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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Refined modern British cooking in an elegant Georgian manor

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Chef-patron David Pitchford's Georgian manor house has long been a Kentish destination for those in the know. Set in lush grounds that provide much fresh produce for the kitchen, it feels like a country retreat, and is run with the friendly, grown-up affability we hope to find in such places. Read's was doing modern British before many others had cottoned on to it, the dishes carefully composed and based on sound culinary tradition. Citrus-marinated salmon is all tanged up with pickled cucumber and tangerine purée, followed by lamb loin and braised breast with cabbage and raisins, and then deep-filled lemon tart garnished with frosted blueberries.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): David Pitchford

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 45
  • Wines over £30: 100
  • Wines by the glass: 18

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From M2 junction 6 follow A251 towards Faversham. At T-junct with A2 (Canterbury road) turn right. Hotel 0.5 miles on right.

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