Review on Marquis of Granby
Formerly known as the Marquis at Alkham, this historic pub built in 1810 by John Collard to replace the old Ale house, has undergone a spectacular transformation and new owners the Ashford's GSE Group have reopened with its original name, the Marquis of Granby. Nestling in the heart of Alkham valley between Dover and Folkestone, this rural pub has bags of personality to set it apart from your average country gastropub. It has undergone a stylish refurbishment, brightening up the interiors with fine furnishings and beautiful fabrics, creating a touch of boutique chic in the heart of rural Kent.
The kitchen runs in tandem with the seasons and there's a real dedication to local produce. The menu works its way through some inviting modern dishes along the lines of soy glazed pigs cheek and celeriac potato or maybe pork, black pudding and pistachio terrine served with marrow chutney. When it comes to main courses meat fans will enjoy the succulent steaks from the grill paired with triple cooked chips, grilled field mushroom and your choice of sauce, while from the sea there's local skate wing, black butter, chive, shrimp and chargrilled lemon. Desserts are hard to resist, witness a chocolate marquis, salt caramel, honeycomb and chocolate sorbet or pistachio and raspberry tart with pistachio ice cream. The food is supported by a carefully chosen wine list with plenty of options available by the glass.
The Marquis of Granby has 10 beautifully appointed rooms should you wish to extend your stay and explore this lovely area further.
Marquis of Granby is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.00am (8.00 - 11.00am Sat & 8.00 - 10.00am Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 5.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Fri (5.00 - 9.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card