The Marquis at Alkham  (Shortlist*)

In the countryside, close to Dover and the Channel Tunnel, this contemporary restaurant-with-rooms is in a 200-year-old inn overlooked by the 12th-century St Anthony’s church. It is managed by David Harris for Bespoke Hotels. Smartly decorated, it has exposed brickwork, wooden floors, up-to-date fabrics and furnishings. Bedrooms have a ‘large, comfortable’ bed, underfloor heating and views of the Alkham valley. In the restaurant, Andrew King, the new chef, uses seasonal Kentish produce on his modern British menus. Breakfast has an extensive buffet with seasonal fruits, cured meats, fish and cheese; hot dishes cooked to order. The building is on a busy road 4 miles W of Dover; rooms at the back are quietest. Lounge/bar, restaurant (closed Mon lunch); small garden. Free Wi-Fi. Classical background music. Civil wedding licence. 10 bedrooms (1 suitable for disabled; 3 rooms in 2 cottages, 3 mins’ drive away). Per room B&B from £99, D,B&B from £159.
  • Big, comfortable room. Really excellent food. Very friendly staff, one of whom made a good non-alcoholic cocktail for me. This is a really excellent hotel. Our second visit, there will be more!

    Peter Anderson, 22/08/2013

  • Busy restaurant-with rooms. Very trendy. Slick, professional, well run. Menu unchanging, small portions. Poor bedside lighting. Busy road - quietest roons at back.

    J.W., 28/05/2012

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Local attractions

Dover Castle
A medieval castle situated on the white cliffs of Kent.
Canterbury Cathedral
Attracting pilgrims, since the middle ages.
Alkham Village
A picturesque village in the South Downs.

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Contact Details

The Marquis at Alkham

Alkham Valley Road, ALKHAM Kent England CT15 7DF


01304 873410