Found in a quaint medieval village within easy reach of Canterbury, The Dog at Wingham is the beating heart of the local community. For those coming from further afield, The Dog offers eight beautiful guest bedrooms, each individually stlyled and furnished with a comfy Hypnos bed. You can wake up to a relaxed breakfast, and after a day’s exploring you won’t want to miss out on a hearty meal. Recently crowned Best for Food at The Great British Pub Awards and included in Estrella Damm’s Top 50 Gastropubs, The Dog is going from strength to strength.
When it comes to delivering crowd-pleasing menus, this two-AA-rosetted establishment never falls short. The kitchen team’s creativity shines through in every dish, and locally sourced seasonal produce takes pride of place. The daily changing lunch menu may include the like soft shell crab with cucumber and wasabi mayonnaise followed by salmon loin with squid ink pasta, mussels and samphire. Earl Grey tea junket enhanced by black pepper granola and burnt honey is the perfect way to conclude a truly unique lunchtime treat. Priced at £22 for two courses and £25 for three, this innovative and memorable dining experience needn’t break the bank. The à la carte showcases modern plates and seasonal classics presented with flair throughout the day. Visit for dinner and sample starters such as king scallops with chestnut velouté, bottarga and wood sorrel, and pigeon breast accompanied by smoked feta, hazelnuts and pickled beetroot. The main courses are equally imaginative, ranging from Gorgonzola and basil gnocchi finished with fresh pesto, pine nuts, kale and a crispy hen’s egg to spiced loin of venison accompanied by a sausage roll, Dauphinoise potatoes, medlar purée, charred pickled shallot and mustard collard greens. Sides such as triple-cooked chips with paprika salt and glazed Chantenay carrots complete the selection. A number of vegetarian and vegan dishes can be found on the menu, including the likes of pulled mushroom and salt-baked celeriac suet pudding served with roast hispi cabbage, pickled walnuts and an oat cream velouté.
An impressive selection of wine and sparkling wine from around the world can be found on the extensive drinks list and the team prides itself on serving a number of alcohol-free alternatives. Draught and cask beer and an extensive collection of gins can be found behind the bar. With ample space for private and corporate events, The Dog is the perfect place to host an array of functions. It also doubles as a stunning wedding venue for parties of up to 120 guests – the friendly team is always happy to discuss requirements and tailor events to your needs.