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“They take things seriously”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dog & Bear Hotel

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Dog & Bear Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lenham
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“They take things seriously”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

The staff were attentive and could not do enough for you. Even though the kitchen had stopped serving food, they managed to knock up a scampi and chips for me.
The room was spacious, clean and well stocked with toiletries. They offered papers delivered to the door (not usual for a pub) and the breakfast was good and offered free wifi.
The downsides were that the bathrooms were a little tired and I had a wobbly toilet seat and the pub itself was really a locals' pub and not very friendly to outsiders. However all in all, I would not hesitate to return. Give it a go!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The pub stop over is ideal for anyone walking the north downs way just 1/2 mile off route . The only down side for us was the heating as this did not work and as this was one of the coldest days so far this winter we really needed some heat they did bring us a fan heater but not really what we wanted and as they also had a wedding party of 25 staying we had no hot water for some time, We only needed it to get our heads down so that w could carry on walking the next day < it served its purpose for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed here for one night whilst travelling to Belgium. The welcome was friendly and the rooms in the annex were ok though bathrooms could have been a bit more sparkling, stains around taps and dubious looking bathmat. We ate in the restaurant and the food was tasty and gave good value for money although the waitress was unfriendly and miserable, I think she is in the wrong job! When delivering the food she just stood behind us until we noticed her and then put down the meal without comment or a smile. The rest of the staff were all friendly but she did spoil it for me.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stayed for two nights while walking in the area. Good first impressions and room in the extension was comfortable and very quiet so a relaxing stay. Ate both nights in the restaurant and food is very impressive - well priced, well cooked and presented and very decent portion sizes. They passed the vegetarian breakfast test by having and offering veggie sausages! Unlike many brewery owned B&Bs, you get no impression that things are done to a price. Service throughout was truly excellent - well trained attentive staff who were pleasant without being servile. Food service was prompt too
My only two small niggles was perhaps that they could enhance the limited range (two) of Shepherd Neame real ales on offer with some guest beers, and ensure that the loo roll holders and soap dishes are fixed firmly to the wall - wobbly ones don't enhance the image much! But overall, very impressive and enjoyable, and somewhere we'd be happy to come back to

Room Tip: Rooms in the extension are probably quieter
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here christmas day after having lunch in the restaurant. A lovely dinner followed by a relaxing evening upstairs. The room was clean, modern, warm and cosy. The bar and restaurant closed at 5pm so the chef made us a cold buffet and delivered it to the room. Breakfast was very good. We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

lovely hotel, nice clean room, large bar area, staurday evening full of locals all watching football, felt un welcome so went out, found a lovely little pub few doors up stayed for evening meal was fantastic. the bar areain the dog & bear spoilt our trip and would not return only for that reason, Breakfast was wonderful

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

On arrival it was not clear where to park, (for security I prefer not to park on the street or in public car parks.) the hotel has its own parking but it's not signed. As you would expect in an old building the floors and walls are uneven, I can't comment on the newer parts as I did not go there. Food is good and reasonably priced as well as a good selection. Staff helpful and friendly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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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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