Four Kent venues have been named in a list of the country's best places to enjoy tasty food alongside a great night’s sleep.
Bosses said: “With the nights drawn in and a long stretch of winter ahead, our thoughts have turned to a trip away.
“And what better premise than a trip based around good food?
“We’ve picked out cosy countryside pubs, bothies, shepherd huts and townhouses where your stay is as much of a destination as your dinner.”
The Rose, Deal
This dog-friendly pub in the high street perfects the “balancing act” of casual versus formal, according to the guide.
The restaurant and rooms are decorated with wood flooring, vintage furniture, modern art and fashionable colours.
Praising the service, The Good Food Guide stated: “From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you feel relaxed and happy.
“The decor is fantastic, and the service is perfect: attentive but not overbearing!”
Dishes at The Rose range from roast rack of lamb with radishes and sorrel to razor clams with beach herbs.
Rooms start at about £140.
This seafront venue comes across as “genuinely local”, and the food is “judged to the finest detail with seductive flavours”.
It is in the Michelin guide and has a green star for sustainability.
Its menu consists only of fish and vegetarian dishes, due to the carbon produced in the meat process, chefs say.
The Good Food Guide reviewers said: “There is a general air of warm-heartedness and good humour at this sought-after restaurant.
“It comes across as genuinely local and faithful to its seaside location.
“People travel for miles to visit Angela’s and it gets booked up way ahead.”
Rooms are available for about £180 a night.
The West House, Biddenden
A staple of the village’s high street, this restaurant with rooms celebrated its 20th birthday last year.
The West House is “discreet from the outside, warm, understated and beautifully timbered within”.
Chefs’ understanding of classic techniques alongside vibrant flavours is praised.
The Guide comments: “This delightfully laid-back restaurant with rooms certainly has formidable staying power.”
Stays start at £320 a night.
The Sportsman, Whitstable
The Sportsman is an “unremarkable roadside pub”, which may seem an unlikely spot for such a famous restaurant, the Guide reports.
However, this well-known diner has a coveted Michelin star and four cabins for guests rather than traditional rooms.
An overnight stay here includes breakfast provisions which you can cook yourself in your hut.
But the food is a touch more sophisticated, with offerings such as slip sole with seaweed butter and roast pork loin with sage.
The Good Food Guide reported: “It is welcoming, confident and buzzing with atmosphere.
“The interior has well-spaced scrubbed tables, bare-boarded floors and a light, airy vibe.”
Rooms are available from £160 a night.