The Ferry Inn

4.5
557 Reviews
£25 and under
English
The Ferry Inn is a serendipitous country public house with welcoming staff, character rooms, candlelight, open fires, real ales, popular foods and fantastic sunsets.

A 17th Century former smugglers haunt-- this is a pretty little pub in a lovely marshland setting with tables and benches on the front terrace and in the back alongside the riverbank.

Inside it's very easygoing and chatty. The main bar has hop-draped painted beams, a green dado, and stools against the bar where they serve a beer called Oxney Ale specially brewed for the pub by Westerham Brewery.

To the right is a cosy eating area with wheelback chairs-- ideal for a banquette with friends around a few long tables.
What 557 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely staff and food was delicious :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food, particularly the scallops and friendly, efficient service.

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RACHELB
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service ! 100 percent worth a visit !

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MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am unable to fault the meal for the 3 of us. I had the mussels, delicious, and possibly the size of the spoon for the tasty sauce could have been bigger. I did ask for one bigger than the small soup spoon, and the only alternative was a dessert spoon , different shape, same size. We were sitting outside in the front, and it is not the fault of the management that there is traffic on the road. We prefer the front to the back garden, which is a little soulless, lacking atmosphere. I suggest that the management should consider asking a professional designer for advice on how to make it more appealing. However, it may be that the home team likes to fill the front first, and, anyway, the fare is so good compared with the competition I know that I would accept it anywhere!

Michael Beaumont

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HonestJohn
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had steak and nobody was disappointed. Well cooked meat, great chips and delicious mushroom plus some asparagus. The landlord suggested a Portuguese pinot noir which was a good recommendation.
5 happy diners.

JW
JohnW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent early evening, the scallops delightful, the rib eye steak was magnificent. Best steak I’ve had (since having same three weeks ago!) Hi five to all at The Ferry.

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Masterchef
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the Sea bass filllet (Fish of the day), it was delicious. The landlord was mixing with the guests, which was nice and the staff were very attentive. The sun was shining and we watched a beautiful sunset, a perfect evening after a day at work.

MT
MickyT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to eat outside in front of the pub; great food snd beers, evening sun, views and atmosphere

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Scamp
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really had a good lunch in the back garden, service was first class and food was awesome

Thanks

KT
KimT
Kent
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Plenty of food on the plate, good value for money.

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Freckles
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, service was excellent & the food was fantastic, been many times & always enjoy our meal, weather was lovely so sat outside. Had a lovely day out.

CM
ClareM
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A perfect way to spend a sunny lunchtime. Thank you. :)

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Ben87
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rural location, good food. Two different areas for sitting outside

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very impressed by food (a Saturday lunchtime we ate a haloumi burger & steak sandwich). Service efficient & friendly. Great position and ambience.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious - we had scallops and a prawn cocktail for starters followed by espadata - an excellent brochette of chicken, king prawns, sausages and vegetables - my wife had mussels. We will definitely return - there's so much more on the menu we'd like to try!

JF
JoanneF
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely dining experience - good food, excellent service and wonderful views.

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Azza
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome and excellent on all counts. A pleasure to visit every time.

JC
JeremyC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ferry is a proper pub with good food and atmosphere, not the cheapest, but good quality.

MH
MikeH
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely country pub feel with open fire and very welcoming hosts. Would certainly recommend.

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Annie
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic find. Scallops were amazing. Some good vegan/veggie options, delicious fish, steak pies and steaks. Portions very generous.

DS
DianaS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect thank you and very nice to be able to get back to some sort of new normality again and appreciate a very nice pub meal. We will return.

KP
KeithP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only comment is that there were quite a lot of tables full and NO open windows!

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Osbo
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room was well prepared for covid restrictions and comfortably heated. Service was polite, unobtrusive and efficient. Menu showed fair variety, dishes were interesting and showed ingenuity, were nicely presented and delicious. Only slight criticism was the lack of soft furnishings in the dining area made for a noisy atmosphere. Poppy was cute though!

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John
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, although not far from London feels properly like a country pub but food quality is as in a London gastropub. Prices similar too but it's worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much and the service was very friendly and welcoming pub looked lovely in its surroundings would very much like to go back and have another meal there on a nice sunny day

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Gearjammer
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming to this lovely pub for over 40 years. Best it's ever been with amazing food and good drink choices. Good car park too.

BW
BethanW
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very lucky with the weather and were glad to see other brits brave the unsettled forecast for a delicious pub lunch! Luckily the weather held off and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch out with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to visit, food always excellent

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hayleya
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub with good outdoor seating. Delicious food and attentive staff

JN
JaneN
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

More a restaurant menu than a pub menu, but in a lovely old pub setting with big rough tables. Plenty of space around us (outdoor eating only at that stage) and friendly, efficient service.

MT
MikeT
Derbyshire
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Sunday afternoon in the sunshine. Beautiful food and wine. Great service.

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vipMatt
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant setting outside, friendly staff and good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub with incredible food. 10/10

JN
JohnN
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A delightful restaurant with excellent food, service and ambience.

GC
GreigC
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub with excellent food and service, staff all very friendly and welcoming.

CB
CraigB
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of roasts and other dishes too. Food delicious and plentiful. Will be making it a regular stop.

SM
SucculentMango
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We felt like every other table was served quicker than us, to the point we felt invisible. Even when we asked staff to put up an umbrella, they came out to do it and did every other table before ours. This was the same for taking orders.

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RayW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, large portion and excellent quality. Does get chilly as only outside seating so rake a hot water bottle, they fill them for free.

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HelenR
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual.
Lovely fish and chips and good ale.

DS
DeeS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always lovely lunch served outside just missed the rain so very lucky not long now till we can enjoy another visit with family & friends. Thankyou to all the staff.

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The Ferry Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 557 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.