Chef Mark Sargeant opened The Wife of Bath, a Spanish restaurant, tapas bar and 6-room boutique hotel in the picturesque village of Wye in Kent in early 2017.
A cute Georgian townhouse opens on to a tapas bar that leads to the restaurant with its Northern Spanish-inspired menu.
The rooms are split between the main house above the restaurant and the garden cottages at the back of the building.
Wooden beams, bay windows and fireplaces keep the character of the original building intact, with Spanish-inspired pieces of art scattered around the hotel and in the bedrooms to hint at the Spanish influence without crossing over into kitsch.
Some of the bedrooms are snug but capture the essence of the building and its setting.
Rooms are stocked with a Nespresso machine and a welcome mini bottle of sherry – you also have access to a shared pantry with extra towels and toiletries and an honesty bar.
The restaurant design is simple, cute and pretty – light wooden tables with light grey linens and a flower on each table.
There is a garden terrace at the back with a few tables to enjoy the warm weather.
The food is where The Wife of Bath shines with is excellent Spanish fare.
A tapas selection to start included excellent quality Iberico ham, fried padron peppers and grilled sardines with salsa verde on toast.
A fantastic 12-year Galician steak to share comes with fried potatoes, salad and aioli. You can also share a large Iberico pork chop or a chicken, squid and chorizo paella.
Breakfast continues the theme with a ‘full Spanish’ with chorizo and a Spanish omelette with padron peppers and jamon.
The Wife of Bath offers excellent value with bedrooms on weekends starting at just over £100, including breakfast.
The Wife of Bath is a short walk from Wye station, which takes about an hour from London St Pancras. The Eurostar Terminal at Ashford International is a short drive or train ride away.
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