Papermakers Arms

4.6
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167 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
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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.
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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D
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely! Food is fab, Rachel is so welcoming. It’s a must go. The rabbit spring rolls were wonderful

NH
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere and friendly service. Good range of menu choices, all well cooked and presented. Flavour of the chicken stock overwhelmed the scallops but otherwise the food was all good.

SB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday roast with friendly service. We will be back!

b
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Roast was really very good. I had the mixed roast - all meat was really tender. Rest of the group had individual roasts. Meat was all good and tasty, roastie spuds were great (not typical reheated which I hate). Huge tasty YP’s. Vegetables were all good too.
Had chocolate brownie for dessert - again very good - just the right gooeyness.
All this for a reasonable price.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Would definitely go back.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Sunday roast with friends and the kids. Very nice place, with very polite and friendly staff. Recommend it and will go back. Thank you

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the beef wellington, which turned out to be one of the best dinners we have ever eaten! The starter and dessert were also delicious. It is a lovely pub with wonderful service. Will definitely be returning!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Sunday lunch with friendly staff and a cosy pub. Recommended.

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little gastro pub in a beautiful Kent country village. Great food and excellent hosts, I would recommend it to everyone

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed lunch service was good and food was good value wine was excellent shame I was driving. Definitely will return.

TJ
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the papermakers arms, compliments to the whole team.

JF
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have eaten there a number of times but last Saturday the food was exceptional. I picked a special on the menu, Saddle of lamb. It was cooked perfectly and melted in the mouth. We shall be returning.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at this pub were super friendly. So nice and welcoming. Food was delicious and we really enjoyed our evening. I would definitely recommended this place to anyone visiting the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service- as always.

AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local surprise. Will definitely be returning.

LE
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

JL
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and staff. Would definitely cone again

R
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a roast beef & Yorkshire lunch last Sunday in very pleasant surroundings, the food was delicious, the meat tasty and tender and served well. We hope to return.

JW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambience and I had asked to sit by a fire if poss in our booking and we were. Busy bar so it took a few minutes to be seated. Waitress and manager (I think it was) both friendly and helpful (the manager offered my sister a replacement as fish and chips were sold out). Bit disappointed fish and chips was sold out as two of us wanted that but we were there at 1.30 not early. My mums Sea Bass she loved and they were happy to change to Chips from new pots but need more Samphire. My Liver was plentiful , a little over cooked in parts so not quite as finessed as I would have liked and needed a sauce to offset the large and well cooked potatoe and ham croquette . Kale as a vedge is not my favourite and my feedback would be to add more vedge choice. Our table water we had to re-ask for and it was hard getting waited on speedily as so busy - we didnt mind as we were happy chatting and it is not somewhere people are dashing in and out to eat at. I would go back as I loved the ambience and I did also see other plates which I would like to try like the scallops starter.

RD
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at the Papermakers arms, food , service, was excellent, and attentive. Have booked again already

B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff
Helpful
Nice people

DB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pub doing great food. Would recommend. Good service and friendly staff.

MH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

LT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was lovely, the service was very good and the prices reasonable. Well worth a visit.

s
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All is very good, but the wine list is a bit limited in not having any reasonably priced white burgundy nor Rioja.

NW
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and will definitely eat there again soon.

M
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is an excellent place for tasty food sourced locally, and cooked well. This was out first time at lunch time as we have always been their before in the evening each be equally good. We were surprise how busy it was on a Tuesday lunch time and recommend to book.
The lunch set menu was good and pleased to say that the affogato is on the set menu even though it was not included on the website set menu. The staff are always welcoming and friendly.
Excellent quality of food well worth a visit lunchtime or evening.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - amazing food, friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend a visit.

d
Kent
59 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service in a beautiful village will visit again

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, perfect portions and beautifully cooked and presented. Fantastic service! We were a larger group and were looked after form the moment we arrived. Thank you Papermakers for a great lunch 👍

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always lovely food, great service from Rachel. The Papermakers is consistently good!

G
London
44 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service. My curry was a bit glands. Lacked a bit of colour

s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal in friendly and relaxed village pub. A shortish drive from SE London but a world away from it!

SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly professional staff and great food!

GP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff and a lovely place to eat will definitely book again

m
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived on time and were seated immediately by our hostess,one guest needed a cushion to raise her to a level which was comfortable for eating at the table , this was immediately brought and the guest made comfortable.Drinks were ordered and brought fairly quickly whilst we perused the menus, we were allowed sufficient time to decide what we would like to order and had a good time to chat and enjoy our company before the food arrived. We had as starters two portions of scallops which were shared between we four just so we didn't fill up too quickly,they were very well cooked and delicious. two beef roasts and two beef bourginoun followed all of which were very well cooked and presented and served in reasonable amounts.One guest required extra gravy which was delivered very swiftly.After tasty dessserts we all felt we had had a very good meal indeed. Ambiance was good, service was excellent and the staff very helpful and happy. So on the whole excellent.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff. Food reasonably priced. Outstanding food. Def will go again.

PD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a lovely experience. A nice, well run and well kept pub in a pleasant village.

The only criticism is a general one; that eating places all over continue to allow pet dogs in. I would welcome a directory of pubs and cafes that refuse pet dogs.

RE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic food & service we ent for the Wellington Wednesday absolutely best pub meal we have ever had

AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very warm welcome, personal attention and excellent service.
We will be back for our next celebration.