The Tickled Trout
Located near the historic 11th-century village of West Farleigh, The Tickled Trout offers freshly prepared local food and drink, six stunning boutique rooms, and most importantly, a warm welcome to all who visit, whether you’re popping by for a quick pint or enjoying a well-deserved break. Originally built in 1541, this Grade II listed building became an alehouse in the mid-1700s and opened its doors fully refurbished as The Tickled Trout in 2015, as part of the Hush Heath Estate group.
Upon entry, you’ll be greeted by the charming bar area, where brushed copper and steel marry well with the charm of an old coaching inn. Behind the bar you’ll find real ale, the estate’s very own wine, as well as an impressive list of international varieties. There’s also a selection of local spirits including Kentish Gin. The menu is the creation of head chef Fabio Vinciguerra, whose Italian heritage means that all of the pasta dishes are a nod to his Sicilian roots. While the menu focuses on fish dishes – including the highly popular fi sh and chips – you’ll also find classics like the Sunday roast available. In the summer, The Tickled Trout is an excellent place to frequent. It boasts three decked terraces, a large garden and a children’s play area, making it the perfect place to escape to the countryside and lose an hour or two with a bottle of English fizz. With their own vineyard just 20 minutes away, why not visit for a self-guided tour?