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Hope Anchor

Watch Bell street
TN31 7HA
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Built around 1750 for local sailors and ship builders, the building is thought to have once sheltered the Tenterden gang, who used its many secret passages for smuggling. Whilst these have long since been sealed, The Hope Anchor retains an historic atmosphere. Relax beside a log fire in traditional snug bar, and spend your nights in a choice of fascinating rooms, including those with 4-poster beds and a even a separate 200 year old cottage. The hotel is a 3-star AA rated hotel and has an RAC food dining award. The Hope Anchor, as its name suggests, was built primarily as a watering hole for the sailors and ship builders of Rye, which was still surrounded by the sea up until the late 18th century. The frequent haunt of the Tenterden gang of smugglers, pistol fights were common in the area - legend has it that the gang returned here victorious after famously outgunning their feared Hawkhurst rivals. Whilst things are now a little more sedate, The Hope Anchor retains a sense of its past and its traditional bar is still popular with the locals. The hotel itself has fantastic views of the stunning countryside, marshes and sea. Breakfast is included in the room rate and cooked to order. You can choose from either Full English or vegetarian options, as well as a variety of fruits, cereals, croissants and locally produced preserves.

With Disabled Access: Yes
Satellite TV in Bedrooms: Yes
Ground Floor Access

Colour Television

Prices per Person unless specified
Rooms from £95

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