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The Chestfield Barn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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101 Chestfield Road, Chestfield CT5 3LU, England
+44 1227 793086
Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Midlands
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quick pre Xmas lunch with a friend. Always good choice of food no matter what your appetite. We just had baguettes & a drink but they were very nice indeed. Large group of men clearly on a work's Xmas lunch drinking session but they were very well behaved so did to disturb our lunch at all. Lovely venue, all... More 

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Thank Celestine65
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen the reviews and heard from local people that this pub had lost its way. The bar staff were really nice and the food was okay. The ale selection was fairly bland and there weren't many people in the bar. Overall it did the job.

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Thank charlietraveller1987
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to the Barn a lot when I was younger. I was regular to their pub quizzes and meet up with friends every Christmas Eve. I went there with my brother for some pre drinks and for some nostalgia. I wish I hadn't. It's a shame to see the Barn in the state that it's in. The... More 

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1 Thank LouieM81
Perth, Australia
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

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Thank Gibbo1969
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

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Thank Samantha C
Burnley
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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.

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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 

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Thank Karen B
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank nanna bird
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 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
Description
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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