The George & Heart

Margate, Kent
+44 (0)1843 225447
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£95 - £430
per night

An ancient coaching inn, all refurbished with huge personality, individually designed bedrooms and a pretty courtyard garden


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£95 - £430 per night

The Experience

Bedrooms, apart from the suite, are all on the top floor, so well away from the buzz of the bar. Help yourselves to tea, coffee, biscuits and cereals from Reggie’s; you’ve got your own private mini-bar, or pop into the amnesty bar for afternoon cocktails or a late night tipple. The feel is very relaxed, staff are incredibly friendly and the idea is that guests feel like one big family. Breakfast is continental with meats and cheeses, fresh pastries, delicious smoothies or, for those in need, a strong Bloody Mary.

At the bar you’re served local craft beers and fine wines while admiring the beautiful stained glass windows and having a look at the menu. This is seasonal and ever-evolving with lots of Kent produce and plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices, alongside meat and fish which supports British farmers and artisan producers.

There’s a Zen Den for yoga or meditation and it’s a three-minute walk to the sea.

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We think you'll love

  • The independent arty feel and the bar being filled with jolly locals
  • Being bang in the centre of Margate and all its shops
  • The delicious pub food and craft beers, fine wines, tasty cocktails
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You should know

  • Not all the bedrooms have en suite loos and bathrooms
  • Bedrooms are up several flights of stairs so not ideal for the less than nimble


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £95
6 Doubles
From £95
1 Suite for 4
From £350


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights during weekends in high season. 10% discount if you book the entire Inn. The whole house sleeps 16 and can be hired for groups on request.


Small dogs are welcome in the Inn and Pub.

Sides & To Share from £5. Starters from £9. Mains from £ 14.50. Lunch from £12 (Monday & Thursday).


The George and Heart perfectly reflects the quirky, arty and independent nature of Margate - and I loved staying in the 'Poodle & Blonde' room with it's loud wallpaper and retro feel. You're perfectly placed for strolling out to explore all Margate has to offer - independent shops, galleries and the beach are all right on your doorstep. The chef cooks up a great menu here too.

Alice, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Margate is a colourful, coastal town and you're in the thick of it here. The pub is opposite Love Lane and King Street, two of the main lanes in town and filled with cool shops and cafés. Fun to sit out here and people watch on a sunny day. It's a five-minute stroll to the beach and the famous Turner Contemporary – look out for one of Antony Gormley's cast-iron figures staring out to sea.

Local points of interest from Kelly Love & Dan Williams

  • The George & Heart is one of the oldest hotels in Margate, dating back to the 18th century.
  • You’re a 5-minute stroll from the glorious Kent coast. Explore Margate rich art scene, join a paddle boarding class, visit the mysterious Shell Grotto, or simply watch the world go by with fresh seafood and bubbles on the harbour arm.
  • Margate's bustling old town is just a stones throw from the Hotel, where you will find curious shops, vintage clothes and art; as well as great places to eat and drink.
  • For the nature lovers, take a ride or walk along Kents famous Viking Trail and explore what the coastline has to offer. Take a 10 minute walk to Wapole Bay tidal pool and join the locals for a fresh early morning wild swim.


Kelly Love & Dan Williams

Kelly and Dan took over and completely renovated the inn in 2019. They have restored it in a way that is as loving and sympathetic as possible, whilst also being mindful of their impact – so much of the furniture is second hand or antique. You can feel that the local community love coming here for food or a pint; it really does feel like a local (but in a busy town!). They have superb young staff.