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Who'd A Thought It

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British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, European, Wine Bar
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Headcorn Road | Grafty Green, Grafty Green, Maidstone ME17 2AR, England
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Roatan, Honduras
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been meaning to review here after a few visits for lunch & drinks. It's the most stunning location in real countryside with narrow country lanes however you won't get any scruffy farmers or the smell of wet dog here. They've taken the best location & building but offer a high class of service, food & style. Always excellent food &... More 

1 Thank HummingbirdRoatan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been here for a while. The restaurant looked sumptuous and glamourous. All 3 courses were superb with lots of flavours that fitted together perfectly. I had the asparagus followed by half a lobster that was utterly gorgeous. I cannot fault the food here. Service was impeccable with very friendly and attentive staff. Would highly recommend it and looking... More 

1 Thank Raisin5
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food ok but very poor management the waitress was fine but the owner was very uncouth and ignorant These people should not run a restaurant

Thank Jackie B
whodathoughit, Owner at Who'd A Thought It, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, We are shocked at your very rude and unjust comments. If you take a moment to read some other comments on Trip Adviser you will notice that your comments are not shared by others. Your comments clearly show you should not leave reviews on sites as they have no substance or foundation. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pub is in a nice location with seating outside in attractive garden area, and gets the sun. Its nicely presented, has good choice of food and drink, and the restaurant is recommended. We had a nice meal with good helpful service, as I am a coeliac. Decor is interesting, TV on in one bar for sport, other bar with... More 

1 Thank mikeg_travels
Kent, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for Sunday lunch and drinks as we hadn't been before the staff we're great and even let us view the rooms as we was interested in staying the following weekend... The rooms we saw was amazing! So classy and beyond expectations they are very large and designed so beautiful! The restaurant is great very... More 

1 Thank Daisykentwoo
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This boutique hotel is also an 16th century original pub and restaurant. The grounds have some lovely unusual outdoor furniture. The locals are very friendly. Local produce is used in their menu and tastes exquisite. Weddings can be booked in the marquee adjoining the pub. The rooms are all individual well decorated to high standards also themed rooms are available.... More 

Thank Ann-Marie D
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read a few reviews, I arrived with a little trepidation, only to have the staff blow me away with their cheerful, efficient service. We stayed in the Perrier Jouet room and were not disappointed, it was lovely and very clean and the champagne in the room was yummy, as were the oysters delivered by room service a little after... More 

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Benenden, Cranbrook United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living near the oyster beds in Brittany, can honestly say that there oysters were just as good. In fact we ordered more! The rest of the meal was just as good, loved it all. The decor wasn't to my taste very dark, but the food certainly made up for it

Thank Sara R
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine, as advised by the Gent who I assume is the owner. The Sunday roast was very good, probably the best I have had in a long time, I usually avoid them because they tend to be poor. Great Vegetable mix, so we didn't waste anything. The chicken was very succulent and the waitress was very attentive. It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Driving the scenic route through mid Kent saw a sign for Oyster and champagne bar. As this is in the middle of nowhere and being a shellfish fan I turned around and decided to have a lunch there on a Friday at about 13.30. I was the only person there at that time. Pleasant and helpful lady behind the bar,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, European, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Headcorn Road | Grafty Green, Grafty Green, Maidstone ME17 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Grafty Green
  • Phone Number: 441622858951
What is there to say about The Who'd a Thought It? The building is a restored sixteenth century pub, no doubt the site of countless parties and celebrations over the centuries, and is now a luxurious Champagne bar, restaurant and hotel. At the Whody, you can expect to have a truly unique and memorable experience whether you join us for the night, a meal or just a drink. Our restaurant, run by Master Chef finalist Tobias Caira, offers Classical English dishes, carefully prepared with local ingredients, plenty of attention to detail and the characteristic Whody flair. As a hotel, we're chock full of character and charm - each suite boasts its own singular personality. Whether you're looking for classical romantic elegance or stylish contemporary themes, we can provide something you won't find anywhere else. No matter your preference, your room will be fitted with flat screen TVs, hot drink-making facilities and en suite bathrooms. Select rooms also offer four-poster beds, jacuzzi baths, hot tubs and complementary champagne from our outstandingly well-stocked stores.

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