A food-driven getaway, including complimentary Spanish breakfast and an optional dinnerThe tapas bar and restaurant, by the owner and operator of two other award-winning eateries
The daily Spanish breakfast and option of a three-course dinner
The elegant design of the accommodations
What To Know
This foodie hotel is owned by Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant
Wye is just an hour outside of London
The inn is housed in a charming 500-year-old building
Rooms at a restaurant and tapas bar by a veteran restaurateur, including breakfast and an optional dinner
Historic Wye, near Ashford in Kent, is filled with stories of yesteryear, most notably featuring as a stop-off point for weary pilgrims en-route to Canterbury in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Today's visitors can also find a welcome place of rest at The Wife of Bath, named after the notorious character in one of the most famous of Chaucer's tales. Housed in a Grade II-listed 500-year-old building and separate garden cottage, its guest accommodation oozes a modern-day personality all of its own. Despite being refurbished just over a year ago it's already been nominated for Best Boutique Stay in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 and boasts a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The five rooms are named after other Canterbury Tales characters - Franklin, Squire and Cook among them. They are simply but stylishly kitted out with wrought-iron bedsteads and exposed wood-beamed ceilings. The Wife of Bath has been on the foodie map for many a year and you can expect a tasty selection of northern Spanish-inspired dishes in the newly updated tapas bar and a la carte restaurant, under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant – Gordon Ramsay's former right-hand man. It's just the thing after a day out exploring the 'Garden of England' with this part of Kent boasting a number of excellent hiking trails, as well as being within easy reach of Canterbury, with its famous cathedral.