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Read's Restaurant with Rooms

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Read’s Restaurant with Rooms is a sumptuous blend of wonderful food, relaxing comfort and discreet but attentive service located on the outskirts of Faversham.

Read's Restaurant with rooms is set in an elegant Georgian manor house, surrounded by tranquil grounds, with lawns shaded by lofty cedar, weeping willow and horse chestnut trees.

The restaurant’s widespread reputation is founded on the distinctive cooking of chef/owner David Pitchford, whose seasonal dishes blend herbs and vegetables from the manor’s own walled kitchen garden with local game and fish fresh from the quayside at nearby Whitstable and Hythe.

To complement the food, an extensive wine list balances the French classics with a carefully chosen and imaginative selection from Europe, the Americas and the New World.

It's location, close to Faversham and Canterbury, means that Read’s is perfectly placed for anyone in search of somewhere rather exceptional to stay while exploring one of Britain’s most historic cathedral cities and the delights of the surrounding Kentish countryside.

It is also wonderfully convenient for an overnight stop en route to the Continent via the Channel ports or the Channel Tunnel.
Best of all, perhaps, a short break here offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the very essence of English country living.


  • Our bedrooms are luxurious, traditional and charming, each one with its own unique style and character
  • All with private bathrooms

With the character of the house and its settings, Read's is an excellent place for private dining, business meetings, receptions and is also licenced for civil wedding ceremonies.

Lunches and dinners are served Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.


Dinner Bed Breakfast

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £145 Per Person
Friday, Saturday - £160 Per Person

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £185
Friday, Saturday - £250

Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £180 Per Room
Friday, Saturday - £210 Per Room

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £140
Friday, Saturday - £195

How to find us

By Car
Leave the M2 motorway at Junction 6. Follow the A251 towards Faversham. At the T-junction with the A2 (Canterbury Road), turn right. Macknade Manor is approximately 1/2 mile on the right hand side.

By Train
On the London Victoria to Dover line alight at Faversham where there is a taxi service available or ring for collection. From Eurostar Ashford please call to make pre-booked arrangements for collection.


We will make every effort to respond to email enquiries in a timely fashion, however, reservations for dining and rooms can only be taken via telephone on 01795 535 344.

Reads restaurant with rooms 

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