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


Our menus evolve constantly, watch this space to see what's on offer

We offer our a la carte menu as well as our 4 or 7 course tasting menus at anytime.
Sunday lunchtime we only offer our Sunday a la carte menu with roast dinners and a 4 course tasting menu.
We offer vegetarian menus alongside these and can cater for dietaries. Please let us know dietary requirements at the time of booking so we can accommodate your request.

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.

Cancellation Policies

Wednesday – Saturday Lunch & Sunday Lunch

Your reservation can be cancelled at any time before the time of the reservation should your plans change, however we request that you do so at least 24 hours in advance.

Friday & Saturday Dinner

A £10.00 deposit per head is required at time of booking and will be deducted from your bill at time of dining. This is refundable up to 48 hours prior to your reservation.

If you have any enquiries or needs, or are looking to book for a table larger than 8 please contact us at or telephone us on the number provided.

Festive Season Opening Hours

Monday 23rd December - 12:00 to 23:00

Food served 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00

Christmas Eve - 12:00 to 22:00

Food served 12:00 - 16:00

Christmas Day


Boxing Day - 12:00 to 18:00

Food served 12:00 - 16:00

Friday 27th December - 12:00 to 23:00

Food served 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00

Saturday 28th December - 12:00 to 23:00

Food served 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00

Sunday 29th December - 12:00 to 18:00

Food served 12:00 - 16:00

Monday 30th December


New Year's Eve - 18:00 to 02:00

Food served 18:30 - 22:30

New Year's Day - 12:00 to 18:00

Food served 12:00 - 16:00

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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