The Small Holding x Elmley

  • 18/12/2019

Will Devlin from The Small Holding, Kilndown, is collaborating with Elmley Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey, to cook a special dinner at Kingshill Farmhouse.

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Taking place over the weekend of 3-5 April 2020, this is a special opportunity to stay in the beautiful Kingshill Farmhouse whilst being treated to food cooked and served by one of Kent’s best chefs and his awarding-winning team from The Small Holding.

Named in The Good Food Guide 2020 as ‘Chef to Watch’, Will Devlin will cook a bespoke tasting menu in the beautiful kitchen diner of the newly, and lovingly, restored and renovated 18th century, grade II listed Kingshill Farmhouse. Sitting in the heart of the 3,300-acre reserve, the huge glass sliding doors have vast views out across the marshes where it is easy to spot a hare hopping past, wading birds and a barn owl hunting over the reeds. Just an hour from London and 70 minutes from The Small Holding, Elmley feels a world away from the city.

When booking this special weekend, guests will be able to choose one of the five beautiful, individually designed bedrooms each with sweeping views of the reserve. Special touches including roll top cast iron baths, each with views, the gorgeous reception rooms, and the huge kitchen making Kingshill Farmhouse an incredible place to stay.

Arriving on Friday night, guests will have use of the well-stocked honesty bar and charcuterie and cheese boards prepared by The Small Holding using their own house-cured meats and local Kent and Sussex cheeses. Saturday breakfast and lunch will be prepared and served by our team at Elmley, before cocktails, snacks and tasting menu by The Small Holding in the evening. Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch will be served communally around the farmhouse kitchen table.

During the weekend guests can make the most of a stay at Elmley and book holistic massages with Roz, a wildlife tour with Gareth or make the most of the miles of nature trails. But you'll be forgiven for just curling up with a book in one of the many cosy reception areas and gazing out across the breathtaking views.

This special weekend costs from £400 per person, based on two people sharing a double room, and includes a tasting menu and paired wine flight on the Saturday evening by Will Devlin and The Small Holding team, and Sunday brunch including a Full English, homemade breads, pastries and jams and of course, lots of fresh coffee and tea. Friday night charcuterie boards, additional drinks, tours and / or treatments are additional extras to be booked through Elmley.

You can now book this online here

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