Welcome to the Marquis
FINE DINING RESTAURANT WITH LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF KENT’S ALKHAM VALLEY
A 200-year-old former village inn has been converted into a luxury boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant in the heart of Kent’s picturesque Alkham Valley, near Dover. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Marquis offers a seasonally inspired menu created by Chef/Manager Andrew King.
Supported by a team of chefs from some of the best restaurants in Kent, Andrew prides himself on his contemporary cuisine. The emphasis is on robust, fresh flavours and locally sourced ingredients – whether it’s the catch of the day landed by the local fishing boats, rabbit from the Alkham Valley, or wild herbs foraged straight from the countryside.
The Marquis was transformed into a fine dining restaurant with luxury boutique rooms following a £1.5 million renovation in 2008. The building has been stripped back to its original brickwork, extended, refurbished, and furnished to provide contemporary style and elegance in a rural setting.
After an evening of fine food and wine, you can relax in boutique style luxury with an overnight stay in one of The Marquis’s ten individually designed bedrooms, all of which boast sumptuous furniture and fabrics, flat screen TV, contemporary bathrooms, towelling robes and the finest toiletries.
Luxury double rooms start at £89 per night, based on two sharing and including full English breakfast.
The Marquis is just five minutes from the M20 in Folkestone and 10 minutes from the Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel) and Dover’s ferry port and Dover’s cruise terminal, making it ideal for an overnight stay on the way to or returning from the Continent.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“Lovely afternoon tea”
“We were given a voucher for afternoon tea here, booked for Sunday at 3.30. We were greeted politely and shown to our table, and had the menu explained to us. First up was a glass of champagne followed by a selection of sandwiches, warm scone with jam and cream, there was also a selection of cakes. Drinks were a selection of teas and coffees. The food was lovely and fresh and well presented. The service was also very good, polite but not intrusive. We would defiantly return again.”
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