The Ferry Inn
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.
Fantastic pub great food
Sunday Roast Beef - was nice. a good gastro pub meal but have had better ones elsewhere.
Steak+Ale Pie - lovely. Lovely gravy, pastry and filling. Very big. Really nice meal.
Seafood Tagliatelle - this is their speciality. Worth price. Outstanding meal. At this time of the year, it's all about the seafood in that area and this meal reflects that.
Staff were nice. Very busy local place.
We had lunch with friends about 4 years ago at the Ferry Inn and had the best Ham eggs and chips I have ever had .
I was worried that returning 4 years later I would be disappointed .
I was there with my wife and daughter on a beautiful evening and the food and service was fantastic
Food was amazing,atmosphere quite pleasant although the staff lacked in customer service and attention to detail. Overall a great experience
Beautiful setting and friendly staff. Managed to accommodate a large group of 9 at quite short notice even though they were already hosting a wedding reception, which was good.
Food not great though as the 'burgers' were more like meatloaf , covered in jam in a wrap which was disappointing, and the battered fish was very oily. The kids tomato pasta was very nice though, as was the chicken kebabs.
A very nice pub in a peaceful setting, good food and excellent sunset. I will be going back!
Food was top notch. Absolutely delicious. We sat in the garden with sheep in the field next to us. Lovely atmosphere. Loved it! Our new favourite place!
This was our first meal out since March Lockdown and what a beautiful venue. The Ferry Inn is a quaint old pub by river with a lovely outdoor area. There was loads of space and shade outside, we had booked specifically.
Really lovely staff, very attentive. Good choice on Menu and service was fast. Bread and Olive starter was generous in portion and very fresh. We went for Fish and Chips with peas and tartar sauce and for once did not get a huge portion of chips. I hate too many just cant eat them. Finished off with fabulous Choc brownie, hubby and delicious ice cream, me. Nice strong coffee to round off meal.
There is a car park opposite Inn with an overflow in field. Very popular even on a Wednesday lunch.
There is a choc brown Labrador dog assumed belongs to Inn so cute and friendly lying in sun.
Prices are not cheap but great for treat and doing best in still difficult circumstances.
Went with my Mum and fortunately the weather was good so we were able to sit outside. We both had the roast beef and a dessert. Service excellent- very quick and efficient as well as friendly. We know the pub already and it’s a local favourite. Can not fault it.
Had a fantastic lunch of scallops and moules mariner's. No room for the delicious dessert menu. We'll be back!
Lovely menu choices and beautiful setting.
Staff were fantastic.
We had a great meal in the early evening sun. Pub staff were very welcoming and friendly, service was great and food excellent. Devilled kidneys a rare treat (several other starters are available) and the portion of moules was wonderful. The kitchen was able to vary from the menu to wrap halloumi rather than serve in a beetroot bun.
Add another real ale to the pumps and this would be perfect!
Went to the Ferry on the saturday18th July, booked a table but there was a choice of several. Sat at the rear of the pub over looking fields. I had the burger wrapped in a tortilla which was really nice. My mum had the salmon beetroot and goats cheese salad which again was good.
I will definitely be going back to try other things off the menu
First trip to a pub since lockdown and although restaurant very quiet the service, food and experience was great. Good choice of meals. Staff very helpful and social distancing maintained well
Will def be back Thanks
Great to back at this idyllic country pub in deepest Kent. Food and service just as good as when we last ate here before lockdown. Long may it prosper.
The food was fantastic sitting in the front garden with the beautiful sunset was priceless thanks
We celebrated a double birthday and food was great unfortunately there was a pice of plastic in my brownie which they changed immediately, i do feel a small discount or free drink may have been the way to go as the plastic was approximately an inch long and i am disabled with half my body paralysed was it was lucky enough i could feel it in my mouth. On the up side we had 2 vegetarians in our party and they were thrilled at the choice of food.
We selected The Ferry Inn for its location and based on reviews - it was an excellent choice ticking all the boxes for great atmosphere, a traditional pub and fabulous food, especially the scallops and the Dungeness cod which were very fresh. Thank you to the team at The Ferry Inn for a memorable evening.
The steak burger is something else!
Literally the best burger I’ve ever had and the service from the staff was excellent
Food was excellent as usual. Not cheap but worth it.
Lovely food with good service. Our first visit but will definitely be back.
We loved it from the moment we walked in. Nice open fire, nice welcoming bar staff, good menu and excellent food. We’re not local but would visit again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a lovely evening!
Always reliable. Excellent pub atmosphere and great food.
Second time of coming here. Didn't disappoint. Food was excellent and the service was too. Lovely old pub with a great atmosphere. Booked a table by the fire rather than the dining area. The ferry burger was amazing but massive! Lamb rump cooked perfectly and delicious. Never have enough room for a dessert:( Definitely coming back.
Excellent food as always. We will be back in the summer. Thank you
The sirloin roast was, as usual, excellent and the main course arrived quickly. Unfortunately things were let down by a 35 minute wait for our desserts. We suspect our sweet order may have been forgotten.
Booked a table for 3 at quite short notice for 7pm on a Wednesday. Quite quiet. Had table by open fire. Lovely old pub, very quaint. Varied menu. Unfortunately scallops were off the menu when we went so we opted to share a charcuterie board for 2 between the three of us. Plenty for 3 people as a small starter. Choice of meats was nice apart from the salt beef which didn't really have any flavour. Two of us opted for the guinea fowl which was delicious and moist. It came with dauphinoise potatoes which were nice but Ive had better. More veg would have been good with this. The other person in our party had the steak and ale suet pudding with chips. He loved the chips, steak and ale was good but suet was a little stodgy. The service was impeccable. The girl behind the bar was extremely attentive. We would definitely come back. Just a tip - we had an elderly man in our group and the walk to the car park across the road was a bit hazardous in th dark as there are no lights. We used the torch on our phone. He also said the gents was a disappointment and dirty.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommended!
We were a loose group of friends who fancied a relaxing pre-Christmas lunch. We had a great time.
The Ferry is a lovely old pub with a huge open fire and long wooden tables to lean your elbows on. It has a separate dining area but we chose to sit near the open fire! Service is relaxed, friendly and helpful. The food is also great - a fantastic selection of food - again relaxed and well thought out. It’s not ‘Fine dining’ with loads of ‘jus’ but is certainly a cut above pub food! We were all very happy with our choices including the plant eaters. I know this pub from old and will continue to visit regularly - would thoroughly recommend.
A great meal at the Ferry last night. New chefs on the team, and food was really excellent. The Rye bay Scallops starter was exquisite, and the local lamb was historic ! In fact the 4 of us all had great dishes, with friendly and professional service. Don't hesitate... much better than the average 'gastropub' food, at sensible prices. Book now before it gets full, as it is bound to get if they keep this high standard going.
Fab food as always the pub was busy but our food came pretty quickly & was nice & tasty as always
Super solid food and drink. Nice place to while away a cold, wet autumn evening
Great food and beer, relaxing atmosphere, highly recommend
Lovely little pub and decided to visit after reading other reviews. Staff very friendly and welcoming, nice selection on the menu the only thing I would say is that the prices charged for the food I feel is a little overpriced. This is clearly a very popular pub, no table left empty and had a nice atmosphere, would defiantly visit again if passing.
Always good , will always eat here , just one little moan , think the Sunday lunches are s but stingy on portions .
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening for our son’s Birthday. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff even blew the balloons up for us. We will certainly be back.
Delicious complex flavours and the best food I've eaten in a very long time. The devilled kidney starter was extra special and I found out later that I could have ordered it as a main meal (next time!!). The guinea fowl was firm and delicate on a bed of brown rich broth. Highly recommended.
Haven’t visited the Ferry Inn for a long time... hard to choose which main meal to have, so many delicious choices. In the end we all settled for the burger and we were not disappointed.
Unfortunately didn’t have room for a pudding: I am not normally a pudding person but the menu looked amazing. So next visit I’m making sure I have room!
The staff were welcoming and friendly and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
So thank you- we had a great evening and will return!
Lovely atmosphere, friendly and speedy service. Unique variety of foods, my favourite is the beef dripped chips! Only improvement I hope to see is a variety of foods for the children so they can have a choice to choose.
Food was delicious . Lovely surroundings and brilliant service
The Ferry Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.
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