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Posted: 17 June 2014
Blog category: Pub of the Week
The Conningbrook Hotel in Ashford is a traditional hotel and community pub refurbished to modern standards and decorated with a vibrant style. With 29 en-suite bedrooms, two fully-equipped function rooms, a restaurant, bar and a large, popular garden, it is the perfect one-stop venue for weddings, civil ceremonies, parties and business events.
Close to the M20 and Ashford International Eurostar station, the hotel has excellent transport links and is a good base to visit charming villages such as Chilham, Wye and Tenterden. The hotel has full access for the disabled and a 40-space car park.
The Conningbrook also serves its local community, sponsoring football teams, hosting quiz nights and presenting live music on the last Friday of each month. Outside there is a large, attractive garden with a children’s play area.
Traditional pub food is served in the bar area, while restaurant-style meals are available in a separate dining room. All meals are freshly-prepared on the premises and use seasonal ingredients from local producers whenever possible. Diners can choose from traditional favourites, daily specials and vegetarian options. On Sundays there is a traditional carvery, featuring a selection of roast meats. The wine list includes a number of exclusive New World wines from specially-selected vineyards in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and South Africa.
The Conningbrook has 29 en suite bedrooms decorated in a contemporary style, some with four-poster beds. All rooms are fully-equipped with a TV, bath and shower, a hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities, internet facilities are also available. Rooms especially equipped with disabled facilities may also be booked. Bed and breakfast is available and guests can book their accommodation online.
The Conningbrook is licensed to hold weddings and other civil ceremonies and is suitable for celebrations of all sizes, as well as wakes and business events. The fully equipped Parklands Suite can accommodate 68 for a sit-down lunch and 120 for buffet-style events.
A second function room, Little Burton, provides a comfortable and hospitable conference venue which accommodates 60 in theatre mode and 30 in boardroom style. Projectors, screens, flip charts and computer accessories for digital displays can all be provided.
For more information or bookings don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone (01233 636 863) or online.