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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 **

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Location

36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3DU
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6209*
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Summary

Hotel has limited car parking spaces
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted by prior arrangement only £10 per pet per night.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

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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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

Golf

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.

Course information

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

Location

6.8 miles away in Whitstable

Facilities

Please vist; www.chestfield-golfclub.co.uk

Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

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.

Course information

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

Location

1.5 miles away in Littlebourne Road

Facilities

Please vist; www.chestfield-golfclub.co.uk

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £15.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.25

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.

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Wedding service and reception venue

Whether you would prefer a traditional celebration or something more contemporary, our experienced wedding co-ordinator will be with you every step of the way to advise and guide if needed to ensure that it truly is the happiest day of your life.

Catering

From traditional sit-down wedding breakfasts, seated buffet and relaxed evening spreads to fish and chip suppers and 7-course banquets, we'll meet almost any requirement!

Honeymoon Suite

Traditional decor with a 4 poster bed, gives you a delightful honeymoon suite. The seating area for two in the Gothic tower of the room overlooks the landscaped lawns. A corner jacuzzi bath compliments the large bathroom with heated towel rail. In the bedroom there is a large flat sceen tv, hospitality tray and trouser press.

Registrar

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




Contact Emma Vogle on 01227 760341

For any enquiries please call Emma Vogle on 01227 760341

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type CT1 3DU

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Nearest motorway: M2, J7, 8.00 miles
Nearest train station: Canterbury East, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: london Gatwick, 65.00 miles
Free parking on site (40 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3DU
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Canterbury Rugby Club (2 miles)

  • St Lawrence Kent County Cricket Ground (0.8 miles)

  • Gillingham Football Club (28 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Canterbury Cathedral (0.5 miles)

  • Canterbury (0.5 miles)

  • Historic City Centre (0.5 miles)

  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (5 miles)

  • Marlowe Theatre (0.8 miles)

Shopping

  • Whitefriars Shopping Centre (0.5 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1389 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 629
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Rating: 1 36
Rating

first class service

09/11/2018 pabeveridge, Blackburn, United Kingdom

last night my partner and I went to the Abbots Barton for a dinner date. The food was well priced and very good. The service was really good our waiter, was a gentleman by the name of Peter who wa... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed dinner with us last week. Thank you especially for mentioning Peter our restaurant supervisor, your kind comments have been passed onto him. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Weekend trip

05/11/2018 Jean B, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, staff friendly and helpful, rooms very comfortable and clean, good value. Good location as only short walk into the town centre and free parking. Would definately stay here again. Well r... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our location is very handy for access to the city centre being only an app 10 minute walk away. Also please you found my team friendly and helpful, thank you for mentioning them. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind Regards
Rating

Nothing too much trouble

31/10/2018 Adventure57859956735,

My third annual visit to the hotel for a bridge weekend. I find that the staff are really friendly and welcoming. There is ample parking. It’s an easy walk into town. The hotel is set in large eno... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your return visit with us and your room was to your liking. Also pleased you found my team really friendly and welcoming, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to welcome you back again for your next bridge weekend. Kind Regards
Rating

Nice room

30/10/2018 Kerry W,

Clean, good sized room. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff. Didn’t eat at the hotel so can’t comment on that. One downside is there is only 1 socket in the room so you can’t charge a phone and laptop at... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I note the plug socket issue, this is something that is being addressed as part of our refurbishment. We do only provide a certain amount of tea and coffee on the hospitality trays, we are always more than happy to supply more when requested. Kind Regards
Rating

Brilliant Stay

29/10/2018 keirajodi, London, United Kingdom

I booked a single room for the night and they upgraded me to a double bed so I would be comfier which was lovely!! The bed was a dream, so comfy and has such a nice sleep. All the facilities are fanta... more

Owner Response
abbotsgm, Manager at Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your upgraded room and found the bed to be comfortable. We will always try and upgrade when we have the availability. Also pleased you found my team friendly and welcoming, thank you for giving them a mention. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards

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