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The Fighting Cocks Pub and Riverside Restaurant

4.5
640 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
The Fighting Cocks Pub and Riverside Restaurant, is a unique dining experience. Voted Winners of Best tenanted/leased pub in the South East 2010 Winners of Best Turnaround pub in the South East 2010 Winners of best Tenanted/leased pub in the UK 2010 Winners of Best tenanted/leased pub in the South East 2011
Commended as one of the best Family pubs in the South East 2011, b est family pub in the Uk 2014 and one of the Top5 pub gardens in the UK 2017


The pub incorporates a large purpose built conservatory overlooking a one and a half acre garden, backing onto the River Darent. The restaurant has built a fantastic reputation, serving well presented pub/restaurant food with excellent value for money. Incorporating Gourmet and Cabaret nights as well as weekly specials.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, European
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Hours of Operation


Lunch:
Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Sat 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Sun 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Dinner:
Tue – Sat 6:00pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
01322 862299
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Del Alfredo Parkere
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Parking Details

Al large car park to the side of the pub as well as parking at the front of the pub, enough for 60-70 cars.
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Public Transit

Farningham road train station is a brisk 15 minute walk to the pub. The 414 bus from Dartford, stops in the same Street as the pub.
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Entertainment

View our website for regular events at the pub and in the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access
What 640 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Been here a few times, food is always great although wine does seem to be a bit pricey, a glass of rose was almost 3 times the price of a pint of the very tasty mystery ale.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great location. Staff are very friendly and attentive.
Lovely food. Very reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual the food was excellent I had the Irish stew... to die for...
Had to sit in hall (as I call it) lot of passing traffic asked to sit in conservatory but no luck
that's the second time we have to sit in the hall with all the rush in and out of the kitchen.
Have booked for my Husbands Birthday May 11th I know he won't sit anywhere but the conservatory so fingers crossed..

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

The food here is excellent - it has taste unlike some places. Would highly recommend it. You do need to book especially for Sunday lunch.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

We had a pleasant dining experience here. The first glass of wine was warm but on notification a cold glass was quickly served
The food took a little longer than normal but it could have been due to a large number of people on one table, in saying that it was obviously cooked from fresh and was still served within a reasonable timescale. Great view, a comfortable country feel and yes we will be returning

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Lovely food as always. Bit of a wait today but was busy. The waitress was a bit abrupt when speaking but other staff were pleasant as always.

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3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Previously we have had a really excellent Sunday lunch here, and the vegetarian and vegan menus for our daughter looked good online and so booked a table to celebrate my birthday.

Our waitress was great and did a really good job despite each persons meal coming out of the kitchen slowly one by one ( so much so that we could not all start eating together on either course).

The food wasn't great - not very plentiful, dry mash, poor veggy choices (not as on website) and a fly in the coffee!

Such a shame - especially as it was a special occasion. All the staff we met were very nice, the location is good but the food really was poor.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Always good atmosphere,staff are lovely as is the food,well worth the drive and often use it for special occasions and meeting friends.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

A lovely pub

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

There was 6 of us and we loved it. We are going again when we get time

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great local restaurant with friendly staff. I would recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Great village location, by the river. Excellent menu with good choice of quality food. Staff and service superb, could not ask for more. Would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

A lovely ambiance in the Conservatory dining room.. Good choice on Seniors Menu and excellent value for money. The Steak and Ale pie was one of the best I have eaten!!!
Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Staff are really friendly and helpful and the food is great

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Always look forward to eating here, the OAP lunch is 1st class, and was not let down this time the " Three bean soup and Roast beef to follow" to die for..

The Service is always good even when there busy and always a smile from Ruby..

Keep up the good work and looking forward to my next visit.

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4.0Dined on 12 March 2018

The food, location setting and ambience was lovely. The service was a little slow but the staff member was very apologetic and gave a satisfactory explanation. She was friendly and very likeable. Would differently go back

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Harry the waiter was lovely and really helpful. Loads of mint sauce and gravy which is always a plus.
The food came really quickly and it was really tasty!
Id definitely recommend this place to others and fully intend on going back there soon!

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Superb food! Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Waited a while for the food but well worth the wait! Would definitely recommend - good quality food at a reasonable price

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Family get together where we were made to feel welcome and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Family gathering, will be going there again, everyone enjoyed themselves, thanks to all the staff.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

The meal and service was great but there were two large groups of people in the same dining room and it was therefore very, very noisy which made it very difficult for my elderly relatives to hear and join in the conversation.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Brilliant food and service - smoked duck as starter and italian chicken as main was agoo choice !
Everyone enyoyed the afternoon although very busy

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

Superb as always on a cheap ruby Murray Tuesday night!

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

We love the restaurant but the staff really need uniforms or wear co-ordinated clothes to look smarter

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Went here for Sunday lunch and both went for the duo of meats options - so tasty! Highly recommend :)

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We have dined here a few times before but our friends had not. A very enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Huge amounts of food, great service, lovely restaurant!

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Table booked for 6.30 thought we might be rushed but we eventually left at 1030. Good selection on menu especially the specials menu. Food well presented and hot, service good no pressure between courses.

Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

As always, very friendly staff team and well prepared food. A very popular venue, so essential to book, especially at weekends. Very good local beer on tap.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Staff great, very attentive and welcoming.
The food was great, menu quite small and limited but what they do they do very well.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Great food one of the best nights out we have had in a while.

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

As ever the food was really good (apart from the cookie dough pots pudding which was a bit disappointing) - great value for money and nice place to while away a couple of hours

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Excellent venue, superb food, great for any occasion large or small

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Lovely place go there often.
Food excellent staff lovely cannot faultthe place at all.

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Bar lady was fab as usual..
think they forgot us in restaurant as we waited about half an hour to get menu.. never asked if we wanted desert or coffee. Think she was a new waitress.
Fab food as always

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Lovely food & great friendly service. I would definitely recommend the pie

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Always pleasant and helpful staff, good food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 29 January 2018

The food was delicious and hot and the service was great

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Great food, staff were very polite & friendly. Nicely presented, very much enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

I booked a table for 4 for a two people celebrating their birthdays & we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Was not let down at all with the food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant & look forward to returning in the summer months as the garden is so pretty & has a river running nearby.

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