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Blazing Donkey Country Hotel & Ham Hideaway Luxury Glamping, Barn And Adjoining Bar Lounge

Location pin

The Blazing Donkey, Hay Hill, Ham, CT14 0ED - 

  • Users

    Up to
    70 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

The Blazing Donkey is tucked away quietly in the Kent countryside and only a short distance from the ancient cinque port towns of Sandwich and Deal. We are a little over an hour from London by road and rail and the cross channel port of Dover is a short drive. The magical and thriving cathedral city of Canterbury and seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are also within very easy reach.

OUR VIBE Think 17th century country pub meets boutique hotel meets luxury glamping meets entertainment venue. Within our beautiful acreage we have 22 superb guest bedrooms arranged in coverted stables courtyard, 2 safari cottages (each with 2 bedrooms, lounge & deck) and 3 stunning shepherds huts.

A certain rusticity of surroundings speaks to the natural charm of the ‘Donkey, a place which is quirkily quintessential. All who visit are enthralled with its relaxing and homely feel. And the old-fashioned stuff is really important to all of us here so when you do eventually arrive you may expect to be met with the warmest of welcomes. Events at The Blazing Donkey are hosted on an exclusive basis giving you and your clients/guests uninterrupted use of the extensive grounds and all our facilities.

ACCOMMODATION We have accommodation to suit all your preferences from beautifully appointed cosy ground floor rooms in our converted stables through to suites on the first floor of the main house. Our Ham Hideaway luxury glamping cottages and huts complete the offering.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR PARTIES & EVENTS 2024 It’s never too early to start thinking about planning your Christmas celebrations! What better place to celebrate the festive season than The Blazing Donkey at Ham.

GOLF The Blazing Donkey has been an Inn since 1763 but in 1995 its accommodation was officially opened by BBC golf legend and late friend of the 'Donkey, Peter Alliss. We are a “drive and a wedge” from Sandwich Bay, home to the wonderful links of Princes and its near neighbour Royal St. Georges. Corporate golf packages can also be arranged with gala dinners and prizegiving.

OCCASIONS Planning is made easy at The Blazing Donkey as we have our very own dedicated event planning team. Whether you are planning a company retreat, birthday or engagement party, The Blazing Donkey has a variety of private event dining and entertainment spaces all of which provide a fabulous setting.

RESTAURANT, LOUNGE & BARS Quite simply creating a place where you come and enjoy great food and drink in relaxing and comfortable surroundings is and always has been our aim. Scrub-top tables, flagstone and wooden floors, ancient beams and a picturesque terrace all combine to provide a relaxed vibe.

Clients can hire all or part of our property for their event. Dry hire and fully catered and staffed events are all accommodated. The Blazing holds a full entertainments license, civil ceremony licence and a 24 hour alcohol licence.

Barn Dining & Event Room with Adjoining Bar Lounge Description: Heavily beamed ancient barn recently restored providing a dramatic setting for any event Package Description: Welcome drink and canapes followed by 3 course banquet £95 pp

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 70

Dining

Dining

up to 30

Theatre

Theatre

up to 70

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 24

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 60

Classroom

Classroom

up to 40

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Conference phone

Conference phone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

ticketedEvents

Promoted/ticketed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

50% refundable 30 days before the event

Location

Reviews

  • Leanne Ward

    February 2024

    My husband and I got married at the Blazing Donkey. Nothing was too much trouble. They listened to what I wanted and didn't push their own agenda. Last minute changes on the day were managed with no fuss. As a bride, I had a truly amazing and stress free day, exactly what every bride wants. We booked all of the rooms for our guests in advance. Several of the guests said it was the best wedding they had been too.

  • SB C

    January 2024

    What a beautiful venue! We attended a wedding here and had such a lovely day. The bride & groom were over the moon with their special day and us guests had a wonderful time too. The food was really nice, the best wedding food we’ve had! Staff were super friendly and made sure everyone was happy. We stayed the night which was very comfortable and clean, breakfast was included which was a delicious bonus! Would love to visit again for a weekend away. Thank you Blazing Donkey, hope to see you again soon ❤️

  • Sarah Moody

    April 2024

    We are holding our wedding at The Blazing Donkey in August and I just wanted to write a review to commend Richard on how accommodating and helpful he has been so far in the planning process. Nothing is too much trouble! He has been so forthcoming with answers to all my questions and so patient with my constant requests. Thank you so much!

  • Jason Daniel

    February 2024

    After a few months of searching for the perfect wedding venue we finally chose The Blazing Donkey and it was as if it was made for us, we couldn’t have found anything more perfect. We were so lucky with the weather and the staff let us have free rein of the place with the decor. I stayed in one of the courtyard rooms the night before and we hosted a bespoke steak night for the bridal party with cocktails which was a nice touch. The food was world class. The big day itself…… The best day of my life. The setting, the food, the staff, the bridal suite, the attention to every single detail we requested was 5 star, we wouldn’t have wished for more. We had so many compliments from friends and family. We will be back in 6 months for a stay to celebrate being Mr & Mrs, thank you

  • Sarah Ludgate

    March 2024

    Wow, wow and wow. This place is amazing. Bruce and Sandra are beautiful souls. We booked our table online not realising they were closed. Bruce and Sandra honoured our booking. The food was out of this world. Will defiantly be going back and still can not get over how reasonable the bill was. Can not recommend this place and people enough. Deserves more than 5 stars.