Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Botany Bay Hotel

Marine Drive
CT10 3LG
Telephone(01843) 868641
Real AleGardenAccommodationLunchtime MealsEvening MealsGamesParkingWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sun 20:00-23:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

This large cliff top hotel of Victorian/Edwardian vintage started life as a private dwelling, known as the Fayreness. During World War 2 it was commandeered by the Royal Navy as a billet for Wrens. The imposing turret was used as a watch tower. At the close of the war it became a convalescence home run by Dr Rothwell and his wife. She was renowned for her cordon bleu cooking skills and was once employed by Sir Winston Churchill. In the early 1960s it was converted into a licensed hotel known as the Fayreness Hotel. It was further extended to give additional letting rooms and a large function room by local pub groep Thorley Taverns. The place was given a complete refurbishment and make pver by after being brought by new owners Shepherd Neame in 2014, giving it a name change at the same time.