The Small Holding Blog

 

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…

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…