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Fordwich Arms

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
+44 1227 710444
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank lucmic678
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were staying locally in our caravan and, having visited the Fordwich Arms some 15 years ago, we decided to go for an evening meal. We have 2 greyhounds and when we arrived were made to feel very welcome - the landlord even moved chairs to accommodate our dogs! The food was excellent and the staff incredibly polite and friendly.... More 

Thank barkersmith
San Antonio, Texas
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

While visiting friends in Kent, they took us to see the Fordwich Town Hall and afterwards suggested we have refreshments here. It's right across the street, and we had a delightful pause in our tour. The weather cooperated, so we were able to sit out back, sip and watch the River Stour drift by. Our hosts had a bite and... More 

Thank dysg
Margate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We came here for my husbands 60th birthday. We were not disappointed lovely setting, we were made to feel very welcome, the staff were friendly and the food was very good. I had the steak which was cooked to perfection, portion sizes were generous.

Thank Ruth M
Kent, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had lunch there yesterday with my family and the food and service was second to none! I am a bit biased as we have been several times this year and going again in a fortnight with friends. We have never had a poor meal or bad service as they are so friendly and welcoming so it's worth an hours drive... More 

Thank ratnoir
Prague, Czech Republic
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in this ancient setting . Food so good and staff very welcoming . Recommend the swordfish ,mussels and prawns . Good parking off the narrow streets . Well worth a visit

1 Thank 817dave
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Fordwich for a week and visited the Fordwich arms several times during this time for dinner/lunch/drinks, and couldn't fault it. When Sean, the landlord, was behind the bar he said hello to everybody that came through the door, even if he was serving somebody. How many places have you been to that that happens?... More 

1 Thank Tracey B
pepsi21, Owner at Fordwich Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure to meet you whilst on your holiday. We hope you will visit Fordwich in the not to distance future . 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, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?