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The Griffin’s Head pub is set in a charming 13th century Grade II listed 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 for dining and bar service.  Click here for further Enquiries.

Chillenden Windmill is now closed for the winter season.  It will re-open again in 2023 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.

The hamlet of Chillenden in East Kent, UK, lies midway between the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and the gateway port of Dover.  It nestles 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 thriving pub, and a windmill.

The beautiful Grade II* listed 12th century All Saints Church is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please visit the All Saints page.  Services 2nd & 4th Sundays.

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The village AED is located at the Griffin’s Head pub.  Location and acces code here.

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Update:  21 June


Vintage & Classic cars at the pub

The next vintage & classic car meet at The Griffin’s Head will be on Sunday 7 July from 11am.

Village Hall 100Club

The next draw for the 100 Club will take place on Friday 5 July.  If you would like to help fund the village hall and take part in a fun local lottery to win cash prizes then head over the the 100Club page to find out more.  Subscriptions for June’s draw need to be paid in by the end of the month.

Chillenden Windmill is CLOSED

You will have noticed that the windmill is cloaked in scaffolding.  The mill is currently closed due to much needed maintenance.  The timber to the steps and entrance balcony, the tail pole all need attention, and the weatherboarding cladding is going to get a fresh new coat of paint.  And finally the gate that’s been missing for a few years will at last be repaired and reinstalled.  The works are expect to last another 5 weeks so we hope to have the mill open again by the beginning of August.

For the latest on the Mills sell-off consultation see  here

All Saints Church

The next service at All Saints will be on Sunday 23 June at 9.00am.  This will be a regular BCP service taken by Revd. Caroline Turvey.   Everyone welcome.  Other church news and dates and rotas can be found here.