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Veterans of the hospitality industry Rona and David Pitchford run Georgian Macknade Manor as an elegant restaurant-with-rooms. More

Contact details

Read’s
Macknade Manor
Canterbury Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XE
England
01795 535 344

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6.

Open

all year except 4 days Christmas, first 2 weeks Jan, 2 weeks Sept, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.

Facilities

sitting room/bar, 3 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 4-acre garden (terrace, outdoor dining), restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B single £140-£195, double £180-£210, D,B&B single £185-£250, double £290-£320. Set dinner £60, tasting menu £65.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Veterans of the hospitality industry Rona and David Pitchford run Georgian Macknade Manor as an elegant restaurant-with-rooms. It stands back from the road, approached by an impressive gravel drive, in grounds shaded by lofty horse chestnut trees, cedars, laurels – hence the tree theme in the naming of the six large bedrooms. All are furnished with antiques. Dual-aspect Chestnut overlooks the front lawn, Laurel has a four-poster and original fireplace, Cedar a view of a majestic Cedar of Lebanon. Three rooms have a bath, one a shower; Chestnut and Cedar enjoy both. All the rooms are stylish and traditional, equipped for practical comfort. Classically trained Mr Pitchford has worked in kitchens since starting as a teenage commis chef at London’s Dorchester. He uses produce from the walled kitchen garden alongside local game and meat in such dishes as Kentish lamb, potato hotpot, carrot purée, seasonal vegetables, while most of the fish arrives fresh from the Whitstable and Hythe quaysides. More vegetarian options would be appreciated but ‘dishes ranged from good to very good indeed’. Breakfast, also cooked by the host, is reputedly excellent. We would welcome more reports.

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Read’s
Macknade Manor
Canterbury Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8XE

Guest comments

'Our stay was near perfect. Like being in a country house where your hostess has impeccable taste and is a first-rate cook. Our room was spacious and furnished with style but with an eye to comfort as well as appearance. ' - LB - November, 2016
'This is a charming hotel with six rooms and fabulous dining. The rooms are very comfortable and not fussy. There is a well-stocked pantry which is a good touch. Everything is spotless and efficient. The four poster bed we were in was super. Dinner was excellent. Served by obviously happy staff and with great care without fussing. We had the tasting menu and wines which was good value and special. Breakfast was also kept simple and more enjoyable for that. ' - Dadvid Soanes - November, 2013
'One of the most comfortable and welcoming hotels we have stayed in. A beautiful house. Our room was gorgeous. The ambience was delightful in the candlelit restaurant (no piped muic). Our half-board package was good value. ' - Anna & Bill Brewer - November, 2011

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