It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that Salmestone Grange Ltd will unfortunately be closing at the end of June this year.

The owner of the business, William Whelan sadly passed away a few years ago and we have been working very hard to ensure the business operated uninterrupted with every intention that this would continue in the future. Regrettably however in winding up the Estate of the owner, it is now evident that continuing the business beyond June this year will just not be possible.

The Management at Salmestone Grange would like to pass on our very special thanks to all our loyal customers. The business has operated for over 25 years and we have many friends in the local community who have supported us.

Exclusive 14th Century Venue

Salmestone Grange is an exclusive 14th Century Venue catering for all your Special Occasions, Celebrations and Weddings.

The Grange also boasts a unique Chapel which was consecrated in 1326 and is registered for the Solemnisation of Marriages.

Our relaxed atmosphere and historic surroundings are also a perfect setting for Baptism and Funeral Receptions, Business Seminars, Guided Tours and Teas and a Sunday Lunch with family and friends.

Historic and Tranquil Setting

Salmestone Grange is one of the best preserved and most interesting examples of monastic granges in Europe.
Set in beautiful, tranquil surroundings to the west of Margate in Kent, Salmestone Grange is steeped in history and is one of the area's oldest inhabited buildings.

We have 2 luxurious self catering apartments which are set in the tranquil surroundings of Salmestone Grange.
The design has captured the "modern meets Medieval" experience that makes a stay here unique.

Sunday Lunch

A Sunday Lunch at Salmestone Grange is the best way to celebrate a special occasion or relax with family and friends.

The Four course lunch followed by tea or coffee & bon bons £24 per guest.
Please call 01843 231161 for availability.

Medieval Banquets

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and feasting in a superb medieval setting with Serving Wenches, a Jester and live music.

For a full medieval flavour, why not step back in time and dress for the occasion?

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It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce that Salmestone Grange Ltd will unfortunately be closing at the end of June this year.

About Salmestone Grange

Between 1290 and 1400 Salmestone Grange served as a rural 'retreat' for the abbot and monks of St. Augustine's Abbey at Canterbury

The history of St. Augustine's Abbey came to an abrupt end with it's closure in 1538 and the Thanet estates, including Salmestone Grange, passed into the hands of the Crown, and then, in 1559, to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, who kept them until 1886.

Present Day

In 1936 the then owner, Major H.S. Hatfield, presented the house, chapel and surrounding land to the modern Benedictine Abbey of St. Augustine at Ramsgate, who began restoration of the buildings.

In 1950 the Grange was taken over by the Canonesses of St. Augustine, who in turn sold it to the present owner.