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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.
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 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:
The wonderful work of local artist Richard Heys is adorning our walls until August and it looks fabulous. Richard strives to create paintings with presence, atmosphere and countenance. He works in a beautiful light-filled studio in East Sussex and is particularly inspired by the shapes and moods of the South Downs.
In his painting, Richard explores light and darkness and pure lyrical colour journeys, working with transparency and glazing to create vibrant surfaces. He enjoys finding tools and techniques that disguise the hand of the artist.
Richard is an artist member at the Chalk Gallery and exhibits regularly at the Ashdown Gallery. He will be donating 15% of all proceeds from his exhibition to West Kent Mind.
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.
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.
In celebration of all the good things in life, we hope you’ll enjoy our four-day full fat festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend. After all the fun of last year, Milk Fest is back and better than ever. Kicking off on Friday 26 August, we’re planning a long weekend of fun all the way through to Monday 29 August. It’s set to be a feel good feast of fun for the whole family.
We’ve put together a programme that showcases the cream of Kent, with music from top local talent and fabulous food and drink from some of our wonderful providers. From cocktails to hot dogs, face-painting to theatre, there’ll be something to put a smile on everyone’s face.
To mark the occasion, we’ll also be putting our Full Fat Festival Top back on tap at just £3 a pint. A tipple or two of this bespoke Kentish bitter, crafted just for us by Old Dairy Brewery, is sure to get you in the party mood. So bring a rug, make yourself comfortable, tuck into some fine festival fodder and enjoy the tunes!
Milk Fest kicks off at 6pm on Friday night with some very special summer spritzers, colourful cocktails created to make your evening sparkle. Let your hair down and have fun with a flamboyant Flushed Flamingo, an exotic Tipsy Toucan or a raucous Pickled Parrot. As the sun sets over the Terrace, there’ll be music from singer/songwriters Chaz Stapley and Sam Easton, followed by some fiercely good folk rock from the Van Susans. A perfect start to your long weekend!
Grab your flip-flops and settle into a deckchair on Saturday while the kids enjoy the bouncy sandcastle, face-painting and buckets of fun in the sandpit. Alongside all this there’ll be jolly entertainment from Beautiful Creatures Theatre, making a splash with an interactive walkabout performance hosted by Applause Outdoors. Have a peek inside the Octopot for a larger than life seafood surprise that’s guaranteed to delight.
If all that leaves you feeling peckish, tuck into sizzling sausages from the full-fat festival BBQ menu, which will take centre stage on our Terrace from midday to 9pm. Of course, no trip to the seaside would be complete without a chilled cornet, so listen out for chimes of British summer heralding whippy ice cream…
Festival fever continues in Sissinghurst on Sunday with our ‘homegrown and handmade’ fair showcasing some of our favourite suppliers. Sample some of the fine Kent produce featured on our seasonal menus from Moons Green Charcuterie, Claire’s Bread, Kingcott Cheese, Wylde & Shrub, The Potato Shop and Kent Crisps.
This top grub happens to be complemented nicely by Bardsley Farm’s fruit juices and Anno Distillers’ artisanal spirits, while local florist Astilbe & Sorrel will be turning out some pretty posies. Meanwhile our full-fat festival BBQ will continue to cook up chargrilled treats. What better way to while away your Sunday?
Running alongside this artisan fair, there’ll be performances from Ramblin’ Rags, Kyla Stroud, Jack Standen, Nick Eve and The Good Ship Band, with Carly Bryant and Raft bringing the night to an exuberant conclusion.
It’s not over yet! On Monday, you can’t miss the Sissinghurst Village Fete, one of Kent’s most glorious summer events, combined with the hotly-anticipated dog show. We’ll be there, pulling pints from the ‘pop up’ Hopper Hut bar. And at the end of the fete… we’ll be keeping the party spirit alive back at the pub, with Happy Hour from 5–7pm and pizza in the Dining Room (!), for one night only…
There’ll be tunes from Caleb Howard-Almond and Milky Negro, followed by the super cool Tarot Rats and Jet Black Bees. Join us for the Bank Holiday’s last hurrah – and dance your socks off because summer comes but once a year!
We’re lucky to be part of a wonderful local community, so we’ll be raising money all weekend for village organisations, including Sissinghurst’s Trinity Church.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.