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The Farriers Arms, Ashford

The Forstal
Postal town: Ashford
TN25 6NU
Phone: 01233720444
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Farriers Arms

With the Royal Oak in the main part of Mersham village closed, the Farriers Arms is now the solitary pub in the village. It is situated down a hill from the village centre, presumably near the local school as cars were everywhere with parents waiting for their kids to be kicked out.

Inside, the pub was much quieter. A couple were sat in one corner, whilst a girl and 4 blokes of varying ages were sat or stood at the bar. Another father and son also appeared and sat in an adjacent dining area. One of the two bar staff had her son sat on a high chair at the end of the bar with some kind of electrical device blasting out music and commentary.

With an interesting day in the Houses of Parliament (Boris and his wild parties along with Tory defections), it was strange that the girl at the bar was more interested in discussing the benefits of not wearing any pants and how her partner (who was due to arrive at any minute) dyes his pubic hair. Her audience of four seemed quite interested in these topics. Maybe they caught up with Hansard after?

The ale selection was rather strange. The pub has its own brewery and Farriers Arms 1606 was on handpull alongside a couple of Marston's beers - Pedigree & Brakspear Oxford Gold. Pumpclips high on a beam were all mostly from the Marston's stable. The lack of them indicated that the beer range is fairly sub-standard and whether the pub is a Marston's tied house or not, I can't say for sure.

The pub is an old coaching inn that has been saved by the community. All credit to them for that.

On 20th January 2022 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Farriers Arms

A traditional village pub rescued by the community in 2009 and now thriving. A modern dining area and kitchen has been built at the back to leave the various rooms in the older part of the building with some character. There is also an improved beer garden at the back and their own micro-brewery is located in a side building (and doing their monthly brew when I took a quick look). I went for the Summer Good (£4.20), with the regular 1606 plus Youngs Special and Ringwood Forty Niner as guests.

On 2nd September 2021 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Farriers Arms

The Farriers Arms still has its own onsite microbrewery, with about half a dozen ales in its portfolio. When we visited on Friday evening they had a couple on – Harvest Plenty (£3.45 a pint) and 1606. They also had a couple of other ales on – St Ausell Cornish Ale and Long Man Brewery Scary Man. This is a good selection. They were doing food when we visited on Friday evening. A previous reviewer suggested that the food is expensive; that may be so - I didn't see a menu - but their house ales are reasonably priced.

This looks like a typical country pub, with its low ceilings, black painted beams, attractive fireplace, and rough plastered walls. But like many a country pub these days its main business is as a restaurant. This one has a seprate dining room on the right, with a lectern doing sentry duty at its entrance, and with all tables laid for diners. The bar area on the left is comfortable enough, with normal furnishings plus a few tall stools at the bar. One of the beams was adorned with numerous pump clips, which is usually a good sign in that the pub is effectively advertising its changing real ale policy.

As far as I could see the dozen or so drinkers in there appeared to be local regulars. I would assess that this is usually a quietish place to enjoy a drinbk. Unfortunately a family with noisy young children came and sat at the table next to ours, which we took as a sgn to move on to the next pub.

On 7th November 2016 - rating: 6
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20th Jan 2022, 11:27
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy amended by Blue Scrumpy
20th Jan 2022, 11:25
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - July - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 November 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 November 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 January 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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