Café - Restaurant

We don't save them,

to serve them

Why not enjoy a perfect day out among our many rescued animals,
see our incredible mature oak trees many with tree preservation orders
to protect them, and our natural ponds and meadows
which are home to many species of wildlife?

All Vegan

Our café is the only vegan café-restaurant at an animal sanctuary in the south of the UK.

-> Fully licensed bar

-> Stockist of Biddenden vineyards wines

-> Vegan cakes and desserts from Compassion Cakes


You can also shop and take home with you many of your favourite VBites products.

We serve hearty daily specials which include

- toasties - salads - jacket potatoes with filling - burgers -

- all-day breakfast - healthy sandwiches and wraps with many side orders -

- cakes, snacks, ice cream - hot and cold drinks​ - 



All 100% Vegan


Rasher, lettuce, tomato and mayo.....£5.25

Cheeze and tomato.....£4.50

Houmous and carrot.....£4.25


Fish kind finger.....£5.25

Jacket potatoes (with salad garnish) - Gluten Free

with cheeze.....£6.00

with cheeze and beans.....£6.00

with cheeze and coleslaw.....£6.00

with houmous.....£6.00

with beans.....£6.00


Cheeze on toast.....£4.75

Mushrooms on toast.....£4.25

Tomatoes on toast.....£4.25

Toast with jam.....£2.70

Slice of bread / toast / fried bread.....£1.50

Kids portion.....£2.40


In floured bap with salad garnish
Spicy oriental vegetable burger....£9.00

Chicken kind burger....£9.00

Traditional burger....£9.00

Kids vegetable burger.....£5.50

All include cheeze and chips

All contain lettuce, tomato, onion & gherkin

Switch to sweet potato fries for £1.50

Sausages and Fish kind fingers

Sausages (2) and chips.....£4.90

Fish kind fingers (2) and chips.....£4.90

Kids portion.....£2.60

Toasties (with salad garnish)

with cheeze, tomato and onion.....£5.25

with cheeze and rasher.....£5.25

with cheeze, tomato and spinach.....£5.25

with rasher, tomato and mushrooms.....£5.25


Daily specials available

Children's parties

Have your children's party at the Retreat!

Party includes:

-- Personal birthday tour

-- Meet the animals

-- Unlimited juice

-- Party music

-- Visit from one of our rescue characters (at food time)

-- Activity goodie food bag: sandwich (cream cheese, marmite or jam), packet of crisps, veg sticks, chocolate bar, drink

Maximum length of party is 2 hours - Minimum 10 children (over 10 children one adult will need to remain with the party at all times)

£12.50 per child

Saturdays and Sundays only (other days by separate arrangements)

Optional extras:

Birthday cake from Jane at Compassion Cakes - 07790 770246

Book now at

Venue space

Hold a venue here at the Retreat!


Types of venues:

Small parties





Maximum capacity: 50 people



Tea / coffee and biscuits

Get in touch for a quote

Enquire at 

Let's double in size

With 1,250+ animal residents and 20,000+ animals saved over our 30 years of operation, there's land on sale next to The Retreat and we have to double in size so we can help many more animals! For them.
All they need is your help <3

HELP us help them AT:


We Need Your Support Today!

The Retreat Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
est. 1989

The Retreat

Brickyard Farm, Cripple Hill
High Halden, Kent, TN26 3LJ, UK


For generic enquiries:

+44 (0)7514 114613

For animal rescue emergencies:

+44(0)7720 495238

Registered Charity: 1105654

Visit Us

Free Entry & Parking

Thursdays 12:00 - 16:00

Fridays 12:00 - 16:00

Saturdays 12:00 - 16:00

Sundays 12:00 - 16:00

(March to November every year)

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The Retreat offers much needed support to all animals - farmed, domestic and wild.

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