The Milk House

The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JG

T: 01580 720200 / E:

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 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 Churn
The Dairy
The Dairy
The Byre
The Byre
The Buttery
The Buttery
The Buttery

The Byre


  • Family Room

The Buttery


  • Twin Room

The Churn


  • Double Room with shower

The Dairy


  • Large Double Room

Please note that a minimum two night stay is required for bookings on Friday or Saturday night. 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.


Whether you are joining us for lunch or dinner on the sandstone terrace or relaxing with a drink and something from our Grazing Menu on the lawn, our garden is a great place to while away the summer months. Our terrace is home to a traditional wood-fired pizza oven serving homemade pizzas topped with local charcuterie, cheese, seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs, perfect for sharing (or not!) around our large community table.


Milk Fest 2014


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

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.

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, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JG
t: 01580 720200 / e:

Opening Times

Sunday – Thursday / 9am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday / 9am – midnight
Coffees, teas, biscuits & cake served from 9am
Grazing Menu available from 11am – 9pm
Pizza menu available from midday – 9pm
Children’s Menu available from midday – 9pm
Classic Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
Dining Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
On Sunday the kitchen is closed from 6pm but pizza is available until 9pm


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