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The Dering Arms

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Pluckley €€ - €€€ , British,
The Grove, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0RR, England
+44 1233 840371
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“crab” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Grove, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0RR, England
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped off at the Dering Arms for a lunch on our way to Rye for a short break. Sandwiches were tasty and well presented and the pub decor was cozy and inviting. We sat in the garden which was peaceful. The service was efficient although...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We can only conclude we weren't welcome. An exceptionally quiet country pub/restaurant on a lovely summer afternoon suggests we are not alone however. The bar staff appeared quiet and introverted - and both worked under (extremely) close supervision. The landlord was disappointed to be disturbed...More

3  Thank raewt2017
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It is amazing how many young parents think that it is ok to allow their children to scramble onto bar stools and sit at the bar !! -- It is against the law ! ! As we have 3 bars,...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Booked last minute after cancelled London concert. Proved a good choice. Good setting and ambiance. All three fish mains we chose were very good as were the starters. Good choice of wine including by the glass. Near station so also good for non drivers.

Thank julesjules_10
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here a few times a year for quite a while, as is a very short walk from Pluckley train station, is very convenient and no one has to drive! Specials board always exciting. Great ale, good wine list and local cider....More

Thank toots352
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Hopefully see you soon.

Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife and I discovered this excellent pub quite by chance and are very glad we did. To date, we have visited just for a quick drink and for coffee on another occasion. Because of the splendid welcome , we shall certainly be returning to...More

Thank antoniobJ114WW
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Hopefully we can cook for you soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Turbot with fried Oysters is without a doubt one of the nicest fish dishes I have ever had and the sticky toffee pudding is something to behold! Another perfect meal thank you to the team at the Dering Arms #pluckleysnumber1

Thank StuartG21
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much Stuart. Hopefully cook for you again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Chose the Derring Arms because it was convenient for all of us to get to and because our last visit many years ago had been excellent so, no pressure then 😄 There were 5 in our party and though we arrived early(12pm) we were given...More

Thank Graham_Donaghy
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your afternoon.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I can safely say that this was the perfect meal. I know the restaurant and it's reputation for fine cuisine and excellent choice of fish dishes, but we could not praise the landlord enough for the service, the wonderful dishes and the atmosphere today, so...More

Thank Actorsupreme
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased we were able to satisfy your taste buds.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Another lunch out with Father-in -Law. We had booked a table and were glad we had as the dining area was busy. The owner was not very welcoming but forget that, it's the food that makes this pub so good. It was originally a hunting...More

2  Thank andyandjeantaylor
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is not cheap but quality isn't cheap either,food was of a high standard and I would return without hesitation

Thank Frankino1969
Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It is rare for guests to understand good quality costs a little more !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Pluckley
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 840371
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