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Fordwich Arms

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
+44 1227 710444
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a few times over the last 3 years. The staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. The food is always delicious and well presented. Highly recommended and dogs welcome in the bar area, which is the same menu but more informal with a log fire. The wood panelled dining room is more formal with larger tables available for special... More 

Thank Liz R
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always have a lovely meal here and have brought friends and family along too. its a quaint family run pub with traditional features and beautiful gardens, next to the river Stour.. on a sunny day its a real treat to sit outside and watch the world go by..

Thank Theresa H
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate there on Friday 16th Dec. The atmosphere was lovely. The staff very friendly. The food was excellent. So well thought out, well balanced and beautifully presented. The steak was gorgeous one of the best if not the best I have had in a restaurant. My daughter lives in Canterbury and will return asap we live in Suffolk but... More 

Thank shirlandsimon
pepsi21, Owner at Fordwich Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Merry Christmas . More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times and each time I have been impressed with the quality of the food. This visit once again did not disappoint me! Fantastic food and very attentive, friendly staff!! Well done and keep up the good work!

Thank Sally W
Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A bit pricey (over £10) for an average Sunday lunch served in a pub. Good dessert but at nearly £6 it should be. Service very attentive , polite and professional Given the previous reviews, I was expecting more

Thank Emmelle747
Ashford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the Fordwich Arms for our work Christmas lunch today. Outstanding food, friendly staff and a wonderful setting. It was absolutely lovely!! The best Christmas lunch I think I have ever had. Gorgeous pub and a lovely dining experience.

Thank Tina B
pepsi21, Manager at Fordwich Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review..... Merry Christmas ! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This everything a traditional pub/restaurant should be. Great food at reasonable prices and well kept beer. We will definitely return as there are items on the menu to savour. Lots to recommend about Fordwich Arms

Thank David G
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Sean & Sue have successfully run this pub i believe for 20 years. It is a warm and very welcoming pub with a good ambiance and is popular amongst locals. Food is cooked well with enough variety for most with blackboard specials and also a separate menu card. Belly of Pork is v tasty as is Steak and Kidney Pud!... More 

Thank mel b
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Second time my wife and I have visited this pub for lunch. On both occasions we opted for the special of Pork belly followed by Apple crumble which is only £10. Lovely food and great value with friendly service. Will definitely visit again.

Thank warehorn
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night, was quite in the main restaurant but there was a bigger party in the function room at the back. Food was good, but I found it strange that the whole menu is on a specials board that you have to go up and look at. Service was good, waitresses were polite and helpful. Wouldn't rush... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Fordwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 710444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?