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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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So here we have a pub and restaurant which has an easy 5 stars for attractiveness, friendliness, service etc - we REALLY liked it. We had a dreadful journey down from London and arrived at this place - Friday night and prebooked - to find a very warm welcome and just a nice spot to take a breather and shrug... More 

Thank Deborah A
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iv been wanting to write a review on this place for quite some time. And never got around to it. I visit here quite often with my girlfriend, as we both love the starters, she will always go for the goats cheese starter and an extra cold Guinness and me well a glass of red and the chicken liver pate.... More 

Thank Lilac78
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on Saturday night while on a girls weekend away with some of my family. It was a lovely welcoming pub and the staff were really friendly doing whatever they could to make our visit nice. The food was yummy, very well presented and good value for money. And to top it off we got a lovely table... More 

Thank Lollyp001
Margate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to this pub/ restaurant and what a gem tucked away in Fordwich. The food was excellent, thr service was polite, friendly and un rushed and what great value

Thank paul j
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, my husband and my elderly father stopped here for lunch and I am so glad we did. The staff were incredibly warm and welcoming, the interior was cosy without being cramped and the food and drinks were outstanding. I would have given this pub five stars anyway, but two small things occurred while we were there which made it... More 

Thank alimarcam
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this pub! Only a short walk from home. Always very welcoming drinks on the bar before we've sat down! Food is excellent although very filling. Would recommend this charming village pub anytime.

Thank inkentandfedup
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 28 December 2016

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
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 

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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

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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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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?