Stayed for three nights - long enough for a proper impression. Rooms are situated in the main building, in a 2 storey barn conversion between that building and the car park (called the Patio Area) and in a building on the opposite side of the road - a garage and filling station in a former life (called the Stable Block). I was in the only single room which was upstairs in the patio area. The room was very small but cosy and quite adequate, a little bit tired but spotlessly clean,en-suite with shower. The floors creaked a bit and the plumbing was less than quiet but you're not paying Ritz prices.
For evening meals there is a choice of restaurant or bar menus - I tried both. The restaurant provided good portions beautifully cooked and presented and the bar menu was very good value - WARNING do not order the Large Fish & Chips unless you are Really Really hungry! It was huge but lovely with fish just right and batter beautifully crispy.
I was very happy with the full english breakfast but from what I could see the continental offering was much less good value. It was a pity that breakfast was not included in the room price.
The bar was a real pub often containing genuine locals and the natives were friendly. There was a good selection of well kept real ales and for a lover of good lagers (not Foster's Fizz, etc.) it was heaven with Hurlimann, Asahi, Oranjeboom and Samuel Adams ALL on draught.
Every member of staff was friendly and helpful and service in the bar and restaurant was quick and efficient but not rushed.
Chilham village is picture postcard quaint and with no through traffic beautifully quiet. It took me back to my childhood to hear birdsong including the cuckoo and early evening bell ringing practice at the church. But also it is not far at all from the M2 and a great centre for getting to many places in Kent. If I'm that way again this will be the place for me.
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- Also Known As:
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- Woolpack Inn Chilham, Kent - Canterbury