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The Grove Ferry Inn

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Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of The Grove Ferry Inn

The Grove Ferry Inn

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
Grove Ferry Rd, Upstreet, Canterbury, England, CT3 4BP

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWingham Wildlife Park6 min drive
  • Popular LocationHowletts Wild Animal Park16 min drive
  • Popular LocationMinnis Bay24 min drive
  • AirportLondon (SEN-Southend)85 min drive

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About this area


Located in Canterbury, The Grove Ferry Inn is in the historical district and near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Margate Beach and popular attractions include Wingham Wildlife Park and Dreamland. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at St. Lawrence Ground or Lydden Hill Race Circuit. Boat tours offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Wingham Wildlife Park - 6 min drive
  • Quex Park - 9 min drive
  • St. Augustine's Abbey - 10 min drive
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park - 16 min drive
  • Minnis Bay - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Canterbury Bekesbourne Station - 9 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 76 min drive


  • The Red Lion - 4 min drive
  • The Gate Inn - 4 min drive
  • Prince of Wales - 5 min drive
  • Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Anchor - 6 min drive

About this property

The Grove Ferry Inn

3-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free inn. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, a garden and barbecues. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include electric kettles, hairdryers and free toiletries.
The Grove Ferry Inn offers 6 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

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Check-in from noon - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A fantastic place with the most friendly & wonderful staff, you could possibly want. Everything about our stay, was impeccable,from the parking, area, our clean bright, themed room to the lovely staff. We are definitely visiting again. Thankyou- Grove Ferry Inn!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location and friendly atmosphere
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
The room was a nice size, the English breakfast was awesome. The staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. Unfortunately we found the cleanliness of the bathroom to be lacking, old toothpaste splashes on the back of the sink, and dirty smudge marks on the bath tile. There was a leak from the back of the sink, so the floor was constantly wet. Housekeeping was not the best, no one replenished our room on the second morning, and the third morning we were left with 4 conditioners and no shampoo or bar soap. The WiFi, was poor, could not really watch television.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Excellent staff and food.
All staff are fantastic in their professional approach and level of attention. The current owners are undertaking refurbishment of the entire property, what they have done so far will make this a hotel one we will certainly return to. The food including breakfast, pizza and main meals were plentiful and of good quality.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020