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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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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a table for lunch last Saturday for my family who were visiting Kent. The service was rather slow mainly due to a wedding and birthday party going on, but our waiter was attentive and very courteous considering the circumstances. We were pleased not to be having wine as the glasses were very dirty! Paying attention to the important... More 

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Manly, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub on a Sunday lunch time, booked a table for 7 including a baby. The pub atmosphere was good and the surrounds lovely. The service was well below average, the waitress told us several times that she had only been there a few weeks (an excuse for the mistakes) the guy who brought our food out didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used this pub on many occasions over the years. It was a great pub years ago but it all turned a bit farm like inside and out. Dirty with a scent of animals chucked in for good measure. I could see what they was trying to achieve but it was all a bit much for my liking. Anyway... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the misfortune to be taken here last Sunday. My son had booked a table for lunch. There were 4 people behind the bar, none of them paying any attention to the people waiting to be served. They were totally disorganised. After about 5 minutes we were told that our table was"through there. Your name will be on it".... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the grove ferry make over has made the place less inviting. The main problen however was not it make over, as I've been going her for the last 20 years or so, and was extremely impressed by the last manager lucky. However I came two days in a row the first was for business drinks. Where we were met... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to enjoy as a family a visit to this venue at weekends & during holidays. After our visit today we won't be returning. The current owner has decided to become a vendor of only Shepherd & Neame beers including the thinly disguised Whitstable Bay offerings which are also from the same company. The children's area has been removed... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location deep in Kent, we have a charming room with balcony overlooking the river . Staff very welcoming and rooms big, airy and clean. Breakfast menu is terric and the eggs benedict was the best ever. Great location for touring Kent .

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Upchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Goodness only knows who or what these people are who have written such poor reviews of The Grove Ferry Hotel. They clearly have no idea of a perfect venue, a superb ambience, a delightful historic building, and an exceeding friendly and helpful staff. Anyone in their right mind would rate this hotel as a winner. Okay, it has faults. But... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never written a bad review before but feel I have to here. Visited with a friend for food and drinks yesterday evening and was really disappointed with our experience. The main issues were that the food was average at best; a pulled pork burger with cheese, had no cheese and the pork was flavourless and dry. And that the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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