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 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

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 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 outside bar – the TMH Hopper Hut – is inspired by the temporary huts provided for hop-pickers on Kentish farms in the 19th century. It’s the perfect ‘hopstop’ for a cold bottled beer, jug of Pimm’s or glass of rosé in the sunshine!
Our terrace is also 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. Alongside our adult options, there’s a Children’s Pizza Menu too, with a ‘build your own farmyard’ option, to suit the more ‘particular’ tastes of small diners…



Milk Fest 2015



Click here to download the full programme!

In celebration of all the good things in life, we hope you will join us for a four-day festival over the August bank holiday weekend. After all the fun of last year, Milk Fest is back and better than ever! Launching on Friday 28 August and carrying on all the way through to Monday 31 August, we can promise a feast of fun for the whole family.

We’ve put together a programme that showcases the cream of Kent, with music from the best local bands and fabulous food and drink from our favourite suppliers. We’ve even crafted a brand new cask-conditioned bitter to mark the occasion, with some help from our friends at the Old Dairy Brewery. This ‘Full Fat Festival Top’ will be on draught all weekend at just a wee £3 a pint, so make sure you sample a glass… and then maybe another!

The Milk House is fortunate to be part of a wonderful local community, so we’ll be raising money all weekend for Sissinghurst village organisations including the St George’s Institute, with proceeds going towards our new village hall.

We can’t wait to welcome friends old and new to the pub for a party in true Sissinghurst style!



Milk Fest kicks off at 6pm on FRIDAY night with some very special ‘piccolo’ pizza portions – bite-sized samples from our classic selection, from the Plucky Hen to the Happy Piggy. You can then choose an Italian drink to pair with your choices – Peroni, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio or Pelligrino…. As the sun sets over the Terrace, there’ll be music from singer/songwriter Tom Harvey, followed by some rollicking blues from The Black Sheep trio. A perfect start to your long weekend!



Roll up, roll up on SATURDAY with the whole family – because the big top’s coming to Sissinghurst! The circus swings into town at 1pm, with acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers and more. Not your thing? Well don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of alternative entertainment lined up, including a bouncy castle, face painting and DIY sundaes before settling the kids down for a

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
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
Pizza menu available from midday – 9pm (Spring, Summer & Autumn)
On Sunday the kitchen is closed from 3pm but our Pizza Menu is available in the Bar and on the Terrace until 9pm
The Hopper Hut is open from Thursday to Sunday as well as Bank Holiday weekends

Contact Us

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


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