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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%
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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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1 - 10 of 543 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

After having an enjoyable ferry ride down the Stour we dropped into the Grove to have lunch and a drink. Both of us wanted a beer so we looked at those on offer and plumped for a pint of Whitstable Bay pale ale from the...More

Thank funkybird1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We popped in to sit by the river & as we watched food being served our mouths started watering so we looked at the menu. We had the best scotch egg with black pudding & the dirtiest dirty beans! The fresh ciabatta roll was freshly...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited today looking forward to having lunch here when we got into the car park some men came up to the car and asked if we were going to the pub which we said we were they then proceeded to warn...More

1  Thank Monroe1962
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful day my daughter and her partner decided to have lunch by the river at the idilic grove ferry!as they got out the car another couple were coming out and advised them not to bother because the staff were so rude!they decided to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wonderful day on Father's Day and we decided to come here and sit in the glorious Haredim near the river. It is a cracking view, and quintessentially english. The food was a bit of a disappointment. The menu and descriptions looked great...More

Thank DealWhistler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a quick visit here, left impressed and will go back. Had drinks and tea. Really well priced and food menu looks amazing and also well priced. Beautiful decor, friendly. Lots of families and dog walkers. Hidden gem!!!!

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location for a summer lunch by the river. Ordered from the British tapas menu, shouldn't have bothered! Pigs in blankets =cheap sausages in a tasty mustard dressing. Chips were ok. Squid rings were nothing special BUT....... The "famous" black pudding scotch egg was so...More

Thank Gchef71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner went to Grove Ferry Inn for a light lunch, there is an extensive menu offering food to share, light bites, sandwiches and full lunches. The staff were polite toward us and the setting was nice. We have been here for meals...More

Thank Garon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After months of worry of being made redundant I found out I was being redeployed which was great news. My mum and I wanted to go out and celebrate and thought we would go to a local restaurant, well we were fairly disappointed that there...More

Thank Laura Jade K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit grove ferry for dinner as it was a lovely sunny day. We arrived and found ourselves a table to then que to order our food and drinks. It was very busy, only one member of staff taking orders whilst other staff...More

Thank SilverBailey1
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Steve M
I just had the same experience... stopped off because it looked nice but OMG what a mistake... and £55 lighter as well for the discomfort of trying to eat the rubbish they served
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, View, Child-friendly
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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