Kent, The Garden of England, has everything from the rolling hills of the North Downs Way to the surprising solitude of the north Kent estuaries and marshes. Canterbury boasts its spectacular medieval cathedral while near Sandwich at Richborough you can experience the early Roman settlement of Britain.
Castles (Dover, Leeds, and Walmer), fishing ports and medieval towns make this corner of Britain endlessly fascinating, while the countryside provides wonderful walks, both coastal and inland.
Whitstable has long been associated with locally caught seafood and in particular with oysters. The working harbour has a small fleet of fishing boats that catch fish daily and sell them in the harbour fish market.
More recently, Whitstable and its vicinity has become nationally acclaimed for its restaurants and places to eat.
The countryside nearby is great for walking and cycling, with very little to interrupt you between Whitstable and Canterbury except woodland - there is a great ride which takes you to Canterbury on the Crab and Winkle Way (the Victorian railway line which took fish and oysters to London), now set up for walkers and riders to enjoy themselves, free from the hassle of traffic.
Whitstable has been voted the town in the UK with the most varied and healthy independent shop scene; and you are staying right in the middle of that! The Whiting Post and its sister shop, The Clothes Horse, are both essential parts of the retail experience. There are many other shops well worth a visit.
The beaches at Whitstable and Tankerton are wonderful places for swimming, water sports or just watching the fabulous sunsets.
WH Kitchen is part of the Whitstable Holiday family and offers catering options to our guests, making your visit even more special and stress free. Starting from £20, you can order a BBQ Pack, Afternoon Tea or a Deli Lunch Hamper. Take it down the beach, out to the countryside, or enjoy at our beach hut! All the produce is locally sourced by Tom and his team so you will be experiencing some of the best food Whitstable and Kent has to offer. Just give Tom a call on 07900068185 or just enquire when booking your stay, and we can pass on the message!
For bigger groups, the WH Kitchen team can put a bespoke menu together. Please allow 24 hours when placing orders.
Nearby Eateries and Pubs
- The Sportsman at Seasalter - Michelin star pub and winner of numerous awards - 3 miles
- JoJos - Tapas and newly opened cocktail bar on Taknerton Slopes. A lovely walk along the beach to get there
- Wheelers Oyster Bar - famous fish restaurant and one of Jamie Oliver's favourites. You'll need to book well in advance- though they do fab take outs. Foodies heaven! Take your own booze
- Traditional fish and chips - VC Jones on Harbour St, Ozzie's on the High Street, The Lobster Shack near Whitstable Sailing Club
- The Royal Native Oyster Stores- fabulous seafood right on the beach. Lovely treat and it's all about the fish
- Pearson's Arms - on the beach in the Horsebridge area and good gastro pub grub upstairs with great views. Get 10% off with our exclusive Dining Circle Card
- Windy Corner - corner of Nelson Road and Island Wall, fun community cafe serving a fab brunch and wholesome veggie lunches
- Harbour Street Tapas - a new venture on the corner of Albert St and Harbour St which is causing quite a stir in the town. Walk ins only
- Brown Delicatessen - great deli on Harbour Street.
- Birdies - great atmosphere and bistro food;Harbour Street
- Whitstable Harbour - great fish market and food from around the world at the Harbour Market Village. Perfect for Lunch
- Blueprint - Some of the best coffee in town on the High Street. Worth the walk!
- The Old Neptune - Down on the beach and "star" of the film Venus (2006) staring Peter O'Toole
- The Duke of Cumberland - one of the best live music venues in town, with the likes of Dub Pistols, Hot 8 Brass Band and KRS One performing recently. When not a music venue, a lively boozer
- The New Inn - a local's pub in Woodlawn Street. Pool, Darts and PacMan are a draw
- Pearson's - down on the beach in the Horse Bridge area. Great cocktails and local beers.
- The Twelve Taps - The place to go if you're into your craft beers and gins. A younger crowd and a knowledgeable team behind the bar
- The East Kent - If you're into a bit of jive, then the East Kent is the place to be. Some great live music and Kentish beers on offer
- The Tankerton Arms - A micropub in Tankerton, offering up local beers. Takeaway beers are a must if going down the beach!