There’s so many foodie hotspots in Kent’s biggest towns (like Canterbury, Maidstone, etc), but some of the real gems are hidden out in the Kentish countryside. After all, it’s rare that someone out of town would just stumble upon the Sportsman in Seasalter by chance. (If you haven’t heard of it then google it now.)
I’d heard good things about the food in the Prince of Wales pub and restaurant in Hoath and finally for my 30th birthday my parents very kindly treated me, the boyfriend and the family to a meal.
Being a Kent girl, I love a good country pub in the middle of nowhere. So the setting was just my thing; cosy wooden decor with even cosier log fires. There’s some outside patio seating too, that already made me mentally plan a return trip in summer.
What’s on the menu?
All the pub grub favourites, but on a slightly classier scale. But I wouldn’t call this fine dining, the serving sizes certainly didn’t leave me hungry. I was hungover when we went too, so my choices were the more substantial meals on the menu. For starters, I had the terrine and bread (I’m not sure what the type of terrine, possibly pork, but I can’t find it on the online menu now). Then I went in for the steak and chips for my main. (Hey, I only turn 30 once!)
As it was my birthday, I wanted a tipple to quaf down with my dinner and I was pleased to see there was a *gin menu*. (Chin chin!)
With every table taken in the pub, it felt like there was a buzz to the place – a buzz only a country pub can create! So, despite struggling through my main from being so bloody full of food, I threw caution to the wind and somehow managed to share the chocolate brownie dessert with my brother. A sweet ending to the most perfect first meal of my 30’s! I will be returning.