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pinner
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The hotel is about 20 minutes from Canterbury down some winding lanes very impressive place with their own chicken coup and pigs.We got there about 8.30pm and decided to eat in the restaurant,Bill the new manager could not have made the experience any better ,the menu although short had a choice to suit everyone ,we shared a beetroot and warm...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015

this was a last minute stay and my partner had randomly stumbled across this place on the internet place as we made our way back from bluewater. we were plesently surprised, and what a lovely place this is! the staff where lovely and attentive. The bed was the best - we struggled to get up for work! there was a...

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Thank jemma l
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Stayed one night B&B as nearby for a wedding. Good size room overlooking front - car park and pig sty- we like this aspect as quiet and nice to see the pigs wallowing on sunday morning, We arrived ridiculously early however we were given room early so thank you for this- also key as not due back until after midnight....

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Thank CPFCeagles
Rayleigh, Essex
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Stayed for one night in September. Could not fault the staff, room or food. Had evening meal and breakfast and both were fantastic. Staff were really attentive. Room was huge and the shower was powerful. Can't believe the negative reviews because we loved this place. Would stay again.

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Thank EssexBetty64
Eastbourne.UK
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My husband and I were staying close by the Grove Ferry and our friends were staying there for 3 nights and we had our evenings meals with them. The ambience was superb and the Pantry excellent. There could have been more variety on the evening menu. Maybe that was because we were there for 3 consecutive nights. I would hope...

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Thank RoselynEastbourne_UK
Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We had high hopes for this pub because we had a drink there previously after doing a canoe trip, the setting is gorgeous right by the river and the outdoor area is large and well maintained. It's a shame that the food was so bad when we went back the second time. I had steak and chips, the steak was...

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1Thank Claire B
London
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We just got back from a really nice stay here for our wedding anniversary. We must say a big thank you to David and Katie (sorry we didn't get to say goodbye Katie!) who, along with the rest of the staff, worked really hard to make sure we had a good stay and made us feel very welcome. The setting...

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Thank MissusWLondon
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This pub is in a superb location and the garden has a child friendly menagerie of chickens, ducks and pigs. Given the expectations encouraged by the attractive location, friendly staff and generous garden we were disappointed by our Sunday lunch. In fairness, my belly pork was excellent as was the generous yorkshire pudding, but the veg and potatoes disappointed both...

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Thank John C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stayed here for a wedding in the area and had a really nice time. Our rooms were ready earlier than expected so we could leave our things there and get sorted before the wedding. We stayed in the juniper room. It was lovely and clean with a nice tea and coffee making set. It's designed in a quirky way but...

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Thank Claire S
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had a wonderful peaceful relaxing stay at The Grove The staff were so helpful and cooperative We would definitely return with my Grand Daughter as the Farm Animals are a total bonus and the location on the River is serile

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our homely little slice of Kent. The Grove Pantry Pub is an old Georgian manner sitting on The Great River Stour in the middle of the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. The Georgian manner is now our very own pantry pub with pigs, goats, chickens, pheasants and quails all in our gardens and helping us to be proper country folk. Our menu is brought to you by our very own forager chef who trawls the countryside each season to bring you fresh ingredients. If our chickens are up to it the eggs on your full English will be freshly laid and collected that morning and if you cant quite polish the breakfast of don't worry Lily and Pickle our pigs will eat the left overs except for the bacon naturally. If you are naughty during your stay the team might rope you in to helping pick the fresh veg, herbs and fruit from our garden or feel free to volunteer and you might get a free slice of cake. But don't forget there is loads to be seeing and doing in the local area including boat trips chartered from the pub and pleasant walks around the nature reserve that boasts some very rare birds and beautiful panoramic views of the marsh and river. Don't expect a glitzy spanking hotel but expect loads of character, lovely old rooms with all the facilities you need to spend a weekend in the country with the added benefit of a short hop to the beach or Canterbury itself. The pub has its very own pantry area where you can pick and choose items made by the team, we have open fires and stoves, plenty of comfy chairs, a menu to make your mouth water, ales racked up on the bar and some scrumptious wines. The rooms are big and airy in that typical Georgian fashion, each is individually styled and has its own bathroom. All rooms have large sash windows overlooking either the river or across our front garden into the nature reserve. oooh! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Address: Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury > Upstreet
Price Range: €88 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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