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Dog & Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 24, 2012

We recently stayed here for our son and daughter in laws English "Blessing" of their wedding. We were a large group but were graciously accommodated by the staff. The rooms were lovely, uniquely decorated and clean. The bed was much too hard for my comfort but that is always a personal preference. The floors are uneven so be careful but its exactly what you would expect from a 400 plus year old building!

The staff were extremely helpful and the food at the Inn was great. The staff went out of their way to accommodate all of our allergies for all meals. The reception room where we had our group dinner was lovely and a perfect spot for small gatherings. The Inn is perfectly located in the centre of the small village of Lenham, steps away from everything. The included breakfast was great with lots of variety and was very filling. Perfect way to start the day exploring the English countryside. The Inn is really close to Leeds Castle, one of the best in Britain!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I found it on the Internet as a B&B, but it is a hotel.
Room was good, price for a room was okay, considering it being a hotel in stead.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: The Square, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2PG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Maidstone > Lenham
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
Price Range: $93 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dog & Bear Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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