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Woolpack Inn, Chilham, Kent


The Woolpack Inn is a charming 600 year old inn, located in the Garden of England in the heart of the Kentish countryside. With huge oak beams and inglenook fireplaces, it’s a stunning place to stay with a dark secret – the ghost of a Grey Lady…

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We don’t know too much about the ghost at the Woolpack Inn, but we do know that she’s supposed to be a friendlier spectre than most. Nicknamed the Grey Lady, because of her colour, she is often seen wandering the main building of the hotel. Perhaps she is the spectre of one of the hotel’s former owners?

Brief History

The Woolpack Inn is one of two pubs in the village of Chilham. It’s a small market town that has been the location for a number of films and television series over the years, including the film A Canterbury Tale made in 1944. There are a number of historical buildings in Chilham, namely Chilham castle, and the Woolpack Inn itself is 600 years old. The patio area of the hotel houses a huge olive tree, which was planted when the hotel was built.


The Inn is most definitely a taste of yesteryear, packed with original features everywhere you look. There’s a friendly bar, restaurant with stunning views, patio area with a 600 year old olive tree, plus a small private garden for three of the hotel’s bedrooms – so whether you want to sit and soak up some of the charming Kentish countryside in the garden or whether you want to enjoy the warmth of the bar, there’s something at the Woolpack Inn for everyone.

There are 14 en-suite bedrooms at the hotel, comprising of: 1 single room, 5 double rooms, 3 twin rooms, 2 four poster rooms and three family rooms to sleep 3, 5 and 6. All rooms are fully en-suite with Freeview televisions in each room. Some of the rooms are in the stable block across from the main building, and three of them have access to a small garden patio area.

The Inn also boasts a home-cooked menu, filled with local produce – local mushrooms sautéed in garlic butter finished with stilton and cream and presented on a garlic ciabatta, real home-made steak & Masterbrew Ale pie, and homemade strawberry shortcake are just a few of the delicious meals on offer. Fresh fish is also brought in fresh every day. The Woolpack is also able to accommodate small and large parties for various events – weddings, wakes, parties, anniversaries, christenings etc.

Whether you stay at the hotel for business or for pleasure, you’re sure to have a relaxing stay here at the Woolpack.


  • Cots available
  • Tea and coffee facilities in each room
  • Pets allowed
  • Limited room service
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Disabled access
  • Car park
  • Video/DVD player in room
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Laundry/valet service
  • Breakfast to go
  • Video/DVD library
  • Close proximity
  • Channel tunnel, ports and London Taxi, bicycle and car hire can be arranged from the hotel

Things to do

This is a fantastic place to stay if you’re planning onwards travel to London, but it’s also a great place to stay in its own right. A great location if you want to explore the countryside and go for a walk around the Garden of England, or if you want to explore some of the quaint villages around the south-east. Canterbury itself has a number of indoor and outdoor attractions, lots of shops and some lovely seaside resorts.

Room Tariff

  • Standard single room available from £50.00 per night.
  • Standard double room available from £60.00 per night, based on two people sharing.
  • Standard twin room available from £60.00 per night, based on two people sharing.
  • Four poster double room available from £75.00 per night, based on two people sharing.
  • Family room available from £75.00 per night, based on two people sharing.

Continental breakfast is available at an additional price of £6.00, and a full english at £8.00.

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