The Old Well Restaurant

Howfield is located in the heart of the "Garden of England" as Kent is often known, and is within in easy reach of active fish markets around the East Kent coastline.  With the most amazing producers of fruit and vegetables, cheese, livestock, game, juices, bread, ice cream and much more right on our doorstep, we feel that we cannot do anything less than pledge to source as much of our food for the restaurant locally.  We have also built a kitchen garden in order to grow our own herbs, unusual salad leaves and edible flowers.  Howfield Manor Hotel is a member of Produced in Kent, reflecting our commitment to using locally-produced food from award-winning local producers.

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The Old Well Restaurant is situated in what would have been the chapel when the Manor, originally known as "Haghfeld" was a dairy run by monks as part of the Priory of St Gregory.  The Manor was established in 1181, and it is thought that theflint-dressed chapel building dates from this time. With a low-beamed ceiling and leaded windows, the Restaurant has an intimate feel, in which to enjoy freshly prepared locally produced food, all served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

For private dining and family celebrations, the Oak Room is available, please contact us for further details.

Booking in the Old Well Restaurant is essential, please call 01227 733892 to make a reservation. 

Our food is homemade and where possible ingredients are sourced from within a twenty mile radius of the hotel. Howfield has ample parking and guests are more than welcome to leave their cars overnight. We have fifteen bedrooms and our function rooms can accommodate from 12 to 80 people.

Howfield is an independently owned hotel.  This allows us to be flexible and to focus on exactly what our guests need.  If you would like something different for your Christmas meal or would like to have a themed party, please call or email us  to discuss your requirements.

Please call 01227 733892 to make a booking. We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you are interested in local food you might like to find out more about the Produced in Kent campaign, the Goods Shed, a permanent farmers market  in Canterbury and Howfield’s local farmers market in Chartham, where some of the hotels suppliers have regular stalls.