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The Dering Arms, Pluckley - pub details

Address: Station Road, Pluckley, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0RR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22426) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Pluckley (0.1 miles), Charing (4.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 18 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Black Horse, Pluckley (1.3 miles), Mundy Bois, Pluckley (1.4 miles), George, Bethersden (2.0 miles)

user reviews of the Dering Arms, Pluckley

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This fantastic-looking pub sits next to Pluckley station. Both the exterior and interior feel like a country mansion. The prices make it even more realistic. This was our first Kent pub of the day and I was left fearing for my wallet. But the high-ceilinged rooms inside do create a good impression. Only one real ale was on - Goachers Dering Ale. There are a number of ciders in bottles. Staff were friendly enough. Food looked nice. But I dread to think how expensive that was. There is a small garden to the side. Beware the limited opening hours on a Sunday (it closes at 3 or 4pm).
blue_scrumpy - 31 Aug 2015 14:27
A lovely medieval looking pub with lovely hunting decor and a nice pint of the in-house ale, Dering ale. The landlord was nice and freindly and the log fire was much appreciated during our winter cycle ride
Buster_M - 24 Jan 2013 15:02
ate here tonight, very much enjoyed ourselves in a marvellous 'old world' setting with hunting paraphernalia.

Christian, the barman and waiter was knowledgable friendly & entertaining.

The food was very tasty, the presentation agreeable, yes there is room for improvement if your super critical (which we try not to be) but there are definitely great flavours here, served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

I enjoyed a pint of house Goachers at a perfect temperature and creamy consistency whilst my friends enjoyed a delightful bottle of reasonable vintage french red.

For the quality and setting, we didn't flinch at the bill as it certainly wasn't unreasonable.
raleighboy - 4 Jan 2011 03:19
Please don't be put off by the food prices. The restaurant has a very good fish menu which is excellent, original and well presented. Find another local if all you want is cheap pub grub!! We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. The comments about it being cliquey have some merit especially when it's quiet and you may find yourself amongst a small group of regulars but I'm not sure what the landlord can do about this. But don't be too put off - it's not the Slaughtered Lamb!! Overall this is a quiet village pub selling good beer, good wine and good food. It's a classic old -fashioned pub which is fast disappearing in this land of ours so I ask you to give it a try.
privateersman - 23 Nov 2010 22:26
I'm afraid I have to agree with the other reviewers who found this pub cliquey and unwelcoming. It's a shame as it's a real character pub, located next to a station and in lovely countryside. The last time I came here, the landlord snapped at me to 'either come in or go away' because I was waiting by the door while my friends scraped the mud off their boots (I was in shoes and socks myself). Yesterday the same man laughed at my friend and me when we expressed disappointment that we would be waiting on the train platform for 50 minutes as they were closed 'until Tuesday' (it was Sunday). And yes, he and the other staff were all sitting outside enjoying drinks and the evening sunshine. A small amount of apology would have gone a long way in not making us feel like terrible people for wanting to buy some beer off them.
KathS - 13 Sep 2010 15:31

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