Elvey Farm is a beautiful guesthouse and restaurant in Pluckley, Kent. They pride themselves in championing local produce. We decided to visit for Sunday lunch…
To drink: We kept it local and had a bottle of Kentish wine from Biddenden vineyard. The Ortega is a delicious, it has won local awards.
To start: Toby had a tasty ham hock terrine and I had some smoked salmon and black pepper. Both were fantastic, I was a little disappointed with the small portion size for the salmon but I am a little greedy…
Main course: As it was Sunday, roast lamb, pork and chicken were available. All were served with roast potatoes and vegetables. I went for roast pork and Toby had roast lamb, both were perfectly cooked and the portion sizes were great; we felt full but not sick (as I sometimes tend to feel after eating too much roast dinner).
Dessert: Toby had a Kentish cheese plate and I went for a dark chocolate orange ganache with clotted cream and berries. The orange ganache was delicious and not too heavy.
We finished off with a pot of Pluckley coffee, absolutely fantastic.
We were both really impressed with Elvey Farm. The service was faultless, the staff were so friendly and helpful. We love that menu doesn’t have too many options, they offer a few dishes and they do them well, whilst also championing local produce. The place itself is surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside, what’s not to like?