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The Farriers Arms, Ashford

The Forstal
Mersham
Postal town: Ashford
TN25 6NU
Phone: 01233720444
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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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. Wittenden left this review about The Farriers Arms

Visited on the 7th May 2013, a sunny spring evening.My first visit here for years, and definitely my first since the pub reopened under community ownership. A rambling old building, next to a stream, and close to Hannover Mill.Timber and exposed brick.
To one’s left is an L shaped bar, with the space to the right,past the chimney stack, laid up for more formal dining.To the back , a pretty garden sloping down to the trout stream, and I think access to a field across a bridge.
As part of the refurbishments, the community team installed and run the Old Forge micro brewery, and their Farrier’s beers are available on the bar, alongside offerings from other Kent micros. I tried the flagship 1606 (the date of the pub), a 3.7%ABV mid brown bitter that combines malt and hops in a moreish manner:I found it most drinkable. We haven’t eaten here, but the food looked pretty good to me. Music nights, car events and seasonal fairs are organised.

On 28th November 2013 - no rating submitted
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Manky Badger left this review about The Farriers Arms

Before today I was last there three years ago, and in the meantime the place has closed down and been bought up by a consortium of locals. My first impressions on today's visit were good: the place has its own brewery and I had a pint of their stout and a pint of their best bitter. Very nice.

But then I saw the menu. This place seems to cater for people who like to spend way over the going rate on their food. Don’t get me wrong – there are people who enjoy spending far too much on their food, and if that’s what people want to do, then I respect their choice.

I think I can sum the Farrier’s Arms up with one observation. In my entire life I have only ever seen two people smoke a cigarette through a cigarette holder. One of them was in the Farrier’s Arms garden this afternoon, and the other was Lady Penelope (out of Thunderbirds). And bearing in mind that Lady Penelope was a puppet, I don’t think she counts

On 4th April 2011 - rating: 6
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7th Nov 2016, 17:13
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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 .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 November 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 November 2016 by Rex Rattus
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