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The Gatekeeper

Canterbury Road, Etchinghill CT18 8DE, England
+44 1303 864345
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“pie” (17 reviews)
“parsnips” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Canterbury Road, Etchinghill CT18 8DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't eaten here for a while but saw the rave reviews on the chicken pie recently so decided to give it a go last Friday and we were not disappointed. Three of us had the pie and it was excellent, a proper individual pie...More

Thank DionJ2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tonight whilst on holiday locally and was very disappointed with meal. Waitress was very friendly. Ordered fish and chips which at £14 was I felt expensive. Cold mushy peas, over cooked batter and although tasty very oily chips. My husband had pheasant that he...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had many great meals here with both family and friends and the lamb shank is always excellent. Unfortunately last time we went two of us ordered the pork belly which was disappointing. The huge piece of meat was too thick and almost covered the...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very welcoming pub after a day driving around northern France. The Gatekeeper has an excellent menu and good choice of local ales and national lagers.

Thank peebee43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just popped down for a spot of lunch sat at the bar; lovely friendly atmosphere, I had the chicken pie and chips and it was delicious, just about finished it, perfect size and very filling. The place itself has a charming quaint atmosphere and a...More

Thank KizzieM4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit in a year to the Gatekeeper. The food was better than ever: the chicken pie was packed with chicken and the pastry was perfect. All three of us tasted it and said it was the best chicken pie/pastry we’d ever...More

Thank Jdaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I moved to Portsmouth 2 years ago, every time I come up to visit my dad we always walk down the road to this venue. It's always been great. But tonight it was absolutely brilliant. It was peaceful, it was homely and the food was...More

Thank Adventurer707372
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my American friend to The Gatekeeper for lunch today, having had a couple of dinners there over the past few months. I had always catagorised the place as serving perfectly acceptable pub grub but we all felt that the standards today had definitly...More

Thank Resort588399
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Visit to This Venue Very Impressed With The Olde worldly Atmosphere, Nice Background Music, Oak Beams,Big Slate Tiles On The Floor. Good Table spacing, Friendly And Helpful staff. Good selection Of Food Freshly Cooked Good Pricing keep up the Great Service. Outside tables For...More

Thank colin l
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Booked a table for a special meal and were not disappointed. The menu was not extensive but quite varied. We selected a starter and main each and they were all perfectly edible. The fish main was excellent whilst the chicken pie was a solid six...More

Thank AndyAquila
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canterbury Road, Etchinghill CT18 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Etchinghill
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 864345
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