It is hard to believe that the privately-owned Faversham Creek Hotel and its Red Sails Restaurant have only been fully open for just over a year. And in that year the Hotel has received significant recognition – firstly being awarded 4 stars by the AA as a restaurant with rooms; followed shortly by its first AA rosette for the Restaurant.

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With its relaxing, warm ambience, the 36-cover Red Sails Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Each dining room table is named after a Thames barge with a Faversham connection, from whose sails the restaurant takes its name.

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Head Chef, Roger Heathcote and his team, Scott Pendry and Jacob Doyle, are keen to produce creative dishes, whether set menus, A la Carte, or speciality Tasting menus. Always looking at new ideas, they use their skills to produce fine dining dishes, which combine, texture, taste and colour.

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There are three concurrent menus for both lunch and dinner and at least one dish changes on each menu each week. The substantial set menu – from £14.95 – is augmented by the more extensive A la Carte and Tasting menus, where the greatest theatre is to be found.

Says Hotel proprietor, David Selves: “We are so proud to have received such prestigious accolades and remain totally committed to our philosophy of producing consistent, quality food – essentially British – using local Kent ingredients where possible. We shall continue to offer a range and variety of menus for lunch and dinner, at value-for-money pricing levels.”

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Adjoining the Red Sails is an intimate Wine, Champagne, Craft Ale and Cocktail Bar, which is open to non-diners and non-residents and offers a small bar menu. And for the warmer days of Spring and Summer, outdoor seating can be enjoyed on the front terrace, or in The Courtyard, which is also dog-friendly.

For those wishing to make a night of it, special rates are available for dinner, bed and breakfast.

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The 6-bedroom, boutique Hotel, originally dating back to 1723, has been sympathetically and lovingly-restored by David and his wife Tracy. Located centrally in the historic market town of Faversham, transport links are excellent, whether by road or rail and there is on-site car parking for customers.

Each of the en-suite guest bedrooms is named after people from Faversham’s colourful past, including the Queen Matilda room with its four-poster bed and sleigh bath.

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Regular events at the Faversham Creek Hotel include hosting the Gin, Whisky and Craft Ale Clubs; and there is the annual Faversham Food Festival to look forward to from 16-18 September.

For Restaurant or Room Reservations, Telephone: 01795 533535

Visit: www.favershamcreekhotel.co.uk