As well as a striking feature central fireplace/flue, this light and airy pub not far from Canterbury displays an interesting series of roll-over art exhibitions and installations (lino cuts, photographs, sculptures). Ample parking, a patio and large beer garden where summer barbecues take place make this Shepherd Neame pub good for families and dogs, whilst locals head for the public bar. The kitchen team has a confident approach to utilising the best that Kent and the enfolding seas can provide. You could start with warm salad of teal, beetroot and orange, followed perhaps by roast venison haunch with celeriac and wild mushrooms; or roast cod fillet with tartare sauce. Finish with roast plums on French toast with cinnamon ice cream.