Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

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Comfort in Canterbury.

The Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel sits quietly in Canterbury, amongst 2 acres of beautiful, tranquil landscaped gardens. The hotel, as well as offering a delightful place to spend the day and night, is also the ideal base for visiting Canterbury city centre itself. The Cathedral, shops and tourist attractions are all within this wonderful citys walls just a 10 minute walk away. Built in the 1830's as a private house, the hotel has lost none of it's style and charm. If anything, the homely atmosphere has only improved with age!

The Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel provides a great indoors, but those seeking adventure or relaxation in the great outdoors will be equally impressed by our location. Coastal and country walks are close-by, you can enjoy both river and sea fishing, and try something a little different with clay pigeon shooting at the local shooting range!

** Please note that there will be some building work at the back of the hotel over the next 6 months but this will cause minimal disruption to guests stay **

AAQuality in Tourism - Safe. Clean. Legal.

For your information

Pets accepted in all rooms £15 per pet per night by prior arrangement. COVID 19 - Hotel is only open for guests travelling for work or authorised purposes. Evidence may be requested on arrival or during pre-registration.

Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our head chef has over 13 years' experience, some of which was spent training at Eastwell Manor and the Michelin Stared All Brighton Manor.

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Fountain Restaurant

The Fountain Restaurant enjoys a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with Gothic style decor, and delicious modern British fayre, seasonal menus, working with ethical produce sourced from local suppliers and farms. Sample from our a la carte or daily dinner menu.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

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Westfield Bar

Our hotel bar boasts many original features of the old house, with it's beautiful gothic windows and intimate corners creating the perfect mood for relaxation. Why not take the opportunity to sit back and enjoy our comfy sofas and sample our tasty bar food, fine wines and local ales.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



The County of Kent is perhaps the most fortunate in Southern England with the variety and quality of it's Golf courses. Chestfield, with it's historic connections, attractive layout and it's reputation for a warm friendly welcome, is well worth a visit. It boasts a course that is an excellent test of golf, with it's undulating fairways and greens, extensive tree planting programme, coupled with magnificent views, all set in the Kent countryside.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland/Woodland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6208 Yards
No handicap required


6.8 miles away in Whitstable


Please vist;

Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


18 holes £30.00
Tuition Yes


Canterbury Golf Club is situated in a delightful woodland setting around half a mile from the hotel.
The beautiful sculpted and challenging 18 hole layout,created by renowned golf course designer Harry Colt and has been in existence since 1927.The club house overlooks the 18th hole and the first tee. A driving range open to the public, excellent practice facilities and a well stocked pro shop all contribute to make it one of the top clubs in Kent.

Course information

Course Type: Woodland/Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6272 Yards
No handicap required


1.5 miles away in Littlebourne Road


Please vist;

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


18 holes £42.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.25


The Best Western Abbots Barton is a unique venue with rural charm and ambience set in beautiful surroundings. This country house hotel with landscaped lawns and ancient trees is conveniently situated in the heart of Canterbury, just 10 minutes walk from the city centre.


Registry office:
Kent County Council
Wellington House, St. Stephens Road, Canterbury
0845 8247400

Events Co-ordinator

For any enquiries please call Events Co-ordinator on 01227 760341

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CT1 3DU

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36 New Dover Road

Free parking on site (40 spaces)

What's nearby?

Meetings, Conferences and Events


With a large meeting room and even more space outside in our 2 acre grounds we can accommodate events of all kinds and capacities. 1 on 1 interviews are just as at home here as larger events.

Available room set ups

U shape


This meeting room is half the section of the Cathedral suite and will accommodate smaller conferences. It has natural daylight and air conditioning, is ideal for private dining and networking events.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Marlowe 60 40 30 30 50
Beckett 60 40 30 30 50
Garden Room 30 20 18 20 50
Cathedral Room 150 70 60 70 100
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Amenities and Policies

Services: 24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Internet: Free internet available throughout the hotel.
Parking: There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Check-in & Check-out: 14:00 | 11:00
Pets: By prior arrangement at 15 GBP per pet, per night.


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Canterbury trip

01/11/2020 gutub,

Good location for walking trips to Canterbury. Beatiful building arhitecture and matched inside decor. Very good standard of cleanliness and service for an UK hotel although a little behind same chale... more


Mini break

29/10/2020 Mark G, Leek, United Kingdom

Great mini break conveniently located within easy walking distance to town, with free parking too so a great bonus. We took advantage of the 3 nights for the price of 2 and was great value. As a Bes... more


Weekend trip

25/10/2020 sarawP1233FW,

The hotel is overall quite charming and comfortable, if a bit dated. Would have liked a fridge in the room and a proper tea and coffee tray. More importantly, the food there was genuinely poor. 13.50... more


Noisy and a waste of money

24/10/2020 skb2102, Rochester, United Kingdom

We could hear every sound from the room above. There was no sound proofing at all. We eventually had to ask to be moved. Such a shame as the hotel is close to the city centre and the staff were friend... more


Needs some TLC

05/10/2020 MADABOUTANIMALS, Borehamwood, United Kingdom

Hotel is well situated for the city centre and the grounds of the hotel are extensive with plenty of parking spaces.Warm welcome from the friendly and helpful staff and the reception area is very invi... more