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The Powell Bar and Restaurant

11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
+44 1843 842777
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. The four of us ate Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. Beef, gammon or lamb. Great selection of drinks. 5 choices of dessert plus cheese board. Highly recommend.

Thank Snix1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy Sunday lunch here. The food is always appreciated and the service very good. There is a limited Sunday lunch menu, mostly roasts, but we've never struggled to find a dish that appeals and the quality is always very good. Lots of vegetables...More

Thank CarolWak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely venue for my party. My husband did a fab surprise party with great friends. The buffet was beautiful and all home cooked. Robin and Claire were so welcoming and warm and the staff are amazing and helpful and friendly. The restaurant and...More

Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As regular's we often forget to add a review so thanks as always go to the hosts of our great pub The Powell, we enjoyed an amazing roast dinner today and loved the band. Great price and always made to feel welcome. Well done guys...More

Thank rae5501cat
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Me and my family recently moved to birchington so we don't know many places around to eat, on one evening me and my wife decided to go for a walk into the square where we found the Powell! All I can say is wow.. as...More

Thank rongreg1
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Wow, What an excellent place, the staff are most helpful and all very happy with big smiles soon as you walk threw the door which makes you feel very welcome it is a very lovely pub and the food is to die for you could...More

Thank stevenw071292
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food served up beautifully by fantastic staff. Warming friendly atmosphere with fabulous furnishings great place to entertain family and friends.

Thank Lllwing
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Had a lovely meal with my family last Saturday night & was very impressed with the service, there was a young lady who was outstanding in running the floor and helping a new guy at the same time. The food quality was 10 out of...More

1  Thank foodexpert20172017
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Had lunch here and the food and service was very good. Food was freshly cooked and was worth the wait. Staff friendly, decor very nice, beer good and a good menu at lunchtime. Separate menu for dinner which looked very appealing. Lunch tip: have the...More

Thank Rubyann40
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

1 pint of cider + 1 glass of dry white =£10.85. Would love to have eaten but will have to save up...

Thank Reedyswife
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Shelly D
do you have to book for boxing day lunch???
12 December 2016|
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Response from mike m | Reviewed this property |
As it's Christmas it would make sense.
Roger L
Hi Are you taking Christmas Day bookings for 2016? Our group had such a good time last year, we would like to book for this year. Best regards Roger & Sue Lomas ( Locals)
30 June 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
You would certainly have to book,but I think you will find that they are fully booked up to and including Christmas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square, Birchington CT7 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 842777
  • E-mail
The long-established pub The Powell is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823. Enjoy elegance, soft hues and classic touches which accentuate the original features of the building. Join us for Fine dining in our Restaurant, Tuesday to Saturday from 18:30pm - 21:00 or for a more traditional pub lunch Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 15:00pm. Fancy a roast? Then join us on Sundays 12:00 - 17:00pm, Book to avoid disappointment! We take pride in our exceptional customer service and providing a friendly, comfortable atmosphere as well as enjoying a wide range of alcoholic beverages & soft drinks.
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