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Shepherd Neame has acquired the Fayreness Hotel, Kingsgate, for an undisclosed sum.
The 29 bedroom hotel was previously owned by Thorley Taverns and occupies an enviable position, with spectacular sea views over Botany Bay and close to the sandy beaches of Kingsgate Bay and Joss Bay.
Its cliff top garden, restaurant and conference facilities make it a popular destination for those looking to enjoy holidays, business breaks and weddings. It is a particular favourite with golfers as it is located close to North Foreland Golf Club. The new Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate is also nearby.
Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame, said: “We are delighted to have reached agreement with Thorley Taverns for the purchase of the Fayreness Hotel. We have admired the way they have operated this prestigious hotel for many years.
“We have a successful record of developing premium hotels across Kent, emphasising their individual characteristics, and we are sure this hotel will make a fine addition to our managed estate.”