On one of our many drives through the hinterland of Kent we passed ‘The George Inn‘. It looked already like a great place from the outside, so while in Whitstable we called ahead and made a reservation. For dinner that evening I got a lovely rack of lamb with mint, smoke-roasted eggplants, potatoes, and a side salad. It was absolutely delicious. My friend got a thick slice of pork belly with a fabulous crust, cabbage, and also potatoes. For dessert we shared a rhubarb trifle. The English food is so much better than its reputation.
We stopped for tea in Aylesford, a small village, on our way from Sissinghurst Castle to Whitstable. At ‘The Village Pantry’ we got Cornish cream with our scones, which looked a lot like butter actually.
We enjoyed the clotted cream with our scones more at Jo’s Cafe in Brookland. The serving of cream and jam was very generous and fantastic! The overall atmosphere at the remote control cart course a lot of fun. Quite the unique place to stop for tea!
While in Dungeness we stopped at the Snack Shack. Already at the way to the lighthouse we saw the crowd, so we didn’t want to miss it. And neither should you! We shared an early lunch of a flatbread with scallops, a kid’s fishermen roll, and prawns. The roll was boring, the rest fantastic!
Because one can always eat a dessert, I bought myself an ice cream at the shop next door to the Snack Shack. They sell ‘Simply Ice Cream‘, which is handmade in Kent using only natural and fresh local ingredients according to its website. I had the mint ice cream with chocolate chips, so typically English, and loved it! Great quality!
We got the biggest scoop of clotted cream with our scones at the Café on the Quay in Rye. That was also the last time we got any scones with clotted cream while in Kent.
We had our last dinner of the trip at The White Lion in Tenterden. The place seems to be really popular and the terrace was full that evening. The food unfortunately was not in line with the popularity. My pork roast was a bit on the dry side. Service was great though and included a jug of water right away.