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The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Upstreet $$ - $$$ , British,
Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
+44 1227 860302
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good15%
  • Average16%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“boat trip” (7 reviews)
“light lunch” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food came out lukewarm, very cheaply presented, rubbish portions, and consequently extremely overpriced. The fact that there were 6 people in the whole place on a Saturday night tells you all you need to know. Woman on the bar extremely rude with a bad attitude...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came for Saturday lunch and it was exciting for the kids to see the pigs and be able to feed them. You can get a big cup of food for £1. Option of indoor or outdoor seating which is great if sun is out with...More

Thank AML2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing is as it seems in this restaurant. The Menu sounds good but after a second visit it, the quality of food hadn't improved. Salads have no imagination; the bread awful; baked whole Brie not hot enough; the promised soft egg Scotch Egg was hard...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely summer day. Looking for food after a brilliant dog walk and decided on the Grove Ferry Inn - what a gem on the river. Had not been there for a number of years and what a transformation. The menu offers food to suit all...More

Thank Sheila P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's almost like this place exists as some sort of joke. You have beautiful surroundings, a fantastic old building and a short drive from the city. You've got 80% of the requirements of having a good restaurant nailed on already. However The people that run...More

Thank Sunshiiiiine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub/ bed & breakfast is by the river you couldn't find a better setting than this ! You can sit under the canopy of the willow trees in the summer and look at the boats along the river bank . It's very popular for...More

Thank Maysou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, having booked for an evening meal for eight of our family and then reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, I was most concerned at what we were going to experience. Most of the reviews put this pub in a bad light, so I was already...More

Thank kentishvisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything looks great, the location is idyllic and interior very smart but the food is really poor and overpriced. There seemed to be a plethora of staff who were perfectly pleasant but the service was slow and sadly the food wasn't worth the wait. My...More

Thank simonclairemonty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on a drive round the Kent countryside. We were not disappointed. The menu was good , the food was good and the staff were great. It was nice to sit on the terrace by the river. We will be going...More

Thank _daveg_roberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and the building were fabulous. The staff were very good and very attentive and the beer was good served straight from the barrel in a temperature controlled room. Unfortunately the food let the whole thing down. I had a starter of the scotch...More

Thank Malcolm110266
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Steve M
24 October 2016|
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Response from Tim F | Property representative |
Hi Steve, I'm sorry to hear of your experience, although I'm not entirely sure what your question is in the matter as this is the question section of TripAdvisor. I wish you had left additional information in regards to... More
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove Road | Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Upstreet
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 860302
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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 glitsy 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 it's 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 it's own bathroom. All rooms have large sash windows overlooking either the river or across our front garden into the nature reserve. oooh! And with a bit of notice you can ring us to go out with the foraging chef for morning or afternoon call us direct to find out a little more.
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