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“One night stay for golf - Spot on”
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Dog & Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One night stay for golf - Spot on”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

A group of 8 lads stayed at The Dog & Bear last Saturday as part of a golf breaks deal where we played golf at Chart Hills (my favourite golf course by the way).
While not fancy in any way, the pub/hotel was perfectly set up for a one night stay. The twin rooms were clean, furnished to a modern standard and perfectly big enough. Plenty of parking too. The staff were also very helpful even when busy.
We had dinner in the restaurant which was decent pub food. Breakfast in the morning was very good as we nursed our sore heads from an evening of beer. Full english with quality local sausages and unlimited toast/coffee etc.
All in all recommend for a short stop over if you're passing through the area....

Room Tip: No complaints, if especially fussy I was on ground floor, perhaps ask for an upper floor room so you...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We enjoyed our stay for 4 nights at Christmas. The staff were always helpful, our room was very comfortable and food was excellent, especially breakfast. The location in Lenham is ideal for visiting our family so we will always use the Dog & Bear from now on!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2012

The Dog and Bear is part of the Shepherd Neame brewing company and is located in Lenham which is close to the A20 and M20. Rooms are very comfortable although make sure you don't get one over the kitchen which is a bit noisy. Beers are excellent and the food is of good quality.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms overlook the car park.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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eastbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

The Dog and Bear is a well run Hotel/Pub with friendly staff who really make you welcome. The Bedroom had a king size bed,spotlessly clean,quiet, and comfortable.The cooked breakfast was excellent as was dinner with a menu to suit all tastes.There is good choice of Shepherd Neame beers, lagers and wine.The Dog and Bear has a lovely atmosphere and is situated in a beautiful village in the unspoilt Kent countryside; well worth considering when visiting this part of the South East.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter although those at the front have a view over the village square.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

One nights stay at dog and Bear and was pleasantly surprised,Large room with excellent facilities equivalent to a star rated hotel-trouser press,hairdryer,shoe-shine kit ,sewing kit and plenty of toiletries.The room had obviously been recently decorated-lovely colour scheme with co-ordinated fabricsand good quality furniture spoiled by poor quality finishing-poor paint finish around door and paint splashes all over bathroom floor.Poor standards let down a really good quality hotel .Breakfast was superb-one of the best we have ever had in any hotel.Ample choice of menu including boiled eggs with soldiers!Our main critisism was concerning the dog and bear bar where we went for drink in evening before heading out for evening meal.There were 2 children both under age 12 yrs sitting on bar stools just before 9pm- the boy aged about 7 was unhapppy to be there and let everybody know-as a mum of 3 children have never encountered such a relaxed attitude in a bar-food was not being served at this time.Luckily did not spoil our evening as we were heading off to local chinese restaurant, with some finishing touches decorating wise this hotel is equal to 4 star hotel and would definately stay here again.Really good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

I spent a night in a small single room at this Pub, which was adequate and clean, if rather tired and dark in its decor. It was the night of the riots, so perhaps my view was coloured by the dark happenings on the television. Some of the bed springs had gone so there were occasional 'pyoings' as one turned over in the night. Supper in the restaurant was an appetising risotto, with good, underdone veg. It was quiet, but had it been a warm summer's evening there were benches and tables right outside the windows of the room and shower room.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Meopham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2010

This hotel pub is obviously run by staff who work well as a team to ensure guests enjoy their stay and seemed to be happy at their job, giving customers a first class service. The bedroom was of a nice size, tastefully funished and decorated. The evening meal was first class and proper home cooking and very tasty. The breakfast did not disappoint either, with fresh good quality food served with friendly staff, that gives a great start to the day.I cannot recommend THE DOG & BEAR enough and would be happy to return

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dog & Bear Hotel
Address: The Square, Lenham ME17 2PG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Lenham
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
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Hotel Class:3 star — Dog & Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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