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The Artichoke

Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak pie” (8 reviews)
“apple crumble” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my Boyfriend came here for dinner and had the Valentines set menu. We had prosecco on arrival, 3 courses, coffee and chocolates all for £25 each which was more than worth it. The food was nice and the portions were big too. Service...More

Thank lgiff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here every so often, always enjoyed a meal here, don’t get me wrong the staff are really kind and welcoming and the pub is a really nice friendly warm environment, I had a burger with cheese and bacon... could of bought a russler...More

1  Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here for lunch several times & it is always good. The building is fascinating & old with lots of history.

1  Thank Meryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for sunday lunch with my family last week, everyone enjoyed the food, which was all cooked from scratch. The landlord had even gone to a special effort to put on a home-cooked vegan option for myself and my partner (my sister phoned in advance...More

1  Thank miowmix
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I had been looking forward to visiting this pub for ages, years even, but had never managed it, I'm not local to it. When my old friends suggested we came here for a meal and a catch up I was quite excited. We booked for...More

1  Thank exHutter
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Chartham is just outside Canterbury, and looks like many Kent villages. With its 13th century pub, and river running through it, it's a fairly typical scene. The large paper mill is atypical though, but hiding next to it is the Artichoke. Under new management, the...More

Thank mike_registrar
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We have been coming to this pub frequently on Sundays for a number of years. However, after a recent change in management, there seems to have been a significant decline in food quality. The Sunday Menu has been significantly decreased which, in itself, is not...More

4  Thank EJP95
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my son. He had the Burger and chips and I had the fish special which was a bream fillet, on a bed of vegetables. All was perfectly cooked. The ale is well kept and the landlord is very polite....More

1  Thank BishBashBosh66
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I was one of a group of walkers that stopped here for a drink on a wet Sunday lunchtime. The pub was busy and getting crowded but they still found time for us and gave us a friendly and cheerful reception. Much appreciated, wife and...More

3  Thank penninewalker
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch with a friend. What a lovely place. Friendly warm welcome lovely fire going and nice beer and the grub was spot on. Will visit again. Thanks so much guys, wish this was my local !!!

Thank Tractorfactor
billandsue96, Owner at The Artichoke, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the near future.

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Michael A
26 April 2016|
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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
  • Value
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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