You’d be hard pushed to find a more idyllic, quintessentially British village than Chiddingstone. There may not be a busy high street but plenty of people seek out this gem. In fact some travel from London just for The Tulip Tree’s ploughman’s. One of the village’s few establishments is this gorgeous tearoom and shop (dating back to 1453, it’s the oldest working shop in the UK). Delicious cakes are baked in-house, including gluten-free options. You couldn’t possibly stop by without trying the famous scones, served with real Kent jam and clotted cream. There is plenty of choice for breakfast and lunches, and afternoon teas are a real affair (they require 24 hour’s notice, and you’ll see why). Then, of course there’s the sausage rolls: they are huge and packed full of local free-range pork that can be traced from field to fork only a few miles away. A pop-up restaurant takes place once a month providing four-courses and coffee for just £29.95.