We at Walpole are devastated that we must announce temporary closure due to the Catastrophic Global Coronavirus Pandemic for the safety of our valued patrons, our dedicated staff and our own family, who live here too.

Our Restaurant, Bars, Snooker Room and Function areas along with our Napery Gallery and Museum closed at 6pm on Friday 20th March as instructed by our Prime Minister and the last of our Guests leave us on Monday 23rd March when the Hotel will close until further notice too.

As our lovely staff group are all on Furlough under the Government Retention Scheme from Monday there will be no-one to answer our telephones for the duration so please do not try to ring us but email to info@walpolebayhotel.co.uk and I promise we will attempt to answer you within 24 hours. How long we remain closed will be dependant on Government Advisory Notices but be assured that when all this is over we will re-open just as soon as we are able.

Who would have thought that our 25th Anniversary of “The Bishops at The Walpole” would be celebrated in such a sad way on 24th March.

Thank you all for your continued support and good wishes and we look forward to welcoming you back to Walpole before too long.

We wish you all well. Good Health. Stay Safe. Be Kind to each other.

Jane, Peter and All The Bishop Family


Looking for hotel accommodation in Margate?

From the moment you enter The Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, you step back in time to the ambience of a bygone era. This historic Margate hotel was built for discerning guests in 1914, extended in 1927 and is now being lovingly restored to her former glory by the Bishop family.

The Walpole is a family-run hotel that strives to achieve a friendly home from home atmosphere combined with a warmth and timeless elegance.

From the relaxing flower-decked terrace with sea views to the Edwardian style restaurant, you will rediscover a passion for the finer things in life. And to make your visit complete enjoy a ride in our 1927 Otis trellis gated lift, that services every floor.

There are so many attractions and places of interest to visit such as The Shell Grotto, Quex House, many museums and Galleries, five theatres including the second oldest in Britain, The Theatre Royal or the smallest, The Tom Thumb. From live entertainment at The Winter Gardens to building sandcastles, our guests experience no difficulty in finding enjoyment in our area.

So if you are looking for hotels in Margate, you will not find a more welcoming, warm, charming experience anywhere else, so come and enjoy your time in Margate, Kent and reserve your room at the Walpole Bay Hotel.

Jane Bishop talks about the unique 'Napery' at the Walpole Bay Hotel.Welcome to the Walpole Bay Hotel. Promotional video for the hotel.Come and see the Napery for yourself? It is free and open to non-residents. Just ask at reception.

Call direct on +44 (0)1843 221703 or contact us via email at info@walpolebayhotel.co.uk.

  • Family and Pet-Friendly
  • FREE Wifi
  • Licensed Bar
  • Function Room Hire Available
  • Modern and Traditional Rooms Available
  • Unique Napery Gallery

The Walpole Bay Living Museum

Ours is a lovely story and we are writing a book about our experience whilst renovating The Walpole but suffice to say here that we welcome you to our Home, our Hotel and our Museum, the realisation of a 35-year ambition! We hope you enjoy your visit.

Walpole Revisited Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi was shown on
Channel Five and can be seen on 5 on Demand.

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