The Rose, Deal, Kent: ‘A riot of colour and character’ – hotel review

This eight-room boutique hotel mixes modern design, local heritage and fabulous food, reflecting the area’s burgeoning creative spirit

In the narrow Georgian streets of Deal’s old centre, plaques tell the story of the seaside town’s colourful past. Once a busy port and notorious smugglers’ haven, it was home to an unusually large number of pubs in Victorian times, rowdy with sailors, tradesmen and marines from the local barracks.

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