The Fordwich Arms

A recently refurbished pub and restaurant set in Fordwich, Britain's smallest town

Boasting a lovely 1930's bar and oak panelled dining room with three open fires. Additionally, in the summer months the riverside location gives rise to a beautiful dining terrace and garden with views over the river Stour.

Chef-patron Daniel Smith was recently awarded Observer's Young Chef of the Year and his seasonal menu focuses on provenance, showcasing the best of local Kentish ingredients, sourced direct from local farms and producers. The food is delivered in a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming style, perfect for all year round and every occasion. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Meet the Team


Wednesday to Saturday we serve 12:00 to 14:30 & 18:00 to 21:30, offering our a la carte or tasting menu to all group sizes. Sunday we serve 12:00 to 17:00, offering our tasting menu to all group sizes with a la carte available to groups of 5 or fewer. Sample menus are available below, please be aware these are subject to change. Dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated if we are given at least 48 hours notice.

Please notify your waiter if you have any allergies. As all our game is wild, one may find traces of shot.
A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill

Book a Table

Booking with us at The Fordwich Arms could not be any simpler

You could give a call at any time during pub opening hours on 01227 710444 or use the button below to book online.

We would recommend using our friendly, local taxi company - Kevs Taxis, you can reach him on 07887 668940

Cancellation Policies

Reservations can be cancelled at any time with at least 48 hours notice.
Any reservations cancelled after this time will be automatically charged a "no show / late cancellation" fee of £40 per person.

Our Press

We have been fortunate enough to be featured in some of the UK's top publications - here's what they had to say...

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