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Our Pub


Welcome to our beautiful pub in the heart of the Kent countryside! We’re proud to share all that our community-owned country inn has to offer, not just a friendly, warm interior, but freshly prepared food, our own hand-crafted ales and a large riverside garden and meadow.


The 400 year story of The Farriers Arms could have ended back in 2009 when its doors closed to the public.  That is when a determined group of villagers and friends took on the challenge of bringing this traditional public house back to the epicentre of village life.


Today, after a lot of hard work by our shareholders, supporters and local tradespeople, The Farriers Arms is a vibrant hub of activity where everyone is welcome, whether you’re popping in for a thirst quenching drink, enjoying a wholesome meal in The Anvil restaurant or even celebrating your wedding day.

"the village that bought its own pub..."

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Team Farriers

Founder Richard Bishop behind the bar

Our Community


With 121 shareholders each with their own skill set, including  plumbers, electricians, planners, painters and decorators, the restoration of The Farriers was very much a collective effort.  Today many shareholders continue to offer their time freely, quietly content at being a part of a bigger, far-reaching community.


We hope to continue harnessing this spirit, whether raising funds for the village Primary school, supporting our local suppliers and farmers, or simply giving people a comfortable place to come and enjoy good food, drink and company.

Help us support Mersham Primary School - with each sale of our Cafe Gourmand dessert we’re donating 50 pence to our local primary school.

Great British Food


Our Head Chef and  the team pride themselves on creating fresh food, using the best locally sourced ingredients; producing homemade, traditional dishes with a twist.


Being true to our location and history as a rural village pub, you’ll often find dishes with locally sourced game such as pigeon, pheasant and venison. They’ll always be a ‘catch of the day’ dish on the menu too, making the most of our proximity to the English coast.


Whether you require a small family meal, a party buffet or conference catering we are happy to create bespoke menus to suit every occasion and budget.


Our weekly specials (found on the blackboards) echo the current seasonal produce and we always have a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options available.


Hand Crafted Ales


The Old Forge microbrewery was established in 2010 and creates 6 regular hand-crafted ales, including the CAMRA-listed ‘Farriers 1606’. 


Click here to learn more about our hand crafted beers

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