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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We live locally and have passed the pub many times but never ventured in. We tried on Good Friday, not having reserved a table, and the very helpful supervisor found us room inside. It was one of those Spring days when it was warmer outside in the sun than inside, it was cold inside and could have done with the... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Grove ... The good stuff .. Food / staff / location The not so good stuff .. No heating in room / plumbing and electrical issues / chips were cold .. In summary , needs a bit more attention to the tired rooms .. Change the shower curtain !!!!... More

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Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just come back from a really lovely stay at this gorgeous, and quirky pub. I took my other half for his birthday, and everything was perfect! We were shown to our room, which was beautiful, and to top it off we had a lovely balcony, with a picturesque view. The room had lovely touches making it feel very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night March ,2014 . There were too many issues here for me to recommend this place . The positives were that it's in a good location & the room we had was decent . However the negatives pile up ; The whole place felt a bit neglected .Outside in the car park there was litter... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like a standard hotel room in aa standard hotel where you could be in London or Manchester or....anywhere, the Grove Ferry is not for you. The rooms are, to be honest, a little tired but everything you need is there and they are spotlessly clean. The food is excellent and, most important, the young staff were all pleasant,... More

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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We hadn't been here for a while (must have been since 2011 as that was when it changed) so it was a pleasant surprise to go along and find the new look. Quirky, interesting decor, a tea and coffee section, friendly service and even a goat in the garden! There's a lot to look at, and though it looks like... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Beautiful location overlooking the River Stour . Countryside park adjoining. Extensive freshly prepared food .menu for breakfast/lunch and dinner. Real ale bar. Friendly staff. They have Hugh the goat, Lilly the pig and unnamed fowl around.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stumbled across this place on Friday whilst trying to get to Wickhambreaux to visit another pub. Seeing as the road was flooded we decide to pop in for a quick pint before trying another route. All I have to say is WOW! The little bit of food we had was great, I seriously suggest the scotch eggs, the beer... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A great place to meet,eat,drink and socialise. From the minute that you walk in, the welcome and warmth of the staff is only second to the heat being given off by the log fire. We visited during the recent floods, but even with mother nature trying her hardest she didn't manage effect the hospitality and service given at this wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Would recommend to friends and family to experience the beauty of the grove pantry inn. With exceptional hospitality and picturesque setting its a perfect place to chill out and relax. Also the food on the menu which was perfect, was served with a smile!

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Additional Information about The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Also Known As:
The Grove Ferry Hotel Upstreet
The Grove Ferry Hotel
Address: Grove Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Upstreet
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Upstreet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn 4*
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 
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