Country Pub with Rooms



Kent Country Pub

A 200-year-old former village inn has been converted into a pub with rooms in the heart of Kent’s picturesque Alkham Valley, near Dover and Folkestone. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Marquis offers a seasonally inspired menu created by their head Chef Stephen Piddock.

Supported by a team of chefs from some of the best restaurants in Kent, Stephen 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 village pub near Dover following a £1.5 million renovation in 2008. The building has been stripped back to its original brickwork, extended, refurbished, and furnished to provide a luxury contemporary style and elegance in a rural setting.

Relax with an Overnight Stay

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.

Weddings at The Marquis

Enjoy a scenic wedding in the heart of the Kent countryside. The Marquis at Alkham have an array of wedding packages to make your day perfect.

How to Get Here

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…

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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