Great Places With Roaring Fires – A Small Guide To Some Local Winter Havens

17.10.2016 - General

Now winter is approaching and the evenings are becoming darker and colder – what better way to enjoy a delicious meal or a hot beverage than sitting by a roaring, open fire with your nearest and dearest. There is nothing cosier than sitting by a roaring fire, feeling the welcoming warmth surround you and the smell of wood and charcoal steadily simmering away filling the room with the smoky, warming scent.


Here we have a few places to visit where the fires are blazing, and there is a selection of tasty food to indulge in.

The Tylers Kiln – Canterbury
Enjoy traditional home cooked food, and a warm, relaxing environment. Choose from a slow roasted lamb shoulder, gourmet burger or a traditional fish pie. Follow the link for more information.

The Chestfield Barn – Whitstable
A historic 14th Century bar and restaurant in the heart of Kent – offering a great selection of food and drinks with everything from classic to gourmet food. With the best of both you can enjoy the lovely garden complete with a Koi Carp pond – but in this case, get cosy by the open log fire. Visit their website.

The Parrot – Canterbury
The oldest pub in Canterbury with a modern British cuisine – The Parrot offers beautiful medieval beams, oak floor boards and not one but three open fires! Visit the Parrot Canterbury website.

The Grove Ferry – Canterbury
For something a bit different, The Grove Ferry has plenty to offer. Situated alongside the River Stour where there are regular boat trips, farm animals, an outside bar, a terrace, great British food, a B&B and most importantly log burners and a huge open fire to warm yourself up by after all the other activities available. Visit the website here.

Five Bells Inn – Brabourne
16th Century Country Inn situated on a remote hillside but just 15 minutes from The Kent Coast and 35 minutes by train from London, this hidden gem offers stunning landscapes, freshly farmed local produce, as well as beers and wines produced locally. Not only is this the ‘best kept secret’ with its rural location, it also has log fires to enjoy! Visit the website here.

For further details and advice, make sure to contact our Keat Farm team.

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