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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for lunch with two others - brie and cranberrry baguette in the beer garden overlooking the canal. Very pleasant.

Thank Erma_Passenga
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a Sunday lunch time the bar was very lively which some might like. We were sat in the dinning room which was nice. The food was OK. It looked great but tasted no better than fine. Having said that the Yorkshire puddings were a bit flat but otherwise, as I said, the food is fine. The service was a... More 

Thank John S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a family birthday meal. Called the day before to check it was ok to take a cake (which they said was fine) and when we arrived they had decorated the table and put up a birthday banner. The food was great - fresh, well cooked and well presented; the staff fantastic - extremely helpful and accommodating. Would... More 

Thank AliL27
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had read what seemed like rave reviews for the pub's food before coming but I feel they need to make more effort with the roast. The beef was the best bit of the meal, but the Yorkshire pudding, roasties and veggies were bland. I just want to eat a really fresh roast in a pub - and sadly this is... More 

1 Thank southeasternguy
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just like to thank Shaun, Sue and all the staff at that Fordwich Arms for making my 70th birthday a super day, the meal was as normal great and every one was full of complements. Thank you. Malcolm

Thank Malcolm E
pepsi21, Owner at Fordwich Arms, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your lunch. We certainly were happy you decided to celebrate here, top ten customers ! More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for a coffee mid morning and having read the menu decided to return for dinner that night. The menu is not enormous but had a good range of dishes on offer. Our food was well cooked and presented and was very good indeed. The service was also very friendly and courteous.. A good dining experience.

Thank Kelvin P
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times, usually just for a drink by the river. This is my daughter's favourite place for a ploughman's and she's always asking to go back and have her favourite meal. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the pub is very cosy. Would recommend

Thank Karen B
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

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 

2 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 12 February 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 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 

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