Situated in the small hamlet of Goathurst Common, The Woodman is ideally located in the tranquil Kent countryside, boasting delightful views of Low Weald towards Bough Beech Reservoir, yet conveniently close to the centre of Sevenoaks and the M25. Since closing for refurbishment and being taken over by new owners, The Woodman has re-emerged as a local favourite for all occasions, thanks to its wonderful ambience, jovial and efficient staff and fantastic homemade food at great value for money. It’s no wonder The Woodman has already earned itself a legion of returning customers; it might be Sevenoaks’ best kept secret, but not for long…
With ample free car parking, The Woodman couldn’t be easier to access. The first thing you’ll notice is the beautifully kept garden full of ferns, trees and colourful hanging baskets – it’s the ideal place to enjoy Pimms outside in the sunshine in the warmer months.
The new kitchen team is passionate about showing off the very best of Kent’s fine local produce. To start, try the indulgent baked Camembert stuffed with garlic and rosemary and served with rustic bread and red onion marmalade. Follow this with The Woodman’s famous beef and ale pie, packed with slow-cooked beef, onion and mushrooms, or classic cod and chips. Vegetarians can enjoy the mouth-watering halloumi burger, or the creamy mushroom Stroganoff. A vegan and gluten-free menu is also available. The Sunday menu is served from noon until 8pm, and includes many of the usual favourite mains, alongside delicious roasts. Choose between roast strip loin of beef, pork, half roast chicken or lamb shank. For vegetarians, the homemade nut roast with cranberries, rice and nuts does not disappoint. All options are served with the finest trimmings including honey-roasted parsnips, crispy roast potatoes, and seasonal vegetables. We recommend opting for an additional side of cauliflower cheese.
For a bit of light-hearted fun after your meal, professional tribute artists are a regular fixture at The Woodman and are always sure to put a smile on your face. The fully refurbished function room is available to hire for all manner of events and includes a bar, entertainment area and meeting facilities. Keep an eye on social media for quizzes and other events.