The Fordwich arms, a beautiful pub in Fordwich, three miles east of Canterbury, has been end of last year taken over by Daniel Smith, the winner of Observer Young Chef of the Year 2016, ex-sous chef of The Clove Club. The beautiful building, offers to the guest a beautiful garden in the summer and two fireplaces in the cosy dining rooms to make the cold evenings more pleasant.
My visit at Fordwich Arms happened in winter, on my birthday. It was a spontaneous last minute booking during the weekend spent at Herne Bay – we just managed to get the last table at 9.30 pm. We were lucky having been seated at a table beside the fireplace which was warming us up in the cold windy and rainy day. So did also the food which was delightful! Dan is basing his cooking on sourcing of great ingredients reworked into dishes that call for more. Go to this lovely pub which is bold, delicious and ambitious.