Chilston Park Hotel

Chilston Park Hotel, Boughton Road, Sandway, Sandway, Lenham, Nr. Maidstone, United Kingdom, ME172BE
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Opening Information

Monday to Friday
Breakfast: 07:00am till 9:30am
Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast: 8:00am till 10:30am
Monday to Saturday
Lunch (Casual Dining) : 11:00am till 4:00pm
Sunday:
Lunch 12:00pm till 2:00pm
Monday to Thursday
Afternoon Tea: 11:00am till 5:00pm
Friday to Sunday
Afternoon Tea 12:00pm till 4:00pm
Monday to Sunday
Dinner 7:00pm till 9:30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Chilston Park Hotel

The period charm of our traditional Kentish country house, Chilston Park, sets the tone for an authentic and memorable dining experience in the heart of the county. For formal yet relaxed evening dining, Culpeper’s award-winning restaurant near Maidstone offers a menu of seasonal modern British dishes. To accompany your meal, delve into the wine list – our experienced team will be happy to guide you through our selection, including our rare whiskies and brandies.
The elegant Marble Lounge offers an idyllic setting for traditional Afternoon Tea – with plenty of contemporary touches – and in the summer enjoy a light bite out on the terraces where you’ll feel every bit at home.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Dressed for Dining
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Visited On Thursday, 19 March 2020

Lovely setting and super friendly staff!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

Our cheese scones were like rocks so we brought this to the attention of the waiter who replaced them promptly with fresh ones. Overall a very enjoyable afternoon tea! Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 16 March 2020

Always have the best time at Chilston Park, the staff are always so attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely place, great service, very friendly, so pleased that a savory menu was available.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Dreadful service. We were in the restaurant for 2.5 hours and only managed to be served 2 courses. Had to ask for Yorkshire puddings with the roast beef. No stuffing with the roast chicken. Had to ask for bread with soup, no soup spoons. Manager had gone home when we asked to see him. Not good for such a prestigious place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Lovely setting, savoury scones were like rocks. Service was lovely. Pity the afternoon tea wasn’t anything to rave about. It was okay. Would I go back for food, unlikely as it wasn’t a wow for me but was still nice. We did have a quiet afternoon which is what we wanted really.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 March 2020

We had afternoon tea with friends for a birthday treat and thoroughly enjoyed the savory choice of tea. The service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

Took my Grandmother for afternoon tea here for her 80th birthday. We had a fabulous experience. Wonderful setting and ambience. Food was fresh and tasty. Would definitely come here again and maybe next time try a dinner

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We did enjoy the venue but I was a bit disappointed with the traditional afternoon tea. The sandwiches were OK but not overly exciting and the cakes were not very nice, either too sweet or dry or both and again, not very interesting, I felt that they had just provided cakes I could easily pick up from any shop when I feel that in an afternoon tea, they should be a bit more special. However, with all that being said, I will say that the staff were very polite and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

On arrival waited quite some time before being shown to our table. When cream tea arrived no explanation as to what fillings where in the sandwiches or what the cakes were. No waiter/waitress came to see if everything was fine with our tea or whether we required more hot drinks. Very poor service on this occasions n.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Absolutely brilliant, good food, very good attentive service, excellent surroundings and a very good price

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Loverly food in relaxing elegant surrounding. Very attentive, friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

I really think there should be a minimum age for afternoon tea. We were next to a table of ladies who had brought two under 5s who were very bored and wanted to run around and yell as young children do. Not their fault at all, but I’m afraid it did impact on the ambience for everyone else. I’m not really sure why their parents thought this was a suitable event for them to attend. I have two young children myself and if I couldn’t get a babysitter I honestly wouldn’t bother booking. Everything else was amazing though! The staff, the venue, the food etc.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Great way to spend an afternoon

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Fantastic staff, lovely champagne and atmosphere. Only thing that let it down was rock hard scones and tasteless patisseries - rather disappointing. As it was a 2 4 1 there is no complaints over price, just a shame the cakes were not up to standard. Special mention to our lovely waiter though, he was so helpful and friendly. As I said, lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

Hi Would have liked a bit of background music on a low level. Classical/piano/harp? Service was excellent as was the afternoon tea. Perhaps a bit of information on the house's history on the table would be good. Had to look up on Google. Will recommend to family and friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Great and attentive service in a lovely setting The restaurant was pretty much empty, so not much of a buzz.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

We had the offer of 2 for 1 champagne afternoon tea which was great value for money. Enjoyed the food. Location was lovely and staff were friendly and helpful. The room we were in had a lovely relaxed atmosphere by the fire. Would definitely go again if a 2 for 1 offer was available.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Extremely disappointing. I had to complain about the sandwiches, they were wet and soggy with one even containing mould. The tea itself was good as were the scones. Cakes were disappointing and of poor quality. The sandwiches left both my partner and I unwell on the evening following our visit. We were considering it as a potential wedding venue, alas we will be looking else where. Our visit got off to a bad start with the state of the car park and huge craters filled with water, not the place to be driving a nice sports car in the inclement weather. We will not be returning

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Staff attentive. Lovely setting. Lovely afternoon tea.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

We had a lovely afternoon tea in the Culpepper restaurant which is beautiful. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were very attentive. Every thing was relaxed and we felt very well looked after. Kind Regards Lyn Watkins

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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

Very nice afternoon tea, with excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Lovely dining experience, good food and service in beautiful surroundings.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Service excellent on arrival ,but went down hill as the afternoon progressed . We asked for some butter when it arrived only three small pieces delivered ,but we had a table of four people in our party. Our friends who had been before said the standard and number of cakes where poor.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Beautiful venue and lovely food

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