Review on Froggies at the Timber Batts
Keep following the signs to Bodsham along the narrow country lanes of Kent and you will eventually find Froggies at the Timber Batts. What a reward awaits you at this charming pub restaurant hiding in such beautiful countryside.
On our lunchtime visit Froggies was busy but everything was relaxed. A warm feeling of friendly hospitality immediately hits you as you enter the cosy red-brick and low-beamed fifteenth-century building. Our delightful waitress escorted us around the small bar area and talked us through the blackboard menus. Everything is fresh and made to order and of course the blackboards change daily. All ingredients are sourced locally when possible and many of the main dishes are based on local fish, Aberdeen Angus beef and Romney Marsh lamb.
Our waitress had a special spring in her step that day because her parents were lunching there celebrating her father's birthday. That just sums up the casual and traditionally French family ambiance which makes Froggies special.
A half of real ale in the bar before being led to one of the comfortable, well spaced tables. Fresh flowers on every table, soft music, a view across fields and a basket of freshly baked bread turns up with the wine, chosen from an excellent quality list of French wines. The house wine is actually grown and produced by Joel Gross's cousin in the Loire Valley.
Starters of leek and potato soup and a heavenly duck pâté were followed by fillet steak with a Roquefort sauce (a famous Froggies speciality) and halibut with a cider and cream sauce. The dessert blackboard revealed a sensuous blackcurrant sorbet with Cassis. Froggies is simply a wonderful dining experience.
Froggies at the Timber Batts is also featured in: Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide
Restaurant reviewed by Jenny McGregorRate this Restaurant
Joel Gross, Nick Gross and Romuald Laurent
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card