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Abbot's Fireside Restaurant

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High Street | Kent, Elham CT4 6TD, England
+44 1303 840566
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This must be one of the best pubs in Kent. The building itself is fascinating to enter - all beams and ancient fireplaces. The Sunday lunch was excellent, as was the service. One of Kent's beat kept secrets in the beautiful Elham Valley

Thank michaelholley
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very good service from friendly, helpful staff. Food was barely ok: I have no idea what the "roast potatoes" were other than they were parboiled, un-roasted and discarded. Very unpleasant food for the price.

2 Thank Sam_from_Kent
Elham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend and definitely would go back!

Thank AdamMichael16
Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

extremely enjoyable evening, very well looked after, outstanding food and cosy quaint atmosphere, highly recommendable...

Thank sharonwright300
Etchinghill, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food in an historic setting. We have eaten here a couple of times since it changed hands and the food has been delicious. I would recommend the lamb rump if it is on the menu. If you are looking for more of a 'pub' menu try the sister pub The Gatekeeper in Etchinghill.

Thank Mlmitc
Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I am very fond of country pubs and historical buildings and this pub/restaurant does not disappoint. There is a good choice of vegetarian option. The food is tasty and the pub owners are really friendly.

Thank Pascale G
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A beautiful building and a very warm welcome, but we waited over 40 minutes for our food and when it finally arrived it was poor. Have had much better at a much lower price. A great shame.

3 Thank Alison P
Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Was very happy with the service and food, however wasn't sure if it was a pub or restaurant. Would recommend and go again.

Thank JacquiCrag
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, great location and staff were very friendly and local! You will miss something if you just drive past here... Perfect Sunday

Thank Henryangela
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Been here a few times. Recently taken over by the people who run the Cumberland (Barham) which is fantastic and the Jackdaw (Denton) which is ok-ish. Beautiful pub with good (but not great food).... but totally ruined by the tacky Fosters Lager Umbrellas out the front !! What are they thinking????? Could be so much better!

Thank ARWManchester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Kent, Elham CT4 6TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Elham
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 840566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?