Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury, Kent, UK

The Best Western Abbots Barton is a superior 3 star hotel located just outside the walls of the ancient City of Canterbury.

It is a unique Gothic style hotel with charm and ambiance, set in 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk from the city centre with excellent transport links to London, and plenty of on-site parking available.

The Abbots Barton Hotel was originally built in 1830 as a private house but became a hotel in 1927 and has since expanded to it’s present size.

Comprising 53 en suite bedrooms, The Fountain Restaurant which seats up to 70 people, 4 private function rooms suitable for more intimate weddings and the Cathedral Suite which seats up to 120 people for a wedding breakfast and up to 180 for an evening reception.

The Cathedral suite has views and direct access to the gardens which provides an idyllic setting for marquees holding up to 250 guests.

There’s an excellent choice of fine food and wines available to you, all our menus have been thoughtfully created by our Executive Chef, but are also flexible and can be tailor made to meet your own individual requirements.

Special party rates are available to you and your guests for accommodation when your function is held at the Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, ensuring that all your guests stay relaxed throughout the event without having to dread the drive home or the cost of hired transport.

Whether you choose a traditional celebration or something more contemporary, our experienced Wedding Coordinator will be with you every step of the way to advise and guide where necessary, and to ensure that your day is truly special.

Fact File

Prime location in the City of Canterbury

Beautiful Victorian Gothic building

Landscaped Gardens

Services of our Wedding Coordinator

Licensed for Civil Partnerships

3 Deluxe Bridal Suites

Complimentary overnight accommodation for the newly married couple

Reduced rate accommodation for guests

Function rooms accomodation up to 180 guests

Room for Marquees accommodating up to 250 people

Free quotation on request


From central and/or M25Take the A2 towards Dover. Turn off at Canterbury exit following signs to Margate A28.

Continue towards Margate through various roundabouts turning right at the St Georges roundabout signposted Dover A2.

Go straight ahead at the traffic lights which lead to the New Dover Road. The Abbots Barton Hotel is situated on the right hand side, after approximately 300 metres.