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The Wife of Bath

4.7
4.7
734 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

The Wife of Bath in Wye is a historic restaurant with rooms which was first opened in 1962 and has long held an excellent reputation around Kent. There is an intimate bar area, a beautiful main dining room and five exquisite guest rooms.

Owned and operated by the team behind the multi-award winning Rocksalt restaurant in Folkestone, The Wife of Bath is proud to offer the highest standards of food and service.

Mark Sargeant - ex right hand man to Gordon Ramsay - has put together an exciting menu celebrating a broad range of modern English and European cuisine, utilising the fabulous local and seasonal produce from the surrounding Kent countryside.

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01233 812232

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    James Freeman

  • Area

    Wye

  • Parking Details

    Parking spaces available for room residents only

  • Public Transit

    Local bus and train routes into Wye from surrounding towns of Ashford and Canterbury.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 734 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Best Service

  • Kent

    Fit for Foodies

  • Kent

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We received an amazingly warm welcome and attentive friendly service throughout our stay. The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed both our evening meal and breakfast.

  2. EG

    EricaG

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a super dinner in Rocksalt at the weekend. Food was delicious and staff were friendly. We would definitely go back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding again. Great to see the tasting menu back - and it delivered. A real treat. Thanks all at TWOB. Cocktails were spot on too.

  4. MI

    MICHAELH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed an excellent and well presented taster menu accompanied by great service.

  5. AH

    AlisonH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was a Sunday lunch to celebrate a family birthday. We’d not been before but had heard good reviews. We weren’t disappointed! It was absolutely top class food. Possibly the best Sunday roast we’d ever had! The starters and puddings were excellent too.

  6. Z

    Zaxapy

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our fourth time eating here and it just gets better every time. Fantastic food and staff

  7. PS

    PeterS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was absolutely amazing, very attentive and not at all overbearing. Food was very good, this is a top end restaurant so the flavours and presentation are excellent just don’t expect big portions !

  8. f

    funfoodie

    London

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Bare blond room, simply presented tables, rather hard atmosphere. Excellent, caring service and attention from all staff throughout. Interesting and unstuffy menu and wine list. prices London equivalent which is fine if the food meets London equivalent standard, but here is where I feel there is a degree of aspiration not quite met by execution. It's clear the sourcing is good, and my venison was perfectly cooked, but my partner's fish dish was dryish and indifferent on all levels. Similarly, veg accompaniments not v tasty. We also found the noise level really unattractive as the room filled up, a consequence of hard surface everywhere. Of course, one midweek meal is just a snapshot of potential, so I finish by adding that on both mornings full English breakfasts were a complete gastro delight; perfect eggs, porky peppery sausages, excellent coffee and juice.

  9. Z

    Zeta

    Kent

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service, as ever! Our favourite place.

  10. CB

    ChrisB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, excellent food and great wine. Really good service everyone wore masks and we felt incredibly safe and secure. Nicely spaced tables relaxed atmosphere, and the tasting menu was extremely good with adjustments made where necessary. I would also recommend the wine flight alongside the tasting menu to get the most out of the experience.

  11. KV

    KatieV

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, great service, and staff. My only negative comment is: we parked in their parking lot and were promptly kicked out by the hostess because it is reserved for people staying with them. Not just the peons going in for a meal. Thus our evening started out quite negatively. I think this could have been handled better. Otherwise, everything was fantastic.

  12. v

    valerieh

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Room was clean and well appointed, food was excellent and good value.

  13. T

    Trev

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We didn't think the food as good as in previous visits when it was Spanish theme. The sauce on pigeon breast starter was strong and the other sauce with it was tasteless. The brests were also overcooked. The hake dish was very good. The saddleback venison would be improved by adding some potatoe side. The crab ravioli was excellent. Deserts were ok. It wasn't as bussey as before probably because the bar is still closed. But the staff were lovely. Wine good.

  14. AC

    AntoniaC

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No fault whatsoever. Food was fabulous, but if you are a veggie/vegan, you may still feel hungry, as my friend did. Fortunately I’m not. Venison was so good!

  15. SO

    SheilaO

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very interesting imaginative menu , good efficient cheerful service, happy atmosphere.

  16. K

    Katriona

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit, great food Paired drinks worked perfectly. Nothing too much trouble. Lovely stay and amazing dinner.

  17. PC

    PedroC

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding and beautifully presented food, in a most pleasant environment. Great choice of wines and delicious desserts. Staff made us feel welcome at all times, thank you very much for making our wedding anniversary feel so special!

  18. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and wine. Staff were exceptional. Highly recommended

  19. CO

    CliveO

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first visit since change of ownership. Worth travelling to. Food was excellent and we would have chosen 80% of items on the menu. We will be back. Noise level on Saturday evening as we would expect and added to atmosphere did not detract from the experience.

  20. N

    Nick

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent taster menu and wine pairing , very good service , nice comfortable room for good nights sleep with very good breakfast .

  21. SB

    SimonB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all areas, superb food and great service

  22. T

    Thomrhys

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional. Interesting and very well executed tasting menu, with proper, decent portion sizes. Highlights for us were the snacks, fish course and the outstanding tiramisu. Great service throughout too. Good value. Will most definitely be coming again!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the first time that I have dined here but it definitely won’t be the last. Superb food and customer service. I highly recommend The Wife of Bath.

  24. JW

    JoannaW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and excellent service. We had a wonderful time.

  25. A

    Almac

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstandingly fresh and vibrant food with some very unusual flavours which complemented the dishes. The crab raviolo with lemongrass and the passion fruit soufflé with bergamot sorbet was fantastic. The service was superb. Definitely an excellent restaurant by all standards.

  26. JB

    JeanB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good and the service was friendly and helpful. Our compliments to the chef. We still find the ambiance very noisy and soft furnishings would make this better.

  27. VP

    VictoriaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the tasting menu with wine pairings, some of the courses were yummy and some were delicious! The wine pairings were surprisingly excellent. London-level food and service was very friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Looking forward to going back again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lunch with an old fried - absolutely fantastic food, service and wine. Would definitely go again.

  29. A

    Anne15

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    The staff were incredibly friendly and we’d go back because of them. The food seemed quite average. The vegetarian starter was very simple, and the main could have been more imaginative; didn’t enjoy the cauliflower. The desserts and drinks were lovely.

  30. SE

    ShaunE

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was spectacular, the venison was melt in the mouth and the Sea Bream was very tasty as well. Recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  31. LC

    LizC

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful evening with absolutely lovely food. Our waitress was delightful. Also very impressed that all waiting staff were wearing masks, thank you.

  32. TZ

    ThomasZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining at the Wife of Bath was a great experience, from quality and taste of food to service - all been to a very high standard.

  33. M

    Muchly

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We stayed fort one night. The room was small but comfortable with lovely toiletries. Good choice of teas and nice to have to coffee machine in the room and fresh milk available. The food was delicious, beautifully cooked and presented. Staff were friendly and helpful. We plan to return to try the tasting menu next year

  34. RK

    RebeccaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic time at the wife of bath. The service was exceptional from start to finish. Every need was taken care of. Service was quick, polite and the girls were kind and chatty. We had two sea breams which were incredible and two roast dinners. The roast dinners were a little disappointing, the beef was tough and the Yorkshire’s were over cooked and too crispy. Overall we had an amazing time but just a few tweaks needed.

  35. JC

    JonathanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Had a lovely lunch here for my son's birthday. Delicious crab raviolo, pigeon, lamb, hake and pork belly which, in my opinion, were a notch above other similar Kent eateries. We will be back!

  36. CN

    CarolN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a treat to visit The wife of Bath. Outstanding food and service

  37. M

    Mamf

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very good crab ravioli and sea bream. Lamb a little bland and needed a sauce to lift it. Less enamoured with the tiramisu. It had an overwhelming bitter/salt taste. Quite hard to put your finger on The dining area lacks ambience and could do with some colour or texture to lift the mood Attentive wait staff and speedy service

  38. NT

    NicolaT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and fantastic service. Highly recommended

  39. n

    nobby

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    the menu was very expensive for the quality of the food. the food is very rich and there are no side dishes to order. the wine is reasonably priced and the service is very good.

  40. v

    vivienne

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We choose different things from the menu and our party was very happy with their choice. Will recommend without any hesitation.

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The Wife of Bath is rated 4.7 stars by 734 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Wife of Bath

4 Upper Bridge Street Wye, Kent TN25 5AF

  • Area

    Wye

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking spaces available for room residents only

  • Public Transit

    Local bus and train routes into Wye from surrounding towns of Ashford and Canterbury.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Freeman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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