Papermakers Arms

4.8
449 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 449 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

JP
JenniP
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always brilliant. Busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Dino
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 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

LI
LouiseI
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Main course was delicious, very generous portion size. Service was exactly how you want it to be, attentive but not obtrusive. The only disappointment was the desert, the tiramisu could've done with a bit more soaking of the sponge as it was too dry

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NigelR
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have lost count of the number of times we have been back!. Quality of food and service remains outstanding.
Recent visit on a very busy Friday evening with a vibrant pub atmosphere in the bar area not all detracting from the wonderful dining experience in the restaurant. Highly recommended.
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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal with 97 year old mother in law! Loved it!

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very enjoyable. The beer (Larkins) was drinkable but was cloudy

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RobertaT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We went to the Papermakers Arms it was recommended by a friend and we both had a very nice lunch the waitress was very helpful with gluten free options.
Thank you

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food very attentive service and excellent consideration for my elderly mother in law

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DebbieW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had was the best I have had out for Sunday roast. The dessert was also amazing.

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Samanthalikesfood
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anything that comes out of the kitchen here is 10/10. Lovely little hidden gem, excellent service, good wine too. We will be back again!

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Dollydollyboo
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have been to in the last year. We have tried many in Kent and that comes at the top of our list.
We have rebooked again for friends and ourselves in about a week and a half.
Loved it especially the Chapel Down sparkly ! 🤣

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teresap
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here on numerous occasions-and every time it doesn’t disappoint. I will be back.

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DavidH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready on arrival. Prompt, friendly and efficient service . Menu offered a wide variety of dishes and the food was excellent.
Anniversary was recognised in a low key but appreciated manner.
Shall obviously return and shall recommend to friends.

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DavidT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting and varied menu. Lovely rood beautifully cooked. Very well kept Larkins cask bitter. Well worth a visit regularly.

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KayteB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a fantastic evening with friends at The Papermakers Arms, and we thoroughly enjoyed 'Wellington Wednesday' The Beef Wellington was absolutely delicious and we will definitely partake in that again! We are back again on Friday with friends and booked in for Christmas day...We love it!

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TVG66
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Roast & service excellent, definitely be back. Only negative was it was Halloween & the pub was packed! I was assured at booking that the Halloweeners would be out on the terrace & not affect us in the restaurant, which was not the case! We were surrounded by prams & young families. Lovely event to have in a beautiful village but did feel disappointed that meal was not that peaceful. Lovely staff did apologies several times, but do think the groups should have been in the back area or terrace for us to finish our meal.

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I can’t believe this was my first visit here despite only living a 10minute drive away. Very welcoming a friendly staff, lovely atmosphere with dimmed lights and candles. The food was superb, very well presented and I would go as far to say it was fine dining. The menu was quite limited and it was a little on the pricey side (£90 for 3 courses and an alcoholic drink x2 diners) but it’s well worth a visit for a special occasion. We will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great value. Can’t fault it!! Back next week for daughters birthday. Can’t wait!

JS
JulieS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and we will definitely be back. I can't rate this pub highly enough, the service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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JamesA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I’d visited the paperpamkers arms, on a suggestion to try the “Wellington Wednesday” and I wasn’t disappointed.
From the moment we walked in we were welcomed and made to feel at home. The staff were very polite, pleasant and a joy to be around. The atmosphere was homely and friendly throughout. And the food was to die for, all seasoned perfectly and all cooked to perfection. Great value for money and the perfect place to go with your family. If I could have given more that 5 stars i would have.

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vipSevenoaksdiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and felt very well looked after. Thanks and see you soon!!

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SarahG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue-friendly staff and good food.

Venue was a little chilly

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StuartR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was varied and the food was very good. The staff were friendly and efficient. What’s not to like.

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PaulR
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fantastic night out at the Papermakers with friends. Usual warm welcome from Rachel and her team. Made to feel right at home straight away and Rachel and team always go above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience from minute one. Food choice and quality just seems to get better and better. Seriously can't think of a better place for a brilliant night out with friends with superb food in a relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to go back next month.

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Steviewino
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great palce for Sunday Lunch. Roast Beef was how I like it, pink and potatoes were to die for. Yorkie pud wasnt too shabby either.

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vipMelanieR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i cannot fault the papermakers in any way total all round fantastic experience

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SuzyQ1961
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first visit since before the pandemic and I am thrilled to say it is even better than before. The food is delicious and the service efficient and friendly. It is also great to see Beef Wellington Wednesday is back and absolutely superb. Can't wait to go back again!

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KizzyD
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this lovely pub/ restaurant for the first time on Sunday and it was outstanding from the service, food and ambiance.

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andrewl
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this for a refreshment stop on a 25 mile bicycle ride and the only downside was the ride up the hill afterwards! They were really flexible with our booking and we chose to sit outside in warm sunshine. Cannot be beaten!

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NappsFarm
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so lucky to have this fabulous venue so nearby.
Always friendly, consistent with good food and excellent service.
I confidently recommend and send all my Airbnb guests who return with glowing praise of well priced, superb food.

FAQs

Papermakers Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 449 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.