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The Friars

Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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A gentle day

Rosary walk and the Peace gardens a great experience. Go to feel it and enjoy it. Summer or winter... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Audrey S
Peaceful venue for quiet time and cake

Visited this week and was reminded that this is a charming place. Very good tea room and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Mary K
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“farmers market” (10 reviews)
“peace garden” (8 reviews)
“pottery shop” (5 reviews)
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Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
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"lovely tranquil place"
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"peaceful experience"
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"car park"
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Rosary walk and the Peace gardens a great experience. Go to feel it and enjoy it. Summer or winter its always worth a visit, whether its to connect to your spiritual self or simply have a quiet and peacful moment.

Thank Audrey S
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TheFriars, Hospitality Assistant at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

We are pleased to hear you had a great experience here at The Friars, particularly the Peace Garden and Rosary Way. Thank you for sharing your comments with others.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this week and was reminded that this is a charming place. Very good tea room and beautiful grounds.

Thank Mary K
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TheFriars, Hospitality Assistant at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are pleased you had an enjoyable time here at The Friars

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a beautiful place , peaceful , quiet and reflective . Went to a very special mass on Monday afternoon for a gentleman , I was very lucky to know . I helped care for him in his later days . The choir came...More

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TheFriars, Hospitality Assistant at The Friars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of The Friars, and although visiting under saddening circumstances we are glad you managed to find peace and time to reflect. We hope to welcome you back to The Friars in the future.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I take my 2 children age 1 and 2, they both love it seeing the ducks and different colour plants listing out for different birds. Finished of with a drink in the restaurant. Great place for all the family.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Lovely peaceful experience except for the odd noisy tourist. Loved the buildings and the peace garden was very relaxing apart from chatty tourists The gardens are wonderful, it a great place to visit

Thank Hoppityskip
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Steeped in history. Staff were very friendly and spent time talking to us and answering our questions. Very peaceful place. Nice cafe and gift shop on site.

Thank MaryHV1885VF
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the Sunday Farmers market and was amazed at how peaceful this place is. From its mini Abbey, the large pond with its geese and T- Rooms that provide pleasant refreshments. The grounds are lovely and I am told a variety of events are...More

Thank Kris B
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Walking the Pilgrims Way Friars is somewhere you walk past, so we decided to pay a visit and have lunch as we were finishing our walk leg in Aylesford. We were lucky to find we had chosen a day when the farmers market was operating...More

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I went here on a sunday for a farmers' market and took the opportunity to have a long walk around the grounds. Very well maintained and very impressive. Loos are available and were clean. See my photo of the information board which unfortunately isn't available...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here! Friendly an interesting for kids to walk around! Had coffee an cake, staff/volunteers on hand for any queries

Thank Salib79
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Nisus L
15 July 2017|
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Response from traaveller1 | Reviewed this property |
Availability would depend on local events/conferences so prices may vary. Best to check online or with the Friary directly.
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Jackie S
6 July 2017|
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Response from cb512016 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not I think only a few have extra facilities
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Jamielouisegilbert
27 February 2016|
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Response from NickBestwick |
No you can't, simple as that. However, they do have a lovely North Barn that you can hire out for a Reception. Contact them directly for prices and details. It is very good value
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