Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Kent
Sick of cooking? Good news - a few of our favourites have EXTENDED the 50% discount. So here are the pubs and restaurants to make your reservation at.
Are you missing the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme already? Well don’t worry! You can still get a whopping 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to the value of £10 per head when you eat at participating pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Here’s who is EXTENDING the deal…
From family dining to dinner-à-deux, the popular Classic Burger or mouth-watering veggie dishes – you can’t go wrong with this high street gem. Plus every Mon, Tues and Weds from 11:30am get up to 50% off when dining exclusively on their new Set Menu until the end of Sep!
The Vineyard, Lamberhurst
If you’re looking for a relaxed lunch out with the family you can’t go wrong with this friendly, rural pub just off the village green. We personally love The Burger Shack which offers pork, chicken, lamb or 100 percent English beef burgers – or our personal favourite, the veggie chickpea, jackfruit & tahini burger. Get your discount every Mon-Weds until Nov!
The Dog, Wingham
A friendly, stylish, foodie pub – which has also now listed in the Top 50 Gastropub Awards so you know the food here is top notch. Plus they are extending the Eat Out offer into September! Get 50% off food and soft drinks up to a maximum of £10 pp every Mon – Thurs. Superbly located on the road that links Canterbury and Sandwich, and near Wingham Wildlife Park. This one is well worth a visit.
The Pig & Sty, Bethersden
Are you ready to take full advantage of the Eat Out Scheme until November? Sitting pretty in the village of Bethersden, eight miles from Ashford. The Pig & Sty is fab for kids with their outdoor playground and menus which includes options for toddlers and older children. It’s also a buzzy and fun place to go with girlfriends or a group of adults. Their menu covers for most palates and all ages – trust!
The Kentish Hare, Bidborough
Hop over to this award-winning Bidborough pub and nap 50% off up to £10 pp every Wednesday in September. Gourmet grade food with a welcoming vibe and it’s very stylishly designed (with the hare theme and quirky furnishings dotted around the place). There’s a beer garden here and lots of pockets of space here and you’d be just at home having a grown up meal or feeding your kids in the more relaxed bar area.
The Poacher And Partridge, Tonbridge
Continue to eat out with family and friends at your favourite local for less! Get 50% off food every Mon – Weds until November here. A spacious, open plan family-friendly pub with floor to ceiling glass doors leading to the large garden and views stretching across Kent’s open farmlands. The garden grill bar is extremely popular in summer and the fully equipped children’s play area makes this an ideal family destination.
The Potting Shed, Langley
Situated in Langley, just south east of Maidstone, is a rather handsome pub with stylish interiors – and down-to-earth, decent pub fare – don’t forget you have until Nov to use your Eat Out discount here! With a stunning beer garden and high vaulted ceiling. You can even enjoy delicious, relaxed dining from the brilliant Burger Shack (complete with veggie options).
The Farm House, West Malling
This cosy pub with yummy food, in picture-perfect West Malling, must be on your list. Better yet, get 50% off food every Mon – Weds this Sep, Oct AND Nov! It’s a crowd pleaser of a pub as you can expect to find sharing platters, daily specials, gourmet sandwiches, an extensive Steak menu, artisan wood fired sourdough pizza as well as Afternoon Tea. Perfect for families, girls get togethers or simply time away to reacquaint yourself with your other half.
The Great House, Hawkhurst
You’ve got until November to use your Eat Out discount so no excuses to not go here! This 16th-century inn set in the heart of the Kentish Weald, it’s well-known for serving a top notch roast and Wood Fired Sourdough Pizza in the Mediterranean style stone terrace which is the ideal place to enjoy summer evenings. Cheers.
The offers might have sadly ended but you can still go and support your local at one of these…
Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Tunbridge Wells
Stroll in the beautiful gardens, enjoy the clink of glasses and tuck into tasty, seasonal dishes in the trademark bistro. You could even dine al fresco with wonderful views across lush lawns to the ornamental gardens of Calverley Park, take afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge, flop into a leather sofa with your favourite tipple or explore the extensive wine list in the Burgundy Bar.
Deal Pier Kitchen, Deal
This fab eaterie at the end of Deal’s iconic pier is one of THE best spots in. Deal for brunch with all of the well-loved classics (smashed avo on sourdough toast and a very fine fry-up) plus loaded sweet potatoes, sweetcorn fritters and their DPK pancakes. PLUS it’s dog friendly!
Thackeray’s Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells
Situated in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, this fine dining eatery is perfect for a special lunch with their daily set lunch menu or have a date night (The Common Rooms is just up the road!) and try their indulgent Chef’s tasting menu.
The Curious Eatery, Boughton Monchelsea
A fun, friendly, whimsical and quirky place to visit. Think rustic decor, a friendly atmosphere and fresh, vibrant food. Run by sisters Lesley and chef Nicole (also known as Pixie) who has cooked for Richard Branson, this is tasty wholesome, unfussy food at its best. They are closed Mon and Tues, so just valid on Weds – when they are offering 20% off.
Famous for its sourdough pizzas and impressive menu of cocktails, fine wines and beer, Chapter is the perfect place to gather with friends or dine with family! Positioned at the top of Burgate, one of our fave Canterbury streets. Pizza is the star attraction here and boy, do they do them well!
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Trinity’s Kitchen & Bar Gardens are reopening once again! Sit outside in their beautiful gardens in the heart of the town centre and enjoy coffee, pastries cake, luxury filled sandwiches, plated salads and homemade savouries featuring scotch eggs and sausage rolls.
Lime Wharf Cafe at Bodiam Boating Station, Bodiam
A gorgeous, rustic, licensed restaurant and river activity centre 6 miles from Rye and 8 miles from Cranbrook. Perfect for a family day out, with boating and camping on offer. Did we mention the cocktail bar too?! Whether you’re meeting a friend for a post-dog-walk coffee and cake or planning a family day out there are a whole host of delicious treats on offer at this stunning café. Bodiam Boating Station has become a popular summer, family-fun day out for river cruises, boating and camping – but the brilliant café is a destination in its own right.
The Three Chimneys, Biddenden
Nestled in the most scenic surrounds, near Biddenden, it’s an exceptional pub. The food is fabulous plus there’s loads of pockets of outside space – from sunspot terraces in which to sink an afternoon rosé to the spacious back garden where kids can roam freely (although it’s a more grown up space – personally I’d prefer to enjoy this one Mini Muddy-free).
Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells
Salomons Estate, set amongst 36 acres of stunning parkland on the edge of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, explore the woodlands and head over to the country house for a bite to eat or indulge in Afternoon Tea.
The Leicester Arms, Penshurst
A pub at the heart of Penshurst village, loved by locals, ramblers, cyclists, local businesses and over-nighters alike. Experience their brand new Summer menu featuring salads, meze, starters like Chilled Cucumber Gazpacho and South Coast Mussels and mains like Ale Battered Cod and Chips and Aged Beef Burger.
The Duke William, Ickham
Have you discovered this rural pub where the food is as good as the view? An attractive pub in the heart of the tiny, idyllic village of Ickham. This is one of Mark Sargeant’s eateries, so you’re in safe hands food-wise. And a brilliantly convenient children’s play area too.
Goupie Chocolate House, Tunbridge Wells
A devilishly moreish confectionery product, hand-made to a genuine family recipe in Kent. The back story is the kind we love at Muddy. Now with a Vegan Chocolate House in buzzy Central Market in Tunbridge Wells, grab breakfast, go in for a coffee and dessert (Sticky Toffee Pudding, Blackcurrant Fool or Eton mess!) or try one of their signature hot chocolates.
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