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The Artichoke

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Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Chartham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We moved to Chartham 18 months ago and have been frequent visitors to the Artichoke since. We often eat at the pub, taking friends and family for a guaranteed great meal. Bill and Sue are always very welcoming and happy; it's always a pleasure to visit. Prices are good and one of the tables is a glass top over an... More 

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Thank chris55109
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This pub restaurant is one we visit fairly often. It does good pub food at reasonable prices. Only problem is that parking is a bit limited

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Thank Murdoch46
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you like the pub. We do have 18 parking paces but the pub is very popular so at times it can be difficult to park. Hope to see you soon More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A country Pub/Restaurant. Our first visit to this restaurant. The ambience of the place is excellent with the smell of a lovely log burner. Shame it is only in the pub side and not the restaurant. We had a lunch time meal. The menu was well presented.Service was good and the food was hot served on hot plates. I ordered... More 

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Thank Msbubbly70
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad your enjoyed your first visit. When you visit again just ask for extra feta on your tart and we will gladly put some in the tart as all our food is cooked fresh to order, so no problem to add or take items away. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent building inside and out. We were seated at a huge glass panel table built over the inside well, good food big portions, good for adults and children.

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Thank Sylvia M
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you like the pub and food. Hope to see you soon. More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were very welcoming when we came in but the locals had a typical "who are these non-locals" attitude. The pâté wasn't the highest quality and also looked very basic. The lamb shank was almost certainly purchased from Aldi's reduced section and microwaved in a bag just before being served. I doubt I'll be paying another visit for food.

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Thank Chris W
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you found the staff friendly. We are very surprised that you found the locals attitude poor as we have never had a problem with that - we are sorry if you found them unfriendly. Regarding the food we certainly never have shopped at Aldi's and do not serve that type of... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a couple of girl friends and had a delicious Sunday roast in the pub garden. Food was fantastic all round. The staff and locals were great and will certainly return!

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billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found the staff and locals great. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a meal with my partner our 2 children and friends. The staff were very friendly and made us all feel very welcome the landlady was also very acomedating towards our children. My partner is also breastfeeding our 12 week old baby and for once in a pub it was not frowned on. After the meal we moved to... More 

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billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you found the pub friendly and enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great delicious food. Welcoming staff... very friendly and cosy pub. Always satisfied when i have visited !

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Thank hawkik90
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted you had a lovely meal and found the pub friendly and cosy. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fairly regularly stop at the Artichoke on our cycle travels from Canterbury. There is always a very warm welcome and the lunches are excellent and good value for money. The home cooked food is wonderful and we always feel well fed by the end! Definately worth stopping at.

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billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Artichoke always serves amazing fish, but the sea bass on the specials menu at the moment is outstanding. My Mum chose the cottage pie, which she thoroughly enjoyed. This pub has such a lovely atmosphere and we were made to feel really welcome. Have booked again for next Saturday!

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Thank janyMay
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We are glad you like our lovely pub and are made to feel welcome. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chartham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 738316

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