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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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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 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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1Thank lynda t
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wow, what a beautiful place to eat, the pub looks out at the canal, boats and the animals. Food is plentiful and hot, they have a great menu, I highly recommend the roast beef!! Lovely friendly and helpful staff very welcoming. They also have rooms upstairs if you need to stay over. I will definitely be returning :)

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Thank Jenny C
UK
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Been here many times as in a great spot by the stour, and Grove ferry boat trips are right beside the pub. The food is good and our waiter today very attentive and friendly. But why oh why is pub coffee always horrible. Freshly ground beans, proper coffee machine but unless you have had batista training and know how to...

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Thank IanBroadmore
Kingsdown
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Arriving at the Grove, the location is great, on the river and well decorated. Walking into the reception/bar area I queued at the bar for 2-3 minutes along with 4 or 5 the people while a member of staff (land-lady?) was making a coffee (on the customer side of the bar where we were queueing). When she finished making the...

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Thank WarmFishSmoothie
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Staff here are extremely friendly and helpful, and go above and beyond in order to help you out and make your stay special. Seriously, among the nicest staff compared to anywhere I have ever stayed at. You are right next to a canal with a lovely view and the surrounding gardens are lovely. It was so peaceful we decided to...

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Thank Fran1806
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We have been to this place many times over the years, before the now owners when it was roaming ducks etc and a big wooden play area. Lots of seating around and a nice relaxed evening feeling with our drinks. Did not eat this time, not much choice unless you like expensive burgers. Our main concern was the welfare of...

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Thank Juliet t
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our group of 13 including a family with young children stayed here over the weekend of 4th, 5th, 6th August. A group of us (19) also ate in the resteraunt in the evening. We were attending/celebrating my Daughters wedding which took place nearby. The whole experience was absolutely perfect. The food and service was spot on. The staff were very...

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Thank tigerpad60
Reviewed 9 August 2016

A wonderful jewel just outside Canterbury, where the staff are always welcoming, the atmosphere of the restaurant is inviting and where you can have a good nights rest. The rooms may need a little attention but as its reasonably priced, its value for money.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Me & my partner visited Grove Ferry to walk our puppy and visited the pub this weekend. It has substantial amount of seating overlooking the river. Perfect for dog owners (although couldn't find a water bowl) The food menu was good. Lots of choice for pub food although the brunch menu was quite disappointing due to every dish was eggs....

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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 CT3 4BP, England (Formerly The Grove Ferry Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Upstreet
Price Range: £69 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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