Griffins Head, Chillenden
Griffins Head, Chillenden
Griffins Head, Chillenden

Welcome to The Griffin's Head, Chillenden, Canterbury

Enjoy fine food and drink in one of Canterbury’s most historic dining destinations.

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Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


With its original oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and sprawling wild roses in the garden, the Griffin’s Head in Chillenden is the quintessential Kentish country pub. 

Originally built as a farmhouse in 1286, it’s a place that wears centuries of history and heritage with pride - making it a special setting for dinner and drinks. A fabulous a la carte dining experience awaits guests here, with freshly prepared, beautifully presented dishes served in two charming dining areas, and classic Kentish ales, wines, spirits and more available at the bar.

In summer, those delicious drinks can be enjoyed outside too - where a lush green garden, pretty views and a tranquil pond complete the picture-perfect country pub scene!