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Guest Rating: 4.3
See all 73 reviews
High Street, Elham

Elham, 

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
Check Prices and Availability
Double EnsuiteDouble Ensuite
from£39.00
Family Ensuite - 3 PeopleFamily Ensuite - 3 People
from£49.00
Family Ensuite - 4 PeopleFamily Ensuite - 4 People
from£59.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Abbot's Fireside, Elham 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:
4.2
Guest Rating: 4.3
See all 73 reviews
Adam
Young 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
"Beautiful, traditional inn"
Just spent one night here, as wanted to explore the surrounding countryside and city of Canterbury. The inn is amazing. Feels so authentic, walking inside is like stepping back into the 15th century.… Read more
"Beautiful, traditional inn"
Just spent one night here, as wanted to explore the surrounding countryside and city of Canterbury. The inn is amazing. Feels so authentic, walking inside is like stepping back into the 15th century. Read less
Likes:
We were greeted by John the owner, who was incredibly friendly and easy to chat to. Our room was fantastic, massive comfy bed! We had a delicious roast for dinner in the restaurant. Had a great time!
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Elham
jacqueline
Group of Adults
Stayed: Oct '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"excellent!"
wonderful building with loads of charecter, food was excellent and staff very friendly… Read more
"excellent!"
wonderful building with loads of charecter, food was excellent and staff very friendly Read less
Likes:
everything
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Elham
Chris
Mature Couple
Stayed: Oct '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
3
"Much better than anticipated!"
Interesting quirky building, food very good, but the restaurant was a bit overloaded on Sat evening due to two local parties.
Breakfasts were perfectly adequate, but not very interesting.… Read more
"Much better than anticipated!"
Interesting quirky building, food very good, but the restaurant was a bit overloaded on Sat evening due to two local parties.
Breakfasts were perfectly adequate, but not very interesting. Read less
Likes:
Location. The village is just right - shop next-door for papers etc, & two other pubs for good kentish beer and cheap pub food. Countryside attractive.
Building.
Manager.
Dislikes:
Room was not serviced on the Saturday, but we are not untidy, and the manager provided fresh towels when this was brought to his attention.
As wardrobe not possible, hooks would have been handy.
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Elham
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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