The Poet At Matfield

Monday Closed

Tue-Thur 12-2:30/6-9

Fri-Sat 12-2:30/6-9:30

Sunday 12-4

At The Poet

We believe that your dining experience with us starts the moment you walk through our door. A friendly greeting from our front of house team, lead by co-owner Andy Urbanek.

The Poet offers a vast selection of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team, endevours to tempt our customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food cooked to order, sourced from the freshest, local produce. 

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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


    All our Meat suppliers:

  • Fruit & Veg

    I.A Harris

    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

    All our Fruit & Veg suppliers:

  • Fish


    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

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  • Drink

    Milton Sanford Wines

    Good food deserves the best wine. We've been filling the cellars of some of the UK's top hotels, restaurants and gastropubs since 1990.

    From our chalk cellars in Berkshire, we travel the world in search of the highest-quality boutique wines. You won't see them on supermarket shelves. And, in nearly all cases, you won't find them on any other wine rack.


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    Milton Sanford Wines



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.

Please note that we are closed Mondays.

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