Papermakers Arms

4.8
477 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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.
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Wellington Wednesday has returned!!
Choose from Beef or Salmon Wellington (min 2 people) or Vegetable Pithivier.
Pre order required by the 6pm on the preceding Tuesday.
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Come along & enjoy one of Kent’s best kept secrets.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 477 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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PaddyW
London
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at the papermakers was wonderful and the food was stunning. Our guests were very impressed and we had a great night :)

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LuiA
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Sunday lunch and the sun came out - we had the garden to ourselves (our dog loved the space) and the heated terrace kept us toasty as we ate

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viptricia
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great local pub with local gins and a short but interesting menu. Great front of house manageress who made us all feel welcome . I had a double portion of beetroot risotto with goats cheese which was really good - and bright red!

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GaryA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food service and ambiance thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovey room, with very welcoming attentive team. Nice drinks and wine menu!
It was looking forward to the lamb pie, which wasn’t on the menu, however braised beef was rest nice

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ClareC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch, excellent venue choice made to celebrate my birthday. The staff were very friendly & accommodating.

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JustinK
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just wanted a really good steak and chips!

I got... a really good steak, fabulous triple cooked fat as your finger chips, And the extra seasonal veg bowl had cauliflower, green beans, kale and slow cooked red cabbage.
Get in.

I could have had more peppercorns in the sauce for my taste, but it was fine.

Service crew were very friendly and the pub has a super atmosphere.

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent great tasting food, professional friendly table service. Also, very pleasant environment to eat in. Will be going back!

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PaulR
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fantastic late lunch at the Papermakers. Rachel was back so we knew we would be royally looked after. Food keeps getting better and better but is always first class in terms of quality, presentation and options. Always our first choice for a relaxed, high quality dining experience with family (as was the case this time) or friends. Looking for a good excuse to go back soon.

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SarahS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, as always. Would highly recommend!

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and yummy food and will definitely recommend to friends

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JohnS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to be and eat, no matter whether it be Sunday lunch or an evening meal. Always a lovely welcoming atmosphere from Rachel and the staff with absolutely super food worthy of any London restaurant at excellent value. A little tucked away gem

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend the Papermakers Arms, service was super

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MarcellaD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always was a great meal. Rissoto and soup were gorgeous. And loved my mushroom tart while hubby had a fantastic confit of duck.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Restaurant was cold

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PhilC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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chocolate
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food always receive a really friendly welcome overall a really enjoyable evening we are returning for Christmas Eve

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very good experience. Food top rate, service very prompt and attentive, ambience just right for a jolly party. Highly recommended.

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JohnH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would certainly recommend the Paper makers Arms, we had a very enjoyable time

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cheesecake
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round - food, service, ambience! Would also highly recommend the salmon wellington - it was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Can’t recommend the beef Wellington highly enough!

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vipKizzyD
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service, my favourite place!

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Clooney
London
81 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly pub with a lovely warming fire and a friendly greeting
topped off by well priced delicious food beautifully presented.
A great find
We'll be back!!!

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GillF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this pub. The Sunday roast was superb and the staff incredibly helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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JohnA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had been out all day and we decided to go out for a meal. We had not been to the Papermakers since we’ll before lockdown and we were not disappointed. The welcome when we arrived was very friendly and the food and service were excellent.
We will be taking some guests there for dinner next Saturday.

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JoanneG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff.

Excellent food.

We will return.

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Christineh
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at the Papermakers - fab food, friendly atmosphere and charming service - what's not to like?!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and restaurant.
Great service by the waitresses, checking we had everything we needed
Food was divine - 1 pork belly 1 venison - excellently presented.
Very good value - our first time here and we will definitely return.

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Colin
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As first time diners at the Papermakers we were extremely impressed by the overall experience. The Sevenoaks area has been without a top notch dining experience for too long. The Papermakers could easily become the place to go.

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JenniP
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, without doubt excellent in every way. The food was five star at least with exceptional attention to taste and detail. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country pub, nice dining area and Michelin star food. I am hesitating to post this as I don’t want to miss out getting a table in the future, but seriously the chef on Friday night has real flair. For what it’s worth I had a quince tart for starter, pheasant for main and tiramisu for dessert, but I could have had 6 out of the 8 mains quite happily and my vegetarian partner was as happy as me. See you again soon. Nick

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vipLovestodine
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always brilliant. Busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Dino
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding - we had lunch and I can honestly say it was three of the tastiest courses I have ever had
The service was very nice and friendly and my only minor observation was that the food was a little slow to come out, but to be honest, the quality and taste outweighs this minor convenience - would totally recommend and will return

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sarahB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the beef Wellington & the salon Wellington it was perfect couldn’t fault.
We will be going back for sure

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Susan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and food, better than just pub food. We went lunchtime and it was a bit cool in the restaurant, could have done with a few more logs on the fire

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Andrew
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, environment and attentiveness to customer. Thank you

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X1JPH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our night out at The Papermakers Arms, good Food, Nice staff, nice atmosphere, great place.

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Vicnvin
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly pub and to top it the food was delicious. We will certainly be back again soon.

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AliG
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, neighbourhood pub restaurant serving very decent, home cooked food. Really excellent service, particularly as they were very busy indeed, we'll definitely be back.

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Lara
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service will be back over and over

FAQs

Papermakers Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 477 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 bookings at the moment.