“Contemporary British cooking in grand seaside setting.” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
We are building an app that customer can download to ensure they have the latest information regarding their stay or visit at their fingertips. This is due to be ready for the 4th of July, the day we are hoping to open and welcoming our first guests and visitors.
Our Inspector's view
An 18th-century manor overlooking the English Channel, the elegant and long-established Hythe Imperial boasts a prominent seafront position and is a one-minute walk from the beach. The dining room has a traditional look with white tablecloths, modern chandeliers and stylish silver cover plates are removed when the modern European food is delivered to the table.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 80
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 2–3, 9–10, 16–17 December
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30: 20
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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