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The Friars

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Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Tea room overpriced

Bottle of apple juice for my grandson cost a staggering 2.25p....two teas and two scones although... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Maidstone, Jamaica
Interesting place ... Improvements needed

Plenty of parking. Staff are helpful but a bit too jokey and informal presenting an unprofessional... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Kent, United Kingdom
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“peace garden” (6 reviews)
“tea room” (15 reviews)
Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Bottle of apple juice for my grandson cost a staggering 2.25p....two teas and two scones although nice far too expensive...twice the price of two teas and two similar scones at the local M and S cafe.....

Thank 687julag
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Plenty of parking. Staff are helpful but a bit too jokey and informal presenting an unprofessional or uncaring attitude. Lots to look at but not much to do. Not good for small children. There is a small pottery workshop with some rather expensive items for...More

Thank randallk71
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Lovely tranquil place, able to feed ducks, pottery shop, could also have a picnic, although there is a cafe.

Thank Kermit7611
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fantastic Christmas lunch. Good service. Lovely setting. Plenty of food. Food was cooked perfectly and served piping hot. Extra vegetables were offered though not needed.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Aylesford Friary is a haven of tranquility and a place of wonderful beauty. The tudor architecture of the many buildings with their nooks and crannys have an unmissable old worlde charm and reverence. The natural beauty of the peace garden, the rosary way and the...More

Thank traaveller1
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A wonderful place to visit, the grounds are beautiful and so calming and serene. Take a leisurely stroll through the Peace Gardens,it’s a great place to go and gather ones thoughts. Located not far from the beautiful village of Aylesford.

Thank mousecatcher2016
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I hired the North Barn for mine and my "other half's" birthday party this weekend. Stunning location and building. It is a great alternative to the mass produced hotels and forced event type places. You just hire the "shell" of the building, so it leaves...More

Thank NickBestwick
Reviewed 9 August 2016

After a birthday lunch, decided we needed a quiet zone to sit down and reflect on life. Aylesford Priory, or The Friars, is the perfect spot, right alongside the upper reaches of the River Medway, away from noise and pollution. Enjoyed the peace, and the...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This quiet attraction is perfect for a short, leisurely afternoon stroll. It's accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Although there isn't any play equipment for children, there is a well-populated duck pond so make sure you take some bread, but watch out for the Canada geese....More

1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy a trip to the Friars for its wonderfully calm and relaxed atmosphere. We've been visiting the place for many years. We have visited just to walk around the Silent Garden, the Prayer Walk and more recently the Farmers' market. We have visited...More

1  Thank Chris W
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Nisus L
15 July 2017|
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Response from traaveller1 | Reviewed this property |
Availability would depend on local events/conferences so prices may vary. Best to check online or with the Friary directly.
Jackie S
5 July 2017|
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Response from srar13 | Reviewed this property |
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27 February 2016|
Response from NickBestwick |
No you can't, simple as that. However, they do have a lovely North Barn that you can hire out for a Reception. Contact them directly for prices and details. It is very good value