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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful peaceful relaxing stay at The Grove The staff were so helpful and cooperative We would definitely return with my Grand Daughter as the Farm Animals are a total bonus and the location on the River is serile

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many things right with this gem of a place that it's difficult to know where to start. Set on the banks of a river in the garden-heart of Kent, the location couldn't be better for a visit to Canterbury, the coast or countryside. In fact - find any excuse to get here and be prepared for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night whilst attending a wedding. Staff very helpful prior to booking and allowed us access to room to change. Beautiful location set upon the river made for lovely views from balcony! Rooms at face value very nice, shabby chic design! Nice touches with towels, hairdryer, coffee/ nibbles, toiletries! Although disappointment in basic elements, shower lacked... More 

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Waterford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay for one night as we were attending a get together in the area. Due to work commitments and traffic we arrived really late to the hotel after 11pm. I phoned twice and spoke to the lovely Katie who was helpful and waited for us to arrive before she finished up for the night. When... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 July 11, 2015

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 July 3, 2015

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 July 2, 2015

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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