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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.
FRIDAY 22 AUGUST – MONDAY 25 AUGUST
In the spirit of summer celebration, we’re hosting a fun-packed weekend at the end of August – a Milk Fest! You may have spotted the banners in hedgerows near you! We’re using our (nearly) First Anniversary as an excuse to celebrate with the community and beyond with four days of food, fun and summer frivolity for all the family.
The weekend-long party will start on Friday 22 August with an evening revelling in all things Italian, and Mediterranean sunsets available on request… In the bar and on the terrace, we’ll be serving pizza and gelato, with a band of mellifluous tenors in tow. Meanwhile in the Dining Room, we’ll be offering an Italian Dining Menu with wine to match the food. With six courses and wine to match, there are plenty of delights in store – from Prosecco and pecorino to Rocca Rosso and risotto – but don’t forget to book! You can read the menu below.
The fun continues on Saturday 23 August with an afternoon packed with family-friendly activities – there’ll be the obligatory bouncy castle, garden games and face painting (of course) from local face-painter Joanne Pow. The Cranbrook Operatic & Dramatic Society will be entertaining the kids while Mrs Back to Front performs Punch & Judy shows and magic!
There’ll be candy floss, too, and generous scoops of local ice cream to keep energy levels up, though parents might prefer a cold glass of summery rose to keep blood pressure levels down… We’ll finish off the evening with a screening in the bar for the children. The combination of bean bags and popcorn might even mean there are snoozy little ones to take home once grown ups have enjoyed a drink in peace!
On Sunday 24 August, we’re having a Cider Festival where you’ll have the chance to enjoy some of Kent’s best cider in the sunshine from Kingswood Cider, Wise Owl Cider, Jake’s Orchard and Curious Apple, Biddenden Vineyards and Gibbet Oak Cider. We’ll also be adding TMH pulled pork baps to our Sunday Menu to help you soak it up… Do get in touch if you’re a local cider maker and you’d like to join us – we’d love to hear from you so just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Then on Monday 25 August, we’ll be pulling pints at the Sissinghurst Village Fete. But back at the pub, with ‘Happy Hour’ from 5–7pm, we’ll be keeping the celebrations going to help you make the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend. We’ve lined up the wonderful singer-songwriter Elle Roberts with her bluesy acoustic sounds and Elle’s performance will be followed by the Devil’s Cut Combo who’ll be performing their rockin’ combination of early 50s, R&B, Blues and Boogie Woogie.
It’s going to be quite a weekend, and we can’t wait to celebrate the best things in life – food, fun and family – with the community and beyond.
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.