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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very disappointed in this place, although the building is lovely both inside and out it clearly lacks TLC. Bedrooms are very small (only room for one person at a time to move around) and the bathroom even worse. The mildew on the curtain linings was extremely off putting. As for the restaurant, well it seems to have sat back on...

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very disappointed with this place, wouldn't recommend it to anyone! What a missed opportunity. The building with its beautiful Dering windows is sadly lacking in TLC both inside and out. The bedrooms, although clean, are so small that there's only room for one person at a time to move around and the shower room is even worse. Mildew on the...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Had high hopes for this place and was certainly impressed with the location and building with its beautiful Dering windows. The food however was not up to scratch. Overcooked lobster and some of the worst oysters I have eaten. The poor waitress was run off her feet trying to serve food and man the bar. Lots of room for improvement...

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2Thank Mandyxx
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went to the dering arms again ! Pluckley is a loverly place out in the country side. What a wonderful stay , food is fantastic and fresh. The owners are tentertive and had a great nights sleep, beds are just so soft The whole place just looks and feels " old country manor" Great !!!! We will Definitely be back

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Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Woldingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This place used to be a hunting lodge and it retains much of the charm associated with the era it was built (1840's). James, the proprietor, is a first class chef - the menu is heavily skewed towards fish and seafood which I love. There is much detail in the presentation. The wine list is varied and there are a...

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Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. A good evening had by all. Hopefully see you again soon.

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Met friends here for the first time, thought we couldn't go wrong with the menu and setting. Food was not fresh, crab salad limp, scallops disappointing. Over priced no attention to detail. We won't be back

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2Thank Robin L
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere relaxed & tranquil - no slot machines, just people enjoying talking & eating fabulous food. Menu offered lots of choice, particularly fish & a selection of oysters & everything is cooked fresh to order. This is how pubs should be. Look toward to coming back again soon

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Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review.

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We had lunch here today and I cannot find any fault. Beautiful setting. Fabulous food and really good service. The menu is wide and will not break the bank! What we liked is the portions are not huge so it was easy to have a starter and a main. We will definitely be going again.

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Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Great, thank you. Look forward to your next visit.

London
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The Dering Arms is a lovely place for a quiet weekend. Two minutes walk from Pluckley station - no noise disturbance at all from trains though - and just over an hour from London Victoria. Comfortable clean characterful rooms and great food, particularly the fish. Wonderful to relax in front of a roaring log fire in the old bar. Plenty...

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Chomeley, Owner at The Dering Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I look forward to your next visit. James.

Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Have not visited this wonderfully eccentric establishment, hidden away in the Kent countryside, for a year or two. But, desperately looking for somewhere to eat at 2.30 pm last Sunday, we went to the Dering Arms & despite them having two parties consisting of some 30 diners we were welcomed in and served a lovely lunch seated close to an...

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Thank you for your lovely review.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about The Dering Arms

Address: Station Road, Pluckley, Ashford TN27 0RR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Ashford > Pluckley
Price Range: RM450 - RM512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you like Wine, thereis a huge and brilliant selection from the Bar.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkandChristineCE, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any of the three rooms on offer are great.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewM1963, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“A limited choice of rooms. We left our booking late and all the en suites were taken.”
 of 5 bubbles Gaijin-tanuki, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Book the room with en-suite bathroom so you don't have to share.”
 of 5 bubbles MGCMGF, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Suite is ace”
 of 5 bubbles th888, 21 Sep 2013 | Read review
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