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The Grand


The Grand has an unrivalled position on the South Coast, with stunning views of the award winning Coastal Park and the busy Channel shipping lanes, and even France on clear days. 

You can enjoy dining at The Grand with two unique and differing experiences available to suit every palate. For Fine dining there is nothing better than The Palm Court, with its unique ambience, Live Weekend Pianist and superb views of the Channel. For something more casual, try a pint of “The Grand Ale” in Keppels, which has its own London-style wine bar feel. 

Complimenting this is the best suite of function rooms in Kent, to rival any Castle or Town Hall. Every Function room overlooks the gardens and sea, and The Grand is known as the venue of choice for the local dinners, conferences, exhibitions and weddings of almost any size.

And where better to stay?  The Grand’s suites are among the finest ever built, and as well as gracious sitting and bedrooms, contain up-to-date bathrooms and kitchens so you can cater for yourself if you wish. 

The Grand is the place to be for Conferences, Weddings, Events or a candle-lit dinner for two and the accessibility of our magnificent coastal position is second to none. The Grand is within two miles of the M20 motorway, the railway and bus stations, the shopping centre, the harbour, the Channel Tunnel terminal and 45 minutes from the M25 London orbital motorway.



  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • WiFi access
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Cots available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Locally produced food
  • Wedding Venue