Nintendo Switch Meet No.4

We just went back and read the post for the first Switch Meet we held back in February 2020. Now, we haven’t held as many as we’d like, but they’ve definitely been well received by the people who have attended them and we’re planning our 4th meet on (funnily enough) 4th July 2021.

As before, it’s open to all ages, but if anything is generally attended by more adults than children and they’re all welcoming, friendly and inclusive. The Nintendo Switch seems to attract more sociable gamers and that makes it perfect for this sort of event.

Clearly we’ll be keeping it Covid safe, making more use of outdoor spaces than we have in the past. The other thing to bear in mind is that it’s planned for the same weekend as the Rapture Gaming and Creative Festival being held at the nearby Historic Dockyard Chatham. So you can make a weekend of it.

Evening Events

From 17th May groups of 30 people will be permitted to gather outside and as a venue with plenty of outside space, free parking and toilets that is able to provide event food and has an alcohol licence, The Pantry will be available for evening hire once again from that date.

So if you’ve got a community group, friends group, large family or a team of workmates (but no more than 30 of them!), we would love to host your event. Menu and drinks choices can be tailored for your party and you’d have exclusive use of the venue for the evening.

Get in touch either through Facebook via @pantrychatham email to thepantrychatham@mail.com or telephone at 07752255429

Takeaway Offers

As well as being able to sell most of our original menu in takeaway form, we’ve also added to the range of offers available in an attempt to give people an Eat Out experience in their own homes.

We are continuing to sell our popular Afternoon Tea boxes but have added a special Valentine’s Day Share Box and a Movie Night Share Box, which will happily feed more than one person and include a range of tasty treats mostly made fresh in our own kitchen (we’ve had to do a lot of taste tests, which as you can imagine has been a real chore…).

If you would like any more information or would like to book your box today then please contact us either by email to thepantrychatham@mail.com or via Facebook @pantrychatham

Covid-19 Update, November 2020

Following the recent change in Government advice and the start of a new national lockdown from November 5th 2020. There are a few changes coming, so here they are.

From Monday 2nd November to Wednesday 4th November we will be open from 9am to 3pm with our normal menu, you’ll be able to sit down to eat. Things will be fairly normal.

From Thursday the 5th of November, things get a bit odd (again). We will open from 9:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday as a takeaway only. Please note that we will be closed during the weekends until further notice.

There is some good news though.

  1. We’re still open. Just open differently.
  2. We’re still able to offer takeaway afternoon teas (including the Festive afternoon tea) and cream teas.
  3. You’ve got three days this week (at the time of posting) to pop in and get items from the normal menu, sit down with up to 5 other people and make the most of the time before lockdown starts.

While we have tried our best to update everything we can, Our website, Facebook, Trip Advisor pages, some of them do take some time to catch up and some of the information out there might be contradictory for a couple of days. The details above are correct and will be correct until we post an update on this website (and then go through the process of changing everything, everywhere else all over again) – so click the follow button to get up to date information straight away.

Face Coverings

Following changes in the guidance from the U.K. Government this evening, face coverings will be mandatory for all customers inside the premises who are not eating and drinking from Friday 24th July.

We know it’s not ideal. We know it’s short notice. We know some of you may be unprepared, so tomorrow we’ll have a small stock of masks to help people out, but as you can imagine we can’t enter into the free face mask business in the long term.

Thank you for your continued support. So far everyone has been wonderfully understanding given the circumstances.

Nintendo Switch Meet Sunday 9th Feb 2020

We’re happy to be hosting our first Nintendo Switch Meet on Sunday 9th February 2020 between 10:30am and 2:30pm. The nature of the Switch (and of its gamers), quirky, social and vibrant, makes it the ideal device and community for a more connected gaming experience.

The event will be open to all ages and all we ask is that people are respectful, considerate and courteous to other visitors. It should be a fun experience above all.

If the event is a success we will schedule additional meets throughout the year, so please support it if you can.

October Half Term Family Activities 19th – 27th Oct

It’s nearly Halloween and there’s a range of activities for children at The Pantry and Fort Amherst this half term.

Pop in, grab a bite to eat and enter our halloween colouring competition from the 19th to the 27th October. Prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 4th November, so make sure you’re following us or you might miss out!

We’ve also introduced a children’s menu including mini breakfast before 12pm and lunch boxes throughout the day.

Aaaaaaand we’re the venue for the Fort’s own pumpkin carving activity (please check their website for more information, dates and any applicable charges by visiting www.fortamherst.com).

Please note that access to the rest of the Fort Amherst site is restricted at the moment due to the set up for the Halloween Horrors evenings, but tickets can still be purchased via the Fort Amherst website.