At The Poet

A delicious food experience begins with delicious ingredients. Head chef and owner, Charlie Spencer, strives to make the most of what our county has to offer. And fortunately, in Kent, we are priviledged to have an array of produce available on our doorstep.

Most importantly, Charlie has the drive and passion for food and he wants to share this with you.  The Poet offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere to come and experience those efforts.


Please be patient while we prepare the site..

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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  • The Poet Golf Day


    This years golf day will be held at Lamberhurst golf club in Kent. The format for the day will include breakfast at Lamberhurst, 18 holes of golf then back to the Poet for a good hearty lunch.

    Golfers of all levels are welcome, teams of 3 or 4. £50 per head. Fantastic prizes on offer.

    Enquire at the Poet for registration.

  • Father's Weekend - 20th and 21st June

    Father's Weekend - 20th and 21st June


    Due to high demand, we will be celebrating father's day this year on both the Saturday and Sunday lunch.  We will be offering two courses for £19.50 and three courses for £23.50.  The menu will include traditional English roasts with seasonal fish and vegetarian dishes as well.

    Please keep an eye on our facebook page for more details on the menu.


  • Gin Fest

    Gin Fest


    30 Gins from around the world!

    Live Music

    Hosted by The Gin Box Shop
    nline retailer of specialist & craft gins.

    Meet the distillers & special guests:

    Anno distillers, Brockmans, Brighton Gin

    £30 - Gin tasting
    £40 - Gin tasting & BBQ

    August bank holiday
    Sunday 30th August at The Poet
    3pm - 7pm

    Limited spaces & a popular event, advanced booking advised.

Finding Us

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

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