I had the pleasure of visiting The Farriers Arms last week a delightful village pub that is 400 years old and still going strong.
Nestled in Mersham village- just 5 miles down the road from Ashford, The Farriers Arms was a revelation. A 400 year old pub that was in danger of being sold off- the community rallied together and bought it for themselves
Ten years later and the pub is flourishing run by Lindsey, John with the head chef Darren producing some great dishes from his kitchen.
The pub has several dining sections providing privacy if you desired it as well as a lovely beer garden and access to a huge field for the kids.
Ample space is available for private parties
They had a SeaFood Tapas event on Friday and Saturday presenting 7 fish small dishes. Crabs, sea bream, prawns and squid all featured on this menu which had a very fresh taste throughout.
I particularly enjoyed the salt and pepper squid which tasted fresh and was very tasty.
The smoked haddock scotch egg was an interesting combination which was quite filling on its own.
The pub normally holds such events showcasing the chef’s skills with another big event – The Beer Festival being held over the 26th July weekend.
Lindsey was a charming hostess and the staff were all very friendly, bustling around serving customers without being intrusive.
I look forward to visiting again soon.