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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Chilston Park Hotel

While the setting of Culpeper’s Restaurant in Kent is traditional – intricately designed with a Wedgwood blue colour scheme – the fine dining is all about enjoyment. Much of our food is sourced locally from coast and farm to ensure the purest flavour. Fine dining in Kent at its best.

Our menu is classic English with a 21st Century twist. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients and an enticing range of regional dishes. While the setting of the restaurant is traditional, Culpeper’s is in the original dining room of the house, dining is all about easy-going enjoyment. Dishes change regularly to incorporate the best local ingredients with current favourites such as sirloin of beef and dover sole. 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Dressed for Dining
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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Very helpful pre-booking too for 'fussy' eaters and for our planning to support an elderly (and less agile) relative to the occasion. All felt very personal and not corporative!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

We were very disappointed by the very very very ordinary menu.....sausage and mash ( I don’t eat sausages) and fish and chips { I don’t eat batter). Goat’s cheese ( sadly, I don’t eat goat’s cheese). I don’t usually have a problem going out fir a meal but this time it was poor. Ice cream for dessert was very small. Altogether I would not recommend this menu. The online sample menu was far superior, with a fish pie, for example. We took family guests who had not been to a handpicked hotel before and we were embarrassed. The hotel is lovely and the staff are always good. I am very sorry about this. The food has usually been good.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Sophisticated dining experience, with friendly unpretentious service.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Lovely atmosphere for an afternoon tea and delicious food!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Really lovely but quite pricey but for something special fantastic really enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

- There wasn't any music playing in the room (it would have been nice to have the piano played or some quiet mellow music played in the room) - There was only 2 other tables dining at the same time - some of the sandwiches and cakes were quite dry to taste - Although the service was fine, the waitresses were not seen in the room, they would come in to take orders and remove used plates etc. but were not around to get their attention when we needed them at other times - the presentation was good, it was a lovely room but just a shame about the above. Unfortunately we wouldn't come back again.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Absolutely perfect couldn't fault the staff or the food. Will return, grounds are beautiful didn't expect it to be so up maket

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

There was no 'mocktails' list available and none on sale. Reece from the bar was excellent in creating some for us. Menu items were a tad limited, would have liked to have seen a meat option, like lamb as it is spring. Bangers and Mash was the meat option. Also desserts... However despite the limited menu, food quality was great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Always a wonderful experience with very attentive and sociable British staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

My first visit and I’m already planning another visit. Wonderful service, relaxing environment and the afternoon tea was very good. Plenty of tea and food had to take the tasty cakes home.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Thank you for doing the 2 for 1 promotion, we had a lovely time and would love to come back again soon. Beautiful grounds and friendly staff all added to the lovely afternoon we had. Nice selection of cakes and yummy sandwiches!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Tea was very nice English traditional, Scones bit bland/dry, Sandwiches lovely, For £25.50 each felt it was over priced for what was on offer

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Staff were friendly & we really enjoyed the afternoon tea. We did not let staff know, but I am unable to really eat very much at all due to having intestinal failure & have a central line for feeding in my heart- I have spent most of the last 3 years in hospital as they have been trying to figure out what is wrong- it is a very rare autoimmune disease which causes pain when I eat. I still have the desire to eat- so my husband & I saw this indulgent chocolate experience & thought ‘why not?’ It was amazing just spending the time together & although I have been pretty poorly as a result today, it is still worth it in my eyes! At least to pretend to be normal. The no questions asked about taking the remaining cakes away- which was all of our slate cakes- was really excellent & helpful in our situation. Thank you for a great afternoon. We had thought about staying on a whim, but I was very sore after just having a couple of mouthfuls of sandwich & a scone- so we thought probably best to come back another time (& with all my usual medication!) You have a beautiful establishment though & we had a fabulous couple of hours. Thank you.

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Dear Nicki, Thank you very much for your recent feedback that we have received. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here with us at Chilston Park Hotel and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Terrible experience. Starter was adequate but 3 scallops for 14.00 V expensive.Returned main course slow cooked lamb tasted like a raw beef pate. Had to return replacement main of calves liver as it was raw,tough,full of tubes & sinew. Bubble & squeek cake just potatoe.Rhubarb & ginger Fool had no ginger.took pictures of the liver.disgusting

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon tea,plenty of top quality food and drinks.The staff were so friendly and attentive and the lounge had such a lovely atmosphere.

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Dear Linda, Thank you very much for your recent feedback that we have received. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here with us at Chilston Park Hotel and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Lovely venue for an afternoon tea, with good good and plenty of tea. Quite quiet so better for smaller parties in my opinion.

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Dear Nicola, Thank you very much for your recent feedback that we have received. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here with us at Chilston Park Hotel and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

Attentive staff without being intrusive.

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Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your recent feedback that we have received. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Chilston Park Hotel and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

A delightful experience thank you. On a culinary level, please refrain from including strong and unexpected ingredients such as spring onions in the finger sandwiches.

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Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your recent feedback that we have received. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience here with us at Chilston Park Hotel and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Service was slow and I had to ask for milk top up and water, only saw our waitress once to take our order, a second waiter delivered the afternoon tea and we didn’t see anyone else after that !

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Dear Angela, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us, however I have passed your feedback on to our Food and Beverage team regarding the service, to make sure this can be rectified before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

I brought my parents for Afternoon Tea. We had a very nice time, the food was very good and the staff were friendly and efficient. The weather was lovely and it is a great settling. A very enjoyable afternoon thank toy

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Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your 4 star review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Service was very slow, we had to ask for the champagne that was included in our purchase, we didn't receive it until the end of our afternoon tea and when we asked for more tea it took 20 minutes for the tea to arrive after having to ask another waitress.

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Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was pleased to note the good scores that you provided overall for your experience. Please be assured that your feedback with regards to the service will be reviewed with the Food and Beverage Team so any necessary enhancements can be made to the level of service you received. We hope that you will visit us again in the future and if you would like to make a booking please call us on 01622 859803 so we can assist you further. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

I came for afternoon tea with my mum. We both had such a lovely time the food was delicious and service was brilliant. We love it at Chilston Park it’s such a beautiful venue

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Dear Hannah, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Birthday visit. The waiters were very helpful informative and friendly. Provided history on Chilston Park when we arrived which was interesting. The chef wrote happy birthday on a plaque for me with a cute homemade mint. Thank you! The selection was really good too!!!! Was our first time going for afternoon tea and we will definitely be coming back!!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Beautiful venue. Afternoon tea was nice. Sandwiches and scones were lovely. The small cakes not brilliant. Served by John who was amazing. Very attentive. Would definitely come back again.

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Dear Corinne, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience, however I will pass your feedback to our Head Chef & the kitchen team regarding the cakes. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Always a comfortable and friendly experience. Everything is done well and there is attention to detail. Staff are always efficient, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.

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Dear Roderick, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce Hotel Operations Manager

Responded On Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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