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Chapter Arms

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New Town Street | Chartham Hatch, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7LT, England
01227 738340
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Pub with excellent restaurant 1 mile from Chartham railway station

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  • 42
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lunchtime group visit

About 16 of us called, a few more than estimated. Welcoming. They coped well with the many varied requests. A pub that has held the world championship for spoofing, an usual form of guessing the number of coins held in the palms of 5 players. I now understand it is global, but is influenced by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
MikeGerry
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Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love The Chapter Arms. We highly recommend it as the atmosphere is lovely, the setting is idyllic esp in the spring and summer, and the food is usually to a high standard. Normally I would therefore rate it 4 or even 5. However, the last couple of visits, including today, have been been unsatisfactory, more like a 2, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the chapter arms a few weeks ago. 6 adults, 3 children and a baby. We all had delicious dinners, all of the children cleared their plates (as did the grown ups!). I would recommend the chapter arms to everyone. Lovely!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went to the chapter arms on easter sunday,we ordered roast lamb. A roast turkey and a roast pork dinner. The lamb was quite rare and chewy.the pork was dry and the turkey was dry and had grissle on it.the yorkshire pudding was not fresh.had been kept warm.potatoes and veg was awful.when we was asked by the landlord if our... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An unexceptional experience, nothing wrong with the service or quality, but also nothing that really stood out about the experience, the Gardens look very pleasant but it was a bit cold to experience first hand.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Chapter Arms was the starting and end point for our mid-week walk around the lovely local countryside and about 10 of us had lunch there afterwards. I have eaten there several times before, as had some of the others in the group, but for some it was the first time. We all commented on the great food, with some... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our lunch with us. Our Pilgrims menu is very popular and the chef takes pride in making sure that all his dishes, whether specially priced deals or a la carte are freshly prepared to the highest standard. We get lots of walking groups and do our best to accommodate them all but... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Halfway through our walk we called into this pub for coffee. We were impressed with the lunch menu so decided to return for lunch. There were 10 of us but we were made welcome. Some of us had the three course pilgrims menu and some settled for a dish from the main menu. Everyone was pleased with their meal, it... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch with us. The team all appreciate your comments and are pleased to hear that their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Chapter Arms for lunch today. The Pilgrims set menu was £12.95 for three courses and was fantastic. I had the whitebait to start, pork belly main and treacle tart desert. Every dish was presented well and tasted delicious. Compliments to the chef! The waitress & landlord were super friendly and we felt very welcome. The pub itself... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. We are delighted to hear that you were made to feel welcome and enjoyed your meal. It is very satisfying for the chef and staff to know that their work is appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After having visited the Chapter Arms twice recently I have found it to be an excellent pub to enjoy a meal and a drink. Lunch at the Chapters is relaxed and excellent quality and the staff are attentive and friendly. In particular David the Landlord is a complete gentleman and made us and our guests feel very welcome. I would... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you on your return visit. More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been eating at the Chapter Arms on quite a regular basis over the last two years and have never been disappointed with the food or the level of service. The menu whilst varied has some very 'special' favourites of mine and is quite varied and interesting. The food is always prepared and cooked to the very highest quality... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for such kind words. It's very rewarding when customers voice their appreciation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

About 16 of us called, a few more than estimated. Welcoming. They coped well with the many varied requests. A pub that has held the world championship for spoofing, an usual form of guessing the number of coins held in the palms of 5 players. I now understand it is global, but is influenced by where the rugby world cup... More 

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Susan D, Owner at Chapter Arms, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We get numerous walking groups stopping off for a lunch break and whilst it's helpful to be prewar need of numbers we do try our to cater for everyone. Thank you for your comments. We held the Kent spoofing championships here last Friday and a good time was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: New Town Street | Chartham Hatch, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chartham
  • Phone Number: 01227 738340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Description

Pub with excellent restaurant 1 mile from Chartham railway station

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