Directions To The Marquis From Folkestone
Country Restaurant with Rooms Near Folkestone
The Marquis of Alkham is in the heart of the beautiful Alkham Valley, one of Kent’s best kept countryside secrets. Part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s a stunning spot for walks, picnics and general exploration, with nature reserves and historic attractions including Crabble Corn Mill and the Grade I-listed church in Alkham itself. And, with a population of less than 700 in the village at the last census, there’s no better place to get away from it all than this quiet country restaurant with rooms, whether you’re staying for a few hours or a few days.
Our superb countryside location means our restaurant has access to the best Kentish produce, from vegetables from nearby farms to the catch of the day from the Dover fishing boats. Not for nothing has it been awarded two AA rosettes and shortlisted in the Kent Life Food and Drink Awards – it’s not just one of the best places to eat in Dover, but in the county.
Here’s How To Get Here From Folkestone
The pub is roughly halfway between Dover and Folkestone and very straightforward to get to from both. From Folkestone:
- Take the A260 Canterbury Road northwards out of the town towards Hawkinge.
- After just under a mile, and just before you get to Hawkinge, turn right onto the Alkham Valley Road.
- After approximately 300 yards, turn right at the roundabout (second exit), staying on the Alkham Valley Road. Keep going for about three miles; as you come into Alkham you will see the pub on your left.