History & Restaurant

The Dairy – History

The venue at 40 The Street in Boughton has housed several family businesses in its time, but good quality food in a relaxed, countryside setting has been an important theme throughout. Back in the 1930s, the building was home to Boughton’s cute and cosy South View Dairy, which housed a tea room. We’ve built our business around this theme, taking you back to what was once the heart of the village. Custom-made milk bottle lights align the bar alongside vintage milk churn stools. Our local cheese is exquisite, our Dairy milkshakes delicious (and served in milk bottles, of course), and our tiny milk churn cream jugs are quite frankly too cute to put into words.
Come and join us for drinks or dinner and get lost in the history of this little vintage village gem.

Restaurant – The Heart And Soul

The restaurant at The Dairy is the heart and soul of the business. Our kitchen team, led by our Head Chef Paul Martin, work tirelessly to bring you fresh, local, high-quality dishes without the hefty price tag. There are no rules here – want starters or light bites as side orders? Be our guest. Parsnip chips with your Prosecco? We won’t judge. Five courses with your steak on a Saturday night? We’ve all been there.

All our produce is sourced locally in Kent, from the ales, to the sausages, the steak, the cheese – and the ice cream in your Dairy milkshake.

Our customers are important to us and we want you to enjoy every moment of your visit, which is why we’ve put all our efforts into creating a cool, comfortable and affordable dining experience. So come along to The Dairy Restaurant & Bar and see what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed.


The Dairy – Bar

The Dairy’s bar is a thing of beauty, if we do say so ourselves. A lot of thought went into creating a space that is authentic, inviting, cool and unique. Not to mention comfortable. We had the bar made from solid oak, sourced vintage milk churns, for which we had leather seats handmade, and commissioned lights to be made out of milk bottles to finish off the look. The result is a drinking space that is much a talking point as the delicious food. You’re welcome.

The Dairy – Our Vision

Quality of service, decor, and the atmosphere at The Dairy Restaurant & Bar are as important to us as the food.

We’re striving to create a comfortable, friendly and relaxed atmosphere with high-quality food and drink in the heart of Kent. It’s so good, you won’t want to leave… what are you waiting for?