The Milk House

The Street, Sissinghurst, 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 with 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!
TMH Goats Cheese & Fig Tart
TMH Crab & Crayfish
TMH Risotto Primavera
TMH Scallops with Chorizo
TMH Moons Green Cured Pork
TMH Feta, Fennel & Couscous Salad
TMH Prawn Cocktail
TMH Chicken Caesar Salad
TMH Cob-nut Plaice
TMH Hazelnut & Galliano Custard Tart
TMH Sausages
TMH Liver & Bacon
TMH Fish Finger Sandwhich
TMH Red Mullet
TMH Corned Beef Hash
TMH Roast Lamb
TMH Gooseberry Fool
TMH Twice-Baked Cheddar Souffle
TMH Veal Escalope
TMH Panko Prawns
TMH Eggs in the Pan
TMH Goats Cheese, Beetroot, Orange and Tomato Salad2
TMH Cranachan Pot2
TMH Salmon Gravadlax
TMH Gypsy Tart
TMH Tea-Smoked Duck
TMH Raspberry Creme Brule2
TMH Beetroot Risotto Balls
TMH Plum, Almond & Angelica Tart
TMH Autumn Dining Menu Beetroot Carpaccio
TMH Autumn Dining Menu Figs on Gypsy Toast
TMH Autumn Dining Menu East Meets West Cheese
TMH Smoked salmon, crab & crayfish terrine
TMH Slow-cooked Old Spot Casserole
TMH Autumn Classic Menu Seven Bean Salad
TMH Fish and Chips
TMH Pork Rillettes
TMH Puy Lentil, Celeriac, Hazelnut, Apple & Mint Salad
TMH Trout, Chive & Tarragon Tart
TMH Lamb Shank Pie
TMH Lemon Sundae
TMH Rhubarb & Pomegranate Cobbler
TMH Sumac-crusted Sea Bass
TMH Kentish Blue Panna Cotta
TMH Nutmilk Halibut
TMH Anchovy Galette
TMH Beetroot Salad
TMH Artichoke
TMH Mushroom Pancakes

We accept online bookings for parties of less than ten. If you’d like to book for a larger group, please drop us an email to check availability. Please note that for for groups of ten or more a discretionary service charge of 10% will be added to the bill and we require tables to pre-order 24 hours in advance.

We have a really busy Dining Room so we allocate a certain length of dining time for each table, but if you’d like longer just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. We don’t currently take bookings for tables in the Bar or on the Terrace, but if you call ahead we can let you know how busy we’re looking. On Sunday the Dining Room is closed from 3pm but our Classic and Grazing menus are available until 9pm.

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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
Prices range from £80–£140 for a double room, depending on the day and the season. Please click below to search rates and availability. Guests are welcome to check in from 3pm onwards and we need them to check out before 11am. A valid credit or debit card is required to confirm the booking. If the booking is cancelled less than 28 days before arrival then a 50% charge may apply. In the event of a ‘no show’ the full cost of the booking will be charged. Additional beds are available for £10 each. During peak season, a minimum two-night stay may be required for weekend bookings.


We host a range of food and music events throughout the year, including our annual four-day festival for all the family – Milk Fest! Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see what we’ve been up to recently, or learn more about what we’re planning next:



We’re delighted to have the work of ‘en plein air’ oil painter Karl Terry on our walls for the next few weeks and hope you’ll have a chance to pop in to admire his evocative landscapes. Karl is a member of the Wapping Group of Artists and The Rye Society of Artists and his work is in many private collections both in England and abroad. In 2011 Karl was featured on the BBC2 art documentary called ‘Show me the Monet’ and was an invited artist at Plein Air Easton, Maryland USA. He will be donating 25% of all proceeds from his exhibition at The Milk House to the British Heart Foundation.



From Monday 31 October until Thursday 17 November, we are looking forward to showcasing over 20 fantastic works of art, photography and sculpture that have been generously donated by our very talented artists from the local area and the South East. This special exhibition will be in aid of Save the Children, culminating in an exclusive art auction on Thursday 17 November at The Milk House.


We’re making plans to ensure a fun, jolly and delicious Christmas in Sissinghurst with a range of special party menus to suit groups large and small, guaranteed to get you in a merry mood. We’re taking bookings from Monday 28 November onwards so bring your family, bring your friends and celebrate in style!

To find out what else we’ve got in store, you’ll want to check out our Christmas calendar (click here!) packed with carolling, concerts and more. There are big celebrations planned for Christmas Eve and New Year’s too so we hope to see you under the mistletoe!

Christmas Set Menu
Christmas Set Menu
For dining parties of 8–16 people, we’ve put together a special set-course menu with a choice of scrumptious starters, mains and puddings picked from our seasonal menu and packed with local produce.
Christmas Set Menu
Winter Dining Menu
Winter Dining Menu
An adventurous selection of starters and main courses designed to make the most of seasonal local produce. Our Dining Menu is available in the Dining Room for lunch (12–3pm) and dinner (6–9pm).
Winter Dining Menu
Winter Classic Menu
Winter Classic Menu
Our range of classic pub fare is available in the Dining Room, Bar and on the Terrace from 12–3pm and 6–9pm.
Winter Classic Menu
Winter Pudding Menu
Winter Pudding Menu
We’ve got a great selection of delicious puds to tempt all taste buds. Our scrumptious seasonal selection is available throughout the pub from 12–3pm and 6–9pm.
Winter Pudding Menu
Winter Grazing Menu
Winter Grazing Menu
Our bar menu, packed with snacking bites, is available throughout the day from 12–9pm in the Bar and on the Terrace.
Winter Grazing Menu
Winter Children's Menu
Winter Children's Menu
Our wholesome choices for children are available throughout the pub from 12–9pm.
Winter Children's Menu

Art with Heart

From Monday 31 October until Thursday 17 November, we are looking forward to showcasing over 20 fantastic works of art, photography and sculpture that have been generously donated by our very talented artists from the local area and the South East.

This special exhibition will be in aid of Save the Children, culminating in an exclusive art auction on Thursday 17 November. The evening is currently by invitation only, but if you are interested in joining us, please contact Jan Cobley on 01892 722476 or

Keep checking our Facebook page for more information about the artists involved and the important work of Save the Children. We will also be sharing updates on Twitter closer to the event using #artwithheart.

Alexandra Leadbeater
Amanda Averillo
Amy Devlin
Bernard Hartley
Cathy McClymont
Kaija Bulbrook
Karen Birchwood
Karl Terry
Kate Chitham
Katie Minoprio
Katie Whitbread
Katy Donaldson
Neale Howells
Nick Botting
Paul Fowler
Richard Heys
Rob Machin
Samantha Williams
Sandy Dooley
Sarah Elder
Tom Cringle
Veronica Van Eijk
Will Taylor

Opening Times

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

On Sunday the Dining Room is closed from 4pm but our Classic and Grazing menus are available in the bar from 6–9pm

Contact Us

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

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. Cranbrook, Kent’s smallest town and one of the prettiest, is 1.8 miles from Sissinghurst village. The journey takes five minutes by road, and there are regular buses. Alternatively, a pleasant route can be taken on foot across the fields.

From nearby Staplehurst station, you can reach London by train in less than an hour. If you’re hitting the road instead, our car park is ample. Both The Channel Tunnel and Dover are within an hour’s drive. Gatwick Airport is about an hour away with Heathrow and Stansted not much further.


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