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.

Mother’s Day 2020

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with an Afternoon Tea and flowers at The Pantry.

For only £20 per person you can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savoury snacks and sweet treats with unlimited tea or coffee on Sunday 22nd March. Book before Thursday 19th March and we’ll even throw in a complimentary bunch of flowers.

Please call 07752255429 to book your table now.

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available, but please mention this at the time of booking.

Proud to be in Medway

We’re proud to be in Medway. We’re located within the historic grounds of Fort Amherst, Britain’s largest and best preserved Napoleonic Fort. You can visit its tunnels, its buildings and its extensive grounds, finding out how it was still being used during the Second World War!

Then (if you’ve still got the energy) you can move on to the other historic sites that are just a short walk from us.

Sites like the Great Lines Heritage Park and Chatham Naval Memorial, one of three in the country (the others are in Portsmouth and Plymouth if you think you’ve seen one before, each representing those lost in the divisions of the Royal Navy). There’s The Historic Dockyard Chatham, birthplace of Nelson’s HMS Victory and home to three former warships, a working Ropery and more. If you like to keep your feet on dry land while learning about Britain’s military history you can visit the Royal Engineers Museum, home to an extensive collection of fighting vehicles, medals, objects and artifacts.

And we haven’t even got onto Rochester or the surrounding area!

There’s castles, forts, cathedrals, shops, theatres and more.

So yes, we’re incredibly proud to be in Medway. We hope you are too.