Abbots Barton
Abbots Barton Canterbury, South East England

Fine Country House hotel in Kent


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This beautiful Victorian hotel built in the 1830's as a private house, is set in tranquil surroundings of 2 acres of landscaped gardens and only a short walk from Canterbury city centre.  Abbots Barton Hotel holds its charm whilst offering all the mod cons expected of a contemporary hotel.

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Please note that the Restaurant is closed as it’s undergoing refurbishment Date: 09 May 2024

The hotel Restaurant is undergoing refurbishment, in the meantime, the newly refurbished Westfield Bar is open, offering a selection of food and drinks. From light bites to main meals, stone-baked pizzas and desserts.

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Canterbury Getaway

From £66.40 pppn for a 5 night stay, to £72 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Standard Double room and receive:

  • A welcome drink in the bar on arrival (house wine, beer, soft drink)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Late check out at noon

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  • 2 acres of landscaped gardens
  • Newly refurbished Westfield Bar
  • Gothic style surroundings
  • Close to Canterbury city centre and Canterbury Cathedral

60 Bedrooms
Fishing Nearby
Children Welcome
Golf Course Nearby
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement

How to find Abbots Barton

Abbots Barton
36 New Dover Road

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times

Breakfast is served from 6:30am until 9:30am on weekdays.

On weekends breakfast is served from 7:00am until 10:00am

Breakfast is served in the Fountain Room and a continental buffet and a hot breakfast menu is available.

Please note that the restaurant is currently closed as it's undergoing refurbishment to enhance your future dining experiences.  The newly refurbished Westfield Bar is open offering light bites to main meals.

Opening times:
5:00pm  - 11:00pm 
Weekend times may vary

Dress Code

Smart casual 

Parking Facilities

Free on-site parking.  Generally there is not an issue with parking but on exceptionally busy days free street parking maybe necessary. 

The hotel does not have any electric car charging points. 

Disabled Access

There is a lift to all 3 floors, but some floors do have steps to navigate. 

There are no ground floor rooms at the hotel.

Some Standard and Executive rooms have walk in showers. 

Please enquire regarding accessible room availability.

Child Policy

Children are welcome.  The hotel has two Family rooms (with a double bed and 2 single beds within).  The hotel does not have any extra beds that can be accommodated in other rooms.   Please enquire for availability of a Family room.  

Dependent on age the charge of a child's breakfast is approximately £6.50 per child, per night.  

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults.

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the room type available.  All cots are subject to availability.

The grounds

Abbots Barton Hotel sits quietly in Canterbury, amongst 2 acres of beautiful, tranquil landscaped gardens. The hotel offers a delightful place to spend the day and night.

Other Information

Dover Ferry Terminal is just a 20 minute drive away.

History of the hotel

Built in the 1830's as a private house and originally known as Westfield house.  The now Abbot's Barton Hotel was a private residence until WW1 and then made available by Francis Bennett-Goldney's family to the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a hospital for wounded troops.

Abbot's Barton House then became the AB Hotel just after WW2 when, in 1949, the licence from the "Royal Fountain Hotel" (destroyed in the 1942 Baedeker Raids) was transferred by the Licensing Committee. 

Huge investment has resulted in the total refurbishment and re-opening of one of Canterbury's best-known hotels. 

The hotel has lost none of its style and charm. If anything, the homely atmosphere has only improved with age! 

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in some Executive Doubles and Standard Double rooms for a small charge per night, per dog, please enquire for availability.

Please note that dogs are not permitted in Suites.  The charge is £20 per night, per dog to cover for additional cleaning. 

All dogs will receive a comfortable bed, bowl and a warm welcome.  

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