Merry Christmas! How has it got to this time of year already?

It’s been a big 2015 for Thackeray’s, The Windmill and Pearson’s Arms. Lots of change, lots of events and lots of fun. We expanded our Al Fresco offering at Thackeray’s and The Windmill, and that led to a brilliant summer for those two.Pearson’s Arms went from strength to strength with more live music than ever and a brilliantly busy Oyster Festival.

Our menus have changed constantly, and we’ve brought a lot of new offers in to keep things interesting.

We’ve also put a lot of effort into maintaining the Dining Circle blog and newsletter, which we hope you enjoy. If you’ve got any requests for things you’d like us to write about to give you more of an insight into the day-to-day of our restaurants, please do let us know.

As a big thank you for your continued loyalty and custom in 2015, we’ve got an exclusive offer for you for January to February 2016. At Thackeray’s, we have a 6 course tasting menu for £45. And at The Windmill and Pearson’s Arms, we’re offering a complimentary bottle of house wine with meals ordered from the A La Carte to Dining Circle card-holders.*

We hope you have a fantastic holiday period. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate or enjoy a meal we still have some availability. Check the opening hours and offers here and give us a call to book!

Don’t forget to like The Windmill,
Thackeray’s or Pearson’s Arms on Facebook for regular updates and chit chat!

All the best & a very Merry Christmas!

*Available Monday to Friday, not to be used with any other offer.

A look-back at the year we’ve had…As we near the end of the year we thought we’d take a quick look back at some of our hightlights of 2015 and preview some of what’s to come in the new year.


Retaining our Michelin star, re-opening the terrace and exploring Tasca’s Wines!
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The Windmill

Cooking on a Big Green Egg and hosting the Hollingbourne Festival!
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Pearson’s Arms

Live music all year round, the Whitstable Oyster Festival and brand new cocktail master classes!
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Richard Phillips Recommends…


(Christmas pudding in a glass)
50ml Harveys Pedro Ximenez 30yr VORS sweet sherry
50ml Hennessey Fine de Cognac
10ml Frangelico liqueuer
Garnish: Orange zest
Glass: Old Fashioned
Ice Cubes

Place all ingredients into the glass, stir well and enjoy!

And for a few wine tips for the Christmas period, click here


Coming Up…

Keep up to date with the latest goings on in December from our Dining Circle blog.

Book your Christmas Party with us!
There is still availability at Thackeray’s, The Windmill and Pearson’s. read more
Complimentary bottle of house wine
at The Windmill and Pearson’s Arms for all our Dining Circle Members. read more
6-course tasting menu for £45 at Thackeray’s
Your chance to sample the best Thackeray’s has to offer with this great offer! read more
Valentines at The Windmill and Pearson’s Arms for £58
Treat your loved one to a romantic meal for 2 for just £ more
Cocktail master classes at Pearson’s arms
From 4pm – 6pm, Monday to Saturday, Booking essential. read more