welcome to the grove ferry inn

our little slice of Kent


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, delicious 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.

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. If there's something we've missed, drop us a note here & we will get back to you tout suite!

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our food

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

come for a sleepover

Built in the Georgian period (1730 - 1830), our old girl has some history. In days gone past, she's been a Lavender farm & a small hotel for railway passengers travelling to Kent. Now, she's a big, award-winning riverside pub with six cosy en suite rooms on the 2nd floor. 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 & friendly. If you're searching for a luxury boutique escape, we're not it. We are fantastic value for money, a place to lay your head, eat yummy food, have a natter with friends, escape the pace of life & enjoy every quirk there is 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 your paper & a coffee, help us feed the chickens, ducks & pigs in the morning, go hunting for eggs with the kids (we have a 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.

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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 (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 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 it's magic & reserve you a spot.

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

Any questions?

Call us on 01227 860302, drop us an email or you can use our contact form, it pings the message straight to us so we can look into your enquiry swiftly.