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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

visited here for a meal on a friend's recommendation and we were not dissapointed. The setting is lovely old hunting lodge that also doubles as an hotel.We sat at one of the three tables in the small bar very secluded and candle lit. The service was unobtrusive and unhurried so we could take our time and not feel rushed. The... More 

Thank stevenlitz
Dartford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Owner and his friendly staff we're very welcoming and helpful when we arrived. The room was immaculate. And the amenities perfectly worked, and were spotlessly clean. The Dering Arms could easily charge more for such quality. The food is immaculate as the Owner is an award winning Chef. The Owner went the extra mile for our entire stay. And... More 

Thank MarkandChristineCE
Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We chose The Dering Arms for a lovely dinner for a special occasion. We tried a few times to call to book....no answer every time. Eventually my husband sent an email and got an answer. When we arrived the restaurant was surprisingly empty. The restaurant stairs fine dining. Loads of seafood choices. My husband had the Swordfish and I had... More 

Thank loglor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful meal, I would recommend this restaurant, no not just recommend, I would advice you to do yourself a favour and go here for a meal, it's a treat, I had grilled sardines for the starter, which were superb, who would have thought sardines could be so delicious, and although mainly a fish restaurant I had ribeye for my main... More 

Thank david w
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We booked to stay here for two nights for my husbands birthday and can only describe our stay as amazing, the landlord is a fantastic host, really welcoming and polite the same as his staff they all went above and beyond for us (eldest daughter was taken poorly one night so we had to nip home) we have really enjoyed... More 

Thank Joanne D
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Hi Guys. Thank you so much for your review. Hopefully see you again soon. More 

Milton Keynes, UK
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed the night several weeks ago. The landlord spent the entire evening noisily with friends at a table in the bar. I had thought he was the chef/patron but he cooked nothing that night. The food was unimpressive. Breakfast was cooked by the landlord and was OK but he was surly and taciturn. Overall it was an experience I... More 

2 Thank kattenschling
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Really sorry, I did not think that entertaining friends in my own house could be offensive ! ! More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I attended a birthday party one Saturday lunchtime at the Dering Arms recently. It's a lovely building but thank goodness they had brown tourist signs so we could find it (our fault for not looking it beforehand!). The pub was quiet but we felt welcomed and had the back room to ourselves. The food came out for us all (18... More 

Thank Happiestgardener
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

James the owner made special arrangements for us to stay on a day the restaurant is not open (Monday's) to help with our plans for a 2 night visit. Very accommodating. We received personal service for a lovely breakfast and a very warm welcome the 2nd evening when we ate in the restaurant - it turned out to be a... More 

1 Thank winsoc1953
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Hopefully see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very disappointed in this place, although the building is lovely both inside and out it clearly lacks TLC. Bedrooms are very small (only room for one person at a time to move around) and the bathroom even worse. The mildew on the curtain linings was extremely off putting. As for the restaurant, well it seems to have sat back on... More 

2 Thank 826Traveller
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very disappointed with this place, wouldn't recommend it to anyone! What a missed opportunity. The building with its beautiful Dering windows is sadly lacking in TLC both inside and out. The bedrooms, although clean, are so small that there's only room for one person at a time to move around and the shower room is even worse. Mildew on the... More 

5 Thank Paula B

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Address: Station Road, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Ashford > Pluckley
Number of rooms: 3
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