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The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn

The beautiful Georgian Manor that is the Grove Ferry Inn, sitting on the banks of the Great Stour River is a Kentish haven. The historic Inn previous a Lavender Farm has been converted into 6 en suite bedrooms above a beautiful country pub. The pub boasts a boathouse available for weddings, parties, birthdays, anniversaries or funerals that has a terrace overlooking the river. During the summer months the garden is where you can soak up the sun, play table tennis, Foosball, French bowls or just sit, watch and grab a drink from the Garden Bar. In the Winter you can sit by an open fire on a cosy comfy sofa and enjoy the country surroundings with a glass of something hot or cold, but delicious.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews lovely riverside boat trip visited this pub great pub lovely lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked by email for the restaurant, which was so convenient. My requests were dealt with beautifully. Had a nice warm area of the dining room, which was great for my elderly mum. With ten of us for lunch on a Saturday, we were served attentively...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank E7549DHandreww
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Visited here on a Sunday.Our friends had been here and drove us. The pub is on the river stour and boats can moor up and pop in to eat and drink. Lovely pub and setting.Must be great in the summer when you can sit outside...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank g0ldfish666
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lovely, friendly place although the late-night revellers were a little noisy. Great food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I have gluten and lactose intolerances, normally this is hassle and I have the choice of maybe 3 items on a menu. At the Grove Ferry in, not only was it quiet, the service was fantastic and I could have almost everything on the menu....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I reviewed the Grove a while back, but that time we didn't eat here. We ordered sandwiches, they were all poor - unfrozen supermarket bread, budget fillings. So, nice place to have drink on a sunny afternoon, but if you want to eat, try the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Stevessssmith
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Came here with my friends for some hot drinks. I ordered a hot chocolate with cream and chocolate sprinkles, which was recommended by a couple sitting on the sofa near the bar. It was lovely! Amazing staff, and a cosy area with fireplace and blankets!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastal53651852692
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked in last minute to stay for two nights here. Having lunched here frequently as a child, I had high hopes that it would be the cosy, warm and friendly place I remembered. Essentially: it could be that place with minor...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank LucyBT93
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Avoid like the plague, we waited 2 hours for our meal which came out cold and slimey. The service was appalling and when we complained we didnt even receive an apology! Just excuse after excuse! Such a shame as set in an amazing location!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank damond2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Four of us were looked for lunch. Everything ran smoothly..the staff were excellent..very attentive and efficient. The food was good. We had a mixture of roast meals and rack of ribs. All very tasty and empty plates all arround. Good to see things on the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wychlingaa
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We have heard from friends that this is a great place to eat so my husband and I thought we would give it a try. I wasn't impressed by the menu selections (mostly burgers) so thought I'd have a few nibble dishes. Halloumi fries- didn't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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