A feast in the woods awaits

Boasting a beautiful backdrop of ancient woodland and cosy yet stylish interiors, the stunning timber-framed four-story treehouse – also known as The Clubhouse – at Kingdom in Penshurst is always a joy to spend time in.

Whether you’re having a quick coffee there after a bike ride, or enjoying a long lunch with friends, the space is very conducive to relaxing and just taking some time out.

But to experience one of its special seasonal candlelit suppers, when the dining area is illuminated only by flickering candles and sparkling fairy lights is truly very special.

And the good news is you don’t have long to wait as the venue, which is owned by the I’ll Be Mother Group, has just announced that it is putting on two more of these divine dinners next month.

What could be more magical as the Christmas season approaches, than to immerse yourself in this enchanting ambience – switching off the seasonal stress for a few hours – and enjoying a delicious menu that’s all locally sourced and reflective of the time of year? Maybe the evening could give you a little culinary inspiration if you want to give the turkey a miss on December 25?

“We have two beautiful three-course candlelit suppers coming up on Thursday December 7 and Friday December 8,” a spokesperson for the popular restaurant, which opened in 2015, tells the Times.

“Our popular suppers promise an extraordinary culinary journey curated by our talented chefs. Each carefully crafted menu reflects the festive spirit of the season, featuring locally sourced, fresh ingredients prepared to perfection.

“This December will be an unforgettable blend of culinary delights, festive ambience, and the warm glow of candlelight. We look forward to welcoming you to a truly magical experience.”

Every few months Kingdom – which also boasts a Hot Box forest spa, a nature gym, holistic hut, various yoga classes plus lots of great walks – puts on these candlelit suppers in order to further enhance their ‘get away from it all’ offering.

The dinners will be hosted in the 9,500 sq ft wooden and glass, uniquely-structured Clubhouse which during the daytime boasts 360-degree views across an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also available for private hire, too and is a very popular local wedding venue.

“Kingdom is a naturally picturesque space to unplug, unwind and relax with family and friends,” continues the spokesperson.

“We strive to unite communities whilst creating a safe place for people to nourish, flourish and celebrate, surrounded by extraordinary nature.

“We wish to create stories and memories for those who visit, providing you with a space to connect with yourself and others.”

And by hosting a variety of different classes and events – most recently by launching The Outpost, a dedicated arts space – they say that Kingdom aims to inspire all those within its community.

If you haven’t been already why not start by treating yourself to one of the upcoming candlelit suppers which certainly capture the ethereal essence of this magical place that is so wonderful to spend time in – whatever season it might be but especially at Christmas…

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