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The Ferry House Inn

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The Ferry House is a beautiful 16th Century Country Public House situated at the edge of the Swale Estuary on the peaceful Isle of Sheppey. It is set in three acres of terraced lawns and offers a superb panoramic view over the water. The venue has recently undergone major refurbishment throughout with particular attention to retaining its old character and charm, by incorporating open log fires, traditional wooden beams and solid oak floors. The Ferry House has three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and a luxury suite located waterside as well as our Coach House accommodation home to six double rooms, four dog friendly. All beautifully furnished with en-suite facilities and offering visitors all the comfort needed for a perfect night's sleep. We can also cater for a variety of events, so whether you need a peaceful and idyllic setting for your wedding, or a venue for your corporate event, the Ferry House is quite simply ‘the perfect venue.’
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Non-smoking hotel
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
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Special diet menus
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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English
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Jammy Viv P wrote a review 12 Apr
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had a mid-week stay including dinner, b&b, with a group of 6 friends which proved very good value. The best part was the delicious dinner made from home grown vegetables & herbs or locally sourced produce. The meal had unusual combinations of ingredients which were very tasty and beautifully presented. Our lovely waitress made the meal so much better. She took careful account of a couple of food allergies and made every effort to look after us, always with a smile. She also patiently explained how each of the dishes had been prepared. Entrance to the hotel was very strange as had to climb a dark narrow fire escape but as the receptionist explained this was better than the front entrance which would include extremely steep stairs. Although the inn has no lounge area it was no problem to us as we simply congregated in the bar. We had a room overlooking the river Swale & it was pleasant enough. However we did not find the 4-poster bed mattress to be very comfortable. A case of putting looks before comfort. This was a shame as everything else was perfect.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lorraine C wrote a review 7 Apr
Maidstone, United Kingdom1 contribution
Celebrated my partners 50th birthday with family at The Ferry House Inn. Amazing food and awesome service. There was 10 in our group, plus a baby, and every single one of the group said it was amazing food, well presented and served by attentive, smiley and very very helpful staff. We have eater here a few times now and it never never disappoints. We are staying at Marsh View part of their accommodation complex at Mocketts Farm and want to also take this opportunity to say it is an amazing location, excellent facilities in the accommodation and very clean and spacious. Recommended highly
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad to hear that your partner had a lovely birthday celebration. Here at The Ferry House, we pride ourselves on producing fresh, seasonal produce from our kitchen garden. Our gardeners work closely with our chefs to provide fresh, delicious, seasonal food year-round. It makes us happy to know that you and your family enjoyed the food. Our team will be delighted to hear your review, and we hope you will visit again soon. - The Ferry House Team
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belindawoodhams wrote a review 6 Apr
Gillingham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was here for my daughters wedding so stayed overnight in room 4, the only small item I would bring up was that the tea and coffee facilities in that room were on a wardrobe that was taller than me, admittedly I am short, but it meant I wasn't able to have a hot drink for fear of spilling hot water, this was a shame as there was a good choice of drinks. I had breakfast the following morning and they were so accommodating considering that I'm gluten free, even offering to make something different for me.
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience, and congratulations on your daughter's wedding! We apologize for the inconvenience regarding the tea and coffee facilities in Room 4. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will address this issue to ensure a better experience in the future. We're delighted to hear that our team accommodated your allergy during breakfast, and we hope you had an incredible time celebrating with your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. - The Ferry House Team
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Kim W wrote a review 2 Apr
21 contributions6 helpful votes
Afternoon Tea with friends in lovely old pub with great views across the Swale. Petit Fours, cakes, sandwiches delicious, excellent quality and beautifully presented. Staff extremely pleasant, helpful and friendly. More of these afternoons please.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Well worth the drive
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Responded 1 week ago
We're delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time enjoying afternoon tea with your friends! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the delicious petit fours, cakes and sandwiches. Our staff takes pride in providing exceptional service; we will pass on your kind words. We would love to share more afternoon teas with you and your friends and look forward to welcoming you back soon! - The Ferry House Team
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Louise F wrote a review 2 Apr
St Mary's, United Kingdom40 contributions19 helpful votes
When someone says to you ' if you want to go to somewhere in the middle of nowhere' this is certainly the place! As we drove down Harty Ferry Road, you do think, where on earth are we going, there isn't anything around, apart from wild horses and the most amazing wildlife, then out of nowhere you see the Ferry House. When we arrived at reception, we were made to feel so welcome. Our room was wonderful, we stayed in the new section of the Ferry House which I will say is lovely and bright, specious and contemporary, we did take our dog for the overnight stay too, they do provide bed/bowls etc. Before dinner we both had a very relaxing full body massage, I highly recommend a treatment, the beauty rooms are delightful. The restaurant is very welcoming with a roaring, I would definitely have a couple of cocktails before dinner. Dinner was delicious, wine was great, the staff can't do anymore for you, so friendly. Definitely a place I would recommend. Thank you to all at The Ferry House.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Can be a little windy, take warm clothes if going for a walk.
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Responded 1 week ago
Happy Birthday! We're glad to have been a part of your birthday celebrations and to hear you had such a memorable experience with us! We endeavour to go above and beyond in all areas to ensure our guests have a memorable experience, and we are so pleased to hear we did. It's true our location may feel like it's in the middle of nowhere, but we believe it adds to the charm and tranquillity of the place surrounded by wild horses and stunning wildlife. We are glad you got a chance to experience this with us. I will pass on your comments to the entire team. Thank you for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back to try a few more of our cocktails! - The Ferry House Team
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Hjdau wrote a review 1 Apr
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first time here but it won’t be our last. The setting is beautiful and the restaurant is spacious and clean. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious and plentiful and there was a good choice on offer. As we stayed in one of the rooms overnight, we also had breakfast here and it was delicious. Instead of traditional tomatoey, sugary baked beans, breakfast came with a very moreish serving of fava beans with a less sweet, more savoury type of sauce. The food is homegrown and / or local so it was as fresh as fresh could be. Definitely looking forward to going back there soon.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dog friendly
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, from the beautiful setting to the delicious food and friendly service. We take pride in sourcing fresh, local ingredients for our dishes, and we're glad you appreciated the flavours and variety. I will pass on all of your kind comments to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. - The Ferry House Team
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Jade W wrote a review Mar 2024
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Stayed st the Ferry House the night before and night of my wedding. From the moment myself and my sister checked in the night before everything was perfect. Rebecca on reception was so kind, friendly and attentive. We had dinner in the restaurant that night and were blown away with our food, knowing it was sourced locally is fantastic, Taryn looked after us throughout our meal, she again, was kind, friendly and attentive, it was also lovely seeing her on my wedding day too! Beth was my assigned wedding assistant and nothing was too much bother! The powder room was clean, comfortable and classy! From this moment on the rest of the day was a blur but with Maxine and team's help the day was smooth, enjoyable and it felt almost effortless. Lovely staff, beautiful venue, tasty food. Absolutely perfect few days. Thank you for making the start of our married life amazing! The Butler's!
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review! Firstly, a huge congratulations to you both! We are delighted that you had such a fantastic time with us. It's lovely hearing such amazing feedback about so many of our staff members; I will pass on these comments. We hope to see you again soon. -The Ferry House Team
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Lynn F wrote a review Mar 2024
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Had a wonderful, fun filled few days at the Ferry House Inn. You know you’re in for something special as you head over that incredible bridge on to the Isle and then the long driveway to the Isle of Harty itself. Arriving in the foggy darkness, seeing all the atmospheric outside lighting and then entering the gorgeous building to a roaring fire was a delight. The attention to detail in this wonderful hotel is second to none. It’s warm, cosy but quirky and tasteful! Love all the decor and furnishings - very high end! Rooms amazing, food fabulous, cocktails a treat. Have to say the staff and team are amazing. Plus the setting - surrounded by nature reserves is different and really lovely. I would highly recommend. Ps. A wedding was in full flow as we left. It was beautifully decorated in the barn and marquee. What a setting!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Victoria Burden, Owner at The Ferry House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. We always appreciate it when someone drops us a note to let us know they had a good time! We are all passionate about the service we give and what we produce here, with most of the menu items grown in our own kitchen garden or reared (beef and game) on our family farm. It's great when we hear that we are appreciated. Cocktails and mocktails are also created using herbs, fruit, and berries that we cultivate in our hedgerows and fruit cages. These are then distilled or pressed into syrups for the drinks. The manpower needed to produce our own food is extensive, but we do so because we are passionate about our menu and its accountability. It's great to hear that you had such a wonderful time here with us and got a sneak peek at one of our events. I will pass on your comments to the entire team. Hopefully, we will see you again soon to explore more of the nature reserve and try some more of our homegrown produce. - The Ferry House Team
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Stevio wrote a review Mar 2024
Brighton, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Here for my daughter's wedding so overnight stay as part of the package. I cannot fault the whole experience from checking in to the impeccable wedding organisation ( thank you Maxine and team) to the total courtesy and customer focused service throughout our stay. Room was excellent, clean and comfortable (Riverside King) and nice little touches like carrot cake and fresh milk in the room . Breakfast was outstanding and generous with quality sausages and bacon. We will definitely be back . Julie and Steve x
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Julie and Steve, Thank you for your review. Firstly, a huge congratulations to your daughter! We are delighted that you had such a fantastic time with us. It's lovely hearing such amazing feedback about so many of our staff members; I will pass these comments on. We hope to see you again soon. -The Ferry House Team
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Cyanseasky wrote a review Mar 2024
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3 very enjoyable nights with amazing fresh local food, from their garden and local producers. Service and staff were very friendly and helpful. Cosy atmosphere and beautiful views over the estuary. Great base to explore the area. Walked through the Bird marshes to Shell beach. Day out in up and coming Arty Margate: Turner Contemporary, Tracey Emin’s studio / gallery, and interesting Tracey Emin memorabilia at the fabulous Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum. A lot of fun at the Murder Mystery night. Would be good to have a written explanation of the murder, motive and clues at the end as hard to follow the complex plot and red herrings! Highly recommended! Louise, Cornwall
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Great base for exploring the area.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and that our staff delivered excellent service. We will pass on your compliments to the team. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the murder mystery night and got to explore the area more. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the murder mystery company on how they could improve. We hope you visit again soon! - The Ferry House Team
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£78 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandKentIsle of SheppeyHarty
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ferry House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Ferry House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Clever Dilemma (2.9 miles), Joe's Bows (4.1 miles), and Huckleberry Woods (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ferry House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Ferry House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ferry House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ferry House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dove Dargate, Faversham Kebab House Restaurant, and The Plough Inn at Lewson Street.
Does The Ferry House Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ferry House Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Provender House (4.1 miles), Maison Dieu (3.1 miles), and Chart Gunpowder Mills (2.8 miles).