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Guest Rating: 4.4
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High Street, Elham

Canterbury, 

Kent, 


CT4 6TD,  England
Welcome to The Abbot's Fireside hotel, bar, and restaurant. Situated in the historic village of Elham, a quaint picturesque village, nestled deep in the heart of the Kentish countryside, just south of Canterbury. The Abbot's Fireside offers period accommodation year round.
  • Countryside Location
  • Leeds Castle
  • Canterbury City
  • Walking
  • Cathedrals
  • Elham Valley
  • Dover Castle
  • Channel Tunnel Nearby
  • Culture
  • Historical
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.1
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Facilities:
4.0
Staff service:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Breakfast:
4.3
Guest Rating: 4.4
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Ian
Mature Couple
Stayed: Feb '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Great Value & Interesting venue"
A warm welcome and being shown to our room. An excellent dinner and local Gadds beer. A good nights sleep and healthy continental breakfast to follow. Also good friendly advice on places to visit afte… Read more
"Great Value & Interesting venue"
A warm welcome and being shown to our room. An excellent dinner and local Gadds beer. A good nights sleep and healthy continental breakfast to follow. Also good friendly advice on places to visit after we had booked out. I rushed out to enjoy the day and forgot to tip the venue for dinner. My apologies it would have been well deserved. Keep up your high standards. Well done. Read less
Likes:
Beer, Food, ambience of venue and hospitality of the team.
Dislikes:
Nothing at all it was excellent
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
russell
Mature Couple
Stayed: Feb '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"beautiful building"
Stayed for one night on a tour of Kent and Sussex… Read more
"beautiful building"
Stayed for one night on a tour of Kent and Sussex Read less
Likes:
Only stayed one night but would like to have stayed for longer.
Wonderful, atmospheric old building with spacious characterful bedrooms.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
jean-luc
Family with older Children
Stayed: Feb '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
3
Location
4
Breakfast:
3
"Good but..."
Nous étions venus il y a 2 ans et avions trouvé l'endroit, l'accueil etc. parfait. Nous venons d'y retourner et nous sommes un peu déçu : nous sommes arrivés à 21h30 (j'avais prévenu à l'avance) et il… Read more
"Good but..."
Nous étions venus il y a 2 ans et avions trouvé l'endroit, l'accueil etc. parfait. Nous venons d'y retourner et nous sommes un peu déçu : nous sommes arrivés à 21h30 (j'avais prévenu à l'avance) et il a fallu 5 minutes pour trouver le gérant... La chambre n'était pas tout à fait propre : un verre cassé derrière la table de nuit, des kleenex sales dans un tiroir... Et le petit déjeuner bien qu'excellent, n'était plus celui que nous avions connu il y a 2 ans (le véritable English Breakfast) mais u Read less
Likes:
Rooms, village...
Dislikes:
No more English Breakfast...
Room not so clean (broken glass behind the bed, dirty handkerchieves in the cupboard)
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Hotel
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
The Abbot’s Fireside Elham, surrounded by breathtaking countryside, has five delightful bedrooms all named after the well-known or local people relating to the history of this ancient building. The Duke of Wellington used the hotel as his headquarters whilst preparing his final battle with Napoleon at Waterloo. King Charles II and the Duke of Richmond hid from Cromwell's Roundheads in the main fireplace, during a clandestine visit to England during their exile.

When you enter the Abbot’s Fireside, you will encounter a warm and friendly welcome, be surrounded by antique furniture, open fireplaces and original leaded glass windows throughout the lounge, restaurant and bedrooms. Our lounge and restaurant feature huge medieval fireplaces which, like the hotel itself, are listed by the Historical Society.

Built as an inn in 1451 and throughout Tudor and Stuart times, the building was known as 'The Smithies Arms'. The restaurant now carries an excellent reputation for its cuisine and wines.

The village of Elham lies in the centre of Elham Valley, declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can walk or cycle for hours through the unspoilt Kentish hills. There are three golf courses in the area, together with a course at Leeds Castle, which is only 30 minutes away.

Interesting places to visit are the historic city of Canterbury and its Cathedral, Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens and the towns of Tenterden and Rye with their many antique shops.

If you like to cross the Channel, the Abbot’s Fireside Hotel is the ideal location to stay the night. The Channel Tunnel is only a 10 minute drive from Abbot’s Fireside, The Port of Dover only 20 minutes and Manston airport is 45 minutes away.

We warmly welcome you to The Abbot’s Fireside and hope that you will find your stay with us an enjoyable one.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Traditional
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