We stayed for three nights: two in the largest 'French room', and one in the downstairs bedroom. From the moment we arrived, Vickie and Graham made us feel extremely welcome with a cup of tea (bearing in mind we arrived at about 10pm!) and her famous granola of which there is happily a never-ending supply. We were made to feel as if we were in our own home, and that nothing was too much trouble; including being driven to Canterbury to pick up our hire bikes for a sunny bike ride to Whitstable.
Prior to arriving, Vickie had given us a long list of restaurants and pubs to look into and we had arranged two evening meals before arriving. One at the Three Mariners in Oare, and the other the Crab & Winkle, overlooking the fishing port in Whitstable. Vickie also managed to squeeze us in for a reservation at Wheelers' Oyster Bar for lunch despite us having been unable to book a number of weeks earlier (well worth it and thanks for persuading us to go, Vickie - Crabcakes were amazing, as was the Lobster lasagne).
In fact, you don't really have to travel far for good food because the breakfasts at the Linen Shed are great. Every morning we enjoyed new surprises on the breakfast menu. I'd very much recommend Vickie's take on the full English breakfast complete with creamed mushrooms and rosti.
All in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time with amazing food, and hope to go back again some time soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vintage style, weather boarded boutique B&B in "The foodie triangle of Kent". Pretty village location, four miles to the sea, 6 miles to Canterbury, 7 miles to Whitstable and endless walks and cycle routes on the door step. Serious breakfasts and gourmet picnics prepared using locally sourced produce. The emphasis is on smiley service, food and comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Linen Shed Hotel Boughton-Under-Blean
- The Linen Shed Boughton-Under-Blean, Kent