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The Friars

Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Great place for peace and quite (dogs not allowed) to really enjoy the atmosphere perhaps not the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernard A
Gravesend, United Kingdom
pleasant tranquil place

We spent a pleasant afternoon here. Nice quiet gardens and splendid view of river. Nice tea rooms... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard R
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for peace and quite (dogs not allowed) to really enjoy the atmosphere perhaps not the best place to take children although plenty of open spaces for them to run around. Nice little tea room, pottery shop, adequate public loos. Must try the garden...More

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a pleasant afternoon here. Nice quiet gardens and splendid view of river. Nice tea rooms and gift shop. There is a small pottery and you can book pottery courses. However the main attraction is the quiet and no dogs which is a positive.Spend...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The farmers markets are really special here. The run up to Christmas is the ideal time to visit to start getting into the mood for festive cheer!

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the Friary with family members to remember a recently decreased friend who frequented this place over the last few years. There is a great sense of calmness and peacefulness as you wander around and through the grounds. The gardens are very neat and very...More

Thank FlamboShambo
Reviewed 11 May 2017

If you like your religious fix this is a great place to visit you can sense the history. If you don't like the religious stuff this is still a very historical venue with lots to learn. It has a nice shop and cafe and the...More

Thank cb512016
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Located adjacent to River Medway, the Friars is a sprawling estate with the centrepiece duckpond populated by hundreds of ducks and geese. Offers inexpensive excellent meals on Sundays - but thats supposed to be a secret only the locals know. Magnificent architecture. Many interesting weekend...More

Thank SteveLeeGB
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Had a very enjoyable afternoon out, the Peasemore is the first thing that hits you,very pleasant walk around the lake saw the geese with their young , a walk through the peace garden all the buildings have lovely stonework , had a look in the...More

Thank BigDave119
Reviewed 20 April 2017

What a beautiful peaceful place to visit in this fast track world that we live in. Just had a tea in the thatched cafe, thought cakes were a little pricey for what was there and the slices of sponge were very very small.

Thank llanmedos
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

So peaceful and historic. Car park, tea rooms and a tranquil lake to sit beside and feed the wildlidfe

Thank bevsboy_12
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful location and setting. Very quiet and tranquil. Well maintained. Feels very calm and restful. Staff very friendly

Thank andy w
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can you get married here?
27 February 2016|
Response from NickBestwick |
No you can't, simple as that. However, they do have a lovely North Barn that you can hire out for a Reception. Contact them directly for prices and details. It is very good value