Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU, England
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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

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 c show more

There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
By prior arrangement at 15 GBP per pet, per night.
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

Restaurants & 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.

  • Fountain Restaurant
  • Westfield Bar

Available

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

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
11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Weddings

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.

  • Registrar

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

Registrar

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

Golf

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.

  • Chestfield
  • Canterbury

Chestfield

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.

6.8 miles away in Whitstable

Course information

  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Parkland/Woodland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

70

Distance

6208 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £30.00
Tuition Yes

Canterbury

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.

1.5 miles away in Littlebourne Road

Course information

  • Driving range
  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type

Woodland/Parkland

Location

Off Site

Holes

18

Par

71

Distance

6272 Yards

Handicap

No handicap required

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £42.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.25

Meetings & 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.

  • Beckett

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

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

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape

Beckett

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

Reviews of Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Traveller Overview:
4.0 Rating: 1531 reviews
Excellent 45%
Very Good 36%
Average 11%
Poor 3%
Terrible 2%
Rating

Jonmirtonfrfc, wrote review 20/02/2020

Perfect service

Stayed at the abbots Barton following a friends wedding. Check in desk were extremely helpful, room was clean and tidy. Bar staff were friendly and the beer was great, can’t fault it! Would recommend.... more

Rating

nicklO1897KE, wrote review 14/02/2020

Afternoon tea

We have just got back from a lovely tea, a gift to us, at the hotel. My wife is gluten free and they provided some great sandwiches and even nicer cakes for her, the sandwiches could have had a bigger... more

Owner Response
abbotsbartonhotel, General Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear nicklO1897KE, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are absolutely thrilled that you have had such a fantastic experience here at the Abbots Barton hotel. I am particularly pleased that your wife enjoyed the gluten free cakes and sandwiches, thank you also for your comments regarding the variety of fillings, we are committed to improving our food selection and this is something we will certainly take into consideration. It was a pleasure to serve you both, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards,
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MartinT1803, wrote review 12/02/2020

Amazing afternoon tea

We booked this to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and we were so impressed. The food was amazing. Delicious sandwiches, great cakes and the fruit scone was wonderful. And the atmosphere was perfect.... more

Owner Response
abbotsbartonhotel, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear MartinT1803, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted that you and your wife had such a wonderful visit, and congratulations on your anniversary! It was a pleasure to welcome you, and we hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks,
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Winky71248, wrote review 11/02/2020

one night bed & breakfast, plus dinner, stay

An ideally situated hotel for exploring Canterbury - 10 minute walk. Luckily we arrived early and took the last car parking space, which was essential as we would not have left the car in a public car... more

Owner Response
abbotsbartonhotel, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Winky71248, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Abbots Barton Hotel. I am pleased that you have had a pleasant stay with us, thank you also for bringing to our attention the points we can improve on, these are invaluable in our constant efforts to develop and enhance our guest's experience. The soundproofing is something we are aware of and working to rectify in all of our rooms in the near future, and planning is already underway to achieve this. We sincerely hope to welcome you again, Kind Regards
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stacey a, wrote review 16/01/2020

Afternoon tea

Me and my mum visited for afternoon tea earlier this week and had a fantastic time. The reception lady was helpful and the manger was very good and polite made sure we had morw tea or coffee if we nee... more

Owner Response
abbotsbartonhotel, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Dear stacey a, Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable afternoon at the hotel! We take immense pride in our guest's experience here, I will pass on your comments to the staff involved as they will be so pleased to know their service has made a difference. We sincerely hope to welcome you again! Kind Regards

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