may check in from 3pm onwards and must check out before 11am. A 50% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking, this is refundable up to 28 days before the reservation. Additional beds are available for £10 each. During peak season, a minimum two night stay is required for weekend bookings.



Banish Winter blues with our new Milk House midweek mingles every Wednesday from 6pm. We’ll pull the pints while you catch up with friends and neighbours – and if you fancy some sustenance to complement the conversation, tuck into complimentary bar bites. On the first Wednesday of every month, we’ll be laying on acoustics from local musicians too, so there’s no excuse to withdraw this Winter. Our seasonal get togethers are all about the community, so if you’d like to use the evening for a charity raffle, a fund-raising quiz, or anything else… just email the team.


The RBS 6 Nations kick off on Saturday 6 February and we’ll be showing all the England games on our big screen throughout February and March. So join the scrum in Sissinghurst, tackle a pint or two and enjoy a ferocious display of sporting prowess! It’ll be rucking good fun.


We’ll be celebrating Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday 9 February with a selection of flippin’ fabulous pancakes alongside our Grazing and Pudding menus! We’re serving chargrilled lemon and sugar, berry compote and Chantilly cream, or chocolate and hazelnut. Pop in and take your pick.


As part of our Warm & Fuzzy Winter Wednesdays, Tarot Rats will be making your midweek special with an exclusive acoustic set on Wednesday 2 March. This local band are on an adventure, creating shapes and tones straight from the soul with vintage riffs and funk sounds combined with modern song writing. Recently signed to AMP Records UK, Tarot Rats’ debut EP is currently in production, and we’re expecting great things!


Whether you’re joining us for lunch or dinner, a weekend away, or just dropping by for a pint, be sure to check out the new artwork adorning our walls from Brighton-based Veronica van Eijk. Veronica lives next door to an organic dairy farm, where she’s never short of inspiration. She’s a member of the Chalk Gallery collective in Lewes and her work is in collections across Europe, America and Australia. But we don’t think Veronica’s beautiful cow paintings could be more at home than at The Milk House!

Valentine’s Day

We’re laying on a six-course feast of love in our Dining Room this Valentine’s Day packed with indulgent delights. From champagne on arrival to ‘kisses’ with coffee, the menu is ‘pretty in pink’, promising a brush with romance for everyone!

Celebrate the special date early on Saturday 13 February, or join us on Sunday 14 February for Valentine’s evening when it’s about more than just the food of love… We’ve got the music too, harpist Amy Turk will joining us to perform her own arrangements of your favourite love songs.

To make the whole weekend extra amorous, we’ve also teamed up with the Herbert Hall Winery in Marden to offer two free Club HH memberships with every bottle of Herbert Hall Brut Rose enjoyed on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. We think that there is nothing that typifies romance better than a bottle of sparkling pink wine! Club HH benefits include exclusive invitations to winery tastings and events, free private tours with the winemakers and 20% off all Herbert Hall’s award-winning English sparkling wines. What a treat!

Valentine's Day 2016

Mothering Sunday

Our special Mothering Sunday menu includes coffee, chocolates, and a pretty milk bottle posy to take home too! For smaller tummies, there’s a special children’s menu with baby portions of big favourites. So bring the family together and celebrate at The Milk House.


Visit Us

Sissinghurst is the perfect place for a family day out, especially during the warmer months, with the historic castle and gardens just half a mile’s walk from The Milk House. Parking is ample and dogs are welcome.

The Milk House, The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent TN17 2JG
01580 720200 /

Opening Times

Sunday – Thursday / 9am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday / 9am – midnight
Coffees, teas, biscuits & cake served from 9am
Classic Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
Dining Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
Children’s Menu available from midday – 9pm
Grazing Menu available from midday – 9pm

On Sunday the Dining Room is closed from 3pm but our Classic & Grazing menus are available until 9pm

Contact Us

The Milk House, The Street, Sissinghurst, Kent TN17 2JG
01580 720200


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