The Wife of Bath
4 Upper Bridge Street, Wye, TN25 5AF
From the moment we entered The Wife of Bath, we knew we were in for a treat. Nestled in the historic village of Wye, the venue exudes charm, with everything from the rustic decor and hospitable service to the exemplary food and drink offering designed to ensure that visitors receive a first-rate dining experience. Our meal began with succulent scallops, Jerusalem artichokes and spicy chorizo, and a beautifully prepared plate of rabbit, chorizo, Savoy cabbage and romesco sauce. Both dishes combined colour, flavour and texture to excellent effect. For the main course, our knowledgable waiter recommended that my wife try the hake. It arrived alongside asparagus and radishes and was drizzled in a tangy Seville orange and gin sauce. She was glad she had heeded the waiter’s advice and promptly devoured every bite. Meanwhile, I had Angus beef albondigas accompanied by grilled hispi cabbage and sweet peppers. The vegetables complemented the meat well – the chef evidently has a penchant for pairing components to create dishes that are delicious. Melt-in-the- mouth chocolate tart topped with Folkestone rock salt drew my meal to a close, while my wife enjoyed a finale of creamy raisin ice cream drizzled in sherry. The meal was perfect from beginning to end, and we are already planning a return visit to sample from the tapas menu and make use of the luxurious bedrooms.