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The Bridgen family’s “pleasant, well-decorated inn” opened three years ago, and sits just outside Canterbury, opposite the church of a cute village. All reports suggest it’s a “wonderful place to wine and dine” with “pleasant” service and “well-executed” cooking.
Welcome to our family-run restaurant & bar with rooms, nestled in the beautiful Kent countryside just outside the historic City of Canterbury. We pride ourselves on giving every guest a warm welcome followed by delicious drinks, fabulous food, a luxurious nights sleep & special service throughout.
It is this commitment to our clients that has won The Dog multiple awards since coming under new ownership in 2016 when a total refurbishment was completed. The Telegraph rated our food & drink 9/10, The Times overall rated 9/10, National Pub & Bar Award County Winner 2018 & 2017, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 & 2017, and Muddy Stilettos Destination Pub Award 2018. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner all year round in our AA Rosette-awarded restaurant our chefs create modern British dishes from the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
We have fixed price set menus available for lunch seven days a week and our à la carte menu is also served at lunch & dinner Monday to Saturday. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed in the garden when the weather allows, parking is available and free Wi-Fi for all guests. Dogs are most welcome at The Dog. The Dog at Wingham is the perfect base from which to explore Canterbury and the stunning Kent countryside and coast.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
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Sam McClurkin (right) was promoted to the position of Head Chef in 2018, at which point Sam invited Rob Mantegna (left) to join the team as his Senior Sous Chef. Sam & Rob previously worked together at The Sportsman where they agreed to join forces again in the future when the right opportunity arose. We are SO excited about what these incredible young chefs are about to unleash at The Dog! Together with the rest of their terrific team; Tom, Dan, Justin & Jake.
Samuel McClurkin, at just 21 describes himself as “a small town chef with a big aspiration.” Sam studied professional kitchen cookery for three years and this created the aspiring chef he is today. Hungry for a constant stream of knowledge about food trends he’s worked under Tom Kerridge at The Hand and Flowers and Stephen Harris at The Sportsman. He’s competed internationally in the south of France – Cannes to represent his college and won the “Entente Cordial”. The competition involved 8 colleges and universities of France and Britain. He’s worked multiple times within Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace to serve the royal family and The Queen herself.
Robert Mantegna’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his Italian parents and their love and respect for food and how it brings people together he found his calling in the heart of the kitchen. Rob has worked in some of the finest establishments in Kent including Reads in Faversham, Chapter One, The Sportsman & Eastwell Manor. His ethos to cooking is fresh, locally sourced simplicity executed to the highest standards.
The Dog at Wingham Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Some of the best food we have ever had at any restaurant, with great, friendly service. Good wine list too"
"Little treat with the wife after 5 years of marriage. And our first trip out since lockdown was relaxed. Chef Samuel the food was on point. Your team did a great job. Sorry we missed you but hope the team enjoyed the beers. Eddy & Keryn you made the night seem effortless, fantastic service from drinks-dinner to breakfast. Can’t recommend this place enough. Room was amazing and great to be able to walk upstairs and crash out."
"We have just stayed at The Dog Wingham for 2 nights and eaten in the resturant both nights. The service was superb and the staff are lovely, the food was excellent and the wine list is comprehensive and competitively priced. I have no hesitation in recommending this resturant."