THE BLAZING DONKEY
Hidden away in the Kent countryside and only a short distance from Sandwich Bay, our special place is one of very few truly independent country hotels in the county of Kent. Situated at Ham, near Sandwich it’s a wonderful place to take a short break, relax and unwind, while enjoying the flora and fauna and of course the very best in Kentish hospitality.
Once known as ‘The Jolly Gardener’ our pub was a meeting place for gentlemen florists in the late 1700s. An annual ‘Florists’ Feasts’ was often held here – a competition to showcase their latest seedlings to their peers, followed by a raucous feast of food and drink. The Blazing Donkey’s General Manager John Constantin explains that “our pub was here before the hotel and we’ve deliberately kept our style quite informal. We want guests to unwind and chill out while they are with us. In the Summer our beautifully kept gardens are a world away from the daily hum-drum of our busy lives and the perfect hideaway.” John continues. “Our food and drink are of the highest quality but our restaurant is intentionally not fine-dining. It is popular locally and comes without all the fuss but with all the charm.”
THE STABLES BEDROOMS
THE STABLES BATH SUITES
We have accommodation to suit all your guests from glamping in the grounds, through luxurious rooms in our converted stables to romantic suites in the main house. You can make your choice from single, double, twin, family and pet-friendly rooms. The luxurious four-poster bridal suite is every bit as special as you could imagine. Our guest rooms are located on the first floor of the main house building and enjoy super views of the surrounding countryside. Our stable rooms are arranged in converted stables within a pretty courtyard with views across to the gardens
COMPLETE DRINKS SELECTION
Our restaurant is intentionally not fine dining – it's popular locally and comes without all the fuss -but with all the charm – and our food; deliciously unpretentious and unashamedly British. We’ve turned the traditional restaurant layout on its head – formality is gone, replaced instead with a rustic charm. In the Winter guests can park themselves in one of our deep, oversized sofas or armchairs and properly curl up beside one of our inviting roaring fires. “Our food and drink are of the highest quality but our restaurant is intentionally not fine-dining. It is popular locally and comes without all the fuss but with all the charm.”
CLIFFTOPS AND SIGHTS
HISTORIC LINKS GOLF
SO MANY THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Situated only an hour from London with Canterbury, Deal, Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate all within a short drive, The Blazing Donkey couldn’t be easier to get to. The cross channel port of Dover is just up the road making us the perfect stop-off for those on the way to and from the Continent. Our nearby East Kent coast is a mecca for tourists. The irresistible draw of St.Margarets Bay, Walmer, Kingsdown and Sandwich Bay has resulted in growing numbers of visitors flocking to this little-known corner of our country to discover all that it has to offer.
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