Pub of the Week: Chestfield Barn

Posted: 12 December 2012

Blog category: Pub of the Week, Pubs

The 14th Century Chestfield Barn is a wonderfully historic pub restaurant situated in the picturesque village of Chestfield near Whitstable. In recent months the interior of the pub has been completely redecorated but still maintains its traditional character with flagstones and oak beams made from original Blean Forest timbers.
The Chestfield Barn offers a selection of freshly prepared meals and has just launched a new winter menu which includes dishes such as pan fried breast of duck, braised beef olives and monkfish wrapped in Parma ham as well as traditional pub favourites.  For a more contemporary twist you can enjoy a spicy lamb chilli with dumplings or barbequed pork belly skewers with a piri-piri dip from the bar and light lunch menu.  All the ingredients at the Chestfield Barn come from local suppliers.  Recent seasonal specials have included locally caught wild rabbit and pheasant and a Sunday roast is available every week from 12 – 6pm.
There is live jazz once a month on a Thursday. So if you want to liven up your lunchtime come along and listen to Richard’s Rascals playing mainstream jazz standards from 12.30 – 3.00 pm.
If you are still looking to book your Christmas meal, the atmospheric upstairs restaurant can seat up to 60 people. Smaller groups of family or friends are welcome throughout December and the Chestfield Barn will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a five course menu and live music.
For more information about the Chestfield Barn visit the website
Please note that due to the historical nature of the building, facilities for children are very limited and they must be supervised at all times.