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The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn

Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
+44 1227 860302
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible20%
Travelers talk about
“boat trip” (7 reviews)
“light lunch” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the grove ferry as has been good food and nice atmosphere in the past but unfortunately on Monday it wasn’t the case. Starters were nice, yet the mains club sandwich was terrible, stale bread, far too much margarine spread - seemed as if...More

Thank fatbastards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for some food, early evening, Saturday night. Something is going on with this place, maybe bankruptcy or a staff walkout as everyone was different and pretty incompetent. Ordered some food, one starter was one of the tapas dishes 'dirty beans'. When it came, it's...More

Thank ycknows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where to begin?? We came to this pub from a nearby camp site with our elderly and attention seeking boxer dog. As we walked in we were immediately made to feel second class to our dog, which obviously, we loved. We sat in the garden...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, friendly staff and gorgeous room with our own balcony. The only fly in the ointment was the noise from the very regular train service that run from 5am until midnight! Of course this cannot be helped and perhaps a front facing room would...More

Thank weirj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the garden and came here for lunch one day our son and other kids were happy watching the pigs nearby and even being able to feed them, the food was brilliant the kids menu we ordered fish and chips which was a...More

Thank Stuey1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame, I haven't been here for years and thought I'd give it a try. Firstly we went outside and got a table and then went in and asked at the till for some menus. We went back to the tables to choose the...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a meal, early evening and had a table overlooking the deck, willow trees and the river. Absolutely overawed by the delicious food, cooked to perfection.The bread and dipping oil starter came with fresh,warm bread. The twist on the salmon gradvalax (with beetroot)...More

Thank Cicely59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here with friends at the weekend after a walk round the nature reserve, the pub is very well located (alongside the river with nice grounds) and very spacious, they were accommodating of the dog as well which is always a bonus. We all...More

Thank Karl D
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Excellent location although we did initially struggle to get a table! Drinks reasonable and food nice.

Thank Mandy M
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The position of the pub is great. You can go for some lovely walks from it. We stayed 2 nights. I found the bed incredibly soft and the whole thing creaked as soon as you looked at it. We choose this place because it had...More

1  Thank Sparkymonster
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Nearby Attractions
Grove Ferry River Trips
60 reviews
.05 miles away
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve
37 reviews
1.59 miles away
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9 reviews
1.92 miles away
East Blean Woods National Nature Reserve
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2.93 miles away
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Steve M
October 24, 2016|
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Hi Steve, I'm sorry to hear of your experience, although I'm not entirely sure what your question is in the matter as this is the question section of TripAdvisor. I wish you had left additional information in regards to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Upstreet
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 860302
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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 glitsy 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 it's 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 it's own bathroom. All rooms have large sash windows overlooking either the river or across our front garden into the nature reserve. oooh! And with a bit of notice you can ring us to go out with the foraging chef for morning or afternoon call us direct to find out a little more.
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