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Valentine’s Day in Kent

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many of us find our thoughts turning to romance. Perhaps the usual chocolates and flowers is becoming a bit stale, or perhaps it’s a special anniversary for you and your loved one this year. Whatever the reason, why not make 2018 special and opt for a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway or a special meal in a first-class restaurant? Whatever you’re planning, we’ve got some fantastic Valentine’s Day restaurant offers and deals on stays that could make your celebration extra special.

Why spend the day in Kent?

Also known as the Garden of England, Kent offers an array of places to go for Valentine’s Day weekend. You may decide to visit Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and the place where she and Henry VIII fell in love. Or take a windswept stroll along the top of Dover’s white cliffs and spend time looking out at the sea. If you enjoy good food, why not head to the charming town of Whitstable and share oysters in a cosy café?

The county is known for its romance – an estimated 7,000 couples choose to get married here every year – and its houses and landscapes have provided inspiration for art, film and literature for centuries. The gardens of Goodnestone Park were where Jane Austen penned one of English literature’s greatest love stories, Pride and Prejudice, in 1796. The film adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s story of passion and betrayal, The Other Boleyn Girl, also used several locations across Kent.

Round the day off in style

However you choose to spend your time, don’t forget to include a romantic meal to round off the day. This year, we’re offering Valentine’s dinners that will truly set the mood. After sipping a Bellini and nibbling on canapés, you and your partner will sit down to a five-course meal that concludes with tea or coffee and Petit Fours.

Alternatively, spend the night in one of our luxury rooms and enjoy a tempting breakfast the following morning in addition to your romantic dinner. Choose from classic, deluxe or suite accommodation in the hotel.

Book now

To enjoy a fabulous Valentine’s Day weekend getaway this year, book now at the Marquis at Alkham. With a tantalising menu in our fine dining restaurant and comfortable, contemporary rooms to stay in, you’ll be sure to have a memorable Valentine’s Day in 2018. Call us on 01304 873410 or email