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New Town Street | Chartham Hatch, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7LT, England
01227 738340
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Chartham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Pub with excellent restaurant 1 mile from Chartham railway station
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The pub and dining rooms are both interesting and attractive inside ( evening visit). The dinners we ate were excellent, sufficient and reasonably priced. There was an interesting and varied menu. The host and staff were very pleasant. Lovely log fire. The background music was enjoyable. In summary a really enjoyable evening. High on our list of gastropubs/restaurants we have... 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 are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice, interesting menu. Excellent food, well cooked. Pretty dining room. Very good value (ie cheap for such quality) Service prompt and friendly without being over-familiar. Went on a Saturday evening - can't understand why there weren't more people there. Will certainly go again

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really lovely Sunday lunch. All of the courses were delicious and excellent value for money. Wine was amazing. Service was top. First class "proper" pub Sunday lunch and will definitely go back again. Ps. Roast beef and Yorkshires highly recommended.

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Feedback is much appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is not so far away for me but rather 'out of the way', although in a nice countryside location. Having a 'spare' Saturday lunchtime, for a change and on the spur of the moment, I decided to pop in. The first pleasant surprise was to discover Greene King IPA on tap, one of my favourite beers. The second surprise... More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to a return visit in the near future. We are also pleased to hear that our member of staff coped so well. We were called out on an emergency hospital visit which was unforeseen and the diners who arrived all at once hadn't booked. We had three... More 

canterbury
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Had a wonderful meal, lovely setting, perfectly cooked food and wonderfully presented. The portions were just right. Not too much and not too little. Staff very pleasant and obliging. Will recommend & return.

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

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. I too am a salt lover but you are quite right in saying that some customers are on low salt diets and we can't take it out! However I will pass your comments on to the chefs. More 

Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had Sunday lunch here for my husband's birthday recently. Table was booked beforehand. I am vegetarian and I spoke on the phone first about vegetarian options. They were very helpful and offered a couple of vegetarian choices not on the menu. The setting in the restaurant is lovely. Very cosy and quaint. Staff were very helpful. Great atmosphere. The... More 

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Sandwich, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After a shopping expedition in Canterbury City we decided to eat 'out of town'. We'd been here once before and wanted to get a 2nd opinion. We were not disappointed. Staff were friendly and welcoming, service excellent, and the food (cod & chips and burger & chips) were delicious. I loved the music too - loud enough to hear and... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review. We regularly have customers looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle and visitors from London in particular love sitting in our gardens surrounded by orchards enjoying the peace and quiet. Sandwich isn't so far away so hope that we will see you again soon. More 

France
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Following a suggestion from the owner of the nearby B&B, we had a great meal at the Chapter Arms. The food was lovely and is on the sophisticated gastropub scale. The place is charming, the staff were super friendly and very accommodating to a family with a teenage girl and two boys, one of them a super tired and grumpy... More 

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

We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to the chapter arms. As I recall you'd brought plenty of activities with you to keep all occupied and we do keep a supply of simple games for children. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and hope to see you again on your next... More 

Dover, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Chapter Arms at Chartham Hatch, near Canterbury is one of those gems you long to discover. Set in delightful east Kent countryside and overlooking acres of apple and pear orchards is old and rustic yet decorated in light colours which put a new slant on oak beams and wood panelling. The menu is extensive with something to suit all... More 

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

T hank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to read your comments and do appreciate and welcome feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just back from enjoying a fabulous meal at the Chapter Arms. Hidden away, an oasis you could easily miss. I was completely taken by surprise at this lovely restaurant. Tastefully furnished without being ott as many of the gastro pubs and restaurants are these days. In a way regreshing that they haven't riped the heart out of the old place... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and thank you for taking the time to post your review. It's most appreciated by all of us to receive positive feedback for our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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

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