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Pottery lesson

Went here for a pottery lesson, and can I say it was just so much fun. There were 9 of us in the... read more

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SMcDuff
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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Exploring Aylesford

Lovely grounds ideal for summer picnic but not much for young children other than to run around... read more

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miccksw
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Barnstaple, Devon, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here for a pottery lesson, and can I say it was just so much fun. There were 9 of us in the lesson and was all able to have our own potters wheel. It’s so much harder than you think to throw a pot....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds ideal for summer picnic but not much for young children other than to run around. Shop and cafe packed out so walked over to restaurant where sandwiches hot food and cake available . Much quieter and was quickly served. Visited pottery shop. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Friars. Our pilgrimage season runs from March - October so weekends can be often busy here. But outside those times, especially during the week it can be very quiet and peaceful here. You...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited because this was once the home of Brocard Sewell, who was a friar who ran the Aylesford Review a literary magazine. He once wrote a book of essays named Like Black Swans so I was delighted to see a pair in the picturesque...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheFriars, General Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Friars, we love having the beautiful black swans back here - they keep the Canada geese in check!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely love Aylesford, it is unique and peaceful. We aim to go there once a month on a Sunday for Mass. It was here I was received as a lay Carmelite in 2018 on the Feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel. God willing next...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, General Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Friars, and we hope you continue to have blessed visits here in the future.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

As for the last 6 years, my partner and I were part of the annual motorcycle meet. We were made to feel very welcome . The retreat is beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed several meals as well as cream teas. Excellent service,tasty food. We will...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of The Friars - the vintage motorcycle rally is a huge date in our annual fixtures and one we always look forward to each year as the people we meet are always so lovely!...More

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Spent the day at The Friars with my team. Had morning coffee and lunch in the café. Food was tasty and hot. Brilliant service from Samuel. Thank you.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Friars, glad you had a good day!

Reviewed July 22, 2019

Went with year 11 as on previous occasions. Always a special day The young ladies had a busy time looking at various aspects of he Friary site and I celebrated Mass for them in St Joseph's chapel.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a view of The Friars and glad the school had a good visit!

Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

We went there yesterday to see the car show it was very interesting lots of vehicles to look at and a very good auto jumble. The show was very well organized and it was easy to park right next to the main field.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Friars, glad you had a good visit

Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Attend remembrance services here at Christmas. The surrounding are simply beautiful and everyone is so welcoming. A lovely coffee shop on site too.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Friars, glad you had a peaceful visit

Reviewed July 15, 2019

We spent a warm Saturday afternoon wandering around the peaceful grounds of the Prior, stopping to look at the pottery made on site, and for an Ice Cream in the tea rooms. This is a great place to chill and let all your cares and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheFriars, Guest Relations Manager at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Friars, glad you had a peaceful visit

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Rivers1712
April 7, 2019|
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Response from TheFriars | Property representative |
Yes of course, all are welcome. Candles can be found in the various chapels and are £3.00 each. There are donation boxes for you to put your money in. The chapels are locked at 5pm each day.
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Zoe R
July 12, 2018|
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Response from TheFriars | Property representative |
Hi there, our prices range from £35 - £66.50 depending on the board basis you wish to take. Availability also depends on what day of the week you would like to come. You can get in touch with the guesthouse via email or... More
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Nisus L
July 15, 2017|
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Availability would depend on local events/conferences so prices may vary. Best to check online or with the Friary directly.
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