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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:  18 July


Vintage & Classic cars at the pub

The next vintage & classic car meet at The Griffin’s Head will be on Sunday 4 August from 11am.

Village Hall 100Club

The June draw for the 100Club took place on Friday 5 July.  The winning numbers were as follows:

1st prize, no. 170, £78: Margaret Holyer

2nd prize, no. 390, £19.50: Julia Plumptre

 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.  The draw for July will take place on Friday 2 August.

Chillenden Windmill is OPEN

The mill is now open again every Sunday through the summer months from 2-4.30pm following repairs to the steps and entrance balcony and the tailpole.  The weatherboarding cladding has also been repainted and the gate re-instated.  And the hedge to the front has been trimmed.  Looking very smart.

For the latest update on the Kent mills sell-off proposal see  here

All Saints Church

The next service at All Saints will be on Sunday 28 July at 9.00am.  This will be a regular BCP service.   Everyone welcome.  Other church news and dates and rotas can be found here.

Canonry Benefice family walk, hog roast, music & dance!  Saturday 21 September

Enjoy a walk through our beautiful countryside ending up at Great Pedding Oast for a hog roast, music and dancing.  All of the parishes will be taking part.  The walk from Chillenden will start at 2.45pm from the Windmill. The event finishes at 7.30pmTickets £15/£7.50 from  Ros Beeching.  More information here