Commanding unspoilt views across rolling countryside, The Blazing Donkey is one of the most desirable places to stay in Kent- nestled between the ancient cinque port towns of Sandwich and Deal with the cathedral city of Canterbury nearby . London is only an hour away and the near continent even closer-The port of Dover with its cross-channel ferries and the channel tunnel are only a short drive.
Originally built in 1763 as a farm dwelling the property has recently undergone a dramatic and stunning refurbishment under the stewardship of its new owners, experienced restaurateurs, Richard & Sherry Martin, who purchased the property in
The guest accommodation facilities are recognised as the best available in the Sandwich and Deal area. The pretty courtyard setting within the grounds provide individual accommodation arranged in attractive converted stables offering private parking for guests. The finer points of modern hospitality are not overlooked; all rooms are fully en-suite and boast state-of-the-art digital flat screen entertainment systems and high speed wireless broadband internet is complimentary to all guests.
The hotel’s new restaurant “Samphire” is already drawing critical acclaim and is abuzz. Officially opened in February 2008 by Aldo Zilli; TV chef, author and bon viveur, Samphire restaurant is a real fine food experience, taking it’s inspiration from the abundant local supply in high quality produce-including game from local shoots, locally reared meats and fish from the nearby harbours.
Recently announced as the venue for the Open Championship in 2011, the links of Royal St. Georges at Sandwich Bay, (along with Royal Cinque Ports and Princes) are all within a very short drive of The Blazing Donkey. We are the perfect base for golfers wishing to test their skills on these world-class courses.
The Blazing Donkey is also proud of its reputation as one of Kent’s most popular wedding and function venues. Corporate functions, parties and any kind of celebration can be perfectly staged in our luxurious marquee pavilion.
So whether as a hotel guest, a restaurant guest, or as a golfer or a business traveler, upon arrival and throughout your stay here, you will be attended with genuine pleasure by us and our dedicated team…