‘Our stay was close to perfect. More

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Macknade Manor
Canterbury Road
ME13 8XE
01795 535344

Hotel information




all year except Christmas, 1st week Jan, 2 weeks Sept, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.


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

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all ages welcomed.


not allowed in public rooms.

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all major cards.


[2017] 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

‘Our stay was close to perfect. It was like spending a weekend at a country house where the hostess has impeccable taste and is a first-rate cook. All this at an outstandingly reasonable price, in an interesting and accessible corner of Kent.’ Regular Guide readers in 2017 ‘strongly recommend’ Rona and David Pitchford’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Georgian manor house surrounded by cedar and horse chestnut trees reaching skywards. In the restaurant, David Pitchford’s seasonal offerings follow the whims of the walled kitchen garden, the aim of local gamekeepers and the daily catch hauled into nearby Whitstable and Hythe. Among the European classics: wild duck breast, blackberries, Granny Smith apples, creamed potato. ‘We sampled a good cross-section of the menu; dishes ranged from good to very good indeed, and were served attentively and with care.’ Retire to one of the traditionally, but ‘unfussily’, decorated bedrooms after dinner. ‘Our room was capacious and furnished with style, with an eye to practical comfort as well as appearance.’ In the morning, breakfast, ‘served in a very comfortable room’, is equally praised.

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Macknade Manor
Canterbury Road
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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