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Mutton, festivals, kitchen takeovers

Mutton, festivals, kitchen takeovers

August was a wicked month of food festivals, amazing meals, seasonal dishes and much more. We’ve got loads coming up in September too, including kitchen takeovers, special events, and new ingredients from the farm on our menu – check out what we’ve been up to, and what we can’t wait for in the coming weeks…

Pork tacos, German wines and August events

Pork tacos, German wines and August events

What a month July was! But we’re only just getting started for summer, with loads happening throughout August, including Farm and Forage, food festivals, recipes, awards, and much, much more. Read on to find out what’s been going on at The Small Holding lately, and why the weeks ahead are set to be some of our most exciting yet…

Real food, rosettes, recipes and more

Real food, rosettes, recipes and more

We’ve had an incredible June here at The Small Holding, including awards, charity events, fresh ingredients on the farm, and acclaimed chefs coming for lunch! Now, we’re ready to crack on with the new month ahead, when we’ll be at epic food festivals and exciting new pop-ups, unveiling our latest menu, and even launching our own cider…

A beginner’s guide to foraging at The Small Holding

A beginner’s guide to foraging at The Small Holding

Since launching our weekly Farm and Forage events at The Small Holding at the beginning of May, we’ve already taken an abundance of customers out to to discover our farm, and forage for wild ingredients in the local hedgerows nearby. Read on to find out what one visitor thought of their day out with chef and restaurant owner Will Devlin, when they went to discover ‘where the wild things are’…

English Wine Week at The Small Holding

English Wine Week at The Small Holding

It’s one of our favourite times of the year, as English Wine Week officially kicks off from May 25! To find out more about the importance of our local industry and the prestigious bottles coming out of Kent, we chat to James Osborn from Squerryes and the Wine Garden of England, who talks about why where we live is such a vibrant hotspot for viticulture…

Happy birthday to The Small Holding

Happy birthday to The Small Holding

It was a weekend to remember for our first birthday at The Small Holding this month! Spread across two days, we welcomed some new and familiar faces through our door to eat, drink and celebrate with our hardworking and talented team. From a ‘greatest hits’ tasting menu to live music and a barbecue, read on for some of the highlights from this special occasion…

Farm and Forage at The Small Holding

Farm and Forage at The Small Holding

There’s something new and exciting happening at The Small Holding this summer – and we want you to be a part of it. Join us for our Farm and Forage days from May to August, where we’ll take you on an immersive journey into the heart of our Kilndown restaurant and farm for a behind-the-scenes look at our seasonal produce and practices in Kent…

Best restaurant in Kent, TV and more in March…

Best restaurant in Kent, TV and more in March…

What a month March has been! We’ve been busy on the farm getting ready for the start of spring, while also gearing up for Mother’s Day. Elsewhere, chef Will Devlin made his TV debut, and most excitingly of all, we took home a rather prestigious award as the best restaurant in Kent. Check out our latest blog to find out more about what we’ve been up to…

The Small Holding’s summer of Kent food festivals

The Small Holding’s summer of Kent food festivals

It’s that time of year when we can start looking forward to the warmer weather, along with the fantastic food and drink that comes with it. Our chef patron Will Devlin will be heading to some of the most exciting Kent food festivals this summer, so make sure you keep an eye out for where and when to catch him cooking over the coming months…