Directions To The Marquis From Dover

country restaurant with rooms

How to get here from Dover

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Port of Dover, it’s hard to imagine that just five miles away lies a country retreat so secluded and peaceful that comparatively few people even know it’s there. With a population of just hundreds, the tiny village of Alkham lies in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area of countryside which is one of the county’s best kept and loveliest secrets. And, in the centre of the village, overlooking this beautiful landscape, you’ll find the Marquis of Alkham – pub, restaurant and perfect getaway.

The Marquis is widely acknowledged as one of the best Folkestone and Dover restaurants – as you’d expect from a restaurant in the heart of the garden of England, the menu is based around seasonal and local fare, using produce from nearby farms and fisheries. The rooms are equally full of charm and individuality – each of our ten bedrooms has its own style and is furnished with a king size bed, an en-suite bathroom, a television and free wireless internet.

Here’s How To Get Here From Dover

The pub is roughly halfway between Dover and Folkestone and very straightforward to get to from both. From Dover:

  • Take the A256 London Road north west through Dover town centre and the Buckland estate towards Kearsney and Temple Ewell.
  • Go straight on (first exit) at the roundabout with the A256 Whitfield Hill, staying on London Road. About 150 yards after that, opposite the turning for Kearsney Campsite and the Railway Bell pub, turn left onto Alkham Road.
  • Keep going along Alkham Road through Kearsney; it will change into Alkham Valley Road. After about three miles, you’ll come to the village. Keep going straight on and just after you see Hogsbrook Hill Road on your left, you’ll see the pub on your right.