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The Artichoke

££ - £££, British,
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (8 reviews)
“apple crumble” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
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1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been coming to this pub frequently on Sundays for a number of years. However, after a recent change in management, there seems to have been a significant decline in food quality. The Sunday Menu has been significantly decreased which, in itself, is not...More

1  Thank EJP95
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here for lunch with my son. He had the Burger and chips and I had the fish special which was a bream fillet, on a bed of vegetables. All was perfectly cooked. The ale is well kept and the landlord is very polite....More

Thank BishBashBosh66
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was one of a group of walkers that stopped here for a drink on a wet Sunday lunchtime. The pub was busy and getting crowded but they still found time for us and gave us a friendly and cheerful reception. Much appreciated, wife and...More

2  Thank penninewalker
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch with a friend. What a lovely place. Friendly warm welcome lovely fire going and nice beer and the grub was spot on. Will visit again. Thanks so much guys, wish this was my local !!!

Thank Tractorfactor
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Typical Kentish pub. Lovely fire. Good selection of local beers. Lunchtime specials board looked interesting with sea bass, seafood linguini or mussels to name but three dishes. We opted for fish and chips which was good and a lasagne which tasted fine but was not...More

Thank sarah_stow
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you seemed to enjoy your time with us. We are rather surprised however that after all your very positive words that you only scored us a 3 out of 5....More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We tried other pubs for evening meals in the area whilst on a recent 'glamping' trip but this was by far the best. The lamb shank and the steak and Masterbrew pie were delicious!

Thank Jason T
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you Jason for taking the time to write such a positive review. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I went to this place on a whim. I wanted to dine without going into Canterbury. Upon arrival the old building looks very nice (as can be seen in their pictures). We entered in and sat in the bar side of the venue, the waitress...More

Thank Haydn C
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to post a review. We are glad that you intend to come back and dine with us again.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

One of those lazy summer days and a pub lunch in the beer garden a perfect afternoon with friendly service. Local beer is always a must!

Thank Jean T
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you Jean for your kind words. Iam particularly pleased to note your comments about the friendly service.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Another visit to my favourite restaurant. As a group of 12 we were impressed by the friendly and attentive service of the staff and the high quality and variety of food on offer. I had the rib eye steak which was mouth watering, tender and...More

2  Thank padams197
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you very much for such a positive review. We are very pleased to see how much that you enjoyed this visit, and indeed the other visits that you have made to the pub.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We have recently moved to the village and we're looking for a local place to eat. We had heard good things about the artichoke before we visited so we were hopeful of decent food. We weren't disappointed. The food was fantastic, the pie was by...More

2  Thank tedstar34
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Many thanks for your very kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to our pub, and now that you are resident in the village, we hope that you enjoy many more.

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Response from Morag A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. When the was at the Artichoke a customer was there with his faithful friend. I asked the landlady about this and she told me that this dog was a very welcome visitor to the pub. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Chartham
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 738316
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