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The Milk House


Type:Bed & Breakfast

The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2JG

Tel: 01580 720 200

The Milk House


Situated in Sissinghurst, one of the most picturesque corners of Kent, The Milk House is a village pub with four beautiful bedrooms. Spacious and light, these have been styled to feel relaxing and home-from-home, with comfortable beds, luxurious en suite bathrooms and scenic views of the village and surrounding orchards.

A former 16th century hall house, with timber beams and a Tudor fireplace, the bar is popular with loyal locals, along with visitors from further afield, offering cask ales from Kentish breweries and a wide selection of wines that include offerings from the area's renowned vineyards.

The Milk House also prides itself on its food offering a menu that changes with the seasons and uses only the freshest produce from local suppliers. Alongside a seasonal Dining Menu, The Milk House offers a range of classic pub fare and a light Grazing Menu. On Sunday there's a choice of delicious roasts and there are wholesome choices for children too.

Outside the sun-soaked terrace at The Milk House is a great place to while away the summer months. It's home to a traditional wood-fired pizza oven serving homemade pizzas topped with local charcuterie, cheese, seasonal vegetables and fresh herbs.

Sissinghurst is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, with the historic castle and gardens just half a mile's walk from The Milk House. The pub won Newcomer of the Year in the Kent Life Food & Drink Awards 2014, was a finalist in last year's Taste of Kent Awards and is listed in the Michelin Guide.



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 Newcomer of the Year, Kent Lift Food & Drink Awards



 Ethical Business Award, Kent County Council Love Where We Live Awards



Kent Breakfast Award, Visit Kent



Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor



Kent Dining Pub of the Year



Flavour Award, Beautiful South Tourism Awards


Highly Commended

Sissinghurst Conservation Award, Cranbrook Conservation Area Advisory Committee



Best Boutique Stay in Kent, Muddy Stilettos Awards



Best Destination Dining Pub in Kent, Muddy Stilettos Awards



Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Buttery£100.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
The Byre£100.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
The Churn£80.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
The Dairy£100.00 per person per night (breakfast included)

*Guests are welcome to check in from 3pm onwards and we need them to check out before 11am. A valid credit or debit card is required to confirm the booking. If the booking is cancelled less than 28 days before arrival then a 50% charge may apply. In the event of a ‘no show’ the full cost of the booking will be charged. Additional beds are available for £10 each (up to two). During peak season, a minimum two-night stay may be required for weekend bookings.



  • Bar - Full liquor licence and restaurant
  • Cater for vegetarians - and vegans
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children's meals available
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Fitness facilities close by

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Baths all rooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms - Digital TV
  • Four poster beds available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Both the Channel Tunnel and Dover are within an hour’s drive of The Milk House. Gatwick Airport is about an hour away with Heathrow and Stansted not much further.

Public Transport Directions

Cranbrook, Kent’s smallest town and one of the prettiest, is 1.8 miles from Sissinghurst village. The journey takes five minutes by road, and there are regular buses. Alternatively, a pleasant route can be taken on foot across the fields. From nearby Staplehurst station, you can reach London by train in less than an hour.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Kent Breakfast Kent Breakfast 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Highly Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Highly Commended 2016
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* On Sunday the Dining Room is closed from 4pm but our Pizza Menu is available until 9pm

Sunday – Thursday / 9am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday / 9am – midnight

Coffees, teas & biscuits served from 9am
Dining Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
Classic Menu available from midday – 3pm and from 6pm – 9pm
Pizza Menu available from midday – 9pm
Children’s Menu available from midday – 9pm
Grazing Menu available from midday – 9pm

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