The Ferry Inn is an ancient Seventeenth Century pub and restaurant that was the home of the ferry between the Isle-of-Oxney and the English mainland at Appledore. It is situated in the midst of beautiful countryside between Tenterden Appledore Stone-in-Oxney and Wittersham and adjoins the historic Saxon Shore Way. It is also only 6 miles away from Rye and Camber Sands.
The Ferry Inn was built in 1690 to refresh and accommodate the travellers who would then cross over the outlet of the River Rother to the mainland! The existing narrow watercourse you see today is called the 'Reading Street Sewer' (or ditch, or dyke) and is the Southern edge of the Old Rother, which was up to a quarter of a mile wide in parts at the time.
The Ferry Inn is an ancient, Seventeenth Century pub and restaurant that was the home of the ferry between the Isle-of-Oxney and the English mainland at Appledore. The Ferry is situated in beautiful countryside between Tenterden, Appledore, Stone-in-Oxney and Wittersham and adjoins the historic Saxon Shore Way. It is also only 6 miles away from Rye and Camber Sands
We pride ourselves on supplying only the best, fresh local produce, from local providers, including exceptional, seasonal fish.
Steamed Irish Mussels in a White Wine Cream Sauce, Spring Onions and Broad Beans - £7.95
(or Main - £14.95)
Rye Bay Scallops with a choice of Tomato Chutney, Marinated Garlic Butter, Brown Shrimp and Chilli or Lemon and Lime Oil - £8.95 (or Main with Frites - £18.95)
Crab and Quail Scotch Eggs with a Tarragon Aioli and Organic Salad - £8.95
Sautéed Lambs Kidneys in a Pearl Barley and Bacon Broth, Rocket Salad and Shaved Parmigianino - £7.45
A Salad of Grilled Goats Cheese, Almond Stuffed Olives and Sun Touched Tomato, finished with Garlic Oil - £7.95
Seafood Tapas Platter
Sauté Monkfish in Garlic Butter, Tiger Prawns, Crevettes in a Spiced Tomato and Spinach Sauce, Moules in a White Wine Cream, served with Artisan Breads - £14.95
Bresaola, Prosciutto, Chorizo, Saucisson Sec, Pastrami, Salt Beef and Duck Rillet served with 'Petit Crotin' (Goats Cheese), Breads and a Kilner of Pickles - £7.95 for One or £14.95 for Two People
Dips and Artisan Breads
Houmous, Guacamole, Taramasalata, Tzatziki and Rocket Pesto Olive with Focaccia, Sunflower and Honey Cob - £11.95
Herb Encrusted Yellow Fin Tuna served with Mediterranean Style Moules and Samphire Bubble and Squeak - £15.45
'Marsh Lamb' Three Ways - Roast Noisette, Pecan Crusted Cutlet and Spiced Rump served with Crispy Potato Cake, Scorched Baby Leeks and a Redcurrant Jus - £19.95
Confit Duck and Pea Risotto topped with a Breast of Roasted Duck and Shaved Parmigianino - £16.95
Oak Smoked Trout and Cray Fish Tail Pappadelle served with Baby Spinach and Caper Cream Sauce - £13.95
Slow Braised Ratatouille served with Olives and Goats Cheese Gnocchi - £12.95
Our Own Take on West Indian Goat Curry, Citrus and Rum Rice, Plantain Crisps, and Banana and Mango Chutney and Pepper Dusted Poppadum - £14.95
Chicken, Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine, Spring Onion and Lemon Cous Cous and "Khobez" Flat Bread - £14.50
Chargrilled Steak Plate: 8oz Ribeye or 10oz Sirloin finished with Garlic and Rosemary and served with Beef Dripping Chips, Tomato and Peas and your choice of Brighton Blue Cheese or Peppercorn Sauce - £20.95
Our own Prime Fillet and Chorizo Burger topped with Spiced Guacamole and Manchego Cheese and wrapped in a Toasted Tortilla, Jalapeno topped Fries, Salsa and Sour Cream - £12.95
Thick Cut Bacon Steak, Bubble and Squeak, Brace of 'Mackley Farm' Eggs and Wholegrain Mustard Sauce - £13.95
Crispy Battered Cod with Triple Cooked Beef Dripping Chips and Organic Salad - £11.95
Honey and Mustard Glazed Ham with Beef Dripping Chips and a Brace of Eggs - £10.95
Choice of Omelette served with Fries and Salad - £10.95
Brighton Blue Cheese and Walnut, Spanish with Chorizo, Trout and Spinach or Plain - £10.95
South Coast Crab, Pepper and Tomato Sandwich with Organic Salad and Vegetable Crisps - £9.95
Croque Madame/Monsieur - £9.95
Chicken Goujons and Beef Dripping Chips - £8.95
Mushy Peas - £1.50; Garden Peas - £1.50
Samphire Bubble and Squeak 2.50
Organic Salad - £3.50
Hand-cut Beef Dripping Chips - £4.00 (with cheese - £4.50)
Onion Rings - £1.50
Basket of Bread and Butter - £3.50
Dipping Bread and Green Olives - £4.50
Dipping Bread, Aioli and Olive Oil - £4.95
I rather liked this spacious pub. It looks like the kind of pub you get out in the countryside, not just outside Tottenham. Outside in the beer garden by the water you could easily forget where you are, particularly when it gets dark.
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