The Poet At Home

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How It Works

Food is freshly prepared & supplied chilled. It can be kept for up to 3 days in your fridge for you to enjoy at your convenience.

Simple reheat / cooking instructions guidelines are given (appliances vary, so please check food is hot before serving).

Allergens are highlighted on the menu & on packaging, but please make us aware if you have any concerns about specific dietary needs.


We accept payments using AMEX, MasterCard, & Visa only.


Order by 6pm on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday for collection from the next day onwards.

Orders placed from Sunday to Wednesday can be collected from Friday onwards.

Please note, phone lines will be closed Sunday to Wednesday, but if you leave a message, we will call you back on our return.

Delivery or Collection from The Poet

You will be able to select a collection or delivery slot when when you place your order on the checkout page. Collection & Delivery times are from 12pm to 6pm, Friday to Sunday.

For Collections, park outside The Poet’s entrance. We will come out, then ask you to confirm your name & order number. There is no need for you to get out of your car, we will bring the order to you.

For Deliveries we will confirm your desired time via phone. We will leave your order on your doorstep, ring your door bell & step back to safe distance. 

Should you have any questions or any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01892 722 416 or email

Safety Information

Safe ways of working

This guidance will be updated regularly as we closely follow revisions to government guidelines.

All customer collections / deliveries will be contactless.

Orders placed through the website or on the phone will be paid for using Visa, Mastercard or Amex. Apologies, at the moment we don’t accept cash.


Timing of customer collections will be staggered. On arrival, please park outside the front door of The Poet. We will bring food out to your car – there is no need for you to come inside.


After knocking or ringing your doorbell, drivers will leave your order outside the door & maintain a safe distance while you collect it. The driver will not enter your property.

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About Us

Of a normal week, The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by co-owner Petrus Madutlela.

In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 70 craft gins available.

However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have now shifted our focus to serving a limited menu of food that can be ordered online, collected and enjoyed in the comfort and safety of your own home. With the same care and attention to detail as usual Head Chef and co-owner Petrus has lovingly prepared a menu we hope will bring some joy to you and your loved ones during a difficult time.

Behind The Name

World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!