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The Ferry Inn

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298 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
English, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Bar
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Mon to Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 12 - 10

Food
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Mon - Sat 12-3 & 6-9
Sun 12-8
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Phone number
01233 758246
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Laura Sansom
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Catering
Menu Includes....

• Rye Bay Scallops Pan Seared, with garlic and parsley butter and lightly dressed frissie top lettuce £8.95
• Prime Fillet & Chorizo Burger, with sauerkraut and tomato chutney, wrapped in a toasted tortilla, handcut beef dripping chips, salad gherkins and bbq glazed Corn organic salad £12.95
• Locally caught catch of the day from Dungeness
• Daily Specials Menu

We will bespoke as many of their dishes as possible for vegetarians, celiacs, and diners with alleges such as egg, milk and nut.
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Cross Street
Tenterden
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Parking Details
The Ferry Inn at Stone-in-Oxney has its own large car park opposite the pub. Wheelcahir & Pram friendly.
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Public Transit
Bus 293 by Kent Coach Tours, Mon & Fri leaves Tenterden Town Hall at 10.30am. Return journey leaves Ferry Inn at 13.20pm.

Ask Graham the driver to drop you off at the Ferry Inn and to stop and collect you on the way back. Adult return journey is £4.50, Children half-price.
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Entertainment
Occasional music during summer months outside on Sunday afternoons. GlastoneFerry 3 days of great food, ales and music, last weekend of September.
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Special Events & Promotions
Live alfresco Music on Some Sundays between 3pm -7pm, please call for dates .
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 298 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

What a beautiful country pub! Full of character and very cosy when sat next to the open fires. Situated in just the right place after doing a scenic walk along the canals, to quench your thirst with either a local beer or cider. Staff very warm and welcoming and the food is delicious, even better I’m a local now!! 😁

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Great food and friendly service. We will certainly be returning here to sample more of what is to offer on the varied menu.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

A most friendly and welcoming venue, a pleasant change from the 'plastic' self-congratulatory establishments where 'ambience' takes preference over good, local ingredients and warm, friendly service. Good beer, too. The Harvey's bitter that I had was excellent as was the Guiness enjoyed by one of the party.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Thank you so much to the team who took such good care of me and the family. The food was delicious as always x

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Great pub, very cosy with very good food. The 50 day hung Steak is outstanding

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Great time had by all!

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3.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Good food but 45 minutes to get our food with no explanation given !
Very poor service

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

This was our second time to The Ferry Inn for Sunday lunch, it's a lovely traditional pub with roaring fires and a great atmosphere and the food we have had here has been fantastic, delicious roast beef and homemade Yorkshire puddings with lots of seasonal vegetables, all of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. It is a dog friendly pub which is important to us and there are lovely scenic walks on the doorstep to help walk off a large lunch.

We will definitely be visiting The Ferry Inn again, hopefully soon!

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We go here quite often, love the feel of the place & with a open fire & log burner, it’s lovely & cosy, & a bonus as we can take our dog, the staff are friendly & welcoming & the food is fantastic & a good choice, definitely would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

My favourite country pub. Food superb

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4.0Dined on 24 December 2017

This was our third visit to the Ferry and it's always the same excellent food, value for money, nice location and venue. Let down by terrible service. Surly cannot be that difficult to improve.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

The food was really lovely with nice people my only minor gripe was that we had our table next to the bar and it was packed with people and this was at 2pm

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2.0Dined on 4 December 2017

2nd visit in a year, 1st visit was disappointing but thought I would try again and there were not many eateries open on a Monday eve. Was greeted by a loud, large barking dog sitting on a bench which customers use. It was then allowed to come over which I find intimidating and was dressed clean and smart. The owner of the dog did come over and took the dog outside. (Not comfortable around large dogs) This meal out was for a friend's birthday and after a long day at work was looking forward to a quiet, peaceful, relaxing evening. The food was good but if you have a large appetite you would leave hungry if you did not have 2 or 3 courses.
During the meal a young child was playing on his scooter in the bar area and then also came and played in the dining area and stood and watched us. He was eventually called away back to the bar area.
Next to our table was also the cloth and cleaner forgotten about!
Very disappointing visit again.
It felt more like we were in someone's house, the dining area was not 'cosy' and the toilets needed a face-lift.
Sorry but just being honest. Everyone needs to make their own mind up.

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4.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Always good, local fair and authentic atmosphere. Great outside seating and the sunsets are worth waiting for at this location.

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4.0Dined on 22 October 2017

First visit to the Ferry for me but not my companions. Very pleasant landlord and staff, good ambiance not over fussy, genuine pub. My only problem is with parents of small children who allow them to wander around through their meals, risking tables being moved and glasses falling over. Sunday lunch is always a problem and needs a word from the landlord to set the rules - I had young children and when restless had to take them outside to avoid disturbing others...

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

delicious food, pleasant atmosphere, good service, a lovely evening with friends. Will come again.

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5.0Dined on 20 September 2017

Great food as usual. The chef was especially attentive as she offered to cook a number of vegetarian dishes for my sister. She even bothered to sit and explain what she could cook especially for her. Top marks for a very friendly and professional service

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4.0Dined on 14 September 2017

Fantastic food with great service and very flexible around dogs. My only suggestion would be to improve the lighting in the back restaurant to dim the ceiling lights and make it a little more atmospheric. But cannot fault the people and the food. Really friendly pub.

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5.0Dined on 10 September 2017

Booked for a relaxed family get together and was perfect. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 10 September 2017

Fresh and very tasty food. Very friendly staff too. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2017

We've enjoyed eating here before and will certainly be back again- we can be sure of an excellent relaxed friendly atmosphere and a wide choice of local and seasonal dishes each with well-chosen sides.

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1.0Dined on 1 September 2017

A lack-lustre evening all round. An indifferent greeting at the bar with an invitation to find our own table in the restaurant area set the 'ambience' for the rest of of stay. Sadly the Ferry Inn had a chef on service during our visit who lacks any real commitment to tasting what he is producing. A sickly sweet and excessively cloying sauce on a limp excuse for lamb rump together with sadly steamed tasteless veg was the the very best on offer at a shade under £23.
Are we picky, fussy and hard to please foodies? Not by a long stretch BUT we know good food and we know what it tastes like. The Ferry Inn needs to take account of its own failings. Why is this review so harsh? No-one would have known that we chose it as a 'first ever visit' ... AND it was our Wedding Anniversary.
Finally, as one of only 3 finalists in this Year's UK Food And Farming Awards 'Cook of the Year' category, I most definitely know what I am talking about.

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2017

Love this place, always pay a visit when in the area, food is great, such a good choice, friendly atmosphere & beautiful views & if a but chilly can sit inside by the fire, & as dogs are welcome it's a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Great meal in a nice country setting. The Ferry Inn has a car park and is popular with the locals.

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5.0Dined on 25 August 2017

We came here as on holiday in Whittersham, we came here the first night, and enjoyed sitting outside with our lovely fish and chips.

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4.0Dined on 25 August 2017

A proper Pub!! Well kept beer and well cooked food in a friendly welcoming atmosphere. Well worth the effort to find this pub. We had a great time and look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on 24 August 2017

Extremely impressed with the quality of food that this scenic pub has to offer. The main courses were outstanding. I would definitely recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on 20 August 2017

Throughly enjoyed our meal at the Ferry Inn, our 2 Grand Children loved the Fish and Chips, Cheesecake and ice cream. Both our Dover Sole and Scallops were also very nice. We will be returning for some more.

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5.0Dined on 20 August 2017

Superb, friendly pub, well worth making a trip to. Food excellent.... beef just melted in the mouth!

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5.0Dined on 17 August 2017

A fine meal with helpful staff, we will be going again. thank you

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4.0Dined on 14 August 2017

Relaxed al fresco lunch. The food was good plain cooking, excellent cod in a light crisp batter and real, traditional chips. Prawn cocktail was as expected and devilled kidneys properly hot. The mussels however were almost inedible: overcooked and dried out and not properly cleaned with unpleasant beards and a worrying number of broken shells. This was the only bad dish.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Really lovely meal with friends in a great atmosphere, super local food - Rye Scallops, Dungeness Dover Sole, Local Lamb, hime made desserts etc - nice wine and good beer, all in a top evening

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3.0Dined on 4 August 2017

Environment was lovely, and staff very friendly. The pub is in a beautiful location. Food was quite expensive for what we were served- would have expected higher quality for the price.

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3.0Dined on 3 August 2017

The Ferry In was in 20 min. walk area to our Oxney Little Barn. As it was the only choice of recommendation so near we tried at last day. All was fine. But the right spirit and sparkle in the dishes we missed. It is not so great as recommended. But in this area possibly the best to choose from.

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5.0Dined on 26 July 2017

Fabulously food, service and ambience.
In the middle of nowhere but that's part of its charm and diners happy to travel to such a beautiful location.
Best meal we have had for a long time.
Thank you ferry inn

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4.0Dined on 15 July 2017

A lovely old building with a particular atmosphere. We love going there and have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 12 July 2017

WE ALL ENJOYED OUR MEAL HERE.
THE STAFF WERE VERY NICE.
I WOULD RECOMMEND A VISIT.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

The staff and management are very friendly. The beer was very well kept and the food excellent. There's a lovely atmosphere to the place.

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2017

A splendid, genuine "Pub" serving, well, excellent local food.

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2017

Fantastic food and fantastic environment. We went for Father's Day and the service was really good and we had such a lovely afternoon as a family there.

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