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Who'd A Thought It Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Headcorn Road, Grafty Green, Maidstone ME17 2AR, England
+44 1622 858951
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun 09:30 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 21:30
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Hextable Kent England
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the 'Who'd a Thought It Restaurant' last week. This was our first visit and as already stated the carpark is large and so there was no problem parking. There is no doubt that the restaurant is different, however this does add to its charm. I found the staff to be very pleasant and obliging. We did not have... More 

Thank Les159
Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food but very expensive. Don't go here if you want value for money. Outrageous decor which is a real talking point, definitely a wow restaurant. Loads of parking, excellent lunch menu much better value. Nice place for just a drink too.

Thank EmmaBourne89
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heart lots about this place over the years, so took Mum there on mothers day. The decour is like Bet Lynch's bedroom. Naff and tacky. The food was OK, but I wouldn't go back, wasn't quite worth the drive.

Thank Fi_500
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I've reviewed the hotel separately, my overall view was that given the price point I would expect 5* but a number of niggling, small issues meant that Who'd a thought it doesn't quite make the grade. The building that the restaurant is in is a beautiful old English pub style, the bar was good with an excellent choice of champagne... More 

Thank KentMD
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had a really lovely stay and meal here!! Saturday night entertainment was excellent and the food is to die for!!! Best meal we're had in a while. Will definitely be back soon!!

Thank Mark S
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I've already reviewed the hotel. But the food here is cooked to perfection. Awesome chef, sublime food. Cracking breakfast too..... beautiful little find.

Thank Mandy P
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278 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a beautiful rural location. The quality of the food was superb. The roast chicken was so tasty and tender, and the Yorkshire pud was perfection. Save room for desserts!! They were pretty wicked too. I also thought it was priced surprisingly well for a restaurant of this calibre. I've paid a lot more for a lot less... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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812 reviews
555 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Booked to visit before going bowling so ensured I had pkenty of time. My goodness but it's a cross country trek to get there. On arrival weirdly it was hard to be certain which was the restaurant as the big sign was quite a long way from the building. Went in and I was the first customer in the restaurant... More 

Thank Hoppityskip
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. It was the first time we had been here and didn't find the restaurant too easy as we walked through the main bar and there was a wedding reception so the place was packed. The door to the restaurant was closed with signs up in a dark corner. Once we was in there... More 

Thank George S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had heard this pub/ restaurant name bandied but never got round to visiting this until this summer. It is set what seems like in the middle of no-where but easy to find. Attached to it are rooms name after Champagnes. Only had a very nice bottle of red as wasn't very Hungry but looking at the menu was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 115
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Headcorn Road, Grafty Green, Maidstone ME17 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Grafty Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 858951
What is there to say about The Who'd a Thought It? The building is a restored sixteenth century pub, no doubt the site of countless parties and celebrations over the centuries, and is now a luxurious Champagne bar, restaurant and hotel. At the Whody, you can expect to have a truly unique and memorable experience whether you join us for the night, a meal or just a drink. Our restaurant, run by Master Chef finalist Tobias Caira, offers Classical English dishes, carefully prepared with local ingredients, plenty of attention to detail and the characteristic Whody flair. As a hotel, we're chock full of character and charm - each suite boasts its own singular personality. Whether you're looking for classical romantic elegance or stylish contemporary themes, we can provide something you won't find anywhere else. No matter your preference, your room will be fitted with flat screen TVs, hot drink-making facilities and en suite bathrooms. Select rooms also offer four-poster beds, jacuzzi baths, hot tubs and complementary champagne from our outstandingly well-stocked stores.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?