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The Village Pantry

2-4 Forstal Road, Aylesford ME20 7AU, England
+44 1622 792673
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-4 Forstal Road, Aylesford ME20 7AU, England
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleased to have found this gem. Free parking nearby which is a bonus. Well run establishment, good food at reasonable prices. One of our party needs gluten free food, and no problems there. Pleasant surroundings. We have re-booked already!

1  Thank _theverralls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tea room is quite large and there is a brunch, lunch and cakes menu. The portions are generous. I had the fish finger sandwich and the bread was lovely. The ploughman’s was very nicely presented. We didn’t have the cakes or scones but they...More

1  Thank Paula A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a friend for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday. The staff were very friendly and helpful and allowed us as much time as we wanted to spend there. There were a good selection of sandwiches and cakes, together with scones, jam and cream....More

1  Thank Derek P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come here for breakfast when in the area. Sausage, scrambled egg, tomato, beans and toast. Lovely! Wonderful staff as well.

2  Thank 229frank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very warm, welcoming staff. The tea, cakes and whole ambience are something that makes the Village Pantry special. One aspect needs reviewing and that is the extremely hot water in the toilet basin. Even with a warning sign, it is very difficult to wash one's...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little very pretty village tea shop serving tasty lunches too. Not only is the food and service very good, with friendly staff, but you can wile away your time reading the unique notices on the walls or browse the small shop for...More

1  Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by a group of friends with an amazing afternoon tea at this gem of a tea room. The staff were super friendly, the table was decorated (with slightly terrifying babies, it has to be said!) and the food was amazing! The scones...More

1  Thank cofcorrigan
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Having read the reviews my wife and I thought it would be a nice place to visit for a snack lunch after a short walk along the river. We arrived shortly before 12.30 which was quite fortuitous as several mums congregated soon after we arrived....More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We had afternoon tea which we could not fault! Staff were very attentive, atmosphere was buzzing and the food was plentiful and fresh. The scones were amazing. One of our party had food allergies but nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend and will be...More

1  Thank Julia H
craig w, Owner at The Village Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Julia H thank you for taking the time to review us and the compliments for the scones and our understanding of allergies. We always like to feel that everyone can enjoy an afternoon tea if we are able to just tweek it to suit the...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I took my nan here for afternoon tea yesterday and it was great. The lovely girls accommodated to our requirements, ie no fruited scones. We had a selection of teas, which were topped up regular. Lots of sandwiches, good variety which were very filling. The...More

2  Thank Paislie P
craig w, Owner at The Village Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thank you Paislie P for a delightful review. We are always grateful when people take the time to share their experience. Marion

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Heeleymg
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Marion W | Property representative |
Hi I’m afraid we are not open bank holiday Monday.
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misslambx
October 3, 2017|
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Response from craig w | Property representative |
£14.50 per person . Please telephone to book. Thank you
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Cape2206
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Marion W | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your enquiry. There are 2 free car parks either side of the bridge and footpaths that will lead to back to the high street taking you only a couple of minutes from your car to The Village Pantry. If you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Forstal Road, Aylesford ME20 7AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Aylesford
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 792673
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Description
We are a traditional & vintage style tea rooms. We have a full menu ranging from sausage sandwiches, salmon and scrambled egg through to plough persons lunch, cream teas and afternoon tea ( afternoon tea book to be booked in advance) We also cater for private functions on Sunday's. We have a small garden with further seating.
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