The Small Holding at Home and farm pop up shop has launched for business today, Monday 23 March.
Guests can experience a taste of The Small Holding from their own home after collecting a ready-made hamper of local Kent and Sussex cheese, chutney and crackers, house-made charcuterie, freshly made bread and local wines and beers. Or take away a restaurant standard three-course meal, including fish pie and ginger cake with rhubarb and cream cheese. Collection of hampers and meals are from 12-9pm.
The Farm shop will be open Monday-Sunday from 8am-8pm and selling a wide variety of home-grown vegetables from the Small Holding plot including chard, purple sprouting, radishes and leeks and dairy such as cream, milk, eggs and cheese. Fresh meat and fish such as pork shops, sausages, whole chickens, mackerel and cod are also for sale.
All produce and hampers will be sold with zero contact.
Named ‘Chef to Watch’ in the Good Food Guide 2020, Will Devlin says, “We’ve had to reinvent ourselves in this last week and are working exceptionally hard during this unprecedented situation to keep tasty food and drink on the table of our valued guests. There are going to be more challenges and uncertainty over the next few months but we’re lucky that the weather is warming up and the farm will soon be in full production. It’s been brilliant so see everyone in our teams and local producers and suppliers such as Hinxden Dairy and The Pure Meat Company really rallying together through this tough time.”
About The Small Holding
Will Devlin, 31, is the chef-owner of The Small Holding, a kitchen and farm on a country lane in the village of Kilndown on the Kent and East Sussex borders. The 26-cover restaurant was voted the best restaurant in Kent at the Taste of Kent Awards and is set in one acre of land, permitting a unique connection between farm and table. Growing, foraging and cooking the best ingredients is at the core of The Small Holding, with daily changing menus, using home-reared and home-grown ingredients from the farm, which is less than 10ft from the kitchen.