August 13, 2022

Breakfast doesn’t begin till 9am at The Milk Home, in Sissinghurst, Kent. That appears odd, inhospitable even.

‘I’ve a practice to catch at 8.50am and marvel if I might not less than get an honest cup of espresso,’ I inform the pleasant younger lady who reveals me to my room, The Byre. It’s been given the total impartial, muted therapy, with creamy, pale-green partitions and woodwork, and a slim, vintage chest-on-chest in a single nook, with three massive milk jugs on prime.

I can’t fairly resolve if it’s cosy or fusty. It actually wants some recent air to comb by means of it. The vaulted lavatory has a freestanding bathtub at one finish; no bathe; Romney Marsh Wools toiletries. The entire confection is snug and comforting, with a fridge within the hall stocked with water and milk.

The Inspector checked in to The Milk Home, in Sissinghurst, Kent (pictured). ‘Reserving a room at weekends, when the Sissinghurst Fort Backyard is open, isn’t simple,’ he writes

Comforting: The Inspector said his room had been given the 'full neutral, muted treatment'. Pictured is one of the rooms

Comforting: The Inspector stated his room had been given the ‘full impartial, muted therapy’. Pictured is likely one of the rooms 

The house owners have been right here for eight years, the inn itself for the reason that Sixteenth century. Reserving a room at weekends, when the Sissinghurst Fort Backyard is open, isn’t simple. I’ve been attempting for years.

You may eat within the bar or eating room. I begin with three scallops in a lightweight artichoke sauce, with shaved fennel and sorrel cress. It’s completely scrumptious. I’d love seconds. 

As a substitute, I am going for the ‘entire baked plaice with Lyonnaise potatoes’, and it’s an enormous disappointment. The fish is under-cooked and tasteless. I order candy potato fries as a rescue dish.

Breakfast doesn¿t start until 9am at The Milk House, which 'seems odd, inhospitable even'. Pictured is the dining room

Breakfast doesn’t begin till 9am at The Milk Home, which ‘appears odd, inhospitable even’. Pictured is the eating room

Actually, I ought to have requested the chef to pop it again within the oven, however I’m eager to return to my room for the Ten O’Clock Information to see how Putin is getting on wrecking the lives of individuals in Ukraine.

‘Don’t fear, we’ll have somebody right here within the morning at 8.15am for espresso,’ says the proprietor. Not simply espresso, because it seems. However a full continental set-up.

I really feel virtually virtuous not having a fry-up. Maybe the 9am cooked breakfast rule isn’t such a foul thought in spite of everything.  


The Milk Home, The Road, Sissinghurst, Kent TN17 2JG. B&B doubles are priced from £145. For extra info name 01580 720200 or go to