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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We absolutely loved our stay. Cute room overlooking the river (Elderflower). We had a lovely dinner that was fairly priced. Drinks in the bar which had a lovely vibe. There is a lot of attention to detail. The staff can't do more for you. Our stay certainly proved those negative reviews wrong. Maybe the best bit of the stay was...

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch after walking the Stodmarsh round walk with wife and dog, a beautiful spring day finished off with a light lunch at the Grove Ferry, which was dog friendly, and our beagle behaved himself, the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food we ordered was absolutely lovely, ok we only had...

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Thank Leocraig2169
London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today & I so wanted the food to be great! The pub is beautiful, in a perfect location! Staff were very friendly, couldn't fault them at all! Unfortunately the food just isn't very good, it wasn't awful don't get me wrong, but when we were trying to make a comparison we agreed that it's actually similar to Wetherspoon...

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Thank ClaireD
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really disappointed with this place as I had been there some years ago and it was great then. I think whoever owns it now is trying for the shabby chic look but it’s not worked. The place is run down and needs investment. The rooms were clean but decoration was poor. There was nowhere to hang a suit or shirt...

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Thank mutley63
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Overall good place to stay, beautiful romantic gate away with lovely views. Staff we're extremely friendly & accommodating. The pub had several open log fires, board games & dog friendly. Loved feeding the resident pigs. Rooms were spacious & clean but unfortunately very cold, radiator was switched off (we visited on coldest weekend in Feb). Staff provided portable heater but...

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Thank Hayley K
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited mid week with family for dinner and brought the dog along. The staff made the dog (and us) feel very welcome and gave her treats. The portions were HUGE! Make sure you come with a hearty appetite. No complaints at all over food, drinks, prices or service. We were seated by a large open fire which was lovely on...

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Thank Nickyxxxx
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a night and the guest house , bar and restaurant is in a beautiful location right next to the river. The room has a lovely balcony and in warmer months it is lovely to sit outside and enjoy the view. On this visit we enjoyed the restaurant and the beef Wellington is excellent. The bar is...

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Thank Andy R
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A weekend away at a so called 5 star b&B turned out to be more than disappointing When we entered the room it did look at bit grubby - but I thought its only for 2 nights and we would be visiting relatives during the day- however I should have looked a bit more closely ! On getting up on...

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1Thank 51honesttripadviser
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was not going to write a review as the staff were so helpful and lovely but its best that I do. I booked this weekend as a surprise for my husband as he had been redundant for 6 months and it was a treat to celebrate him getting a new job. Our welcoming by the staff was very friendly...

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1Thank Happywalsh
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

So disappointed with our stay here, very tawdry and in need of repair. Bathroom door would not close without an enormous shove, then couldn't get out, when we complained they asked why we would want to close the bathroom door as we were sharing a double bed !!! We were offered another room , but the sash window was filled...

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  • Breakfast included
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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, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury > Upstreet
Price Range: $125 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grove Pantry Pub & Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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