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The Honest Miller

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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The Street | Brook, Ashford TN25 5PG, England
+44 1233 812303
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having heard that Gareth Cox had moved to Brook I was excited to give his new pub a try and I wasn't disappointed Staters - Sauteed wild Mushroom in Garlic on toast 2nd - Pork & Haggis croquettes caramised prune & quince chutney 3rd - Lemon sole cooked to perfection on French beans Dessert - vanilla Rosewater creme friache cheesecake... More 

1 Thank Narrin
Eastchurch, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found on Gourmet Society, thought it looked good.Not full ordered lamb and fish mains. Lamb was ok not a large meal. Fish was full of bones, this was sent back. They replaced with another dish which was fish and prawn in batter. Batter was stodgy and even chips this time were poor.Others were praising there meals. But can only say... More 

Thank Viper2701
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for Sunday lunch and 2 out of 3 of us had the carvery lunch. This is OK value at £10 but the beef is a cheap and quite chewy cut (not sure what) and the roast potatoes were awful - almost certainly bought in frozen. Other dish took forever to arrive. Service very poor - plenty of staff but... More 

Thank Andrew2001
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Honest Miller on a Sunday so when we arrived the carvery was in full swing and two of us opted for this. There was a choice of four different meats and you could help yourself to all the trimmings, it worked very well. The food was fantastic. My mum had the trout and she also thought it... More 

Thank Laurence W
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to have a date night!! Or as I like to call it Pie Night!! Once again we chose to visit the Honest Miller. I couldn't fault the food it was amazing as per usual. And yet again very attentive staff the service was great.

Thank Stacey K
Kent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to book on steak night on a Thursday ! It was honestly the best steak I've had in a very long time ( and we eat out a lot !) Even the chips were gorgeous. The pub was very cosy , well decorated , staff was friendly we couldn't fault our night at all. Great kids menu... More 

Thank melissavass
Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of 10 of us visited the honest Miller last night to celebrate a birthday and on first impressions the building looked lovely. We went in, met the rest of our party and had a drink at the bar - all good so far. When we sat ourselves down at the table it took a while for anyone to... More 

1 Thank Victoria J
Ashford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just looked back and the last time l reviewed this pub was in 2014. Well since then it has changed hands and is now run by Gareth Cox and his wife Lisa. I have eaten here many times in the last few months some were Groupon deals, some were the Sunday Carvery and a couple of times the lunchtime 2... More 

1 Thank jillhoye
Kent, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been years since I last visited the Honest Miller. We popped in recently for a mid week lunch. It has been refurbished to a high standard. Candles ion the table - I like that. The food menu is extensive and varied. Good range of drinks. We both had pub type meals. I had chunky chips which would have been... More 

Thank CJov
Dover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Visited Saturday evening to an empty restaurant. Always a bad sign I think on a Saturday night. There was a beer festival that may have caused this but this wasn't mentioned on booking. We were barely greeted on entering the pub that really upset my mother. Menus were given & a waitress painfully tried to take the order. This took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $16
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Brook, Ashford TN25 5PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 812303
In the ancient parish of Brook, under the ridge of the Brabourne downs sits a gem of an inn, The Honest Miller.This village inn, built in 1609, was for many years a meeting place for countrymen out pigeon shooting and hare coursing. It was also where the local hunt would meet, waiting on horseback to receive their mulled wine and spirits.Today, in this historic atmosphere, the attractions are a little different. Sit in the beautiful old English beer garden sipping quality real ale, or enjoy a ploughman’s lunch among the free range chickens. The beer garden is ideal for children, with a resident Shetland pony, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep and ducks.Inside, the inn oozes charm, with an open log fire and friendly welcome. It’s a romantic spot for couples to enjoy a candlelit dinner. Walkers and cyclists are also valued customers, along with their dogs. The kitchen is the hearts of this place – you need look no further for a superior home-made meal. Melt-in-the-mouth Romney Marsh lamb shanks, slow roasted and served with leek and rosemary gravy are just one of the delights on offer. Start with roasted butternut & vegetable soup, or creamy goat’s cheese with roasted peppers. Try our rack of Pork belly ribs with hickory barbecue sauce and homemade chips or Haddock with a mature cheddar & herb crumble topping. Desserts include Italian tiramisu, with Madeira and mascarpone, apple blackberry crumble, bread and butter pudding and lemon meringue pie. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

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