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The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

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

From the moment we arrived, the staff were warm and friendly and we found the accommodation to be quaint and clean. The menu was varied and we had two lovely meals, with friendly and efficient service. The location is great - near the canal and surrounded by beautiful countryside. I had a couple of queries before we arrived and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very warm welcome from the staff, who were lovely. Evening meal was fairly average, not fantastic, but not awful. Breakfast was ok too, and the waitress looked after everyone very well and was very friendly, a credit to the business. The room however, was actually quite tired and unpleasant. Didn't in anyway feel like a £99 per night B&B,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Grove Ferry 2 years ago it was quirky and a bit shabby but we were disappointed on this visit to discover that although it has changed hands nothing much has been done. We stayed in the Honeysuckle Room (certainly not "deluxe"), whilst we were aware of the bare floor boards, and lack of hanging space the... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival, we were promptly checked into our room called Honeysuckle with the O missing from the room name on the door. The room is advertised as a deluxe room in which sadly it is far from it, especially at £99 per night. We stayed in the room for a few minutes before really taking it all in and went... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grove Inn is a really special place. Its beautifully located right by the canal and within driving distance of the seaside. This place is exquisitely decorated, it has a charming quirky look and a real eye for details. The room was well decorated, like the rest of the place, clean and with all the necessary amenities. The room even... More 

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Thank Lisa A
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stopped for something to eat. The food menu was very extensive. My partner had Eggs Benedict which beautifully served and very delicious. I had the Club sandwich. When it arrived I could not believe how much there was and it was very good. The Young lady that served us was very helpful and friendly. We will... More 

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Thank murraymrvincentm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

i stayed here for two nights at the end of may, and what a fantastic place, i can see why the pub has been voted KENTS BEST PUB 2016, Billy and the Team made our stay very special.. The Food both nights was exceptional fresh home cooked meal of very high standard we both would recommend this place to our... More 

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Thank Darren H
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after a wedding at Preston Court. The hotel was perfect for us, it was less than a 10 minute drive from the venue and had great facilities. The bedroom was a good size with a big comfy bed, 2 chairs and a table, tv, tea and coffee facilities and good size bathroom with shower.... More 

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Thank Holidaysandfood
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We visit for an overnight stay. This place ticked all the boxes. Decor and ambient were beautifully quaint. Food delicious and good value for money. Most memorable was service. We really were made to feel welcome and special. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Clare B
Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Was booked in for 1 night stay was so impressed have already booked for another 2 nights in August,fab service from all the staff, rooms are lovely(we were in Elderflower with 4 poster bed & a fab view over the river, amazing food would highly recommend the home made beef wellington ,the breakfast is plentyful & cooked to order.

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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 

Additional Information about The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn

Address: Grove Ferry, Upstreet CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Upstreet
Price Range: $113 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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