Inn on the Lake

4.3
4 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Inn on the Lake is a three star, family run hotel in the heart of Kent.

Eat and drink outside, surrounded by natural woodlands, calm lakes, and beautiful gardens. Wine and dine from our bar menu on the lakeside patio, captivated by the panoramic lake views. Devour afternoon tea on the fountain decking, mesmorised by the gentle birdsongs. Enjoy refreshing drinks at the jetty, inhaling the botanics of the gardens. Or sit on the grass banks, watching the ducks forage amongst the reeds.

Situated beside the A2, and on the edge of Shorne Country Park, the hotel is an oasis of calm amongst stunning scenery with easy access routes from the A2, M2 and M25.

Where possible, all reservations will be seated outside on the Lakeside Terrace or Fountain Deck but may not be guaranteed. When weather is not permitting, or the outside seating area is full, reservations are moved into the Lakeside and Willow Bars. Please contact the hotel for further details.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £16.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for afternoon tea on the lakes, besides a picturesque backdrop of lakes and natural woodlands. We cater for most diet requests, including gluten free & vegan. We endeavour to serve Afternoon Tea outside on the lakes, but should the weather be unfavourable, it will be served in the Willow bar. Please contact us if you have any special requests regarding the menu or seating. If you are celebrating a special occasion, please visit our website to look at private dining options and to see how we could make your celebration extra special. Afternoon tea must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and full prepayment will be required once the booking is made. Please contact us for on the day reservations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What people are saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.1
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rosa
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family meal on the terrace by the lake. It was very peaceful in the evening sunshine.
Menu was wide & we all enjoyed our food. My 4 year old granddaughter was thrilled with her sausage & chips & her ice cream was an added bonus!
Drinks menu was also wide.
Serving staff were friendly & helpful .
Will definitely visit again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed here for my wife’s Birthday we had a lovely time.

HS
HayleyS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lady who was our waitress was so lovely and friendly, this was our first night out as a couple since before Covid snd I’m so glad we chose inn on the lake. Views beautiful, food was lovely. Had a fab night. Thank you

LT
LaurenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The sandwiches were stale and the sandwich fillings were undesirable

Inn on the Lake
Responded on May 13, 2021

Thanks for your visit Lauren. You booked afternoon tea 1 hour before arrival, ignoring the multiple notes stating that you must call the hotel for same day afternoon tea bookings. Despite this, the team added extra items to your afternoon tea as an apology for not noticing your mistake. Perhaps you could have taken the time to give some constructive feedback at the hotel. Thank you for leaving 5 stars for our service, I'm not sure this averages a 1 star review though?

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Inn on the Lake is rated 4.3 stars by 4 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.