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The Artichoke

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Chartham $$ - $$$ , British,
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
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1 - 10 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little out of the way but we had walked from Canterbury on a hot day and just called in for a light snack and a beer . The menus differ from day to day so make sure you check before ordering . We sat...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the artichoke for family gatherings but we popped in for an impromptu supper on Monday. We had lovely food cooked by Craig and Laura certainly made us and other customers feel welcome and valued Thank you

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Artichoke last month with family and friends to celebrate a big birthday! The food was fantastic. The veggie tart was amazing, I would encourage everyone to try it. It wasn't our first time there, we came back for the warm atmosphere and...More

1  Thank Amy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in here for fathers day lunch it was dreadful, when next in the area i will not be calling in.More

1  Thank bruce s
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. However the review is so brief and lacks any detail that it is impossible for us to answer. You say your experience was dreadful, but we do not know how. Therefore it is difficult for us to respond. The building...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on way back from Cliftonville for a Sunday Roast and was not disappointed with this place. Well worth a visit. Great home cooked food, great and varied menu at a fair price. Lovely friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Tucked away from the main road...More

Thank Gary C
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gary, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you liked our pub so much and enjoyed the food, welcome and the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our dinner and weren't disappointed. Ordered roast loin of pork. The pork was lovely and tender but there was quite a lot of fat which made me think it was more like a shoulder of pork but not bothered by this as...More

1  Thank Salina S
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and not that the food is fresh and not our of a packet. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like a standard pub, but inside the food tells the difference. New ownership has revamped the menu with local produce and fresh-cooked food. The vegetarian tart is my favourite, and steak and master brew was, well, masterful. For desert I recommend the apple crumble...More

1  Thank Chris A
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Chris, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you found the pub to your liking and loved the food. It was great to meet you all. Kind regards

Reviewed 14 June 2017

I visited here on Saturday evening. The landlady and landlord were very welcoming. On the landlord's recommendation I had the steak and ale pie and the cheesecake, both of which were delicious. The portions were very generous. The atmosphere in the Artichoke was friendly, and...More

Thank AnneC1406
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Anne, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We started off the evening with a favourite from the menu, steak and ale pie. The portions were very generous and very tasty. The warm and friendly atmosphere carried on for the rest of the night, enhanced by some live music. Unlike some of the...More

Thank EJoly58
Reviewed 9 June 2017

An impromptu lunch at The Artichoke was a good idea. Although being a Monday it was quiet we were welcomed by a very cheerful and helpful barman. We enjoyed freshly cooked fish and chips and a delicious veg and feta tart. Luckily there was just...More

1  Thank Mandt1
billandsue96, Manager at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch and found the staff cheerful and helpful. We hope you will return soon.

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Response from Morag A | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. When the was at the Artichoke a customer was there with his faithful friend. I asked the landlady about this and she told me that this dog was a very welcome visitor to the pub. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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