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The Grove Ferry Inn

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Double Room, View (Cowslip) | Premium bedding, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; British cuisine, al fresco dining
Double Room, View (Cowslip) | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of The Grove Ferry Inn

The Grove Ferry Inn

3.0 star property
3-star inn in Canterbury with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

64 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
Grove Ferry Rd, Upstreet, Canterbury, England, CT3 4BP
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Canterbury Cathedral - 19 min drive
  • Margate Beach - 13 min drive
  • Whitstable Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • London (SEN-Southend) - 85 min drive
  • Canterbury Sturry Station - 7 min drive
  • Canterbury Bekesbourne Station - 9 min drive
  • Ramsgate Minster Station - 9 min drive


  • Sainsbury's Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Smugglers Inn - 9 min drive
  • Sweetie Darling Cakes - 3 min drive
  • Miller & Carter - Herne Bay - 8 min drive
  • The Rose Inn - 4 min drive

About this property

The Grove Ferry Inn

Located near a train station, The Grove Ferry Inn is a great choice for a stay in Canterbury. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodation is 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ferry Grove
Grove Ferry
Grove Ferry Inn
Grove Ferry Pantry Pub
Grove Ferry Pantry Pub & Inn
Grove Ferry Pantry Pub & Inn Canterbury
Grove Ferry Pantry Pub Canterbury
Grove Ferry Pub
Grove Ferry Inn Canterbury
Grove Ferry Canterbury
The Grove Ferry Pantry Pub Inn
The Grove Ferry
The Grove Ferry Inn Inn
The Grove Ferry Inn Canterbury
The Grove Ferry Inn Inn Canterbury

Frequently asked questions

Does The Grove Ferry Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Grove Ferry Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Grove Ferry Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Grove Ferry Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Grove Ferry Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Grove Ferry Inn?
You can check in from noon - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Grove Ferry Inn?
No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Grosvenor G Casino Thanet (13-min drive) and Genting Casino (15-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Grove Ferry Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and hiking. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Grove Ferry Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers al fresco dining and British cuisine.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Lovely stay!
Had a lovely stay, very friendly staff and welcoming. John and Jane where great hosts, breakfast is huge, made to order and very tasty. Room where very comfortable.
Adrienne, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Nice location next to the river. Evening meal service not great, waited nearly an hour just to get a drink then starter and main came out at more or less the same time. Restaurant was not busy (half full) and had plenty of staff on so i dont know why we had to ask to be served. Lovely breakfast.
Phil, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Susan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Lovely area a good location for surrounding areas to visit. Staff were friendly nothing too much trouble very attentive. Would definitely recommend visiting and would stay again.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very welcoming and wonderful location
Wonderful visit. Will stay again
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a lovely warm welcome we received from the young team at Grove Ferry Inn. We were welcomed with a big smile and once we were checked in at the bar our host offered to carry our bags to our room and actually showed us to the door, didn't leave us searching corridors for our room - nice touch! We stayed in Gin & Tonic and the room was clean and spacious and beautifully decorated. we were very comfy! We were too late for dinner sadly, as caught up in traffic, however we were given local recommendations and had a lovely meal at Bill's in Canterbury. Breakfast was served up until 11am so we sauntered down at 9am and enjoyed a hearty big breakfast with copious amounts of tea and juice. Special shout out to the young waitress who was so helpful and polite - couldn't do enough for us. A 5*hotel the Grove Ferry is not and in areas could maybe do with a little upgrading, but if you are looking for a lovely setting, with 5 star staff then you won't be disappointed. We would definitely book again, excellent value for money.
Richard, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Quiet location. Convenient for north Kent coastal towns. Adjacent to wildlife preservation area and river.
Brian, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Bob, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location
Beautiful location. Friendly staff and great service.Wonderful food. Good value for money. Would stay again.
C, 2-night trip
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