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The Artichoke

Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (8 reviews)
“apple crumble” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
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1 - 10 of 424 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to visiting this pub for ages, years even, but had never managed it, I'm not local to it. When my old friends suggested we came here for a meal and a catch up I was quite excited. We booked for...More

Thank exHutter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chartham is just outside Canterbury, and looks like many Kent villages. With its 13th century pub, and river running through it, it's a fairly typical scene. The large paper mill is atypical though, but hiding next to it is the Artichoke. Under new management, the...More

Thank mike_registrar
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We have been coming to this pub frequently on Sundays for a number of years. However, after a recent change in management, there seems to have been a significant decline in food quality. The Sunday Menu has been significantly decreased which, in itself, is not...More

4  Thank EJP95
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my son. He had the Burger and chips and I had the fish special which was a bream fillet, on a bed of vegetables. All was perfectly cooked. The ale is well kept and the landlord is very polite....More

1  Thank BishBashBosh66
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I was one of a group of walkers that stopped here for a drink on a wet Sunday lunchtime. The pub was busy and getting crowded but they still found time for us and gave us a friendly and cheerful reception. Much appreciated, wife and...More

3  Thank penninewalker
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch with a friend. What a lovely place. Friendly warm welcome lovely fire going and nice beer and the grub was spot on. Will visit again. Thanks so much guys, wish this was my local !!!

Thank Tractorfactor
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Typical Kentish pub. Lovely fire. Good selection of local beers. Lunchtime specials board looked interesting with sea bass, seafood linguini or mussels to name but three dishes. We opted for fish and chips which was good and a lasagne which tasted fine but was not...More

Thank sarah_stow
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you seemed to enjoy your time with us. We are rather surprised however that after all your very positive words that you only scored us a 3 out of 5....More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We tried other pubs for evening meals in the area whilst on a recent 'glamping' trip but this was by far the best. The lamb shank and the steak and Masterbrew pie were delicious!

Thank Jason T
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

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

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I went to this place on a whim. I wanted to dine without going into Canterbury. Upon arrival the old building looks very nice (as can be seen in their pictures). We entered in and sat in the bar side of the venue, the waitress...More

Thank Haydn C
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you intend to come back and dine with us again.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

One of those lazy summer days and a pub lunch in the beer garden a perfect afternoon with friendly service. Local beer is always a must!

Thank Jean T
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you Jean for your kind words. Iam particularly pleased to note your comments about the friendly service.

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Michael A
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Response from Morag A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. When the was at the Artichoke a customer was there with his faithful friend. I asked the landlady about this and she told me that this dog was a very welcome visitor to the pub. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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