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Chestfield Barn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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101 Chestfield Road, Chestfield CT5 3LU, England
+44 1227 793086
12:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Perth, Australia
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many years ago I was a regular at this place and it was a good spot for beers and a bite to eat. Lovely old building, good atmosphere and good staff. Well 25 years later and it's still a lovely old building but it's all downhill from there. The place has all the ambience of a funeral home, it's the... More 

Thank Gibbo1969
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just lovely. Upon arrival, you will see the beautiful building that is called Chestfield Barn. Outside there is a beautiful pond, full of fish which sets the scenery of the building off nicely. Inside is very spacious but cosy all at the same time. We were lucky enough to have a table upstairs on the second floor, which... More 

Thank Samantha C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks amazing, loads of character and charm. When we visited it was midweek so very quite and not much atmoshere but I presume that's different at weekends. The food was OK but if your willing to travel a bit further, there are better options.

Thank ClaretStevo
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into this charming pub after a day at Herne Bay. We only stopped for a drink but hope to try the food one day. Outside is a little pond with hungry fish waiting to be fed. You can buy bags of fish food for 50p a bag but unfortunately they had sold out. Inside was full of character with... More 

Thank Karen B
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe how rude and obnoxious the staff and owner is here. We came in for a quiet drink and ask for food at 3:50 but was told food had finished even though we're saw some coming out of the kitchen whilst being served. We went ahead and bought bar snacks to suffice. Tables were pretty full, so whilst... More 

3 Thank hrob33066
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

this restaurant ticked al the right boxes. we did not book, but i would advise, as it did get busy. there is a snack type menu, along with a lunch & evening menu, the food was amazing the service was good, & all cooked fresh. the building is old, yet lovely & warm & full of character. there is outside... More 

Thank nanna bird
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We only called that morning and were able to get a table for 4 of us. We were seated upstairs which was kinda cool of course minding out for the very low beams. Food was good and we did ask for slightly different options including a vegetarian Sunday Roast option that were available and both were served with no trouble.... More 

Thank BritHammy
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

On our way through Chestfield and decided to stop off for lunch at the barn. Found it to be clean and comfortable, with lovely outside areas. Main restaurant menu was rather expensive, however, we both chose the minted lamb burger with quad cooked chips, onion rings and coleslaw @£12 from the bar menu, which is a little more affordably priced.... More 

Thank NorthfleetSue
Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Good pub grub, quite expensive for what it is but the food is usually very good. Can get a bit rowdy when the locals are crammed in. Service is usually very friendly though.

Thank mjansley
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit in three weeks with adult family. Ambience good, food excellent and plentiful and service attentive and efficient. Will be visiting on regular basis.

Thank Peter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Chestfield Road, Chestfield CT5 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chestfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 793086
The Chestfield Barn originated as part of the Chestfield Manor in the 14th Century, a possession of the half-brother of William the Conqueror, Odo, Bishop of Bayeaux. It is believed that the Manor dates back to as early as 1084, particularly as it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. In the early part of the 20th Century the barn was converted in to a golf house by Abe Mitchell to service the 700 acre golf course constructed in 1924 by George Reeves. The 14th Century barn is now a pub restaurant offering a traditional and contemporary menu of freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

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