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 Monday, 18 November 2019

Excellent service throughout. Excellent food and atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

The food was excellent and the service and welcome even better !!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

I was so disappointed with the experience.It was a special Birthday.The dining room was cold,the staff got a simple Afternoon tea order wrong 3 times.We were never approached again to see if we wanted any more drinks or if everything was ok and we had to find someone in Reception to pay as there were no staff about in Restaurant area.You gave us a complementary afternoon tea but it did not make up for the dismal experience. I had been looking forward to a nice afternoon but ended up apologising to my Friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Service was great nothing to much trouble

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

We visited on Tuesday this week for my fiancées 30th birthday. Had a lovely man wait on us for the first part of afternoon tea, very attentive and friendly. However, there seemed to be a change of staff half way through our time there and after that the service was pretty poor. No one came to ask if we would like more tea, we were unsure if someone would come to the table with our bill. We had been finished for around 20 minutes and no staff were to be seen. In the end we got up and hovered around the till area and waited another 10/15 minutes before someone finally appeared! Although the food was nice the poor service has put us off returning or recommending to friends unfortunately. And when paying over £60 for afternoon tea I would expect better service or at least someone to clear our plates etc.

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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

2 for 1 afternoon tea offer great offer

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Excellent, thank you. The hotel and the staff were welcoming and friendly. A very nice afternoon.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

While the restaurant food and service were very good, the pre drinks bar area service was quite poor. We had to remind staff at least twice on both evenings ,as our drinks had not arrived.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Lovely venue. The staff were very friendly and efficient when the arrived but the service was a bit slow and staff were hard to find which is why I service a 4. Your service was better than that on my last visit to Eastwell Manor!

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Le prix se justifie en partie par le cadre. Cependant, l’autoroute juste à côté dénature le jardin. Afternoon tea très cher pour ce qui est proposé.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The staff were helpful & very friendly & the food was outstanding.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

I used the 2 for 1 offer on the champagne afternoon tea. Wow what a bargain. FABULOUS food, excellent service and beautiful surroundings. Could not fault a thing.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Really exceptional all round - we look forward to coming back

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The staff were lovely , extremely helpful , went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

I had to find staff to give us our menu, take our order. Which when it finally came (after 35 mins), the food came with no tea! Ihad to ask once and then when it still had not arrived we started with the food and after 10 minutes, I went in search of a waiter to further chase. Not a great start. That said, the afternoon tea was good. Service poor.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

3rd visit this month and still as goid as ever

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Had a lovely afternoon tea

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

What a lovely team of staff providing a fantastic friendly service on Sunday afternoon what a credit to Chilston Park name. The afternoon tee was as always excellent and even better on a 2 for 1 deal on the hotel website. Look forward to the next time

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Excellent service , birthday treat for friend , card and plaque written for birthday guest, love this place been here many times and will continue to visit for many more , thank you for a lovely afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Service was very slow and we were forgotten many times

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Rather a bleak afternoon so could not see the benefit of the grounds which are extensive .we booked afternoon tea food and tea we’re excellent as was the service very helpful and could not do enough.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Wonderful afternoon tea, superb service and a great setting!

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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

Absolutely outstanding

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

The staff were very attentive and caring in making our afternoon tea visit special to us.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Despite phoning ahead providing notification of a food intolerance to the team, this was overlooked on the day. We were in a different room to the rest of the afternoon tea bookings and unfortunately this meant I had to go and find someone everytime we wanted something Including replacing a missing cup, reminding them of the food swap, extra jam and finally sugar for the tea. I was up and down like a yo-yo it really was poor service. Deeply disappointed considering we had booked it for a special occasion, it wasn't nearly as special as I expected. The food in the photos on the website looked exceptional, unfortunately the reality is very different. The sandwiches tasted very bland, almost like they were made from cheap prepacked deli pots you'd get in a local pub chain and the cakes looked as though they'd come from Tesco, however the scones were amazing, freshly baked and beautiful but the rest of it was pretty poor. Not worth the money at all. A discretionary tip was put on the bill, I'm not sure what I paid an extra £15 for!!!

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