Read’s restaurant with rooms is set in an elegant Georgian manor house surrounded by tranquil grounds with lawns shaded by lofty cedar, weeping willow and horse chestnut trees.  Each of our six charming bedrooms are traditional with their own unique style and character designed for comfort and elegance.  The restaurant’s widespread reputation is founded on the distinctive cooking of chef David Pitchford, whose seasonal dishes blend herbs and vegetables from the manor’s own walled kitchen garden with local game and fish fresh from the quayside at nearby Whitstable and Hythe.  To complement the food, an extensive wine list balances European classics with an imaginative selection from the New World.

“We’re Not Keeping You Up, Are We?”

By David Pitchford

The story of Read’s restaurant