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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…

 

Sommelier Sally Murphy on wines at The Small Holding

Sommelier Sally Murphy on wines at The Small Holding

When it comes to wine, we want our customers to be just as excited as they are about the food here at The Small Holding. Luckily for us, our resident ‘wine geek’ and sommelier, Sally Murphy, is on hand to deliver expert advice, perfectly pairing the restaurant’s tasting menus with a selection of bottles from England and beyond…

 

Getting ready for spring on the farm

Getting ready for spring on the farm

It’s that time of year when we begin preparing for the arrival of springtime. From the chefs in our kitchen to the front of house team at the bar, the changing of the seasons is the perfect excuse to refresh our farm, plan new menus, plant seeds, and get everything ready for the special events and occasions we have coming up at The Small Holding…

 

The Small Holding’s Kent food awards

The Small Holding’s Kent food awards

It’s been a whirlwind nine months for the whole team at The Small Holding since we opened our doors last April. As we approach our one-year anniversary in 2019, we take a look back at the awards, nominations, successes and honourable mentions that have resulted from our staff’s hard work, as well as the continuing support and loyalty of our beloved customers…

 

A New Year at The Small Holding

A New Year at The Small Holding

It’s a New Year at The Small Holding It’s a New Year at The Small Holding and we hope you’ve had a cracking Christmas and are reading for 2019. We’ve had a fantastic first year here at The Small Holding. We raised our first pigs, which feature on the January menu and we couldn’t be […]

 

A very Kent Christmas at The Small Holding

A very Kent Christmas at The Small Holding

There’s nothing like a Kent Christmas at The Small Holding. With our innovative menus, flavoursome cocktails and scenic surroundings, the Kilndown restaurant is a truly enchanting place to be. Whether you’re getting into the festive spirit with dinner and drinks, heading out with colleagues for a work party, or bringing the whole family together around the table, pull up a chair for our own unique brand of festive cheer…

 

5 minutes with… Chef Harry Fields

5 minutes with… Chef Harry Fields

Having worked with Will Devlin for many years, Harry Fields is an integral part of the Small Holding team here in Kilndown. We catch up with the Kent chef to talk about life in the kitchen and on the farm at our restaurant, and find out why and how having access to homegrown produce and ingredients makes such an impact on the dishes and menus he creates…

 

The Cook Book’s celebration of west Kent food and drink

The Cook Book’s celebration of west Kent food and drink

We’re thrilled to be included in The Cook Book, a celebration of the chefs, restaurants and producers of the west Kent food and drink scene. As the highly-anticipated recipe collection gets released, we find out how children’s charity Tree of Hope teamed up with a trio of local foodies to champion the dishes that put our county on the culinary map…

 

Pipehouse’s alchemy approach to Kent gin

Pipehouse’s alchemy approach to Kent gin

With its independent spirit of distilling, Pipehouse Gin has become one of the most popular and exciting Kent gins to enter the market in recent years. We catch up with two of the brand’s four founders, Emma Priestley and Katie Larcombe, to find out more about their unique flavour combinations, and why they were the perfect fit for our local outlook on food and drink…