The Devil’s Kneading Trough Restaurant

The Devil’s Kneading Trough Restaurant is set in one of Kent’s most spectacular and idyllic beauty spots at the top of the Wye Downs, and has established a respected reputation amongst diners. The panoramic views stretching to the sea adds to the attraction of a secluded and comfortably relaxed restaurant.

Our philosophy is to provide high quality, freshly made dishes at affordable prices, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In fact, in 2011, we actually lowered our prices to ensure we were giving our customers the best value we possibility could! We have included our menus on this website, so you can see for yourself the service we offer.

Once discovered, the restaurant becomes a regular venue for many, often getting booked out in advance.


The three course Sunday Lunch menu provides excellent value. Diners are tantalised by a varied selection of generously portioned dishes including vegetarian options. Cooking to order ensures the team can deliver a tailored service, catering for dietary needs.

We have cream teas daily; truly a treat after a walk on the Downs.
We can also serve High Teas, so long as you
book in advance, i.e. the day before required.

The restaurant makes a perfect location for weddings and private functions, with seating up to 80 people, a good wine and bar list, disabled facilities and parking. 

Opening Times:
Open 7 days a week

Monday - 10:00 - 16:00
10.30 - 16.30 Tuesday - Friday (17:30 Sundays)
Saturday - 10:30 - 17:00

Sample Menus:

Bistro Lunch Menu
Evening Menu
Sunday Lunch Menu
Children's Menu
Walkers Menu
Drinks Menu

Wye Downs | Hastingleigh | Ashford | Kent | TN25 5HE

Tel: 01233 813212 | E-mail:

Member of Wye Business Association