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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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A ten-minute stroll from the cathedral and medieval city

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Built in the mid-19th century as a large private house, this early Victorian Gothic pile has been a hotel since 1927. Although a second restaurant is mooted, diners currently eat in The Fountain Restaurant, whose modern British menu likes to declare Garden of England provenance.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): David Hoseason

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 42
  • Wines over £30: 14
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from £11
  • Dessert from: £6.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A2 (North/South) A2050 (South) Canterbury city centre, A28 (East/West) A2 Dover. Hotel in New Dover Road.

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Canterbury East
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