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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of charm. The food was good and we enjoyed every course. The staff were polite and quick to serve.

Thank Lisa_Ade_271016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us turned up for a midweek lunch. The tables were set for four apiece. No problem for the helpful staff...the young lady pushed two tables together and rearranged the chairs to suit. We had some lovely food in pleasant surroundings. An unhurried meal...More

Thank sunsmuggler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap and not good. My wife and I listened to great reviews for The Powell and decided to try it. The restaurant is charming enough and we expected a meal to match. I had the nut roast which was a little dry but ok....More

1  Thank graham g
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Have eaten twice here in the past few weeks and have to say meals as good as they have been previously. Staff brilliant fitting you in where possible if calling in unexpected and service was good. Food had such good flavour that family with us...More

Thank Balcombes
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lovely restaurant in the center of birchington, staff very attentive, reasonably priced yummy food!!

1  Thank ThePaysAndTheirPooch
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. The four of us ate Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Beef, gammon or lamb. Great selection of drinks. 5 choices of dessert plus cheese board. Highly recommend.

Thank Snix1976
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy Sunday lunch here. The food is always appreciated and the service very good. There is a limited Sunday lunch menu, mostly roasts, but we've never struggled to find a dish that appeals and the quality is always very good. Lots of vegetables...More

Thank CarolWak
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

What a lovely venue for my party. My husband did a fab surprise party with great friends. The buffet was beautiful and all home cooked. Robin and Claire were so welcoming and warm and the staff are amazing and helpful and friendly. The restaurant and...More

Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 29 May 2017

As regular's we often forget to add a review so thanks as always go to the hosts of our great pub The Powell, we enjoyed an amazing roast dinner today and loved the band. Great price and always made to feel welcome. Well done guys...More

Thank rae5501cat
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Me and my family recently moved to birchington so we don't know many places around to eat, on one evening me and my wife decided to go for a walk into the square where we found the Powell! All I can say is wow.. as...More

Thank rongreg1
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Shelly D
12 December 2016|
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Response from mike m | Reviewed this property |
As it's Christmas it would make sense.
Roger L
30 June 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
You would certainly have to book,but I think you will find that they are fully booked up to and including Christmas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 842777
  • E-mail
The long-established pub The Powell is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823. Enjoy elegance, soft hues and classic touches which accentuate the original features of the building.

We welcome families, couples and friends to enjoy and relax by having a drink, a light lunch, evening meal or Sunday lunch.

John our head chef is forever updating and tweaking our menus to make sure you have the best and tastiest experience possible.

Lunchtimes: Our Lunch menu is varied, serving light bites, sandwiches/paninis and typical homemade pub lunch options. Served 12-3pm (Monday & Saturdays), 12-4pm (Tuesday - Fridays).

Evenings: The Evening menu includes A La Carte options which are served 6 - 9:30pm (Tuesday - Saturday), additionally our pub lunch options are also available Tuesday - Thursday evenings as a summer extra.
Fish Specials are available Tuesday - Saturdays evenings and are changed regularly depending on the local catch.

Sunday Lunch: Our delicious Sunday lunches are served between 12 - 5pm and include a selection of meats, vegetarian options and fish specials.
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