The Ferry Inn

4.5
564 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 564 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and well made food. Wonderful service too. Thank you

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PaulS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really well prepared and presented food and great menu

JK
JeremyK
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely venue, a bit noisy, difficult to have a conversation inside the restaurant. Great food and service.

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Sweetpea
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem of a place with a fantastic chef & waiting staff. One of our fav places even though only 2nd visit. The food is absolutely beautifully cooked, good variety on menu. It was raining hard day we went & couldn't sit at our booked table outside. There was also a wake in whole of restaurant. But staff accommodated us & 2 dogs, in a side room, which we didn't mind as just wanted to eat at this lovely place. Go try!! THANK YOU ALL xx

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CliveS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic location outdoors drinking and eating. Go there regularly.

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teresa
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, lovely food, great staff. If they had had soya milk for coffee I would have given 5 stars all round.

CJ
ClaireJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely staff and food was delicious :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RACHELB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service ! 100 percent worth a visit !

MB
MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
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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AnitaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a delightful pub in the middle of nowhere with delicious food. The staff are very friendly and chatty, and nothing was a bother to them. It was pretty busy, so you need to book, but it is well worth going. We all chose different options for our 3 courses, and noone was disappointed. The quality of the meat and fish was excellent, and every dish tasted great. We would go back again when next in the area.

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HonestJohn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
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 on 11 June 2021
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 on 10 June 2021
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
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
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 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Thanks

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KimT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 June 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 5 June 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
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Ben87
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WM
WendyM
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

AS
AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 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 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Azza
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
JeremyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MH
MikeH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 22 May 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 22 May 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
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 May 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 17 May 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 17 May 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 15 May 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
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 May 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 14 May 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 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to visit, food always excellent

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hayleya
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JN
JaneN
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 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 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMatt
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant setting outside, friendly staff and good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pub with incredible food. 10/10

FAQs

The Ferry Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 564 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.