The hotel is centred around an archetypal Kentish weather-boarded inn that dates back to the 16th Century the style captures the essence of life in coastal England
with a contemporary atmosphere and a refreshingly independent
feel. Owned by The Oakley family who take a very much hands-on approach, they are passionate about all things local and independent.
The Bay Restaurant & Bar
is at the heart of the hotel, as the Michelin Guide would say 'it's the sort of place worth that's worth a detour' if passing through Dover. The place attracts locals who often drop in for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with friends in the often buzzing and lively atmosphere. Featured in The Which Good Food Guide
there's daily changing Blackboard Menu with The Catch of The Bay and more. There's also our Mile Away Menu on which everything on it comes from within a mile of us* and our Seasonally Changing Menu with some perennial favourites such as Fish & Chips in beer batter with real proper chips and mushy peas, 28 day hung Kentish Beef with Béarnaise, Romney Marsh Lamb, Monkshill Farm Pork Chops, Rope-grown Mussels in scrumpy and more...
In winter, guests can warm themselves by our roaring log fires
whilst in summer they are welcome to enjoy the sun in our beach style walled garden
You can even take a Spa Break
here and benefit from the haven of peace and tranquility in the grounds of our sister hotel's fabulous Spa
a two minute drive or short stroll away...