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The Ferry Inn

Appledore Road | Nr Tenterden, Stone in Oxney TN30 7JY, England
+44 1233 758246
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (45 reviews)
“dover sole” (14 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Appledore Road | Nr Tenterden, Stone in Oxney TN30 7JY, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ferry Inn
1. Easy Parking
"sunset and the colours of the sky created a brilliant backdrop"
shergie
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2. Best roast!!!!
"I think it was the best roast I’ve ever had in a pub!"
rosie f
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3. Scallops tasty and plentiful
"Scallops were tasty and plentiful."
DavidVickery
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1 - 10 of 342 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Strange service and over-priced food marred our visit to this historic pub in a lovely setting. The two unsmiling staff spent a couple of minutes running round to discover whether my dish on the menu board was available that day - apparently we should have...More

Thank sussexrowmark
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I took my wife and two young daughters for Sunday lunch. The service was prompt, relaxed and friendly. The beer, wine and food were outstanding. It was probably the best Sunday roast I have had in a pub in years. It is the kind of...More

Thank Edward H
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Edward H Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to have been able to host you and your family for Sunday lunch. We hope to see you again soon - even better if you moved nearby! Kindest regards The Ferry Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a beer at this lovely country pub set alongside a stream and good walking. Sitting outside with good sunshine enjoying a good pint. Menu looks good and will try sometime soon.

1  Thank Maurice S
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Maurice S Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed joining us for a drink and do hope you will come back to try our food too. Kindest regards The Ferry team

Reviewed 8 August 2018

You can walk here across the fields from Appledore and it’s worth the walk to find a lovely pub with a beer garden alongside the dyke full of water lilies . They keep a decent pint and do good food although i found it a...More

Thank LargelyMonk
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear LargelyMonk Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Ferry and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards The Ferry Team

Reviewed 7 August 2018

what a brilliant place to spend a sunny evening enjoying local fish and chips with a pint of Harveys very reasonable prices excellent service extremely peaceful setting

Thank brian h
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear brian h Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards The Ferry Team

Reviewed 30 July 2018

As mentioned by many other reviewers, The Ferry Inn is a nice pub in a nice location. The seating area at the front faces across the road to fields and glorious sunsets. There is a large car park across the road from the pub. However,...More

3  Thank AllyM810
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear AllyM810 Thank you for your review. We apologise that you were not satisfied with portion sizing and service. We pride ourselves on our food and are normally described as having generous portions, we do hope you will return so that we can ensure you...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our first and last visit to The Ferry Inn. We have driven past several times and it always looked busy so decided to go there for a meal when some friends came to visit. Two young men waiting on , one very sullen -did not...More

1  Thank FAinslie
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear FAinslie We sincerely apologise that you were not satisfied with your visit. We always try to ensure the service is friendly and attentive, and that our food is good value and of the highest quality. We are sorry that this is not what you...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

I popped in to The Ferry Inn yesterday for a few drinks with friends, what a beautiful country pub! The location is stunning, perfect for enjoying the sunset on the terrace. The staff were really friendly and we were made to feel super welcome. The...More

Thank ChrisB_051187
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear ChrisB_051187 Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon so that you can sample our delicious scallops! Kindest regards The Ferry Team

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Went here recently for a catchup with some friends. Food absolutely gorgeous. Can't fault it. The location is great too with the sun setting over the fields in front of the place, we sat outside and was great. The staff are friendly too, which really...More

Thank mouse12mat
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear mouse12mat Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Ferry and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards The Ferry Team

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is a pub in the best tradition of English pubs. Local beer kept well, fantastic food (would recommend the scallops, sea fresh!) And a lovely setting. Even a couple of toys that kept my five year old entertained for the whole visit. Just to...More

Thank ChrisL1972
Tudorinns, Public Relations Manager at The Ferry Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear ChrisL1972 Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us and appreciated the care we take to ensure all our food and drinks are the best we can provide. We hope to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Appledore Road | Nr Tenterden, Stone in Oxney TN30 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Stone in Oxney
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 758246
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Description
The Ferry Inn is an ancient, Seventeenth Century pub and restaurant that was the home of the ferry between the Isle-of-Oxney and the English mainland at Appledore. It is situated in the midst of beautiful countryside between Tenterden, Appledore, Stone-in-Oxney and Wittersham and adjoins the historic Saxon Shore Way. It is also only 6 miles away from Rye and Camber Sands. The Ferry Inn, also known as the Oxney Ferry, enjoys late sun and beautiful views all year round from the pub's front terrace and riverside garden. It offers an extensive selection of award winning ales and fine wines in both its restaurant and bar areas. The Ferry Restaurant offers locally sourced, freshly prepared and cooked food in a beautiful countryside surrounding. A selection of freshly caught fish is available year round, and specials in the winter months include a selection of locally sourced game. The Ferry Inn is nearly 300 years old. Wally Milstead, who was the Landlord of the Ferry for over 30 years, provides a potted history. The Saxon Shore Way, which passes right by the Ferry, is a 163 mile walk along the coastline of Roman times . The Ferry is tucked away on the South-Eastern edge of the Isle of Oxney, on the old road through Stone from Wittersham to Appledore.
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