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The Wife of Bath

UK England South East England Kent

01233 812 232   4 Upper Bridge Street Wye Kent TN25 5AF

  • 6 Guest Rooms

  • Quirky Country Pub
Stylish boutique rooms and innovative Spanish fare in the Kent countryside
The Wife of Bath is one of the best-known of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and Wye, the location of this restaurant with rooms by the same name, featured in the stories as a place of rest for weary pilgrims en route to Canterbury. The theme continues inside the property – each room is named after a character from the great poet's works. In the hands of Mark Sargeant since 2016, it's the third addition to his group – Rocksalt and The Duke William came first.

There are six stylish bedrooms, four above the restaurant, two in the cottage annexe (these can be booked out together if you're a foursome or a family).  A welcome pack, complimentary toiletries, ironing facilities and flat screen TV can be found in each, and guests have access to a communal honesty pantry. Exposed timber beams blend with contemporary furniture, colourful works of art and muted tones on the walls. The result? A soothing atmosphere, a relaxing haven. We particularly like Sir Thopas: sup on the glass of sherry left out as a check-in treat and admire the capacious, high-ceilinged space.

It's restaurant is certainly one to boast about, offering a modern dining experience with incredible food. Enjoy their set lunch, dinner or tasting menus, each as exquisite as the other. They also have a fantastic cocktail bar, serving all kinds of cocktails from classics to bar specials!

There's much to do in the local area – check out nearby Nature Reserve, jump on the train to Canterbury, a city filled with history, or explore the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on foot – the Wye Downs circular walk takes about three hours and offers some spectacular views. If you can drag yourself away from the comfort of The Wife of Bath that is.



Open all year (apart from Sunday & Monday nights throughout January and February, when rooms are unavailable).


Double en-suite rooms start at £95 per night for 2 people (including a choice of breakfast).


Contact Website  01233 812 232  The Wife of Bath, 4 Upper Bridge Street Wye Kent TN25 5AF

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Getting There

From London: Take the A3211 followed by A1203, A102 and A2, then join the M2 in Shorne. Follow the M2 to Chatham and leave at exit 3 for the M20. Leave at junction 10, take the A292/A2070 exit to Ashford/Brenzett. Follow Hinxhill Rd and Oxenturn Rd to Bridge St in Wye, the property will be on your left.

The Eurostar Terminal at Ashford International is one stop away by train from Wye, or about a 10 minute drive.


  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant
  • Walking
  • Restaurant with Rooms
  • Boutique B&B

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