Acquired and refurbished in December 2016 by Mark Sargeant, owner and operator of multi-award-winning Restaurant Rocksalt in Folkestone, this long established restaurant with rooms in the historic village of Wye has undergone significant refurbishment, breathing new life into both the menus and décor.
Serving stunning à la carte and tasting menus inspired by the fabulous flavours of northern Spain and effortlessly married to the wonderful local produce available to us from the surrounding countryside and Kent coastline, The Wife of Bath is once again a true food destination. The restaurant boasts six beautifully decorated and furnished guest rooms and a unique bar area serving an array of daily tapas dishes accompanied by artisan wines, beers, sherry, vermouths and gins.
The dishes are adventurous in both their influence and flavour, perfectly blending the rustic with the refined. Smoked paprika, Ortiz anchovies, Iberico chorizo, padron peppers and saffron sit harmoniously alongside locally sourced pork, poultry, game and south coast fish. This ethos continues through into dessert with quintessentially English reworkings of classic Spanish puddings.
The recently added nine-course tasting menu, of which there is a dedicated vegetarian version, is the truest expression of this cooking style and has already proved successful in setting the standard at an even higher level. In addition to the à la carte and tasting menus, customers can also take advantage of the weekly changing set lunch menu at £20.50 for two courses, or £25 for three, plus ‘Galician Beef Night’ on a Tuesday.
The six guest rooms, spread between the main house and cottage to the rear of the premises, offer the highest level of comfort and customer experience complete with inventive and unique touches to make each guests’ stay truly memorable. All six rooms have access to a pantry and honesty bar where guests can help themselves to an array of local and artisan drinks and snacks throughout their visit. In addition to this, all guests receive a handwritten welcome note from the duty manager upon check in and a little gesture plate of welcome goodies.
The Wife of Bath is once again being spoken about as one of Kent’s best and most exciting destinations to stay and eat, so if you haven’t yet had the chance to visit then now is the time.
4 Upper Bridge Street