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

Pets accepted in all rooms £15 per pet per night by prior arrangement.
24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets accepted
By prior arrangement at 15 GBP per pet, per night.
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00
36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU, England
What 3 Words: woof.ends.skill

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.

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

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

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.

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: 1578 reviews
Excellent 44%
Very Good 36%
Average 11%
Poor 4%
Terrible 2%
Rating

Pauline P, wrote review 10/07/2021

A short break in Canterbury

The hotel is ideally situated just a short walk from the centre of Canterbury. It is also an ideal place to tour the area. Our room was large and comfortable. We had booked for breakfast which had a w... more

Owner Response
Mark Cotman, Other at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and letting us know you enjoyed your short break with us whilst oyu visited Canterbury. Great to see our Breakfast offering gave enough choice, especially in these times with everything on offer being served, as opposed to buffet, but in some ways that goes back to older days, when it was all served. We hope to see you again soon.
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Tina W, wrote review 01/07/2021

Cream Tea

We went for an afternoon cream tea .the service and politeness friendly staff was lovely. Checking all was okay did we need more tea. Table clothes and napkins pure white . Cakes appear all home made,... more

Owner Response
Mark Cotman, Other at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our afternoon tea offering, especially in these challenfging times, just what the staff ordered :) Hope to see you again.
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Karenb001, wrote review 29/06/2021

An excellent weekend stay

Such nice, friendly helpful staff and a very comfortable hotel. It was a pleasure to stay in a slightly quirky hotel rather than one of the ubiquitous corporate hotels. Our room had everything we need... more

Owner Response
Mark Cotman, Other at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Great to see the appreciation of 'quirky' - thank you for the comments on our team of staff, difficult times overall at the moment so I know they will appreciate your comments.
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magwii, wrote review 23/06/2021

Groupon deal afternoon tea

We had a Groupon deal for afternoon tea so obviously with the deal it was excellent value. We were asked if we wanted to have it inside or outside in the garden. We decided the garden was much better ... more

Owner Response
Mark Cotman, Other at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review - Glad you found the tea good value and you had the choice of inside or outside. Our entrance as you say is tucked away, most sat navs or 'what three words' will bring you directly to the door.
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Steve M, wrote review 23/06/2021

Nice Hotel about 20 minutes from the City Centre

We had a nice break here - room only as breakfast is extra and we were happy to eat out. The setting is very nice and close to Kent Cricket ground. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the roo... more

Owner Response
Mark Cotman, Other at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you fo your review. I am glad to see you had a goood time with us and thank you for your comments reference our staff and cleanliness - 24 brand new rooms just about to open then onto the dated ones (!)

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