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The FitzWalter Arms

££ - £££, British,
The Street, Goodnestone CT3 1PJ, England
+44 1304 840303
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Street, Goodnestone CT3 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends who live nearby. Unfortunately some menu items unavailable as they had run out of gas. No gas also meant no heating, but as we were seated near a lovely open fire it didn’t matter. Having said that we all had a very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 734raymondh
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a beautiful pub/restaurant and the beer and food are both of the highest standard. But in addition to this they have the friendliest waitress I have ever seen. You would have to have a heart of stone not to be cheered up by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 14 September 2018

If you want a traditional inn then this is for you! Over 400 years old it is an inn as I remember them - wonky floors, mullioned windows, original condition. Set in a remote and idyllic village it is a quirky place to stay. 3...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The owners have just celebrated their 1st anniversary and they seem to be enjoying it as they are so welcoming. Vicky's food is lovely and Antz is the congenial hostess. They really make a great team with all their lovely staff. Great selection of ales...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 17 August 2018

worth a visit. Very friendly and good food. Don't drive past but enter the pub and enjoy the surroundings.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sankeytrailer
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Went to the Fitzwalter Arms last week with Friends we had a very enjoyable evening and were not fleeced . The food was was good and the charge was not high. A very good experience

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nigelaylen
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the Fitz after a visit to Wingham wildlife park & to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I phoned beforehand to make sure they were showing the football & that they were nut free. (They were and they are). There were 7 of us. Every...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank k s
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The staff here are so nice and made us feel very welcome. We were having dinner to celebrate a 44th and 13th birthday in our little family of five and chose to eat outside in the pretty garden. The pub has a Wednesday special of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rainycake21
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This is our second stay at the fitzwalter Arms, and again such a warm welcome, stayed from 27th May to the 3rd of June, rooms are comfortable with ensuites, the two young ladies who run this pub are a credit to the trade, nothing is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank pserafin100
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Felt welcome immediately. Food was good. Not a very large menu to choose from, but just enough. Don't expect "haute cuisine", after all it's a pub (and not a 4 or 5 star restaurant). We had a lovely time with the family,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Boudewijn S
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26 August 2015|
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Response from netnet123 | Property representative |
We have made a start on the B&B rooms, they will be ready soon. We will post here when they are up and running.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 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: The Street, Goodnestone CT3 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Goodnestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 840303
  • E-mail
Set in the Kent countryside, The FitzWalter Arms is a quintessential pub offering good food, drink and B&B. A warm welcome is always on offer with a roaring fire in the winter and large beer garden in summer. Based in Goodnestone, the village has a wealth of history and some of the best walks in the county. Set close to Goodnestone Park and Church, where Jane Austen visited, the surrounding countryside is breathtaking and ideal for sightseeing and walks. The pub offers weekly specials such Beer and a Burger on Wednesday, Curry Night on a Thursday and Steak Night on a Saturday. A traditional and scrumptious Sunday lunch is also offered at the pub. With friendly locals the pub offers a a great atmosphere day or night.
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