The Dering Arms


Our Calendar

We hold classic car meetings every second Sunday of the month and have live music acts throughout the year. Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are always special occasions in the calendar and are celebrated in style at The Dering Arms. Below shows highlights from the annual Maserati Club Summer Party (2014) and musical guests ‘Opera-lele’ (2016) for a taste of what we offer!

If you’d like to hold your own event at The Dering Arms do call us on 01233 840 371. We would love to work with you and meet your budget, whether that is reducing the menu or adding more Champagne and a Jazz Band!


Weddings and Funerals

We have hosted weddings from 20 guests up to 130 in the past, with a bespoke decoration, marquee facilities and space for a live band. The Dering Arms not only offers a great location with history and character but also award-winning cuisine that makes for a wonderful meal at the heart of the celebration! And why not hire a very stylish classic car to convey the happy couple to and from the venue – we have a selection of beautiful classic cars available allowing them to start their new journey off in style! Feel free to visit The Dering Arms in person or call us on 01233 840 371 to discuss possibilities of your day.

Funerals, although sad and poignant, are a celebration of life. We host a number of these events each year and know what is required to support facilities going through a difficult time. We’re not far from Charing Crematorium and an ideal location for a gathering after the funeral. We can provide whatever you need to allow people the time and space to mourn and celebrate the life of a loved one.



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.