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The Griffin’s Head pub is set in a beautiful 13th century Kent Hall House.  It is the social heart of the village where locals from all walks of life come to meet up, chat, and generally put the world to rights.  The pub is now fully open with two dining menus available.  Face coverings must be worn on entry, and social distancing restrictions apply.  Click here for further Enquiries.

Chillenden Windmill is now closed for the winter season and should re-open in 2021, when we hope to open on Sundays from May to September. Local volunteer guides will be on hand to give you an interpretive tour round what is one of only 3 historic post mills in Kent. Admission is free but donations welcome.  Click here for Enquiries.

Village diary: Updated 15 January

The hamlet of Chillenden in East Kent, UK, lies midway between the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and the gateway port of Dover.  It lies in the rural landscape on the edge of the North Downs, surrounded by some wonderful English countryside.  It has a population of about 120 people living in 45 houses.  There is a church, a working farm, a village hall, a pond, a brilliant pub, and a windmill.

The beautiful 12th century All Saints Church is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please visit the All Saints page.

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Parish Safeguarding Information


The village AED is located at the Griffin’s Head pub.  Click here so see its location and the access code.


Our community support group is here to help anyone who needs to self isolate or who may need assistance with errands, shopping, obtaining medication, setting up or fixing tech equipment, or who just needs to have a chat or some company.  If you would like to volunteer to help, or if indeed you need help, please email us with what you can do to help or with what you need.  We’ll be in touch.

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Church Services

There are currently no services being held in any of our local parish churches due to local restrictions following recent risk assessments.  However we continue to hold live-streaming services on YouTube and Facebook, every Sunday at 11am.  The church is however open Saturdays & Sundays for private prayer from 10am-5pm.  Social distancing restrictions in force - you must wear a mask.

The Griffins Head - CLOSED AGAIN


Unfortunately the pub is still closed as we are in lockdown.  As soon as we know of any change we’ll post news here and on the Griffin’s Head Facebook page.  Meanwhile Chris Holden of Holden Cycles has opened the Griff Shack for Italian takeaway meals. Visit his Facebook page or place orders on  01304 746044.

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