Maidstone Road, Matfield,

Kent. TN12 7JH

At The Poet

Well sourced ingredients is where any good food journey begins, so Charlie Spencer, head chef and owner, ensures we make the most of what our country has to offer. And in the South East we are fortunate to have great quality British produce available to us.

Ultimately Charlie has a drive and passion for food that he wants to share, and The Poet offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere to come and experience those efforts.


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Our Suppliers

We support the following suppliers because we believe they deliver us consistent, good quality and flavoursome products. They also share what we believe are essential values and practices in food production and provision.

  • Meat

    Chart farm

    Chart Farm is a family run business. They are passionate about providing customers with the highest quality, seasonal produce that’s either reared on their farm or sourced as locally as possible from farmers who share their values. They believe in traditional farming, looking after animals in a natural ethical way; which reflects in the flavour and quality of the meat they provide.


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    Chart Farm

  • I.A.Harris

    Fruit & Veg

    I. A. Harris & Son Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Suppliers have a long history of quality business. What started as a humble newsagents shop is now a well-established company in New Covent Garden Market. They continue to deliver fruit and vegetables with a main focus on customer satisfaction. On a green note, they only use boxes made from recycled material, and are working towards being more economical by phasing out their diesel vans and replacing them with a gas powered alternative.

    Fruit & Veg

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    I.A Harris

    Covent garden market
  • Sankey's


    Sankey’s Fishmongers is based at 9 Vale Road in Royal Tunbridge Wells and can be found opposite the central train station. Sankey’s specialize in the freshest seafood products from around the UK. Sankey’s was the “Winner of the 2011 & 2012 Taste of Kent 'Best Fishmonger' award”. Sustainability is as important to them and every effort is made to ensure that their products are sourced as responsibly as possible.


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    Tunbridge Wells


Please either reserve a table through our online booking service below. Or call us on 01892 722416 to check availablity and speak to a member of staff.

Please note, the system below currently only allows for bookings up to 6.
If you require a larger table, you can state this in the message field of the booking system and we'll get back to you to confirm or please call us direct on 01892 722416.


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  • Cheese and wine evening

    Cheese and wine evening


    Join us for a wine tasting and cheese sampling evening. The evening will be hosted by two experts in their fields.

    Both experts represent our suppliers. (Stan from Milton Sandford Wines and Tom from our Penshurst Fine Foods). Limited spaces available. Please call to check availability.

  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day


    Free glass of Prosseco for Mum. A special day with a special menu.

    Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a splendid afternoon and we hope Mum got the pampering she deserved!

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Finding Us

The Poet at Matfield
Maidstone Road, Matfield
Kent, TN12 7JH

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