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The Dering Arms, Ashford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Station Road
Pluckley
Postal town: Ashford
TN27 0RR
Phone: 01233840371
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Dering Arms

Impressive former hunting lodge with Dutch gables looks like it ought to be on a Scottish moorland estate rather than in the middle of the Kent countryside, close by Pluckley station but a couple of miles from the village itself. Retains its original layout inside, with three main baronial-style seating / dining areas in a 'L'-shaped arrangement comprising the pub area (although there is a separate restaurant section which I have never seen). Also has a side beer garden and a couple of wooden benches at the front. Various handpumps on the three counters, although only the 'house' (Goacher's) Dering Ale (£3.50) usually available.

On 5th August 2017 - rating: 6
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. Wittenden left this review about The Dering Arms

I’ve known this pub for years, back to the time when it had an elderly landlord and a rather good juke box. Our farming group used to meet in the back room:now it is rather swish with a grand piano and some impressive hi-hi kit. Perhaps more a restaurant than a pub-Jim buss is a first rate chef, and knows his fish.However this is a simplistic view: at its heart, this is a public house with a proper bar,flagstones and open fire.
As a beer drinker, one could find the Dering rather frustrating:a bank of beer engines selling but one beer. However, I often find that one excellently kept beer is worth a barfull of ordinary. I’ve always loved Goachers, and the House Ale on our recent visit was profoundly English,earthy and deep like a great Midland river.
Stone built,a nineteenth century hunting lodge, with the characteristic round headed windows associated with the Dering Estate. Handy for Pluckley Station. Unique and excellent.

On 28th April 2012 - no rating submitted
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Lynn Wood left this review about The Dering Arms

Had a great visit to the Dering Arms last night. We have been staying here for years and since we last visited the rooms have been refurbished with new beds and en-suite facilities. The food as always was delicious. This is a great place to visit if you like homemade pie and a huge variety of fish dishes. Although it has accommodation is is a great restaurant in its own right, you don't have to stay over! You will miss a splendid breakfast if you don't.....

On 18th September 2010 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Pluckley, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Charing (Kent), 4.38 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
Headcorn, 6.6 miles, 2 hr 7 min walk (show)
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13th Aug 2017, 10:16
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13th Aug 2017, 10:16
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 16 August 2008 by hondo .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2008 by hondo .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 February 2020 by . Wittenden
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 23 February 2020 by . Wittenden
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 February 2020 by . Wittenden
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 August 2008 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 February 2020 by . Wittenden
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