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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was out of this world. Staff were polite, friendly, kind and attentive. Couldnt praise highly enough and cant wait for an excuse to go back!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its got good fresh food cooked to order one of the best places to eat in Birchington, i particularly like the fish of the day keep up the good work.

Thank TravellerSND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch luvly cosy pub restaraunt food was the best roast dinner we’ve ever had apart from my one of course ,the staff were very friendly an we didn’t wait long at all for our food

Thank riastdinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the powell Sunday 24/6 we were going to have a meal but service in the bar was terrible plenty of staff doing nothing eventually got served no atmosphere and prices very high will not visit again

Thank kieth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place for a drink or a meal. The food was very appetising and the drinks offered were great with a wide choice. Which makes this an excellent choice if you are hungry or just want a nice place to meet friends for...More

Thank rattler2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we only had one hour last Saturday as friends from London had a train to catch. The staff at the Powell we so good in helping us with quick service and the food was excellent. Our friends were very impressed and said the food was...More

Thank Joyce Brian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a meeting this evening in this cosy restaurant. Food was fantastic, staff were friendly. I will love to come back.

Thank Ismot
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I went to the Powell arms with family on a Saturday night, there was a nice friendly atmosphere and I liked the decor. It was fairly busy, mostly couples, mostly middle aged. Food was a good quality, nicely presented but a little pricey. Overall a...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with my family for a Sunday roast to celebrate my birthday. I had garlic mushrooms to start which were nice but the bread could’ve done with being toasted as it was very soggy. The roast pork more than made up for it. Really...More

1  Thank Kimberley L
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Service was excellent, food was amazing, decor and atmosphere excellent. Popped in on the off chance late and certainly was not disappointed.

Thank Tina H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 842777
  • E-mail
The long-established pub The Powell is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823. Enjoy elegance, soft hues and classic touches which accentuate the original features of the building. We welcome families, couples and friends to enjoy and relax by having a drink, a light lunch, evening meal or Sunday lunch. John our head chef is forever updating and tweaking our menus to make sure you have the best and tastiest experience possible. Lunchtimes: Our Lunch menu is varied, serving light bites, sandwiches/paninis and typical homemade pub lunch options. Served 12-3pm (Monday & Saturdays), 12-4pm (Tuesday - Fridays). Evenings: The Evening menu includes A La Carte options which are served 6 - 9:30pm (Tuesday - Saturday), additionally our pub lunch options are also available Tuesday - Thursday evenings as a summer extra. Fish Specials are available Tuesday - Saturdays evenings and are changed regularly depending on the local catch. Sunday Lunch: Our delicious Sunday lunches are served between 12 - 5pm and include a selection of meats, vegetarian options and fish specials.
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