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 Sunday, 09 May 2021

Lovely lunch and service, thank you

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Good afternoon Mrs Reeves, Thankyou for taking the time to leave a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Thursday, 13 May 2021
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Glorious venue, superb service, excellent menu. All-in-all, a splendid luncheon!

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Good afternoon Mr Brooks Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review. All reviews are shared with our team and they will be happy to read this. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Friday, 07 May 2021
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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

It was an excellent experience and the food was amazing and very good value for money. We can’t wait to return when the weather either warms up or we are once again allowed to dine inside.

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Good evening Mrs Chapman Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. Positive feedback is very appreciated by our team. We look forward to seeing you again indoors! Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Friday, 07 May 2021
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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Waiter was really accommodating and helpful, food was amazing. Overall lovely experience.

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Good evening Miss Wilson I am glad you enjoyed your time here at Chilston Park. We look forward to inviting you back soon, don't forget our doors open on May 17th! Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Friday, 07 May 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We thought we would be enjoying a roast Sunday Lunch, albeit outside. On arrival we were offered a brassiere type menu and when we asked about the sunday lunch menu the waiter left to get the menu. We were then advised that the chef had decided not to do a sunday lunch option. Your site needs to be more explicit about what food is being offered and indicate the menu choices available. The weather wasn't the best and we had assumed that you would provide heaters and blankets, which was not the case. It was our first 'outing' since lock down and we were left disappointed with our experience at the Chilston Park. Your staff coped admirably in difficult circumstances and were very professional.

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Good evening Mrs Achurch Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise for the issues you have had. We take all feedback into consideration and use it to better our service. We are open inside from May 17th and if you wish to revisit we will make sure your next experience with us is a better one. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Friday, 07 May 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Food tasted great, really nice to see they're using free-range chicken too. Been to the hotel a few times and the service is always 5*, they really make you feel like you're being waited on. I love the aesthetic of the hotel and it really creates a premium atmosphere.

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Good morning Ms Epsley, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. The team at Chilston looks forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge

Responded On Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Food and drink was good. Lovely place to eat!

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Good afternoon Miss Jackson, Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review. All reviews are shared with our team and they will be happy to read this. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Monday, 03 May 2021
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Matt our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Nice outdoor seating area. We were given the opportunity to defer in case of bad weather but we wrapped up and took a chance as it was a birthday treat. Would definitely visit again but when it's warmer!

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Good afternoon Mr. Archer, It was my pleasure to serve you, thank you for leaving such a kind review. We are open inside soon so mark your calendar for May 17th. We have heating and wonderful fireplaces to keep you cozy. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Amazing service and wonderful food.

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Good morning Mr Golding, Thank you for coming to Chilston Park to enjoy our outside restaurant. Our team really enjoy reading the reviews whilst we are re opening. We all thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind one. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Thursday, 29 April 2021
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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Booked for the Seasonal Afternoon Tea with Gin tasting. Mathew looked after us very well, offered us first gin effectively as as an aperitif ( " just let me know when you're ready for sandwiches etc. "). He explained the different gin options clearly, with their histories and backgrounds and also ensured we could replenish tea or coffee if required . Setting on Culpepper Terrace was excellent- affording shelter from the breeze. I assume the lack of cushions on the wooden chairs was due to COVID compliance ? Other COVID arrangements were well signposted , explained and observed so the whole experience felt safe as well as being enjoyable .Well Done Every-one

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Good morning Mr Roberts, I am so glad you and your wife enjoyed your gin tasting afternoon tea. Hopefully we get to see you again soon, we are excited to share the inside of the hotel with our guests from May 17th. Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Overall excellent. Always a lovely experience.

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Good evening, Thank your for taking the time to leave a kind review. Make a note for May 17th onwards as we back open inside! We look very forward to seeing you again. Many thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bar Manager

Responded On Friday, 23 April 2021
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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

We were celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary with afternoon tea . The service we received was amazing . We were upgraded to the champagne tea free of charge when they knew we were celebrating . Lovely place . We had one waiter and he was wonderful . Thank you for a memorable day .

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Good morning, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your anniversary. I look forward to seeing you again soon and don't forget May 17th we will be re opening inside! Kind Regards Matthew Burbidge Bar and Restaurant Manager

Responded On Thursday, 22 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Another fabulous meal. Great food (best pizzas in Kent), really lovely service and superb location on the terrace. Nothing finer than having a gorgeous meal overlooking the lake and grounds.

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Good Morning Tina, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again and again. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

My wife and I had afternoon tea. Setting was great. Lake, greenery, flowers. Sandwiches and cakes all good. Although I've been to tea at places like The Savoy and The Dorchester etc. where sandwiches are served repeatedly for no extra cost. I asked for another serving of sandwiches and noticed I was charged extra on the bill, which I didn't expect.

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Good Afternoon Dean, Thank you for your recent visit to Chilston Park Hotel for Afternoon Tea. I am sorry that it wasn't explained to you clearly when you ordered and it is something we will review going forward. I hope that this will not deter you coming back to Chilston Park Hotel in the near future. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant & Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Such a beautiful location and amazing food. had afternoon tea was absolutely delicious 😋, definitely be returning. service was fantastic, all the staff were friendly but our waiter Lewis went above and beyond to accommodate us, who knew what an amazing photographer he was, he knew all the best places to take a good pic. thank you soo much really enjoyed our time here. Would definitely recommend 👌 it. x x

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Good Morning Angela, Thank you for your recent visit to Chilston Park and it is great to see that you had such a great time. We will of course let Lewis know of the great service he gave. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Food and service faultless but experience undermined by no notice of roadworks preventing access or alternative route, so arrived stressed and flustered. This was exacerbated by no-one answering the phones and our call being continually diverted back to 'press 1, 2, 3, 4' options no matter which number we pressed - then being diverted to someone in the North of the UK who was clueless. Very unhappy. However, meal and waiting staff were very good under the circumstances.

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Good Morning Andrea, It is great to see that once you arrived at Chilston the service and food was great, it was upsetting to see however your experience of getting here. For any future bookings you have feel free to contact me directly to make your reservation. My email is [email protected] and i will personally take care of your reservation. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

It was great to return to the Chilston Park the atmosphere was perfect and the staff could not do enough for us to make our lunch so enjoyable. We look forward to visiting again as well as staying in our Queen Anne Suit this coming Christmas Paul Bowden-Brown

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Good Morning Mr Bowden-Brown, It was fantastic to welcome you back and to look after you again. I am glad that the team and I made you happy and we cannot wait to welcome you back in the near future. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Very polite staff and the service was very good

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Good Morning Nick, Thank you for dining with us here at Chilston Park Hotel, we are glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant & Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Delicious afternoon tea, service fabulous, staff so polite, thank you.

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Good Morning Claire, Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed having you and we cannot wait to see you again soon. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant & Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

The staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. Menu was varied and all food was well presented and perfectly cooked. Look forward to returning soon. Thank you.

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Good Morning Robert, Thank you for your recent visit to Chilston Park and the great feedback. We have really enjoyed designing this menu and it is great to see the positive comments with regards to that. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant & Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

We were originally going for a cup of tea but the setting on the terrace in the sunshine changed our minds to a late lunchtime glass of wine and mezza! Will return.

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Good Morning Lorraine, What a fantastic way to spend your day in the sun drinking wine and mezza, we are going to continue to add to our small plates section so we look forward to seeing you again soon. I already have the wine on ice. Many Thanks Matthew Burbidge Restaurant and Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Monday, 12 April 2021

Food was amazing as was the service The price of wine was a little bit expensive but that is my only down fall

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Good Morning Caria, Thank you for your recent feedback it is great to see that you had a fantastic time and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Our wine list is produced centrally so I have passed your feedback on to them. Warm regards Matthew Burbidge Restaurant & Bars Manager

Responded On Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

My wife will be turning 40 in a couple of weeks and I had booked afternoon tea to mark the day. However due to the second lockdown restrictions, I had to bring this forward. We had a great time exemplified by friendly and professional staff making the day memorable. My wife and I are looking forward to returning and spending a weekend at the hotel.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Excellent evening through out, great attention to COVID safe, wonderful atmosphere and of course excellent food and service. well done it surpassed our expectations, which were high! thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 06 November 2020

Difficult to review atmosphere for a take away but loved the food, communications and the thrill of picking up pizzas at Chilston!

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