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The Friars

Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Pilgrims Hall lunch

Walking the Pilgrims Way Friars is somewhere you walk past, so we decided to pay a visit and have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert T
Orpington, United Kingdom
Very well maintained grounds and worth a visit

I went here on a sunday for a farmers' market and took the opportunity to have a long walk around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Aylesford ME20 7BX, England
+44 1622 717272
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Reviewed yesterday

Walking the Pilgrims Way Friars is somewhere you walk past, so we decided to pay a visit and have lunch as we were finishing our walk leg in Aylesford. We were lucky to find we had chosen a day when the farmers market was operating...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a sunday for a farmers' market and took the opportunity to have a long walk around the grounds. Very well maintained and very impressive. Loos are available and were clean. See my photo of the information board which unfortunately isn't available...More

Thank FSR1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here! Friendly an interesting for kids to walk around! Had coffee an cake, staff/volunteers on hand for any queries

Thank Salib79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for staff inset/spirituality day. A lovely place to visit for a few hours for free. A lovely place full of medieval charm, surrounded by green and water. It's cosy, has good food and the staff is wonderful. I also loved the guest...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Friars as part of our trip to Aylesford. There was American car show at that time which was impressive and very nice event. There is parking for donations of min 2£. You have to drop your coins in the big box that is...More

Thank Anchina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a little day out… I was surprised to come across the farmers market when I arrived, which was absolutely wonderful. Walking round the grounds here is always lovely and a very peaceful experience. Lovely place to come for some time out.

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for 50 years & seen many changes over the decades. But what remains consistent is the serenity of this place. The tea rooms in the barn offer a variety of foods & very good value for money. It's not high end...More

Thank Chenin62
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Leave the crazy world outside and enter a world of peace and tranquility and you will leave with a sense of calmness Situated in sprawling grounds next to the River Medway ..are various chapels,the Garden of Peace, a large weeping willow hanging over this duck...More

Thank 249edward
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great place for peace and quite (dogs not allowed) to really enjoy the atmosphere perhaps not the best place to take children although plenty of open spaces for them to run around. Nice little tea room, pottery shop, adequate public loos. Must try the garden...More

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We spent a pleasant afternoon here. Nice quiet gardens and splendid view of river. Nice tea rooms and gift shop. There is a small pottery and you can book pottery courses. However the main attraction is the quiet and no dogs which is a positive.Spend...More

Thank Richard R
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Nisus L
15 July 2017|
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Response from traaveller1 | Reviewed this property |
Availability would depend on local events/conferences so prices may vary. Best to check online or with the Friary directly.
Jackie S
6 July 2017|
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Response from srar13 | Reviewed this property |
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27 February 2016|
Response from NickBestwick |
No you can't, simple as that. However, they do have a lovely North Barn that you can hire out for a Reception. Contact them directly for prices and details. It is very good value