The Small Holding at Home is an exceptional dining experience safely delivered to your doorstep from Will Devlin and his chefs at The Small Holding in Kilndown, Kent. The Small Holding team have done all the prep and hard work meaning all that is needed is to add the finishing touches, plate up, and enjoy.

Creating a restaurant quality experience at home is now possible. Using fresh from the ground autumn and winter produce from the farm, The Small Holding team have created three different set menus, with additional bread, charcuterie, cheese, wines, beers and soft drinks to choose from, too. The menus will change each week so there will also be a new dining experience from The Small Holding to try at home.

Each menu includes several ready to serve dishes such as hot smoked trout, slow cooked goat terrine or apple and cobnut cake. The main course for each menu has a few elements to be finished at home such as bone in pork chops from The Small Holding’s own rare breed Large Black pigs, hand-dived scallops from Orkney and pan roast duck breast. Each of these elements come with full and easy instructions from chef Will Devlin.

Each menu is available to pre-order for local delivery or collection on Friday or Saturday night and costs from £35 per person.

Will Devlin says, “Our At Home boxes will help us survive this second lockdown but it’s more than that, it’s also about telling a story through the ingredients we grow on the farm and championing the community of incredible suppliers who work with us, such as cheese from Alsop & Walker, cream from Hinxden Dairy, English sparkling wine from Squerryes and craft beers from Cellar Head. We can only get through this if we work together as a community because, together is stronger.”

For Friday and Saturday dinner, orders are available for delivery and collection via pre-booked time slots. Order by 12pm for dinner on Friday or by 12pm on Thursday for dinner on Saturday. Diners are also welcome to collect between 12pm-4pm on their chosen day.

Menu one

  • Hot smoked trout, pickled cucumber & fennel
  • Large Black pork chop, potato & sage terrine, red cabbage, cider sauce
  • Apple & cobnut cake, cream cheese icing
  • Collection £35pp and delivery £45pp.

Menu two

  • Slow cooked goat terrine, preserved vegetables & truffled cheese
  • Marinated cod, seaweed mashed potato, broccoli and pickled chilli, lovage & wild garlic sauce
  • Miso mousse and pine marshmallow
  • Collection £45pp and delivery £55pp.

Menu three

  • Grilled Orkney scallop, pumpkin, Exmoor caviar
  • Creedy Carver duck, smoked potatoes, winter truffle sauce
  • Sea buckthorn & dark chocolate tart, meadowsweet cream
  • Collection £50pp and delivery £60pp.

About The Small Holding

Will Devlin, 32, is the chef owner of The Small Holding, a kitchen and farm on a country lane in the village of Kilndown on the Kent and East Sussex borders. The 26-cover restaurant was voted the best restaurant in Kent at the Taste of Kent Awards and is set in one acre of land, permitting a unique connection between farm and table. Growing, foraging and cooking the best ingredients is at the core of The Small Holding, with daily changing menus, using home-reared and home-grown ingredients from the farm, which is less than 10ft from the kitchen.

Praise for The Small Holding:

A group of folk growing amazing things, then pulling them out of the ground, sometimes knobbly and lumpy, then cooking and serving them. It’s perfectly imperfect and I wouldn’t change a thing.” Grace Dent, The Guardian

“The menu reads like a list of all that is good in a British Larder. Self-sufficiency, careful sourcing, purity of intent and an absolute focus on flavour. It’s easy to fall in love with The Small Holding for the warmth of the staff, its good intent and deft execution.” Tony Turnbull, The Times 


Ranters Lane | Kilndown | Kent | TN17 2SG