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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for the second time a couple of weeks ago, again the food was great also the service, can not fault it, shall return soon

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Powell has attractive decor, and has a large outside seating area as well. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. The menu had a good selection of interesting dishes. I had grilled halloumi with an orange and shallot salad, followed by a lemon &...More

1  Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the food superb and the staff professional and friendly but now their rooms are ready and totally beautiful. You will stay here and never want to leave with hand carved four poster beds,Egyptian cotton sheets and feather pillows. The decor is exquisite...More

Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely family meal out, the roast was lovely with very nice fresh vegetables, lots of choice on the menu. I will definitely not leave it another 2 years before I visit again.

Thank Jacqui A
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and 6yr old came here after our trip Wingham Wildlife Park and so glad we did! Attentive service, beautiful pub, fantastic food and awesome playlist (if you like British 60’s and 70’s rock as we do). Can’t wait to come back!

1  Thank LisaandSteveRainham
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Our 3 person party from Norway and Australia visited The Powell tonight 1/8/18 and enjoyed the ambience, well priced early dinner specials (£10 with glass of house wine/beer 6-7pm) and great service. First impressions were of a well kept and very clean pub/restaurant. The staff...More

1  Thank Caroline201507
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Although we are locals, this is the first time we have visited the Powell Arms for a meal. We were shown to our table straight away, which was set beautifully. The waitress was friendly. We were served drinks quickly & given menus plus a specials...More

2  Thank jotoffee
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely people who can't do enough to help. Food was lovely good portions at a fair price. Restaurant toilets and bar area absolutely sparkling clean. Outside area lovely to just sit and watch the world go by, we will be going back for sure.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Arranged a fare well to friends heading back home to Australia. My first visit what a wonderful hi end meal. Beautiful place, well managed, clean and tidy. Could not wish for more. Highly recommend. Well priced, good value I found. Many thanks for a nice...More

1  Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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!

1  Thank Laura B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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