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Blazing Donkey Country Hotel 3 Stars

Hay Hill, CT14 0ED Sandwich, United Kingdom Show on the map
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  • WiFi WiFi
  • Car park Car park
  • Pets admitted Pets admitted
  • Golf Golf
  • Rural Rural
  • Accessible Accessible
  • Family Family
  • Sports Sports
  • Disco Disco
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This unique, characterful hotel set in its own beautiful grounds is located a short distance from Dover, between the ancient Cinque Port towns of Sandwich and Deal.

All rooms offer full en suite bath and shower facilities, king-size beds and digital flat-screen entertainment systems. The accommodation is arranged in a courtyard setting with private secure parking.

The hotel's restaurant, Samphire at Ham, is featured in the Good Good Guide, and offers Kentish hospitality at its best.

The accommodation is arranged in a courtyard setting with private secure parking.

Samphire at Ham, the new restaurant at The Blazing Donkey, was opened to critical acclaim in February 2008 by Aldo Zilli, Italian celebrity chef, author and restaurateur.

The restaurant claims to offer "fine food, casually", the motto of Steve Hogben-Lambert, head chef, who offers locally sourced, freshly prepared produce on a cooked-to-order basis. With so many harbours within easy reach, fish is a particular favourite of Hogben-Lambert's, although there are plenty of other dishes from which guests may choose.

Dining guests can expect to dine in most comfortable surroundings; seated in cosy leather chairs, eating over large oak tables and attended to by professional, courteous waiting staff.

Winter log fires are always ablaze, and in the warmer summer months, the terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, overlooking the beautifully tended gardens.

Samphire at Ham is open every day for lunch and dinner and all day on the weekends.

Check-in and check-out
Check-in starts at: 15:00
Check-out ends at: 10:30


  • General General
    • WiFi
    • Internet
    • Car park
    • Pets admitted
    • Heating
    • Reduced mobility access
    • All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
    • Smoking area
  • Reception services Reception services
    • 24-Hour Front Desk
    • Ticket Service
  • Activities Activities
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horseback Riding
    • Cycling
  • Leisure and families Leisure and families
    • Kids' TV Networks
    • Disco
  • Food and beverage Food and beverage
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Kids' Meals
    • Special Diet Meals (upon request)
    • Packed Lunches
    • Room Service
    • Breakfast in the Room
  • Transportation Transportation
    • Bicycle hire
  • Common areas Common areas
    • Terrace
    • Television room
  • Business facilities Business facilities
    • Meeting rooms
  • Housekeeping service Housekeeping service
    • Daily Housekeeping

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