Chafford Arms
Chafford Arms

Welcome to the Chafford Arms

COVID-19 UPDATE 24/04/2021

Just to keep you all up to date,

We are reopening, outside only obviously,on Friday 30th April .

Bookings are being taken if you want to come along.

Tables are well spaced out as always, but just to let you know, there is no gazebo, marquee,  tent, awning, hut ,shed , plastic bubble or any other inside -outside contraption that can be thought of. Just your normal parasols. 

It has always been important to us to give good service and attend to all your needs in a quick and efficient way, so bearing this in mind, tables will be limited to keep our own standards up to scratch.

Looking forward to seeing you all




We are back with a difference

In these crazy times, it would be great if you could book your table for dining to avoid dissappointment, as capacity has greatly reduced.

We are confident that we can offer safe surroundings inside from the 17/05/2021 and out, but with the touch of normality that we all crave at the moment.

Of course, if you are just popping out and fancy a meal or a drink, our team will do their upmost to accommodate you.

Our garden is spaced out beautifully, with that beautiful view.

We are sorry, but at the moment we will not be  accepting bookings for groups of more than 6, this is following government guidelines.  Because of this, if we find that customers are booking multiple  smaller tables to get round this they  will not be served and will be asked to leave.  This is to keep everone , staff included, safe, and hope you all understand.

How it works

We are operating a one way system as much as we can, but realise, due to the building layout, this may not always be possible ie the elderly or disabled, and would ask you to keep your distance at these times.  Thank you.

Diners eating inside will go straight to their table, where full table service will be given,

Diners eating in the garden can order their food and drinks at the bar, one person per table please

All our menus and condiments (plus boxes if you are outside) are sanitized after each use. Door handles, railings, hand grips and banisters are sanitized at regular intervals during the day.

Unfortunately, we can only accommodate tables of up to 6, and respectfully ask that you do not move tables at all.

The toilets have a light near them, which you can press on with your elbow on entering and press off again on leaving in a bid to minimise crowding. A sanitizing station is located at the top of the steps.

Please make sure children are under control at all times, and kept at a safe distance from other customers.

Phew – After all that, please enjoy your times with us.




Paul, Jackie offer a warm welcome to our lovely picturesque, traditional English pub, nestled between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Penshurst, in the small village of Fordcombe.


We specialise in honest, home-cooked food and have built up a reputation since 2006 for consistently good food. We have this saying to diners, that the only thing not made on the premises is the ice-cream.


Our separate Public Bar is just the right place to bring along your well behaved dogs, so that you can enjoy a meal without leaving your pooch at home

There are many good walks around here, including the famous Weald Way, to work up an appetite.


Our bars and restaurant all have wood burning stoves, roaring away during the winter months to keep you warm. What could be better than sitting near one of the stoves enjoying one of our hearty pies?


Our large well kept garden is the only place to be during the warmer weather, we have great views across the weald, and, although we get busy in the garden, there are enough tables for everyone, without that feeling of overcrowding.


Real Ales in Tunbridge Wells

Our real ales are Larkin's (brewed locally at Chiddingstone) and Harvey's also local at Lewes. We are very proud to have achieved the Cask Marque award with 20 out of 20 everytime since 2007


Child Friendly Pubs in Fordcombe

We offer a separate menu for children

We have highchairs available, and can provide cutlery and plastic plates for babies and toddlers. Please be aware that due to limited space inside, prams and pushchairs can cause disruption



Our Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday 12 - 11pm and 12 - 4pm on Sundays

Closed on Sunday night and All day Monday


All of our staff are friendly and welcoming and will do everything they can to ensure you have a lovely

time at the Chafford Arms.


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