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Guest Rating: 4.3
See all 68 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:
4.0
Value:
4.2
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 68 reviews
Sara
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Perfect stay in a perfect place"
Stayed for one night in Charles II's bedroom.… Read more
"Perfect stay in a perfect place"
Stayed for one night in Charles II's bedroom. Read less
Likes:
Wonderful large room in a fantastic old Inn full of history. All the staff were just brilliant. Very pleasant evening meal and breakfast. Very good value for money all round.
Dislikes:
No
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Elham
Charlotte
Young Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Wonderful overnight stay"
Although we only stayed one night this hotel is fantastic. Steeped in history, very wonky walls and floors with an amazing atmosphere - it is very old!
We ate both dinner and cooked breakfast - simpl… Read more
"Wonderful overnight stay"
Although we only stayed one night this hotel is fantastic. Steeped in history, very wonky walls and floors with an amazing atmosphere - it is very old!
We ate both dinner and cooked breakfast - simply wonderful food and service Read less
Likes:
The atmosphere, the food and service
Dislikes:
Nothing!
Guest Review for Abbot's Fireside, Elham
susan
Group of Adults
Stayed: Sep '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location
5
Breakfast:
3
"amaising building with character"
we arrived late in the evening and the staff were so welcoming and helpful.… Read more
"amaising building with character"
we arrived late in the evening and the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Read less
Likes:
the evening staff were just so lovely and welcoming
Dislikes:
had to wait for an hour for breakfast. after taking our order we were then told 40 minutes latter that there was no smoked salmon left and had to change the order. we then had to wait another 15 minut
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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