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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP England
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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!
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Free parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Golf course
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We 'escaped the kids' and stayed here 2 nights ago. The room was lovely,large and comfy, with a balcony overlooking the river. Our evening meal was very nice and reasonably priced. We ate Sat next to an open fire, in a quiet restaurant. Our breakfasts were amazing. I seriously
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My husband and I booked in last minute to stay for two nights here. Having lunched here frequently as a child, I had high hopes that it would be the cosy, warm and friendly place I remembered. Essentially: it could be that place with minor tweaks but it’s not yet fulfilling
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stopped by here for a quick lunch before venturing in to London the club was one of the best ive had and the chips were good too. i would recommend this for a quick bite. was able to park in teh street opposite and watch it as it had all our belongings
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we loved staying here it was very quiet just off the main road typical english pub a 5 minute walk to public transport which leaves on a regular basis into canterbury the rooms were freshly redecorated and the food was typical pub food it was great
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Where do I start. Dirty rooms, no home cooked food, website totally misleading, pictures must have been taken years ago. Overpriced accommodation and drinks. Dirty floor in bar area with sticky tabletops. Stained carpets, no hot water and sometimes no water at all in the shower.
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the grove ferry hotel upstreet
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Grove Ferry Inn
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCanterburyUpstreet
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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