Review on Three Chimneys
Eagle-eyed visitors will notice that this renowned 400-year-old pub near Biddenden called Three Chimneys, actually only has two chimneys. Its name is a corruption of the French 'trois chemins' (three roads) – a local junction that marked the limit allowed for French soldiers to walk when imprisoned in Sissinghurst Castle during the Seven Years' War.
This is a country pub with great virtues and great character. The interior is a maze of tiny low-ceilinged rooms with open fires, weathered brick floors and hop-garlanded beams. Top-notch real ales are tapped direct from the cask and imbibers might also find locally brewed cider as well as tipples from Kentish vineyards.
The blackboard menu covers a lot of ground, encompassing everything from Thai crab cakes with sweet chilli sauce to confit of duck with braised Puy lentils, chorizo and bacon. In between, you might spot curried parsnip soup, loin of venison with braised red cabbage and port jus, and fillets of sea bass with a chowder of sweet potatoes, coconut and coriander, as well as desserts such as vanilla and strawberry crème brûlée or chocolate and praline torte with pistachio ice cream.
Three Chimneys is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am (12.00pm Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card