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The Ferry Inn

4.5
4.5
675 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The Ferry Inn is a serendipitous country public house with welcoming staff, character rooms, candlelight, open fires, real ales, popular foods and fantastic sunsets.

A 17th Century former smugglers haunt-- this is a pretty little pub in a lovely marshland setting with tables and benches on the front terrace and in the back alongside the riverbank.

Inside it's very easygoing and chatty. The main bar has hop-draped painted beams, a green dado, and stools against the bar where they serve a beer called Oxney Ale specially brewed for the pub by Westerham Brewery.

To the right is a cosy eating area with wheelback chairs-- ideal for a banquette with friends around a few long tables.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    English, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Food
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01233 758246

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Stefan Filip

  • Catering

    Menu Includes....<br /><br />• Rye Bay Scallops Pan Seared, with garlic and parsley butter and lightly dressed frissie top lettuce £8.95<br />• Prime Fillet & Chorizo Burger, with sauerkraut and tomato chutney, wrapped in a toasted tortilla, handcut beef dripping chips, salad gherkins and bbq glazed Corn organic salad £12.95<br />• Locally caught catch of the day from Dungeness<br />• Daily Specials Menu<br /><br />We will bespoke as many of their dishes as possible for vegetarians, celiacs, and diners with alleges such as egg, milk and nut.

  • Area

    Tenterden

  • Cross Street

    Tenterden

  • Parking Details

    The Ferry Inn at Stone-in-Oxney has its own large car park opposite the pub. Wheelcahir & Pram friendly.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 293 by Kent Coach Tours, Mon & Fri leaves Tenterden Town Hall at 10.30am. Return journey leaves Ferry Inn at 13.20pm. <br /><br />Ask Graham the driver to drop you off at the Ferry Inn and to stop and collect you on the way back. Adult return journey is £4.50, Children half-price.<br />

  • Entertainment

    Occasional music during summer months outside on Sunday afternoons. GlastoneFerry 3 days of great food, ales and music, last weekend of September.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. EO

    EmmaO

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing & staff very attentive. Definitely will return

    The Ferry InnResponded 2 days ago

    Dear EmmaO Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  2. JP

    JacqueP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great country pub with excellent menu, lovely ambience and friendly staff.

    The Ferry InnResponded 2 days ago

    Dear JacqueP Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  3. JG

    JenniG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ferry Inn is one of my favourite hostelries/restaurants. It’s unique location on the beautiful Romney Marsh, the excellent ambience & decor, and exquisite food. Never disappoints! This time the landlord wisely recommended a superb Portuguese Pinot Noir, Grand ‘Arte, which perfectly complemented our lunch!

    The Ferry InnResponded 2 days ago

    Dear JenniG Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch and that the wine went down well! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  4. BL

    BobL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Most of the food was excellent, but the roasted new potatoes were only OK. Very friendly and efficient service.

    The Ferry InnResponded 2 days ago

    Dear BobL Thank you for your review and feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  5. SA

    SonjaA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great table near the fire, authentic pub. Loved the Scallops, Guinea fowl and catch of the day with accoutrements. Will visit again when in the area. Service was excellent!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 17 November 2021

    Dear SonjaA Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind comments. We very much look forward to hosting you again when you are in the area. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best roast full of flavour and great veg the beef was delicious. As was the starter and dessert. Great service too

    The Ferry InnResponded on 10 November 2021

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  7. o

    oldies

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Good welcome, friendly service large portions Lamb rump rather too pink bordering on uncooked, Steak okay - Pork belly likewise. Guinea Fowl good, overall quite nice.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 3 November 2021

    Dear oldies Thank you for your review and feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  8. NH

    NigelH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Second visit and was not disappointed. Great food again and excellent service.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 3 November 2021

    Dear NigelH Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your second visit to us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  9. BB

    BeckyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would highly recommend. Lovely atmosphere, attentive but not over bearing service and amazing food.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 3 November 2021

    Dear BeckyB Many thanks for your lovely review and kind feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  10. AE

    AnnE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was all absolutely amazing. Unusual dishes and so local and fresh.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 3 November 2021

    Dear AnnE Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  11. K

    Kitkat

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good eating here. Traditional surroundings of an English country pub, no frills, polite and friendly service and good quality food (particularly the fish and seafood) in decent portions, from a well balanced menu, also catering for vegans.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 27 October 2021

    Dear Kitkat Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoy dining with us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  12. BS

    BarryS

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our family meal out was excellent both in terms of the service and the quality and quantity of the food. We all enjoyed it a lot and would return!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 27 October 2021

    Dear BarryS Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  13. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Booked a table due to many recommendations. It did not disappoint. 5/5

    The Ferry InnResponded on 27 October 2021

    Dear Matt Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased that we didn't disappoint and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  14. h

    holidayhomerye

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly and relaxed, excellent food with local and seasonal ingredients. Lovely location in the heart of Romney marsh - good for stargazing too!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 27 October 2021

    Dear holidayhomerye Thank you so much for your lovely review. We take great pride in serving local and seasonal food and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service, amazing scallops

    The Ferry InnResponded on 21 October 2021

    Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  16. ST

    SueT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. Large portions beautifully fresh and well cooked. Waitress delightful. Overall really enjoyable experience.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 21 October 2021

    Dear SueT Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  17. GW

    GillW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is consistently good. Welcoming and accommodating. Lovely venue. Gill Wood

    The Ferry InnResponded on 21 October 2021

    Dear GillW Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoy visiting us and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  18. AN

    ANDREAW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Been to eat here on a number of occasions. Always good food and atmosphere. Lovely dog to!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 21 October 2021

    Dear ANDREAW Thank you for your lovely review and kind feedback. We (and Poppy the dog) hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  19. l

    ladylimey

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We have been coming here for over 15 years, and we are always relieved that The Ferry is a reliably good place to go for service, food and drink. Plus the location is gorgeous! Always fresh local seafood, and great pub classics. We love this place

    The Ferry InnResponded on 13 October 2021

    Dear ladylimey Many thanks for your review and lovely comments. We are delighted to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits to us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  20. K

    Kentfoodies

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely job, great freshly prepared local food, beautiful location sitting outside. Always a favourite and seems consistently good these days

    The Ferry InnResponded on 13 October 2021

    Dear Kentfoodies Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind feedback. We are so pleased to be a favourite of yours and very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  21. R

    Rosie

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was v.good, atmosphere friendly and efficient, I would definitely recommend friends to visit.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 13 October 2021

    Dear Rosie Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  22. PG

    PaulG

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always welcome, good food at sensible prices, top place to eat

    The Ferry InnResponded on 7 October 2021

    Dear PaulG Many thanks for your review and kind comments. We very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  23. JB

    JaneB

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    The restaurant was really cold with flys buzzing round. There was only one other table with two people. The food was as usual lovely but over shadowed by how cold we felt and having to chase the flys away. If I went again I would ask to go in the bar as there was a lovely fire burning which we noticed when we left.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 7 October 2021

    Dear JaneB Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so sorry to hear you were disappointed on this occasion. We had a lot of cancellations on the day of your visit due to the weather and fuel issues which made the restaurant feel quieter than usual. We do hope you will visit again. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  24. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good location, food, service and atmosphere. Above average grub Would visit again

    The Ferry InnResponded on 7 October 2021

    Dear MarkB Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  25. LH

    LindaH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really great food, and good portions.Am going back in 2 days time to sample more of the wonderful menu.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear LindaH Many thanks for your review and kind feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  26. E

    Emeraldpagey

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always bring father-in-law here when we visit. We arrived early but not a problem for Paul & his team who sat us outside. Had steak and ale pie this time which was tasty. I’d have preferred flaky pastry and gravy was salty. It would be better served in a separate jug. Hubby had pork which got thumbs up and father had guinea fowl which was delicious. Definitely coming back👍

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear Emeraldpagey Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  27. A

    Anon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Our table was booked for 3 pm and there was only 1 roast beef left, Service with a smile would of been nice

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear Anon Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed on this occasion. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  28. DC

    DebbieC

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our 4th visit and third one to eat Good food , good staff and a lovely setting Blessed with sun so sitting outside a treat We will return!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear DebbieC Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  29. NH

    NigelH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great location and food was fantastic quality, well done chef. A definite return visit

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear NigelH Many thanks for your review and kind feedback, we will pass your compliments to the chef. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Thank you!

  31. PJ

    PJEfoodie

    Essex

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Food was very good, but let down by the clientele. Obnoxious drunk table inside and a group of younger confrontational (between themselves and not others) people outside. Service was a mixture of bored and friendly. Having said all that, I think we were unlucky and it all added to the interest. It you are after good food, the Ferry Inn was very good! I would return, as the food warrants a second try.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear PJEfoodie Thank you for your review and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  32. LC

    LesleyC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and friendly service as ever. The Ferry never disappoints!

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear LesleyC Many thanks for your lovely review. We very much hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  33. AL

    AnnaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch. Staff were very attentive and couldn’t do enough for you. Gorgeous food, a great Birthday lunch.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 7 October 2021

    Dear AnnaL Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your birthday lunch and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  34. C

    Clatsi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super nice atmosphere, really good food (the scallops - mmmh!), very friendly staff - I’ll come back 😀

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear Clatsi Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  35. t

    tubs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our first visit and we were not disappointed. Can thoroughly recommend the seafood tagliettelli. We will come again

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear tubs Many thanks for your lovely review, we very much look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  36. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food , super nice people, and you can take your dog

    The Ferry InnResponded on 22 September 2021

    Dear ScottM Thank you for your lovely review and kind feedback. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  37. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The Ferry Inn was a lovely place to go for Sunday lunch, staff very friendly. The roast beef dinner was one of the best I have ever tasted

    The Ferry InnResponded on 29 September 2021

    Dear WendyC Thank you for your review and kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  38. TL

    TonyL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place with a mix of dining areas which worked well

    The Ferry InnResponded on 22 September 2021

    Dear TonyL Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

  39. ED

    EwanD

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seafood tagliatelle and mussels that we shared. Really lovely flavours, cooked to perfection. Will obviously be going back! Compliments to the chef and cheers to all.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 22 September 2021

    Dear EwanD Many thanks for your review and kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Ferry Team

  40. CM

    CarolM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A lovely creative meal - excellent vegan / vegetarian choice. Have eaten here several times - the food and service is always great! Also, very attentive and friendly staff.

    The Ferry InnResponded on 22 September 2021

    Dear CarolM Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoy our vegan and vegetarian offering and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Ferry Team

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The Ferry Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 675 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 3 times today
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Appledore Road Stone-in-Oxney, Kent TN30 7JY

  • Cross Street

    Tenterden

  • Area

    Tenterden

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Food
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    The Ferry Inn at Stone-in-Oxney has its own large car park opposite the pub. Wheelcahir & Pram friendly.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 293 by Kent Coach Tours, Mon & Fri leaves Tenterden Town Hall at 10.30am. Return journey leaves Ferry Inn at 13.20pm. <br /><br />Ask Graham the driver to drop you off at the Ferry Inn and to stop and collect you on the way back. Adult return journey is £4.50, Children half-price.<br />

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Stefan Filip

  • Entertainment

    Occasional music during summer months outside on Sunday afternoons. GlastoneFerry 3 days of great food, ales and music, last weekend of September.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01233 758246

  • Catering

    Menu Includes....<br /><br />• Rye Bay Scallops Pan Seared, with garlic and parsley butter and lightly dressed frissie top lettuce £8.95<br />• Prime Fillet & Chorizo Burger, with sauerkraut and tomato chutney, wrapped in a toasted tortilla, handcut beef dripping chips, salad gherkins and bbq glazed Corn organic salad £12.95<br />• Locally caught catch of the day from Dungeness<br />• Daily Specials Menu<br /><br />We will bespoke as many of their dishes as possible for vegetarians, celiacs, and diners with alleges such as egg, milk and nut.

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