Good Hotel Guide Review
In a tranquil village on St Margaret’s Bay, there’s ‘a very sincere welcome’ and ‘good community spirit’ to be had at Gavin Oakley’s ‘comfortable, quietly efficient’ hotel. The clutch of classically Kentish timber-clad buildings houses ‘warm, spotless’ bedrooms in all shapes and sizes, from ‘tiny’ boltholes to family apartments. Simple and homely, they’re ‘just right, with everything we needed’, say readers this year: crisp cotton linens, soft wool furnishings and natural bath products, plus tea and coffee from local producers. In the laid-back bar and restaurant, a short, seasonal menu includes fish and shellfish straight off the boats, and meat and vegetables from local farms; sourdough pizzas, too, in the summertime.
18. 9 in surrounding buildings, 2 apartments in mews cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, bar and dining room wheelchair accessible.
in bar, occasionally.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £90–£150, double £130–£190. À la carte £30.