Country Restaurant with Rooms



Kent Country Restaurant with Rooms

Nestled in the heart of Kent’s picturesque Alkham Valley, The Marquis is a converted 200-year-old village restaurant with lots of charm and character. Offering a wide selection of beers and wines, as well as high-quality food in the restaurant, our traditional Kentish establishment is the ideal location for a relaxed and enjoyable meal or a leisurely drink.

Our restaurant

Inspired by the local landscapes and produce, the Marquis’ menu is all about the simplicity of great flavours. Whether it’s vegetables grown on nearby farms or the catch of the day landed by Dover fishing boats, we source as much as possible within the area. For that reason, we’re considered among the finest restaurants in Folkestone and Dover.

Our rooms

Overnight rooms are also available, so if you’re celebrating a special occasion or need to put guests up nearby, we can accommodate you. Each of our ten bedrooms has its own individual style, and we make every effort to make our guests feel at home. Each room offers exceptional comfort, being furnished with a king size bed, a contemporary bathroom and a television, and WiFi is free to all guests.

How to get here

As one of the best established country restaurant with rooms, the Marquis is within easy reach of many local transport links, including the M20 motorway, the Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel), and Dover’s ferry port and cruise terminal. Whether you’re heading to the Alkham Valley for the day or passing through on your way to or from the Continent, you can be sure of a warm welcome, a hearty meal and a cosy room.

Contact us today to make a booking.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Brilliant location ambiance & food

Stayed 1 night on business. Well refurbished, thoughtfully designed boutique hotel. Brilliant location well located between Folkestone & Dover. will return. Excellent dinner. Brilliant IPA on draft, with grapes supplied by the owners


Little gem!

Had a wonderful stay here with friends. Food and service were both excellent and very enjoyable evening. We stayed in the Wolverton, a beautifully decorated room. Our friends and us will definitely be coming back. A great little gem!


Wedding Celebration

we had a meal with over 30 friends and family after we got married. .it really was a special day ..with Louise and her team made it memorable for my wife and I. ..the food with as great and the fantastic setting.
nothing was too much trouble. .a great day..

Michael B

A Little Gem in Kent

It is not easy to find a quality hotel in deepest Kent on a Saturday when there is a large wedding taking place nearby! However, after lots of scouring the net, we settled on The Marquis which i have to say exceeded our expectations.

The location is ideal for exploring the White Cliffs of Dover and the south Kent Coastline yet tucked away in a tiny village so its very quiet. The hotel itself (basically a posh pub with a marvelous modern extension) is part traditional travelers Inn and quality restaurant with modern well sized rooms with all the facilities you require.

Our room was huge with high ceilings and lovely views from the high windows. The bed was far too soft for me but other than that, it had everything you could want from a quality hotel. The breakfast was fabulous and the team serving were extremely chatty and polite.

I would highly recommend a stay if you fancy night away from it all.

Ray C

Wonderful Hotel

This is an individual hotel in the depth of the countryside but is is next to a busy road in which the room had excellent double grazing which eliminated all the noise from the road but it my prove difficult if you need to sleep with a window open other than to ask for a room at the back. The room was very comfortable with a well equipped bath room with all the facilities you would expect in a five star town hotel. The main plus point with our room was the views over open fields giving a true country feeling. The food was really excellent and flavorsome with plenty of choice for everyone. The staff are really accommodating to our needs and really willing to help. One of the plus points for us was that it was around 20 minute drive to the ferry terminal in Dover which was great to be able to split our journey on the way to France


A real treat! Excellent!

We stayed in a suite for one night and it was a wonderful experience. Great bed, plenty of room, heated bathroom floor, towel warmer and huge bathtub to soak in! Dinner was fabulous. A must is their homemade bread and service is impecable! Breakfast was also fantastic with scrambled eggs and salmon. Highly recommend!


The Marquis at Alkham

Alkham Valley Rd, Alkham,
CT15 7DF

Tel: 01304 873410


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