Situated along a private road on a totally unspoilt stretch of coastline facing the English Channel, in a picturesque and historical area you will find this beautiful hotel. A stones throw away from the sea one can literally walk out of the front door and take a stroll along the seafront or enjoy a cup of tea in the warmth of your hotel overlooking either the sea or Littlestone golf course. On a clear day you can often spy France!!
The House was built in the late 1920's for the American actress and journalist Hedda Hopper; designed by the famous architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (28th May 1883 - April 1978) the creator of the Italianate Portmeirion in north Wales. Williams Ellis was later made a CBE in 1958 & Knighted in 1972 for services to the preservation of the environment and to Architecture.
The Drawing room has a log fire & there is a cosy honesty bar.The first floor lounge overlooking both the garden & sea has a library, games & a telescope..
All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities,TV/DVD & WIFI access, bathrobes and mineral water as standard. Rooms are individually furnished to a high standard.
Hotel awards past and present–
Conde Nast Johansens 2006 “most excellent coastal Hotel”
The Good Hotel Guide Cesar award 2012 “the Oscars of the hospitality world”
We have been included in The Good Hotel Guide every one of the 13 years we have owned Romney Bay House as well as the Michelin red Hotel Guide.
The cuisine at Romney Bay House Hotel is to die for! Every evening you will be treated to a surprise 3 course meal consisting of a fish starter, main meat entree and a pudding. Being a complete surprise the chef merely requests you to let him know in advance of any food that you do not like or are allergic to and he will work menus around your requirements accordingly. So, say, if fish is no go for you, something different will be prepared instead.
Our Friday evening gala dinner is somewhat more special and extravagant and we highly recommend eating only a light lunch at midday!, A pre-dinner drink and canapes, starter, sorbet, main entree, pudding, cheese and biscuits and tipple will be a fitting gastronomic delight to conclude your stay.
Examples of the standard 3 course evening meals are as follows:
Sample menu 1
Pan fried local white fish (as available) with a red onion risotto
Fillet of Kentish pork with wild mushrooms, cocotte potatoes & apple jus
Floating islands with mixed berries & home made vanilla ice cream
Sample menu 2
Home smoked marbled fish terrine, horseradish cream & caviar
Rump of Romney Marsh lamb, braised red cabbage, fondant potato & red currant jus
Passion fruit Cambridge burnt cream