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Heathfields, Keston

This super stylish café/bar sits in the heart of its community, an area of outstanding beauty, and offers tasty day time food and refreshments - or a glass of wine and nibbles in the evening. Let's all head to Heathfields!

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If there’s one positive thing we can all say about the pandemic, it’s that it resulted in some wonderfully creative and community-minded new ventures. And here’s one perfect example – this husband-and-wife-run, super stylish café, Heathfields.

Owner, Paul Spencer, left his job in media to persue his dream of running a neighbourhood café/bar where people leave feeling better than when they arrived. The other aim is, wherever possible, to serve local kent produce, to support local farmers, bakers and makers and do their bit for the environment.

And, rather handily, Gail Spencer is an interior designer and along with her business partner Gaynor Christie, Christie Spencer Interiors have created a truly relaxed, welcoming and quite frankly gorrrrgeous space. 

Definitely somewhere you’d feel equally happy in the day, having coffee and mushroom on toast, as you would in the evening, supping on a glass of wine and enjoying one of their charcuterie boards.

They have also created a lovely heated garden terrace to the rear where you can sit amongst the Olive Trees. It has a fully extending canopy to shelter you from the rain or sun, perfect for those post walk refreshments, or a weekend evening drink and nibble.

Heathfields is located in the heart of Keston – picturesque and tranquil village in Kent. Keston is blessed to be set in an area of outstanding beauty, with Keston Ponds and Hayes Common offering accessible and charming walks for all abilities. 

And one for the Fact Fans, if you please… Keston was also home to several historically important people such as Charles Darwin who used the woods to form part if his research into his theory of evolution.

The now named Wilberforce Oak also has its place in history, where in 1788 William Pitt MP was to have stated his intention to abolish slavery in the UK.

Even Julius Caesar was said to have stopped in Keston and drank from the now known ‘Caesers Well’ sited on the edge of the Southern most pond.

Er, gorgeously cute café/bar, plus a bit of local culture? Day trip, I hear you cry!

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18 Heathfield Road, Keston, BR2 6BQ
07825 981 647

Opening hours
Monday: 9am - 4pm (Kitchen closes 2.30pm)
Tuesday: 9am - 4pm (Kitchen closes 2.30pm)
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm (Kitchen closes 2.30pm)
Thursday: 9am - 4pm (Kitchen closes 2.30pm)
Friday: 9am - 10pm (Kitchen closed between 2.30-5.30pm)
Saturday: 9am - 10pm (Kitchen closed between 2.30-5.30pm)
Sunday: 9am - 3pm (Kitchen closes 2pm)

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