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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Grove Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
DorothySharp Spalding, United Kingdom
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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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Spalding, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely quaint pub and restaurant. Rooms charming with lots of character. The menu is varied and the children's menu was good value and plentiful. The staff are friendly without being intrusive and nothing is too much trouble. Definitely worth a visit if just for a meal, a stay or a pint of local ale. The food is sourced locally and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my birthday party at The Grove Ferry and had the most amazing weekend! From a relaxing meal on the decking over looking the river, to a formal sit down meal, to a full monty breakfast the morning after the night before...the staff at the pub looked after everything we could have needed. The little touches like maps and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on business. First off check in simple. Friendly staff and helpful. Huge room overlooking the river. Restaurant and bar very good. Real ale from the barrel. All sorts of animals running around outside, loved the goat!! Breakfast great. Only negative point, main train line and level crossing 30m from hotel which was a bit noisy.

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven through Upstreet many times, my family and I decided to try The Grove Ferry Inn for Sunday Lunch after a day out in Canterbury. I can't begin to tell you how much we regret not stopping there for lunch before now. There were seven of us in total, including two young children. We had such a warm welcome... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stay in a lot of hotels and we have a lot of meals out so are harsh critics. This place is quite something. All of the staff genuinely love working there and each one offers a service as though it's their own business. Room overlooking the river was great, massive bed, real coffee & popcorn were lovely little touches.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Fantastic pub! Firstly for the unbelievable warm welcome one recivces. My daughter and I were warmly welcomed by Lucy tge manager on our first visit, and Lucy even cooked my daughters eggs her self because they came out hard boiled the first 2 times, even though it was a warm Saturday and incredibly busy! Megan a member of staff gave... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I arrived to a very warm welcome, shown to my room which was very nice with a balcony over looking the river. The room was very large and modern. I was leaving before breakfast was being served, however this didn't bother me as in general I never eat it anyway but when I checked out there was a sausage barm... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We just had the best possible time! My wife and I had been taken for dinner by the rest of the family as part of the celebrations for our 70th birthdays, so nine of us (including 8 & 6 year old fiesty grandsons) sat down at a table that had been arranged for us in a raised corner. It is... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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Additional Information about The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Address: Grove Road, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Upstreet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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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