Astonishingly fabulous food, relaxed, friendly service
We just visited for dinner, and it was amazing! The staff were so friendly and have a genuine passion for their food and loved sharing information about all the ingredients and sourcing. It was so lovely to taste so many different delicious dishes, and try lots of new seasonal foods. Was a pleasure to spend the evening here. Thank you so much. More...
really enjoyed our visit. the menu was unusual and each course was amazing. love the farm to table ethos. friendly staff and really enjoyed the chefs bringing your food to your table and discussing it with you.
Kaye Sands Clark
Our absolute favourite place ever. Fantastic menus, always outstanding presentation and every mouthful is superb. They cater for my gluten free vegetarian needs with no trouble at all.
Amazing! There are no words to say how good this place is!
The food is incredible and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere and. beautiful views.
Amazing food, can’t wait to go back! The mutton sauce was the best sauce I’ve ever tasted
Amazing experience from start to finish. The service is spot on and the staff are very knowledgeable about each course. Special mention to the sommelier, my she knows her stuff. The wine pairings were excellent. The food is flavoursome and utilises the seasonal veg available. Cucumber purée, a new one on me. Can’t wait to return! More...
We had the most delightful lunch yesterday, every tiny but perfectly presented course was delicious. The staff were an absolute delight, friendly and informative but unobtrusive. I would highly recommend
Everything! Great food, great atmosphere and excellent team.
Stacey Rae Dokic
This is our third time here and I have to say it’s some of the best food we have tasted! Such a lovely place to go as the staff are all very friendly, the food is divine, the wine pairing is excellent and we have a enjoyable experience every time we visit. Highly recommend
A wonderful find off the A21 can’t recommend it highly enough
We had a wonderful time here, experienced the full acre menu and what a treat it was! The amount of flavour that was packed into each course was amazing! Will definitely be back 5*****
Wow, first timer.....and will never be a last timer!! Back to basics, growing their own veg, rearing their own meat, knowledgable staff, can’t fault anything. I don’t want too. This is how food should be, and extremely creative. I mean - the fact that the other half ate kale and loved it!! Says it all! Great work, and now I’m going to book myself onto a foraging day! Thank you! More...
Just to start - amazing food!
Had lunch and enjoyed the full acre tasting menu which I highly recommend Some absolutely amazing flavours And all local Kent produce Some really great beers and gin which is always a bonus And the staff where fantastic very polite and attentive Couldn’t of asked for more
Absolutely stunning food, every mouthful burst with flavour and texture - nope I didn’t drop the ice cream, it was perfectly sprinkled with intense lemon flavoured woodland ants!
Sensational food, attentive and knowledgeable staff. Loved everything about our visit. Will definitely be back.
Everything to a great standard! We will be back!
Angelina Bernardina Heerens
products are all from their own farm, special and made with love and pride.
Megan Louise Hollamby
I had a beautiful vegan lunch here at The Small Holding. The staff were highly knowledgeable of what they were serving, super friendly, warm and welcoming. The food was fresh, vibrant and bursting with flavour. The menu clearly had a lot of thought put into it. The service went above and beyond. The whole place is clean and tasteful. We even got to have a wander around the gardens to see the vegetable patch where our food came from. I highly recommend it! More...
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole dining experience was a joy. Every member of staff had amazing customer service skills which is often missing this days. Food was delicious and fresh, came away feeling totally spoilt. Highly recommend More...
chefs come to the table and talk you through each course. superb menu. these boys know how to cook.
Wonderful setting, only bettered by the astonishing food that Will and his kitchen team produce. Matt at front of house is also wonderful and they and the team contribute to a wonderful dining experience. That, coupled with their high level of self sustainability and a keen sense of local sourcing make The Small Holding a real gem. Highly recommended. More...
Stunning food and setting. Highly recommended.
Delicious food totally recommend this place
This was our first visit to The Small Holding for lunch, we were not disappointed.What an absolutely wonderful experience it was.Lovely relaxed atmosphere.The food was delicious, each course explained fully by chef.Extensive wine, gin and beer list. A real gem, we shall definitely return. More...
We had an amazing culinary experience last night, wonderful staff and beautiful food served with paired wines was simply perfect. The explanation of the dishes and passion for the ingredients and local produce was great to see. Will, Matt and the rest of the team keep up the great work. More...
Absolutely loved this tasting menu and the wine was divine highly recommended for a tasting menu . You really need to try this
The amazing food is mainly locally sourced and it is all beautifully presented. A creative and excellent tasting menu is balanced perfectly by the wine pairing. The service is so friendly and efficient. This is such an incredible find and is our favourite for a great night out. More...
Great food and delightful, friendly staff
Lovely three course mid week lunch today. Second visit in the last few month's and I will definitely be back again soon.
Made my birthday lunch with my husband a perfect experience. Every dish on the tasting menu was exquisite using fresh local produce. The staff were attentive and hugely enthusiastic about what they do. Amazing place. More...
What an amazingly good discovery! This fabulous little place has only been going since April but is already delivering some of the best food in the South East. Locally sourced (a lot come from their own small farm) ingredients, talent, passion and charm make for an almost perfect dining experience. Matt and his brilliant team are incredible. There is a fixed tasting menu and a choice of either matched wines or matched non alcoholic drinks (or you can do your own thing). Seriously inventive and seriously good. Everything was perfectly cooked and presented. Difficult to pick out a star as it was all pretty much perfect. Just to add to this amazingly good food experience, their young sommelier Sally (who is equally passionate about wine and hugely inventive and also very charming) manages to pair unusual wine selections perfectly with the food. We will definitely return very soon and I think an early Michelin star is inevitable. @ The Small Holding More...
Perfect afternoon. Amazing food. Great service. Thank you for making our day. We’ll be back soon. The Halliday’s.
The food is absolutely amazing, the staff passionate about what they do and the setting is beautiful.
What a fabulous place, just enjoyed a delicious 5 course taster menu. The service was amazing. Wine superb.We will definitely go back .
This really is a place if you wanna spend a night eating and drinking the finest. Staff are great, they know their stuff, introduction to the dish as its served is a stroke of genius.
Excellent new pub and restaurant with a unique approach. Everyone should give this place a try. The food is great and the ambiance very relaxing. If you like a country pub with a twist, this is your place!
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Had an amazing night at The Smallholding tonight. Great friends, food and wine, what else do you need? Thanks to the friendly and very talented team at the Smallholding for a brilliant evening.
Ayse Ali Bahriyeli
A wonderful evening last night with great service and delicious food!!
My compliments to a fantastic, talented Chef and his wonderful team for an excellent evening!!
Will definately be visiting this lovely place again!!
Highly recommended. More...
Fantastic birthday lunch, amazing food and great service. Already planning our next visit.
What a little gem!
Relaxed ,friendly staff and atmosphere combined with the very best in culinary genius.Nothing is too much trouble.All dietary requirements were not only met with understanding but the chef exceeded all our expectations.Keep it up you were amazing ! More...
Had lunch here yesterday. Lovely venue and great service. Liked everything on the tapas menu but kids didn't go much on the rarebit. We loved the veg and relishes.
Definitely going again. More...
Just heard about the recent opening and we were hoping to uncover a new local gem. Today’s lunch at The Small Holding did not disappoint! Lovely restaurant, very friendly service and delicious, locally sourced dishes executed brilliantly. Can’t wait to try the chef’s new dishes as the menu changes with the seasons. More...
Had dinner here last night. Food and service were utterly amazing and reminded me of my favourite Michelin Stared Danish restaurant. Would highly recommend and will be returning soon. More...
Wow! What a lovely place.. My partner and I stumbled across this last night and we had the most amazing evening. The restaurant looks lovely inside and staff are very friendly and welcoming! Most importantly the food is absolutely incredible we were blown away. Couldn’t be happier to have this gem on our doorstep... If you haven’t tried it yet your missing out! More...
What an absolute gem of a place. We went yesterday and had the most delicious lunch. All so creatively made and presented. Wonderful local ingredients. Rates in one of my top meals of all time! Couldn’t fault the Small Holding. I just need an excuse to go back again soon. More...
If you're looking for something different this is the place to go. Had a selection of small plates, delicious food, well executed with great attention to detail.
Sat on the beautiful decking overlooking the beautiful countryside, while being looked after by knowledgeable staff.
Keep up the good work Will and the team - this little gem is what sets apart from the rest. More...
We had a fantastic dinner the other night. Beautifully crafted menu that celebrates seasonal, local, fresh produce perfectly! A fantastic new restaurant for the area and one we can’t wait to visit again! More...
Gem in the middle of the country! From the moment you arrive you notice the attention to detail. Matt at front of house and his staff offer a warm welcome into the beautifully decorated bar. The selections of local and niche brand drinks are a welcome change from the norm. Food is wonderfully created by the amazing Will and has a wonderful way of again celebrating and resourcing local produce.
From start to finish you will enjoy every moment at The Small Holding, regardless of if you are having small plates or full meal. Well done on creating a wonderful place to Enjoy! More...
Superb! We went for lunch and we all had the full acre. It was all delicious, beautifully presented and the staff are friendly and knowledgable.
Particular highlights for me were the potato done three ways and the turbot.
The wine pairings are well-chosen and really do complement the food.
Seasonal, locally sourced food, cooked perfectly. What’s not to love? More...
A committed group of individuals has come together under the banner of The Small Holding, and the result is a very worthwhile mix of food, drink, and hospitality.
I had the 1/2 acre at lunch today, and my wife had a mix of small plates. The small plates were very enjoyable, with maybe the highlight being the tomato salad with a lush pesto - classic flavours done very well. The set menu was excellent, with the charcoal fired gin cured salmon being the highlight of the savoury dishes, under-sung by the menu it really did exceed expectations.
The half acre pud of macerated strawberries, mint, and shortbread with elderflower mousse was a great finish and maybe the best dish I had today. Classic flavours again, done very well. The shortbread was just a bit special and the elderflower mousse was a delight all of its own.
Tucked out the way but well worth seeking out. I know we will again. Some might know it as the pub/restaurant formerly known as The Globe and Rainbow, but this is not pub food so don't go along with the expectation of sandwiches and bowls of chips. Do go expecting very well done food with classic flavours and some imaginative twists, too. More...
We had an amazing ‘full acre’ meal at the Small Holding last night. Every course was outstanding, from the quality and flavour experiences of the food, to the wine pairings, to the passionate descriptions of the food and wine given by the chefs and front of house. Just sad that we didn’t get to finish off with the sweet box! Must have been having too much fun to notice at the time! Oh well, it will mean another trip back soon! More...
What a cracking night 15 of us had enjoying the tasting menu with wine/beer pairing last night. I loved the starters and mains, puddings both a bit sharp for my taste buds, the whole evening managed with charm and enthusiasm over what was a very long evening. Would thoroughly recommend.
The best dining experience of my life.
Wow we had such an amazing meal at the Small Holding last night! We had high expectations as many people told us it was good but we didn't realise it would be THAT GOOD! The tasting menu was superb, beautifully presented, innovative and using produce sourced from their on site farm. The staff were fantastic: Sally was knowledgeable and passionate about the wines and really looked after us, the chef and all the team were professional, friendly and warm, so made us feel totally relaxed. There were many thoughtful little touches on the table that added to the experience. These guys have got it SO right and we cannot wait to come back, well done! More...
The best place in Kent! Such honest, delicious food with huge flavour, relaxed atmosphere genuinely nice staff! We had a great lunch! The chef’s really know what they are doing, we will be back regularly More...
I had a fantastic lunch at The Small Holding. The food was amazing as was the service! I really couldn’t fault it! Will definitely return as soon as possible!
If you looking for different finer experience try this place. You won't be disappointed. You will go back there again and again.
The food is outstanding. The service very friendly.
A great place to enjoy fine food, a fine selection of carefully curated drinks and fabulous service. Also boasting a Chef of the year award, an absolute gem of a place
Everything was fantastic! would highly recommend.
We had an amazing Night, atmosphere was good and the food was delicious and we were well looked after. Good night had by all. we will be recommending The Small Holding to our Friends and family. More...
Great atmosphere, Great food, Great evening!!
The ‘small plates’ are tasty and with dogs welcome in the bar it’s the only option for dog owners but so tasty! Scotch egg and mackerel were my favourites
Wonderfully fresh, seasonal ingredients, paired with exceptional wines,fins and beers
Taken out by friends to The Small Holding last night as a present to celebrate my 40th birthday.
Warm welcome. Brilliant attention to detail. Chefs also bring out food and explain the dishes. Well thought out pairing menu for beer and wine. Fully recommend the full acre menu. Really nice atmosphere. Fresh produce used from their farm and garden. Really impressed! More...
A great experience with our family last evening, we enjoyed the half acre menu very much. Our favourite course was the hake.
Excellent, delicious food. Tried the half acre menu which is fine dining and a selection of small plates. Elderflower cider on tap is good & there is a wide selection of beers & wine.Great decor & friendly, helpful staff. More...
What a beautiful concept. I visited The Small Holding with my parents, and the creativity and passion worked into the food absolutely shone through. I truly appreciate the skill and effort these guys go to, to deliver their menu, and would like to thank all the team. Good luck guys! Brilliant restaurant, I look forward to my next visit x More...
Small Holding Big heart Truly sensational experience This is not a restaurant, it’s the realisation of a team of dedicated staff (god they are so young, or am I old?) why have created the experience as the most amazing homage to fine food but not the more focussed Michelin experience, more about an amazing celebration of local food. The philosophy has developed similarly to two of Britain’s finest restaurants Ynyshir and L’enclume both have a similar foraging and local ethos. Every course is beautifully crafted the presentation stunning with exceptional flavours. I see no value in listing the food as, like the two above it’s based upon seasonal availability and local suppliers. Suffice to say that the name sums them up, producing much of their own food on site plus one staff member has a farm supplying many products too. The choice of flavour combinations are, at times, surprising but quite inspirational! I struggled to identify a favourite but the wild blackberry sorrel and fennel was almost beyond words. Service is efficient and beautifully done. Chef and his assistant bring each course out themselves and give you an explanation of flavours and provenance. The personalisation of the service makes it, if it’s possible, even better! The toilets are a bit sauna like in their presentation but are clean and beautifully presented. Unusually, I find nothing to criticise, it’s an amazing gem that has a quite unique style that must not be lost! Thanks to you all, working as an incredible team to create a brilliant experience. Review passed on to the Good Food Guide and Hardens too More...
Ate her Thursday night and the food was unbelievable!! Also the service was second to none, I highly recommend this restaurant and it will give you a dining experience that you very rarely receive, especially around this area!! Thanks for a great night guys and girl, all the best for the future, we will definitely be back!! More...
People were lovely. Would recommend everyone too come and enjoy themselves
What a wonderful place and the atmosphere is very good. You will enjoy the meal whatever you have. Very Enjoyable.
Super food! Lovely staff! And had a great time performing here this afternoon � look forward to visiting again soon.
Absolutely wonderful dining experience! Highly recommended, 5*
Superb service, tasty food beautifully presented- what’s not to like !
David De Souza
An absolutely amazing dining experience. Fantastic in every way. 5 star
Isabelle Liddiard Was Attridge
Amazing! Food was all cooked to perfection. The service was brilliant.. we will be returning very soon.
Just had a wonderful 1/2 acre lunch at this unique restaurant, a must for all food lovers.
Great spot. Amazing beers and delicious food. Will definitely be back!