Romney Bay House

New Romney, Kent

Amid the evocative, sheep-grazed wetlands of Romney Marsh, between golf course and shingle beach, an Edwardian house built by Clough Williams-Ellis is now ‘a lovely, secluded hotel’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Amid the evocative, sheep-grazed wetlands of Romney Marsh, between golf course and shingle beach, an Edwardian house built by Clough Williams-Ellis is now ‘a lovely, secluded hotel’. Drive down a bumpy road to receive a warm welcome from hosts Lisa and Clinton Lovell. Bedrooms – two with four-poster, some sea facing, with binoculars to train on France – are decorated in soft tones, with wicker armchairs. On cold days you might curl up by the fire in the first-floor lounge with a good book (say Russell Thorndike’s Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of Romney Marsh). However, readers noted, ‘before dinner it was lit only by candles’, which ‘looked lovely’ but made reading tricky. Four nights a week, classically trained chef Clinton cooks a four-course dinner, maybe pan-fried skate cheeks; salt marsh lamb, braised red cabbage, fondant potato, Madeira jus. ‘The food is as delicious as ever, and when the young waiter noticed my hesitation, he asked if I would like the duck cooked a little more.’ ‘Personal style, a kind hostess, delicious food, an interesting building, good seaside walks. What more could you want?’ (M and JB, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Coast Road
Littlestone
New Romney
Kent
TN28 8QY
England

Telephone

01797 364747

Bedrooms

10.

Open

all year except Christmas and New Year, dining room open Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat for dinner only.

Facilities

bar, sitting room, first-floor lounge with sea views, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), small function facilities, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

aged 14 and over welcomed.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £95, singles from £80. Set dinner £53. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.

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Special offers

Autumn Coastal Break Special Offer

Autumn Coastal Break Special Offer: Autumn 2021 2 night break in a superior sea view room with bath and shower, a set four course dinner menu on both evenings and inclusive of coffee, petit fours and full English breakfast – Total 2 night cost for two people = £425.00. Offer exclusive to The Good Hotel Guide. Special terms – Can be cancelled at no charge up to 4 days prior to arrival; thereafter if the reservation is cancelled the full amount will be taken. This amount can be transferred in full to another date within a 12 month period, at no additional cost. Bookings must be made prior to September 1, 2021, for stay dates 1st October to December 20, 2021.


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