The Dering Arms


At The Dering Arms we offer a selection of traditional dishes and comfort meals across our seasonal tapas menu and refined a la carte menu.

Whilst we specialise in seafood there’s plenty of choice for non seafood lovers! We love a culinary challenge so do let us know your dietary requirements in advance and we can plan to create your special meal. No matter what you choose the same principles apply to its creation: fresh local ingredients that are lovingly prepared! Do bear with us in extremely busy times as we’re committed to making sure all our meals are prepared with care, ensuring we pour passion into producing the very finest meals possible.

You can view our menus above, please note the menus are subject to change. Do also look out for our blackboard specials on the day and remember that we offer oysters to ‘take away’ at the cost of 90p each.

Contact us

Get in touch to book a table or to enquire about bed & breakfast. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please note: no vegan menu available and regrettably we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10.


The Dering Arms can be found in the small village of Pluckley, near to Ashford. It’s easily accessible from the M20 (junction 9) and is just one of those perfect places to stop off for something to eat or to stay the night before heading down to the Channel Tunnel.

Just a stones throw (literally!) from Pluckley station which is on the main railway line from Ramsgate to London.

It is also within easy driving distance of Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Castle and the city of Canterbury so is the perfect country retreat to get away from it all and recharge.

Opening times

Tuesday – Friday
11.30am – 3.00pm
6.00pm – 11.00pm
Food served between 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Food served between 6.30pm – 9.00pm

11.00am – 3.00pm
6.00 pm – 11.00pm
Food served between 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Food served between 6.30pm – 9.00pm

12.00pm – 4.30pm
Food served between 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Please note:
We are closed on Sunday evening and all-day Monday.
Breakfast is available at the weekend as part of advance B&B bookings.
We are not open on Bank Holidays.