The Lantern Inn

About Us


Warm fires
& a warmer welcome

Built in circa 1610, our historic building naturally lends itself to the atmospheric drinking & dining spaces on offer – whether wiling away the hours by one of our three fireplaces, or enjoying a meal in our vaulted dining room.

The owners have endeavoured to retain and enhance the Inn’s period features through loving restoration & careful curation of curios, antiques & art – the result is a contemporary take on the traditional inn, a convivial place to be.


Garden of England

Our gardens wrap around the building, a total sun trap. They’re the perfect, peaceful spot to enjoy al fresco dining,
or a relaxed afternoon with great company.

For cooler climates, we have a traditionally crafted oak-framed heated shelter & wood-fired chimenea
to keep you warm & comfortable.

The Wendy House is a local landmark and filled with memories – with adults returning
and recalling their times playing there as children.



Set in the picturesque village of Martin, nestled between Deal, Dover and the beaches of St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe & Kingsdown. Each of The Lantern’s accommodation options offer the perfect base for immersing yourself in the Kent countryside and exploring the coast.


What's around us?

Situated on the South-East coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a stones throw from the White Cliffs. The Lantern Inn is ideally located to explore the local countryside and the neighbouring towns and villages of Deal, Dover and beyond.

Martin Mill train station is a short 12 minute walk away with links to London St Pancras and London Victoria.


Join the Lantern Inn Family

Joining our team is an opportunity to experience many roles within the hospitality business while gaining invaluable knowledge of food, drinks and service. We hire personality and a great attitude.

Join our team – email your CV to

the lantern inn fireplace


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