Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Marquis

Striking and modern, The Marquis is a former village pub that offers contemporary dining and chic rooms, all amid beautiful Kent countryside near Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury and Ashford. With views across the Alkham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Marquis was transformed in 2008 to combine timeless rural England with boutique-style luxury. It is 'Highly Commended' by the AA. Space, light, art, fine furnishings and beautiful fabrics: 21st-century on the inside, but with a typically English view from the window. As well as the rolling green hills of Alkham Valley, 3 of the rooms offer a view of the village cricket pitch one of the smallest in England. The restaurant mixes the global with the local, with fresh, seasonal menus providing modern cuisine amid chic surroundings and a well-stocked bar.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Marquis has been welcoming guests since 7 Nov 2008.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Alkham
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See what guests loved the most:

  • George
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Setting and Accomodation excellent Decor throughout beautiful Parking spacious Staff friendliness
  • Sean
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Stunning room with a mahusive and comfy bed. Staff all smiled. The food was fantastic, both sunday lunch and evening dinner.. Decent beers and wine. 10 minutes from the chunnel..
  • Harold
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It’s a very nice gastro style pub with rooms. Tastefully decorated and dog friendly. There are some nice doggy walks in close proximity. The food is good and the staff are pleasant. Handy for Le Shuttle.
  • Iryna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Amazing service from all staff, which is so rare these days. Very stylish and clean boutique pub/hotel. We had very lovely weekends visiting Folkestone and Canterbury!
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great place for night stay before early Channel Tunnel. Quiet, comfortable, great food .
  • Keith
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The layout of the pub, the theme of the rooms the beer garden the whole place had a quality feel about it, would definitely recommend The Marquis.
  • Tracy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and we were told about our rooms and it was an easy check in. We were going to a wedding and we arrived early and our rooms were already available. Rooms were fantastic, clean, comfortable. Breakfast was...
  • Jefferson
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything. Great room, luxurious with every amenity. Great service and wonderful food. Oh and brilliant atmosphere
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very modern and high quality fixtures and fittings
  • Peter
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location for Eurotunnel Nice restaurant and bar

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is the restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

    Currently we serve lunch from 12pm-17:00pm
    Answered on 15 November 2019
  • hi, I would be interested of booking a room with this beautiful frestanding bath. How do I book a room to make sure I get that? do I book Deluxe double room?

    Good Morning, Thank you for your message. All of our rooms are different. All deluxe rooms have a bath yes but all layouts are different. If there i..
    Answered on 19 October 2020
  • We need a room with a separate shower as my husband is unable to use one over a bath. Please advise suitable room

    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry, either the Drellingore or Wolverton which are deluxe rooms would be best and they have a bath as well as a s..
    Answered on 26 September 2022
  • Would your restaurant be open on the evening of the 14th August time 1930hrs Thankyou

    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we will be open on that evening Many thanks, The MOG team
    Answered on 27 June 2022
  • Would your restaurant be open on the evening of Sunday 22Nd May??

    Yes our restaurant will be open. Many thanks, The Marquis of Granby team
    Answered on 13 May 2022
  • We are attending a wedding at the old Kent barn 5th May, would we be able to have taxis to and from the venue okay?

    Thank you for your enquiry. Yes we can arrange taxis for you from the hotel to Old Kent Barn, please just give us a call a few days before your bookin..
    Answered on 26 January 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Marquis
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Carpeted
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Marquis takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 23:00


From 07:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

FAQs about The Marquis

  • The Marquis has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The Marquis is 50 yards from the centre of Alkham. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Marquis may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Marquis offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Guests staying at The Marquis can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Room options at The Marquis include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Yes, The Marquis is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The Marquis is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.