I stayed for only one night. However - would love to go back.
I parked outside the pub - not sure if parking would be an issue if the pub gets busy in the evenings.
As soon as you walk into the pub, you will notice the friendly and welcoming atmosphere - all credit to the staff. It is a traditional pub - with open fire (although not lit in the summer). If you are expecting a drinking crowd which you see in most city centre pub chains - you will be disappointed - this is one you can take your family to.
The room was clean, seemed small - but that is probably because the bed was big and comfy. There is a tv, tea and coffee making facilities. What I did like was the carpets seemed new to me - making me want to walk around bare feet (and that was from walking upstairs onwards - not just the room - and I'm fussy on walking bear feet).
The bathroom had soap, shampoo and conditioner (something I wasn't sure whether I would get). Whilst in the shower - you need to pull a switch outside before the water will start in the shower - there is a sign - but I didn't read it until I had to figure out how to start the shower. Towels provided were white and fluffy.
The food was great - both dinner and breakfast. I would highly recommend eating here! You need to try the fish!
On the down side - there isn't wi-fi and I had very poor (if any) reception on my phone. However, it made a change from the norm - quite nice to be non-contactable for a while.
If I'm in the area again - will definite eat and stay here again (and choose not to stay in a large hotel chain)!
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- Dering Arms Pluckley
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