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The Friars

Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Good as ever.

Have been coming here for 50 years & seen many changes over the decades. But what remains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gillingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Need a break? Visit The Friars

Leave the crazy world outside and enter a world of peace and tranquility and you will leave with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chatham, United Kingdom
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“tea room” (14 reviews)
Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for 50 years & seen many changes over the decades. But what remains consistent is the serenity of this place. The tea rooms in the barn offer a variety of foods & very good value for money. It's not high end...More

Thank Chenin62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave the crazy world outside and enter a world of peace and tranquility and you will leave with a sense of calmness Situated in sprawling grounds next to the River Medway ..are various chapels,the Garden of Peace, a large weeping willow hanging over this duck...More

Thank 249edward
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 10 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

1  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 19 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
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Nisus L
15 July 2017|
Response from srar13 | Reviewed this property |
prices vary from around 58-£65 PER night depending on single room or sharing. dinner is extra but always best to check on line
Jackie S
5 July 2017|
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Response from srar13 | Reviewed this property |
only 2 on seuite
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