Papermakers Arms

4.7
250 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
The Papermakers Arms is a country pub oozing rural charm & rustic character, set in the picturesque village of Plaxtol. Offering the finest British food locally sourced (wherever possible) from quality suppliers, this impressive destination pub serves the heart of the community as well as visitors from further afield. The seasonal menus are complemented by carefully selected cask ales, a superior list of fine wines & an extensive gin menu many of which are produced locally.
Whether you’re planning a romantic meal, dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, the warm, friendly atmosphere accommodates everything from informal dining on the south facing terrace to cosy fine dining by a roaring fire. The Papermakers Arms blends the very best of classic British pub fare with the finest gastro experience that a discerning diner would expect.
Come along & enjoy one of Kent’s best kept secrets.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 250 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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victoriaw
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent ,so friendly and cheerful especially considering they were being closed again
Please go there when they reopen, they deserve support

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Matt
London
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had in Kent. Great portion sizes, variety and lovely friendly staff. Couldn't recommend this enough.

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robbiej
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch
Superb service from Rachel and her team
We’ll be back as soon as we are allowed

Thanks!!

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Likkynook
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. The Papermakers must be under new management, as this was a much better experience than last time a couple of years back. Very helpful and pleasant staff, lovely ambience and food tastefully presented. Very good value for money, I will come again. Thank you.

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lesorlen
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, well looked after. The menu was amazing especially enjoyed the blade beef pittanesca and the spiced pumpkin pie dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of our fish dishes were fabulous. The best food we’ve eaten in a restaurant for a long time . The service was great and friendly as usual !

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NatalieC
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing service. Will definitely be going back

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Basher
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were warmly greeted by Rachel. From the time we got there the service was fantastic. Given time to look at the menu and time in between courses. Well the food was the best Pub food I’ve had in a long time. Beautifully served . Great value. Will definitely be going back .

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NigelS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate outside but service and meal good as ever.....

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FreyaF
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

As always, the service at the papermaker’s arms was fantastic. Very attentive staff who made our experience an enjoyable one. Unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as our previous visits which was quite disappointing, however the service made up for this.

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BeejayBear
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at this treasure of a place. Very impressed with Covid19 measures, great friendly service and the food was first class. Venison Haunch melted in the mouth and the celeriac mash was a delicious accompaniment. Dessert of pear & hazelnut tart with ginger sauce & marmalade ice cream - heaven. Cant wait to go back.

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LeeP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal. We had Beef Wellington, which was excellent. Lovely warm and friendly pub. The staff were so helpful and attentive. We would thoroughly recommend.

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Joanne
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub in a beautiful area. The food was delicious, the staff were attentive and lovely and the service was fantastic. We loved it!

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MB10
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service - much more than a local pub.

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Slimboyfat
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A small selection on the menu which is always a sign that it's going to be good. We weren't disappointed. Both meals were superb. Decent wines and ales on off and all competitively priced. Capped off with polite and friendly service.

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anne
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and very codid safe.
They are doing a really good job of making you have a really good dining experience.

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff. Reasonably priced for such good quality food. We now need another excuse to treat ourselves soon. We will be back.

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EricC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual lovely welcome from Rachel and superb food courtesy of Kyle . What better way to spend an evening in our local and long may it continue 🤞

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GC57
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, could have done with more vegetarian choice on the night that I visited, but that’s not a criticism

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TheresaW
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic with friendly efficient staff and good beer

JD
JulianD
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate here about five years ago - it was good then, but it's even better now. Impressive menu and the cod I ordered was delicious. It hasn't forgotten it's a pub either, so there was a good selection of beers on tap.

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Juneo
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

WE ALWAYS ENJOY A VISIT TO THE PAPERMAKERS ARMS AND ITS GOOD
TO SEE THEM UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. LOVELY FOOD AND FRIENDLY STAFF.
THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD IMPROVE IT FOR ME WOULD BE THE CHOICE OF
PIPED MUSIC. BACKROUND MUSIC IS FINE BUT SONGS ARE SO
DISTRACTING WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO HAVE A CONVERSATION.

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vipKaren
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

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KAYLEEE
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great atmosphere as always. Thank you x

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TheresaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, good selection of wine and good beer. The staff are very friendly and efficient and Rachael is always very welcoming.

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AdrienneB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always and we felt very safe with distancing and cleaning - definitely recommended for any age.

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PaulE
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I Popped in for a Sunday lunch last weekend, all the corona virus measures were in place and a decent menu was offered, we both opted for the roast, my wife the lamb and me the mixed, both reasonable priced. We both enjoyed our meal very much, I would highly recommend eating here, best to book as it was busy. We also enjoyed our walk around the surrounding areas, great views and lots to see.

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Andrew
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Lovely food and drinks, in an extremely friendly environment. Most ingredients are locally sourced, and chatting to the chef afterwards, he was keen to have our comments. Well done Papermakers team.

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wendyh
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly staff and good service. Will be visiting again hopefully soon.

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TraceyD
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely pub in beautiful quiet village. Good menu. Would come back.

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Lovestodine
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food as always. Everything is cooked freshly that day by the chefs. Well worth a visit.

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vipjec973
London
56 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time back post coivd shut down. Great menu, friendly welcome. A great gastro pub.

MA
MaryA
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food in a stylish setting with excellent service.

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AndreaS
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit. The service was very warm friendly and quick. The food was outstanding and the toilet was a venue in itself! Will definitely return.

MD
vipMariaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the waitresses were so polite and well mannered. Great humour and always quick to take any orders! Thank you

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KarenD
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, although very limited choice for vegetarians. Well presented, superbly cooked, very enjoyable!

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MARTYN
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great staff and lovely food. Well worth the journey.....

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vipFinchlings
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner this evening. Gorgeous food & fantastic service.

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Lovestodine
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really delicious food. The green curry is really delicious. Lovely staff who make you feel really welcome. Fantastic pub.

CM
CindyM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip out for a meal and a good experience, very welcoming as always and great service and lovely food!

FAQs

Papermakers Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.