The Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel in Canterbury dates back to 1830 when it was built as a private house on the site of the Barley Farm of St. Augustine. The Abbots Barton became a hotel in 1927. This gothic hotel has expanded to its present size with 53 guest rooms, the restaurant and private function rooms suitable for conferencing and meetings. The Cathedral Room is also available and makes a perfect venue for weddings.
This 3 star hotel in Canterbury is an ideal choice for visiting the historic City of Canterbury. In the hotels tranquil setting of 2 acres of beautiful gardens, it has excellent parking facilities and is just 10 minutes walk from Canterbury City Centre.
The Abbots Barton hotel comprises of 53 well-appointed bedrooms, some with views of the Cathedral, offering all the mod cons expected by today’s discerning traveller whilst in-keeping with the style and charm of the building which is set within 2 acres of lawned gardens.
As well as free WiFi and free onsite parking the Canterbury Abbots Barton Hotel has a popular bar and restaurant which showcases some of the amazing local produce on offer from the Garden of England.
The Abbots Barton Hotel in Canterbury offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
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Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £45.00
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This Hotel in the Garden of England offers its guests a variety of bedrooms, all unique in shape, size and décor so that you can enjoy a new experience each time you visit.
The Abbots Barton standard single, double and twin rooms have en suite bathrooms and include the amenities listed below. All of the standard double rooms come with Queen size bed.
Family Rooms sleep up to a maximum of four guests.
Executive Rooms – are available in twins and doubles with King size beds. These are more spacious than the standard rooms and have more luxurious furnishings and fittings
Deluxe Double Rooms - Queens’s size beds and a Jacuzzi bath.
Four Poster Suite - A popular room for couples getting married at the Abbots Barton hotel, the four-poster suite is located in the original house of the Abbots Barton overlooking the beautiful gardens, which can be seen from the lounge area in the turret at the front of the building. The room includes a Queen size four-poster bed, bathrooms with a corner Jacuzzi bath.
- Bedroom(s) with Spa Bath in Bathroom (On Request)
The Fountain Restaurant at the Abbots Barton Hotel serves seasonal modern British fayre using ethical produce sourced from local suppliers and farms where possible. The menus are complemented by an extensive list of reasonably priced wines from around the world.
The Fountain Restaurant at the Abbots Barton Hotel is open seven days a week for Breakfast and Dinner, between 19:00 and 21:30
The Westfield Bar offers traditional and stylish surroundings for you to enjoy from the range of fairtrade and organic hot beverages and a popular snack menu in the afternoon. In the evening however, it is the ideal setting to sit back, unwind and enjoy from a selection of beers, wines, or even a glass of bubbly. Enjoy your favourite tipple whilst looking out over the garden from the terrace.
Homemade soup of the day using fresh local produce
Pan fried Scallops brogdale’s black pudding, cauliflower puree
Kentish Winter Tart, kentish blue, leeks, kentish cobnuts, watercress salad, tomato and chilli dressing
Potted shin of Sussex beef toasted walnut bread, onion chutney
White onion and cider soup kelly’s Canterbury goats cheese and apple spring roll
Warm citrus cured fillet of char lyonnaise potatoes, grain mustard and chive rapeseed oil dressing
Ham hock fritters Kelly’s goats cheese shavings, bramley apple puree
Boiled brisket of Sussex beef horseradish mash, carrots, caramelised onion gravy
Grilled fillets of dab from Griggs of Hythe parsley potato cake, kale, crab butter
Alkham Valley pork cheeks chateau potatoes, crushed carrot and swede with apple sauce, cider gravy
Lentil and root vegetable potato cake Brabourne Brie, poached free range egg, grain mustard cream, watercress salad
Poached fillet of hake from Griggs steamed potatoes, savoy cabbage, baby onion, crayfish and chive bisque
Roasted breast of guinea fowl potato cake, roast parsnips, caramelised onions and bacon, port reduction
Wild mushroom, swiss chard and Kentish cobnut pastie garlic mash, savoy cabbage, creamed leeks
Slow roasted breast of Romney lamb with garlic and pecan stuffing, sautéed potatoes, carrots, red wine gravy
HANDCUT CHIPS £2.75 | MASHED POTATOES £2.75 | STEAMED POTATOES £2.75
GARDEN SALAD £2.95 | STEAMED SEASONAL VEGETABLES£3.50
FROM THE GRILL
8oz Filletsteak (£6.50 SUPPLEMENT)
10oz Rib eye steak (£4.95 SUPPLEMENT)
8oz Sirloin steak (£3.95 SUPPLEMENT)
Barnsley chop of Romney, salt marsh lamb free range, hung for ten days
10oz Gloucestershire Old Spot pork chop outdoor reared in alkham valley, fruit fed, air dried
Grilled seasonal vegetables from Dumbrells Greengrocers of Canterbury extra virgin kentish cold pressed rapeseed oil, maldon sea salt
Organic chicken breast from free-range British farms
All served with hand cut chips, flat field mushroom grilled tomato, peas and your choice of sauce from the selection below
CRUSHED PEPPERCORN | KENTISHBLUE CHEESE | GARLIC CREAM | GARLIC & CHIVE MAYONNAISE
Taywell ice creams and sorbets from Kent
VANILLA | CHOCOLATE |HONEYCOMB | KENTISHCOBNUT
LEMONSORBET | LIME SORBET | PLUM SORBET | BLACKBERRY SORBET
Slate of fine cheese from Kent water biscuits, celery, apple and cider chutney (£2.50 SUPPLEMENT)
ASHMORE FARMHOUSE | BRABOURNE BRIE | KENTISHBLUE | CHAUCER'S CHOICE
Apple and foraged blackberry crumble blackberry sorbet
Diplomat pudding Kent cobnut ice cream, homemade shortbread
Trio of plums bakewell, compote, sorbet
Chocolate cheesecake red wine poached pear, clotted cream
The Cathedral Room offers views and direct access to beautifully landscaped gardens. This is an idyllic setting for photographs and provides for ample space to set up marquees, which have proved to be very popular for summer weddings.
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Directions to Abbots Barton Hotel in Canterbury
From London: Take the A2 towards Dover. Don't turn off at the first Canterbury Exit. Continue towards Dover on A2 to the BRIDGE signpost (next exit). At the top of the slip road turn right and follow the Canterbury Signs back towards the city. You are now on New Dover Road, take the 3rd exit at the first roundabout by the Old Gate Inn and the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel is a mile on the left.
Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that a superior room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade