The Alma

The Alma

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+44 1795 533835+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 - 16:0018:30 - 22:30
Mon
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 15:0018:00 - 0:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£8.00 – £20.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
Traditional Pub Grub served in a friendly village pub. Food is prepared and cooked by landlady, Clare and includes dishes such as sizzling chicken, homemade steak and kidney pudding, fish pie, steak and cajun burgers, homemade nachos and Sweet potato chilli. Desserts are all homemade with the board ever changing choices include; seasonal crumble, cheesecake, Eton mess, chocolate brownie and the ever popular gypsy tart. We offer a traditional Sunday roast with Sirloin of beef, loin of pork and chicken. Where possible the produce we use, including meat, veg, fruit and eggs are locally sourced. Our wood fired pizza oven is burning bright on a Friday and Saturday night offering made to order pizza to either eat in or take away.
PRICE RANGE
£8.00 – £20.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles248 reviews
Excellent
182
Very good
39
Average
12
Poor
7
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

jb20202017
Canterbury10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
I had their take away Christmas dinner yesterday and OMG it was amazing! Crispy roast potatoes, veg cooked to perfection, succulent turkey, generous portions and the whole dinner tasted home made. Lovely touches like crackers and grapes for the cheese course really made the experience special. It was so good we've booked another one and I'd recommend this for anyone within driving distance! I don't normally post reviews but this was really exceptional.
Written 6 December 2020
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Matt B
Dover7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
8 Adults and 4 children (under 6) for Sunday lunch. Menu was perfect for everyone's taste. Steak and Kidney pudding, traditional roast, scampi, veggie and kids options. The meals were all cooked to perfection and served with a smile, along side a local beer or two. If you've saved room then all the homemade desserts are worth a try. Personal favourite is definitely the gypsy tart. Horrendous for the diet but life is too short not to have this. On top of it all the prices are so reasonable. Many pub Sunday lunches are getting closer and closer to the £20/£25 per main, but here the price is closer to £10 than £20!! The owner, Richard, is a wonderful man and treats everyone like a local. All given the same care and attention. Along side his staff, this pub makes pub dining great. Recommend... again and again.
Written 10 March 2022
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Graham P
Faversham6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Lunch yesterday. Chose non Christmas dishes from the Christmas menu. Delivered at the exact agreed time, piping hot ample portions with crackers and napkins. Just as good as eating in the pub itself. Great value. Definitely will book again. Maybe from the other menus next time. Brilliant !
Written 7 December 2020
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peeneff
Faversham163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
The wonderful Clare and Richard at The Alma are,as usual, pulling out all the stops to provide high quality delicious food and service. They have been innovative during the pandemic and not for one moment have they sacrificed the standard of food. They are a wonderful asset to the local community. We have delicious delivered meals always on time. Hot and as tasty as ever. This pub is outanding.
Written 24 October 2020
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BusyBFaversham
Thank you. What a lovely review. We have tried during the pandemic, as before, to give of our best. This includes our service, our food and our commitment to our customers whether it be eat in and over the past few months the addition of take away. We have discovered that we have the most supportive customers and community for which we are very grateful. We will endeavour to continue to support you and thank you for your continued support
Written 28 October 2020
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Barbara O
Sheerness25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Stayed at local caravan park and pre-booked dinner and Sunday lunch as advised and also informed we had 2 dogs. Our first visit on the Saturday we were greeted by the manager Richard who advised us dogs are welcome in the first bar,we had a beautiful meal and we couldn’t fault the service.We forgot our playing cards and Richard kindly gave us a pack to use. We ran a tab and we’re happy with the price and felt very welcome. On returning on the Sunday we had the best roast dinner,all four of us would 100% return again. Thankyou to Richard and all the staff for making us all feel welcome,
Written 25 October 2022
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karen R
Romford68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
We stayed at the local camp site and thought we would give it a try for lunch. Nothing prepared us for the wonderful meal we had. Started off with a baked Camembert to share, followed by what can only be described as the best steak and kidney pudding we’d ever had. Portion sizes were also very generous so much so that we couldn’t fit in dinner that night. To add to this, we were able to take our dog with us. Staff were very friendly. A good experience all round and we would highly recommend.
Written 28 March 2022
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BusyBFaversham
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed you visit with us. Hopefully if you visit the campsite again we'll see you on another occasion.
Written 30 March 2022
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JohnBarbara2016
Gloucester47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
As part of our annual visit to the local camp site we visited the Alma for our evening meal just a short stroll away. As always the menu provided some good staple choices, and although it was a hot summer's evening I had the steak and kidney pudding, definitely a wow meal, full of succulent meat served with mash and piping hot vegetables. We enjoyed the lime cheesecake to finish off our meal which was also excellent. The friendly and expedient service rounded off a great eating experience. Thank you.
Written 22 June 2022
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Vanhegans
Faversham69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
First visit for a few years, visited with our two dogs and sat in the bar. Friendly welcome, good beer and the food was amazing. We had Steak pudding and the Sweet Potato Chilli, both were delicious and it’s nice to see somewhere that doesn’t just do roast dinners on Sundays! Will definitely be back and highly recommend, just make sure you book.
Written 25 October 2020
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BusyBFaversham
Thank you for your lovely review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you and the dogs again.
Written 28 October 2020
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Gillie
Hertford13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We had a Sunday lunch and a mid-week evening meal at The Alma. Both were lovely. We were camping at Painter’s Farm, a 5min walk away so we’d booked to have lunch there once we’d pitched our tents on the Sunday. We found out they were having a charity quiz that evening and as it was too cold to sit outside, we decided to go back; what a hoot! Our team came last but we had such a laugh. Both the landlord and his team, as well as the locals were really friendly and made us feel really welcome. The landlady is the chef; and I must say, her Thai chicken curry was delish!
Written 11 August 2023
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Clare Annand
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you with us last week and are really pleased you had fun and enjoyed the food and hospitality. We hope to see you again if you're passing this way.
Written 13 August 2023
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2015blueberry
Whitstable1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
Visited many times before. On this occasion was asked to leave after my 3 year old shouted out a couple of times (didn’t want to eat his chicken.) When apologising to the room everyone said it was fine and where shocked when I informed them I was asked to leave. NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY.
Written 19 September 2021
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BusyBFaversham
What shame. Where to begin. Inaccurate, incorrect. Quite frankly reviews such as this that do not tell the truth are not only damaging to the owners who spend many hours a week and many years building a reputation as a well run business providing a good quality of food and service but also undermine the integrity of the sites on which they are posted. I will try to make this as succinct as possible but . . . A table of eight booked for 12.30 on a fully booked Sunday lunch, Two of the party were on time for the booking the remainder arrived 20mins late - no apology! In the time waiting for your party to arrive I came out of the kitchen to speak to some regular customers - once you had arrived we were unable to continue our conversation as they were unable to hear me speak due to the noise. Ok, everyone settled back to the kitchen for me to await your order. As the table included children we made every effort to get your food to you promptly - when you've had children you realise they get hangry and once settled with their food are much happier. Unfortunately, on this occasion, this was not the case. In fact, it was worse - from noisy to unacceptable with ear splitting screaming from your small child to the point that I left the kitchen to find out what was going on. Again, we understand that small children get bored, don't want to eat their food etc the problem here was that there was, at no point, any attempt to placate or intervene to try to calm the child down and the landlord had to ask if you could do something to avoid any further screaming. This was met with complete ignorance of the situation and the affect this was having on all of the other customers/diners in a full restaurant. The suggestion was made that maybe you could take the child outside for a walk in the garden to calm him down. AT NO STAGE WERE YOUR TABLE ASKED TO LEAVE AND AT NO STAGE DID YOU SPEAK TO ANY OF THE OTHER DINERS TO APOLOGISE. IN FACT, AS MENTIONED BEFORE YOU WERE COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS TO THE DISRUPTION YOU WERE CAUSING. An hour after you arrived and on eating your main course you choose to leave much to the collective relief of all of the other diners in the restaurant. (Their words not ours) It is our responsibility as owners to manage our establishment to benefit all of our customers and if a very small minority are unable to behave in a manner that does not disrupt and disturb all of those around them we have to ask for the behaviour to be moderated. If there is an occasion such as this when we are unable to ask politely for others to be considered without receiving a scathing, incorrect review we are not sure where this leaves us or the industry as a whole.
Written 30 September 2021
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Paul M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Stayed at the nearby campsite and visited here twice to eat. Kid and dog friendly. Nice beer garden. Good selection of local beers. Friendly and welcoming staff. On Thurs-Sat they do wood-fired pizzas which are superb and you can have them to take away. Will definitely be back.
Written 1 August 2022
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Pioneer792531
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
We had a lovely catch up meal withy sister and brother in law in their local pub. Richard the landlord knows my sister and her husband well and my wife and me were welcomed as well. We had a great meal and a good laugh with Richard. The burger I had was very juicy and tasty, however the steak suit pudding my wife and brother in law had was superb. Lime cheesecake for dessert, lovely. Very reasonably priced for the quality you receive. One place not to miss if your in the area.
Written 6 September 2021
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Dazman222
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
We stayed at the local campsite which was only approximately a 5 minutes walk to this local pub. Very friendly pub with real nice food spending several nights in there for dinner and drinks whilst we were staying locally. Nice seating area outside though as the weather was not that warm we booked a table inside for our visits. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 5 September 2021
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Katie2020J
Sittingbourne2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
This pub never disappoints. Great family Sunday lunch in the Alma again today. The food was delicious and the hospitality was brilliant as ever. Fantastic roast dinners, and puddings are homemade and are to die for, especially the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake
Written 27 November 2022
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InvictaMoto
Hythe763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
We were staying at the campsite and booked a table a few days before arrival as we would have a dog with us. We had to eat a little early as tables were booked for later but in the end we were ready for it The steak burger was really good and was a real fillet. My wife has the sizzling chicken. She said it was really good. It looked and smelled fantastic. Sounded good as well... Great welcome from the staff and food great. What is there not to like?
Written 10 April 2022
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