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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
See all 79 reviews
Suzanne
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"fab host"
we booked this last minute as a stop over for the ferry at dover which was a half hour drive away.we had a warm welcome and an excellent meal.room was comfortable and very oldie worldie with uneven fl… Read more
"fab host"
we booked this last minute as a stop over for the ferry at dover which was a half hour drive away.we had a warm welcome and an excellent meal.room was comfortable and very oldie worldie with uneven floors etc.they even accomodated out breakfast at 6am Read less
Likes:
great welcome from staff.quaint picturseque location.close to ferry
Dislikes:
the hotel had 2 friendly ghosts which we didnt see !!
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
mary
Mature Couple
Stayed: Oct '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Comfort in a National treasure"
Fascinating building, really olde world. Food was delicious, well prepared. Loved local Ramsgate ale on tap.… Read more
"Comfort in a National treasure"
Fascinating building, really olde world. Food was delicious, well prepared. Loved local Ramsgate ale on tap. Read less
Likes:
Close to relatives we were visiting. Near to local shops and church
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
Patrick
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location
4
"comfortable stay in characterful property."
We enjoyed our stay, clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed. Very warm room. A little noisy on the Saturday night from bar below but then went quiet and we enjoyed a good nights sleep. Adequate show… Read more
"comfortable stay in characterful property."
We enjoyed our stay, clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed. Very warm room. A little noisy on the Saturday night from bar below but then went quiet and we enjoyed a good nights sleep. Adequate shower over the bath even though pressure was low. Toiletries supplied were good. Continental breakfast was very good with delicious pastries. Cooked breakfast also available for small charge but we found continental was plentiful. Staff are very friendly and we can recommend the accommodation. Read less
Likes:
Everything was as we had hoped and we would stay again when in the area.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Canterbury
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Hotel
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Abbot's Fireside
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
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
Children Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
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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