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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 and should re-open in May 2020, when it will be open on Sundays until September from 2 - 4.30pm. 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 21 November

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 100 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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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/shield and 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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Windmill turns for the fist time in over 70 years!

Big news on Thursday 22 October - Suffolk Millwrights successfully re-erected the sweeps on the mill and even got it turning.  See here for more pictures

All Saints Church - open Saturdays and Sundays

Due to new Covid-19 restrictions there is unfortunately no longer any public worship in our churches.  There are live-streaming services every Sunday at 11am. Subscribe to this YouTube channel, or this Facebook page where you can also see previous services and talks.

All Saints Church is nonetheless open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm for private prayer.  Please visit if you can.

The Griffins Head - CLOSED AGAIN

Unfortunately the pub is closed again in line with government guidelines until at least 2 December,   As soon as we know of any change we’ll post news here.  In the meantime follow Hattie & Nick on the Griffin’s Head Facebook page.  The Holden Cycle shop is at the time of writing still open as it is classed as an ‘essential shop’.  Drop by for a coffee and say hello to Chris.