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The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
+44 1227 860302
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible22%
26 Aug 2018
“Great Location, friendly staff and OK for chain pub food”
20 Aug 2018
“Sloooooow service”
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank wychlingaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank meeshym00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out with a group of very good friends. We were early for our booking but we're accommodated and the staff were lovely. Meal was absolutely fantastic and will definitely go again.

Thank Margate1972
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We came for breakfast which was lovely and fresh we had full English breakfast and eggs benedict there was no one else in the restaurant apart from us so quick service then had a nice walk along river and took our son to the play...More

Thank Yasmin N
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I had remembered this pub from when I lived nearby 40 years ago. Things had changed. The chain ferry had been replaced by a bridge and there are now pigs in the front car park and in the back garden. The restaurant was nice and...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Grove Ferry for the second time today as we were in the area. Although we were a walk in we were seated straight away in the restaurant even with our dog. This was a welcomed surprise as we were expected to have...More

Thank Georgie G
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner here after a day kayaking at pegaell bay with Canoe Wild to see the seals. The food was delicious and the portion sizes are generous. Staff were very friendly and attentative. We sat in the lovely conservatory that over looks...More

Thank florencerose26
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited over the weekend after a recommendation - so glad I did what a beautiful pub. Right on the river, loads of outdoor space not just out the back but at the front too where there are also pigs which is pretty awesome! The river...More

Thank Vikstarr88
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is going to be our local. Fabulous location. Staff very pleasant food was great. Reasonable prices. Love the pigs out the front, will definitely be going back, can’t wait to take all my grandchildren

Thank amandacoverdale
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Had a salmon and avocado sandwich with sweet potato fries. Service was good, nice dog friendly place. Always enjoy a visit here. Can have a nice stroll to walk off the lunch too!

Thank Michelle O
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Steve M
24 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Upstreet
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 860302
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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. The menu features perfected British classics using locally sourced British and Artisan produce The Sunday roast is a speciality, not wanting to leave anybody out, the ‘Little Peoples’ menu is tried and tested to go down well with children of all ages. You can even treat your canine to cheeky
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