Situated in the heart of the Kentish countryside, The Dog at Wingham is an old thirteenth century inn that oozes charm and history. With eight individually-styled rooms complete with original period features, a cosy pub stocked with an ever-changing range of premium beers, wines and spirits and a top-class restaurant serving modern British food, it’s a fantastic spot to escape to for a relaxing getaway.
The kitchen boasts a talented team who are committed to sourcing the best local produce to create their seasonal dishes. Head chef Robert Mantegna has spent time working at The Sportsman in nearby Seasalter, and has won a number of awards. The menu celebrates the best of British cuisine, using a bevy of local produce - bread comes from the village baker, meat comes from a local butcher, and all The Dog’s fish and seafood comes from the nearby Kentish coast.
There are a range of menus to choose from including breakfast, a la carte, set lunch, Sunday roast and bar snack. Examples of typical dishes you might find at The Dog include breast of partridge, swede fondant, quince and tokyo turnips to start, rose veal sirloin with bone marrow butter, smoked mash, black garlic mayo and cavolo nero for main course and egg custard tart with forced yorkshire rhubarb sorbet for dessert.
The pub, meanwhile, showcases a selection of locally-brewed ales, more than 40 gins and a list of English and international wines. Pop in for a drink and a snack, labelled on the menu as ‘Dog bites’, for things like smoked chickpea purée, quick-pickled cockles and a selection of artisan cheeses.