Nestling on the bank of the Great Stour River lies the charming Grove Ferry Pub.

Overlooking the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, the beautiful Georgian-style house was designed for fun and entertainment. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor space including a unique boathouse situated alongside the river with its own private decking area, the perfect backdrop for any occasion.


The friendly Grove Ferry team will weave their magic to give a personalised experience, whether you’re visiting for a quick pint, a meal with family and friends, or you want to organise an event to celebrate those big moments in life.

Originally a lavender farm and hotel, the country pub has recently had a glittering transformation including a new kitchen where the chefs will be cooking up a storm every day with locally sourced ingredients and goodies found during foraging adventures.


Cask ale enthusiasts will appreciate the new taproom, which has traditional Kentish ales, guest ales and international lagers from local brewery, Shepherd Neame. Relish the ales in the garden next to the hops pagodas, alongside the existing herb, flower and pumpkin patches.

For visitors coming from further away, or locals who want to treat themselves to a weekend getaway, the pub’s bed and breakfast has a selection of six quirky and rustic rooms to book, with breakfast served in the snug downstairs pantry room where homegrown vegetables and fruits are for sale.


Indulge in fun activities such as kayaking and country strolls, take a romantic trip down the river with a picnic basket, or simply take some time for yourself in the garden, relaxing in the sunshine.

Don’t worry about the little ones, they’ll make friends with the treasured house animals, enjoying a pig wash with Pickle and the hobbits, Sam and Bilbo, egg hunting amongst the many chickens and playing with Pedro, the golden pheasant. Have your own pets? Bring them along; everyone’s welcome.


Grove Road
Nr Canterbury

T: 01227 860302



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