Review on The Granville

Taking its name from a Tudor warship, the Granville stands close to the ancient village of Lower Hardres (derived from the Saxon word meaning 'flinty' – referring to the local soil).

The Granville is now run by Phil and Gabrielle Harris, who also oversee The Sportman at Seasalter, near Whitstable. It succeeds in playing the twin roles of local pub and up-and-coming restaurant, and the décor is a tasteful mix of rug-strewn floors, leather sofas, lithographs hanging on the walls and well-spaced tables.

Anyone looking for a light lunch could opt for a ploughman's or a baguette, but the best stuff is on the blackboard menus. Rock oysters with hot chorizo is a signature starter, otherwise the day's choice might include roast chicken with summer chanterelles or an autumnal comfort dish of slow-roast partridge with chocolate sauce. Fish dishes tend to be simple ideas like grilled local baby sole with tartare sauce, while desserts could range from treacle tart to hot chocolate pudding with hazelnut ice cream.

The Granville is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Derek Bond

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.30pm (5.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Granville

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access


Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Dress Code



The Granville
Street End
Lower Hardres

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