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Chapter Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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New Town Street | Chartham Hatch, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7LT, England
+44 1227 738340
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the highly rated Chapter Arms for Saturday evening dinner and were delighted. Our party of 4 (plus Pip the dog !) sat in a cosy room with a blazing log fire and were served by excellent staff. The food was magnificent quality and expertly cooked. We had duck breast or turkey and ham pie with some of the... More 

Thank Stephen K
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their roast beef is delicious, probably best I've had in Kent. It is served pink which you can hardly find which is cooked to my liking. Usually other restaurant served well done or rare roast beef. Boyfriend had roast pork and it was excellent with yummy crackling. Must try if you love a Sunday roast!

Thank arroz T
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely roast at the Chapter Arms served by willing attentive people who take care of their customers. Treat yourself and go.

Thank Tom F
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have been to the Chapter Arms several times and it never disappoints. The staff are very accommodating and the landlord a great character. The pilgrim 3 course menu, with several options, is great value and their other pub selection are also lovely, for me especially their beautiful cod and chips !

Thank Pam S
clacton on sea
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were visiting our son who is studying at Canterbury university and wanted to find a dog friendly restaurant. There seems to be only 3 in Canterbury and based on the good reviews we decided to book here. On arrival staff we were welcomed warmly by staff and they were very polite and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Traditional... More 

Thank Debbie L
Brabourne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had walked past this idyllic looking pub in the afternoon and decided to investigate further as it seemed so nice. The reviews on here were good and the menus on the website inspired me too. When I rang to book the landlord couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming and the same was true when we arrived. The meal... More 

1 Thank NikkiJackson_12
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a Sunday roast and were not disappointed, big portions and delicious food! Best roast I've eaten out. Pudding was also beautiful, throughly full up afterwards! Lovely friendly staff and quick service. A great pub with character and nice walks nearby too :)

Thank SouthEastTraveller11
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This pub is set in a lovely part of the Kent countryside. It does great food and is a really nice setting for any occasion, especially in the summer. My family have held a number of special occasions there and have been looked after wonderfully. I will definitely be going again and would recommend to anyone.

Thank Q4903URricharda
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Visited Chapter Arms for Sunday lunch, which I can't fault except for the choice for vegetarians. This isn't the first time I have been here but one of our party who usually comes along is vegetarian. They don't eat fish so the only choice is risotto, which they said was very tasty but I do think a nut roast could... More 

Thank cpm57
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with my partner and a friend, upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff and although our table was booked for 6:30 (it was 6pm) we were asked if we would like to go through to sit down and look at the menu. The service was brilliant, staff were attentive and the owner was a charming and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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: +44 1227 738340
Pub with excellent restaurant 1 mile from Chartham railway station set in the middle of orchards on the South Downs way. Extensive outdoor seating area with stunning views. All meals prepared freshly from top quality locally sourced ingredients. Dogs and children welcome

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?