The Fordwich Arms

Michelin-starred Fordwich Arms is located in the Kent town of Fordwich – officially England’s smallest town

The pub, which is located next to the pretty River Stour, boasts a lovely 1930's bar and oak panelled dining room with three open fires. It was bought by Daniel and Natasha Smith in 2017 and is now firmly established as one of the country’s best restaurants.

At The Fordwich Arms you can enjoy lunch or dinner in the beautiful old pub building or, in the summer months, out on the riverside terrace. The seasonal menus focus on provenance, showcasing the best of local Kentish ingredients, sourced directly from local farms and producers. Dan's cooking is accomplished yet approachable, served in a relaxed pub environment with a choice of a la carte or tasting menus.

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. 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. Our set menu is available Wednesday & Thursday for both lunch and dinner and also available Friday lunchtime. 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 286690 or use the button below to book online.

We would recommend using our friendly, local taxi company - Kev's 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.

Introducing you to the Arms Cottage!

Daniel & Natasha have recently renovated their first family home and are very excited for it to now be available for all of our lovely guests to book!

It is a charming 15th century cottage, boasting period features and an open fireplace.

The Arms Cottage has 2 double bedrooms and one king size bedroom.

It is located on Bridge High Street, just a 10 minute drive from us here at the Fordwich Arms.

Please note that we do not rent out the rooms individually.

If you have any questions or would like to book please email

Our Press

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