Escape to our riverside Pub & Inn

Huge riverside terrace . boathouse function room . 6 ensuite guest bedrooms . river boat . farm animals . cask ale tap room . garden kitchen bar .


come on in...

Haaaave you met Sam and Bilbo? When you pop by, we suggest you say hi. Oh, yeah - they’re our pigs.

What, you don’t have pigs at your local pub? Well, you’re missing out. 

Hold on, that’s not all. Our dearest Grove - a former lavender farm - has so much more to offer. How’s about a boathouse (birthday bash, anyone?), a garden the size of a small island, a pig pen, chicks, chicks, chiiiickens, Pedro (the golden pheasant), an outside bar, a terrace, crackin’ British food, an ale tap room, a country BnB, a lovely team, fireplaces, the Nature Reserve and oh, we almost forgot - a RIVER with regular boat trips. 

Man, woman, animal, alien - everyone is welcome and there’s even dog beer for our furry friends.

P.S Make sure you bring some treats for the hobbits.

Find us; The Grove Ferry Riverside Pub & Inn

Grove Road, Upstreet, Kent, CT3 4BP

Call us for a natter; 01227 860302

pop us an email; or come in for a cuppa 



Have a good look around our website, we should have all questions answered including booking widgets for food, drinks & our guest bedrooms, but if there is something we've missed it's easy for you to drop us a note here & we will be back to you toot suite. 

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our food

We're very proud of our food at The Grove, using British farmers to source tip top produce to create all of our dishes. We have been using the same butchers for over seven years now & have an incredible 213 suppliers we support in purchasing their products & services. Obviously none of that would be possible without the fantastic customers that come through our doors everyday! 

News & other bits

So, it's confirmed, we've NATIONAL FINALISTS for the Great British Pub Awards!!! After some judges paid us a visit we have been shortlisted to attend the glam event in London & will find out on 5th October if we've won! 

We're hoping to follow the success we had as COUNTY WINNERS at the National Pub & Bar Awards earlier this year. Billy is hoping that Tim doesn't get too close this time though, although we did have an editor in the way!  

come for a sleepover

The Grove boasts six ensuite rooms above the pub. Built in the Georgian period the building stands magnificently on the Great Stour River. The Georgian period was quite sometime ago (1730 - 1830's) so the old girl has some history. In days gone past a Lavendar farm & small hotel for the railway passengers travelling to Kent which used to be just across the river. Three of our rooms face onto the river, two with a riverside balcony, the other three face onto the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, one of the most protected wet lands in the UK & the World. 

We offer a simple service which is homely & honest. If you are looking for a boutique escape, we are not it. We are fantastic value for money, a place to lay your head, have a natter, escape the pace of life & enjoy every quirk the Grove has to offer (there are lots). We pride ourselves in being the place you can make your own, walk around in socks, sit by the fires with a paper & a coffee, help us feed the chickens, ducks & pigs in the morning, go hunting for eggs with the kids (we have couple of great family rooms), head across the road for a walk in the reserve.    

six rooms to choose from

Have a look around & book your overnight stay, mid week break or weekend escape.

Have a look & book our rooms here...

Family rooms

We have two family rooms in the pub & an area where two rooms are joined in a separate entrance, perfect for a short break & some space for you & the kids.

amazing kent

The Garden of England is right on our doorstep (well, we're in it!) with stunning coastal beaches, beautiful cities & brilliant family attractions to choose from it really is one of the best counties in the UK


You can book a table reservation by using the website widget link above. Just select your occasion, the number of people in your party, date & how long you'd like to spend with us. The widget will do the magic & book you in.

If you're looking to book a sleepover please click on the button below to be directed to our online booking page for our guest rooms.

Any questions?

Either give us a call on 01227 860302 or drop us an email or you can use our contact form, its pings the message straight to us so we can look into your question swiftly.     

it's christmas (almost)

So Autumn has arrived, we've said goodbye to the summer & now everyone is thinking Christmas. Whether it's friends catching up, the office party, colleagues having a low key meal, departments wanting some scandal we can help. The Grove looks amazing during the winter with our log burners, huge open fire & homemade decorations a plenty. The newly refurbished riverside bar & terrace will look amazing this year. Have a look at our menus below & come celebrate with us this year. 

Christmas party menu

With a santa hat for everyone, tables fully laid up, candles lit, mulled wine & cider at the ready, your Christmas party awaits. 

This year we have a fantastic menu of 2 or 3 course options & some very clever technology to make it soooooooo easy for you to manage. Click to see more.... 

Christmas day at the grove

Take the hassle away from the festivities this year & dine out. It's a brilliant atmosphere in the pub with everyone in Christmas jumpers, new socks, pants & in many instances a very fancy new tie. 

Click to see our menu for the day...

come & be part of our family

Our Christmas sleep overs allow you to treat The Grove as a home away from home. We're open 365 days of the year & the winter months are fab. Roaring log fires, board games, chatting over a bottle of wine into the wee hours. 

Come & stay with us...