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The Honest Miller

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Street | Brook, Ashford TN25 5PG, England
+44 1233 812303
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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TOUILLON, Burgundy
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173 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We promised to give Chef Gareth a second chance following our last less than satisfactory visit. We are glad we did. Service was rapid and attentive with drinks and menus dispensed without delay. Selecting the pumpkin soup, we were pleased with the taste although the curried base was a little heavy handed. The loaf brioche was light and tasty. Mains... More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this pub for the first time as we have heard good things about the food that people have had midweek. Not sure if they change the chef on Sundays but the food was so salty, really over powering. The potatoes were not roasted very well, parsnips were anemic and the meat was tough. The carvery chef also touched... More 

2 Thank mashwilliams
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my fiancé in December. The food really was top notch! We had two options which you would be served in and top London restaurant served just as well. My partner had beef wellington which looked amazing and I had peasant which was cooked to perfection. Will be returning!

2 Thank James M
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, traditional country pub, no more a gastro-pub than a pub-pub. Excellent choice on regular menu and the daily specials. All freshly cooked and good value

2 Thank GeoffSaltmarsh
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we'd try the tasting menu here and were not disappointed. All homemade dishes and portions were a good size! The speed at which courses were served was perfect! The carvery was also on whilst we were dining and it smelt and looked just as good as our food was. Would definitely return!

2 Thank Emma H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd be getting better than your average pub food but it really went beyond expectations. Quality ingredients, put together with a bit of originality and flair. Would highly recommend the venison. Topped off with friendly service and they pour a very decent pint of Guinness too.

2 Thank Matthew W
Wye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really heard good reviews of this place. Had rung to get menus emailed to me twice as advised menu on website not correct. On second call responder was very rude! so rude I hung up something I would never normally do. Although fairly local to us will never go there and will share my experience. Very sad they are not... More 

5 Thank Linda C
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Bought a "Taster 4 course" deal via Groupon. £38 for 2 people. Wasn't sure what to expect. Well, absolutely fantastic! Menu was different. Portions were normal size.Food was full of flavour. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. I will definitely be returning.

2 Thank fionaKent
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Probably best to book, although we hadn't, the Lady behind the bar said we could have a table although we had to be out in an hour, which suited us. She was very friendly and welcoming. We had a lentil roast which was great. Lovely Vegetables from the Carvery selection. Best roast 'ive had for a while. The place soon... More 

1 Thank actuali
Ashford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went with six friends on a Monday evening. Was not very busy but the service was excellent and the food was very good quality.

2 Thank Paul T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Brook, Ashford TN25 5PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 812303
In the ancient parish of Brook, under the ridge of the Brabourne downs sits a gem of an inn, The Honest Miller.This village inn, built in 1609, was for many years a meeting place for countrymen out pigeon shooting and hare coursing. It was also where the local hunt would meet, waiting on horseback to receive their mulled wine and spirits.Today, in this historic atmosphere, the attractions are a little different. Sit in the beautiful old English beer garden sipping quality real ale, or enjoy a ploughman’s lunch among the free range chickens. The beer garden is ideal for children, with a resident Shetland pony, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep and ducks.Inside, the inn oozes charm, with an open log fire and friendly welcome. It’s a romantic spot for couples to enjoy a candlelit dinner. Walkers and cyclists are also valued customers, along with their dogs. The kitchen is the hearts of this place – you need look no further for a superior home-made meal. Melt-in-the-mouth Romney Marsh lamb shanks, slow roasted and served with leek and rosemary gravy are just one of the delights on offer. Start with roasted butternut & vegetable soup, or creamy goat’s cheese with roasted peppers. Try our rack of Pork belly ribs with hickory barbecue sauce and homemade chips or Haddock with a mature cheddar & herb crumble topping. Desserts include Italian tiramisu, with Madeira and mascarpone, apple blackberry crumble, bread and butter pudding and lemon meringue pie. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

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