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!
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.
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.
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, flatbreads, and perfect ‘piccolo’ pizza portions – bite-sized samples from our classic selection…!
Our delicious wood-fired pizzas are served on the Terrace and in the Bar from 12–9pm during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Pizza is not available in the Dining Room.
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.
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:
APRIL TO MAY – FELICITY FLUTTER
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 artwork adorning our walls from watercolour artist Felicity Flutter. Felicity is an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art and a committee member of the Cranbrook Art Show. She exhibits regularly across Kent, East Sussex and in London, she has shown at the Mall Galleries, and Bankside. She is particularly interested in scenes when shadows are at their longest, revealing the form of the landscape. She paints using bold colours and with strong tonal values. www.felicity-flutter.co.uk
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND – MILK FEST
Save the date for this year’s Milk Fest, our annual four-day feel good festival of food and music for all the family. Last year was fab and this year’s set to be just as much fun.
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 Pizza Menu is available until 9pm
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.