101 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LU
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle in sleepy Chestfield is the Chestfield Barn - a picturesque 14th- Century pub and restaurant which used to be part of Chestfield Manor. Originally a possession of the half brother of William the Conqueror, Odo of Bayeux, the Manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the barn was converted to a golf house in the early 20th Century to service the 700-acre golf course constructed in 1924 by George Reeves. Tuck into the diverse dishes that the Chestfield has to offer - from Whitstable shellfish to barn-reared rotisserie chicken basted in aromatic herbs. Ingredients are gathered from several different locations, including Kentish farms and British waters; these are used to create wonders such as confit of duck with a fruits of the forest sauce, roast parsnips and Viennese potatoes, and grilled cod fillet on sauté potatoes with baby spinach and a black butter and caper sauce. This pub likes to keep things traditional - you'll find a wide range of locally brewed ales and lagers (as well as an impressive array of wines and spirits) to perfectly complement the menu. The Chestfield Barn is worth visiting for the tremendous food alone, but the homely and welcoming atmosphere will make your experience all the more enjoyable. Friendly and abiding staff complete the experience. Take a trip to the beautiful village of Chestfield - you won't regret it.