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The Artichoke

€€ - €€€, British,
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
+44 1227 738316
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rattington Street, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7JQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was recommended this place but was really disappointed with the food and the atmosphere with the staff I visited on Sunday 18th was quit busy so I didn’t wanna say anything but might re visit during the week to see if any better also was...More

Thank dkvrbkjfgnhgb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for a Sunday night boozer is hard in East Kent, they all shut. But, we struck lucky with the Artichoke. Its a friendly pub, good log fire and chatty landlord. Bogs are clean and tidy, beer well kept and locals easy to get on...More

Thank ShottendenAveling
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pub was taken over by new management towards the end of 2017 which has given the place a better atmosphere. There's a wide selection of beer, wines and spirits along with a food menu offering a good selection for most tastes. My partner and...More

Thank Deptford-bill
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 February 2018 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

2  Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 8 February 2018

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 28 January 2018

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

2  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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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