I expect most of their customers are like us, needing to catch a night's sleep before an early ferry to France. They've done a very good job refurbishing and modernising an old village pub, and our room was in perfect condition. While the pub is on the main road from Dover to Deal, it's not as busy as the roads from the west feeding the motorway traffic in to Dover, and we didn't have any problem with traffic noise. (The windows were double-glazed anyway).
As Thursday was curry night, we had butternut squash and sweet potato curry and nann bread in the bar; well presented pub grub at a reasonable price. Sadly they no longer have hand pumps, so I had a bottle of cold Spitfire; reasonable price for that too. The buffet breakfast was fine; my wife particularly enjoyed the coffee.
One drawback is they don't have a car park. Ringwould appears to be a very sleepy Kent village, so there was no problem parking right outside the door to unload, and I found a slot further up the lane without too much difficulty.
They were a bit naughty taking the £60 room fee off my credit card when I booked rather than waiting until we had spent the night there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 17th Centuary refurbished Bar. Hotel, Located 5 minutes from Deal and The Port Of Dover. Restaurant Open Daily Offering a Full Menu, pizza Menu and Lightbite Menu. AFFORDABLE DINING FOR EVERYONE...... Sunday 12-3 is Sunday Roast and Full evening Menu 5-9.30Pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Five Bells Deal, Kent