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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

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Grove Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed the weekend they reopened after the renovation and the place was amazing. Although they still had some teething problems they couldn't be more welcoming or friendly and helpful. We stayed in the honeysuckle room which was beautiful and had a huge bed and balcony over looking the river. Breakfast was delicious, my bf is a chef and even he... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, clean crisp bed linen but unfortunately not luxury or gastro. Shabby chic look taken to new levels, much flaking paint on the outside, dirty windows, matting on the way to the rooms caked with dirt / grease. The tiles on the bathroom floor desperately needed scrubbing and the grout repairing, green mould evident in the corners of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy having a drink here but after my bad experience of eating food here I wouldn't again. I found a dead fly and it was a massive obvious one mixed up in my jerk chicken salad thing, needless to say I felt sick as had eaten half of it already, it was a proper meaty fly. Yuck. Nice location... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped one night.Friendly & easy going atmosphere,good service. Shabby chic,some will like and some won't !!. Great setting on river side and animals for the kids to enjoy,they're not trying to create a polished product here but more home spun and they do it really well. We'd certainly stay again, it feels like stopped with family.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have just spent a delightful afternoon at the Grove Pantry Pub and Inn. A group of six of us arrived at about a quarter to twelve, entirely unsure whether we wanted coffee, a drink, or were ready for something to eat. The staff were very patient, offering helpful suggestions, while we muddled about deciding what to do. Having settled... More 

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Kent UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went as part of large group..Staff very friendly and good service.. Bar snacks excellent and reasonably priced. Lovely setting with plenty of outdoor space for nice days. Great atmosphere.. Big trunk of games to keep kids entertained indoors. Definitely recommend and will return.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From the moment we walked in we received a very warm welcome from Sam who sort us a drink after our 2hr drive then showed us to room which was very clean and very spacious with a very home from home feel, The pig pens and chickens gives it a very farmy feel and with the river along side makes... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

2 night stay at Grove Ferry Inn: Good Points- On arrival (3 hours before the stated check-in time) we were warmly greeted by a really nice lady (called Amy I think) who said she would do her best to get the room ready earlier to accommodate us, which she did. We were allocated room 5, the "gooseberry" room which was... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hello, I feel I have to write this review to warn people as I had no idea, had seen mostly good reviews but couldn't see any pictures. It doesn't look like the pictures, it has become seriously run down since they were taken. We stayed in house of agnes in Canterbury town centre the night before which was so lovely,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just returned from a two night break after Easter. PLUS side was the lovely setting overlooking river Stour. MINUS sides: four poster bed with no drapes! 2 coat hangers on hooks on wall but no wardrobe. Requested extra pillow but was told that there were none available so given a bath towel to prop the one pillow up. Waited 45... More 

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