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The Artichoke

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Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to a lovely log fire in the bar but when taken into restaurant there was no fire and very cold especially when door was opened. The food was excellent and well presented. The service was very poor, we asked for water and it was forgotten and we had to attract their attention if we wanted something. Such a... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to all the staff at the Artichoke for the excellent service and food on Thursday 10th November that you gave my Mother, myself and all Jeremy's family and friends. We are very lucky to have a warm welcoming pub and restaurant so close to home.

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Thank lisasv650
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Its great to see that you had such a good time at The Artichoke. Thank you for writing such a positive review. More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little Restaurant and the outside is as nice as inside. They offer good English pub food, quite nicely presented. The food is nicely cooked although lacks seasoning - which makes it English pub food... The service is very friendly and helpful. All in all a good place to go.

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Thank Harald G
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are, however, rather surprised that you have only awarded us a 3 when the only negative seems to be that you felt that there was a lack of seasoning , this seems to be a rather small point to warrant the deduction... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful meal . Lovely atmosphere, the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and attentive. The meal itself was superb , the best meal I have had in any restaurant for a long time .We had the lamb and belly pork , absolutely delicious, highly recommended this pub for food and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank shetap50
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such a positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed you visit to The Artichoke. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went there twice, first we had bangers and mash which was absolutely delicious! For pudding I had apple crumple and custard which was also amazing. Because we liked it so much we went back there for a Sunday roast and had the pork loin with stuffing and cracking, and oh my it was the best Sunday... More 

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1 Thank Natalia S
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

We are very pleased to see how much you enjoyed both your visits to The Artichoke. Thank you for your very positive words and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Another MASSIVE thank you to the wonderful staff at The Artichoke. We made our trip back to this amazing pub after other excellent meals at this pub/resturant. We were a group of 7 and celebrating a birthday treat. What can I say, nothing was too much trouble, every table was taken so I was assuming there would be a long... More 

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1 Thank traceyhebborn
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your most recent visit to our pub, and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited the Artichoke to celebrate a 87th birthday. Overall we were very disappointed with our visit. We found the restaurant to be cold and we did not feel that the atmosphere was very welcoming. The meal overall was quite good, although the beer battered fish was served skin side up and the chips were only warm. Although my husband... More 

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1 Thank ShirleyF487
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and indeed if you read the vast majority of our reviews, customers comment on the great welcome they receive. We are glad that the special dish that your husband had was good but if you felt your chips were... More 

Lohmar, Germany
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went to this restaurant with friends for dinner when staying in Canterbury. It is quite out of the way, and the roads are narrow. We arrived in the dark, so we could not enjoy the surrounding countryside. But this 15th century pub was certainly worth visiting. It was tastefully done with hops hanging from the walls.The service was very... More 

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1 Thank Celticman59
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such a positive review. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our pub. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner with our children. We sat at the most amazing table. The food was perfect couldn't fault a thing about it. The land lady was a really lovely friendly lady. We shall definitely go back.

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Thank Pkfrost
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

We are very pleased to see that all of you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to review our pub. More 

London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We walked out to here from Canterbury and were very pleased to find such a great pub. The beer and ciders were excellent and we enjoyed a lovely meal too. Will definitely be going back here if in the area again.

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Thank katesil
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?