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Summary

Converted into a luxe boutique hotel a decade ago, and taken over by Hythe Imperial owners the GSE Group in June 2018, this poshified village boozer “had some teething problems” – not least a divisive makeover – and is still sometimes accused of being “overpriced” or “lacking atmosphere”. Most reports, though, suggest “happily it’s on an even keel”: go by day for the “superb” lunch deal, or by night for “the serious stuff” (with prices to match).

£53
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This gentrified village boozer nowadays classifies itself as a ‘Luxury Hotel with a Fine Dining Restaurant’ and reviewers are split on the change. Critics say the “all-too-common revamp has ’bland-ified’ a previously characterful old pub…” (“I hear millions were spent on this historic building but, that doesn’t buy you a quality restaurant”). On a more positive note, fans hail “beautifully crafted” dishes “conjuring distinctive flavours” in “comfortable surroundings”.

£54
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Very handy for the port and Channel Tunnel”, a “quaint” pub-with-rooms (or boutique hotel, depending on your terminology) whose dining room provides an “interesting” and “reasonably priced menu”.

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Keeps me coming back time and time again” – a “smart former pub in a delightful valley” offering “very good food, much of it locally sourced” and “served with great attention to detail”.

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
20
70
8+ at D

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £18.00 £3.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Alkham Valley Rd, Alkham, CT15 7DF
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-5 pm, 5 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-5 pm

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