One of the best restaurants in Rye!

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Make your family weekend a wonderful one at The Ferry Inn pub and restaurant in Tenterden!

We’re a pub and restaurant.

Welcome to The Ferry Inn, Located in the heart of the Isle of Oxney near Rye East Sussex, we are a traditional, yet modern country inn situated just a couple of miles from the coast. We serve our customers with only the very best and freshest food, drinks and recreation and are proud to be considered one of the best places to eat in Tenterden. Our home cooked meals are created using local produce and the freshest fruits and vegetables grown in our very own veg patch.

If you are unsure about what to drink with your meal then have a look at The Ferry Inn wine and beer lists (please see links below). We have an exotic range of wines and beers that come from as far afield as Argentina to as local as 5 minutes down the road!


The Menus

Head Chef Stefan Philp, Chef de Partie George Mihai, Sous Chef Tom Hopper are our chefs.


Wines & Beers

Considering what to drink with your meal? The Ferry Inn are proud to offer guests a wide range of wines and beers to complement the varied food menu.



A road-sign marking the the turning to The Ferry Inn has recently been erected on the B2080, the Tenterden to Appledore road, on approaching Appledore village.


Events / Functions

At The Ferry Inn we cater for all types of functions, weddings and parties. With a full music license, The Ferry Inn is a popular pub in Tenterden to host events.


The Saxon Shoreway

The Ferry Inn and The Saxon Shoreway have very long histories! Pull up a chair, have a drink and discover more about this fascinating area.


About Us

The Ferry Inn is a seventeenth century pub and restaurant that was the home of the ferry between the Isle of Oxney and the mainland.


About Us

The Ferry Inn invites you to enjoy quality time with friends and family in a stunning Kentish pub and restaurant. Beautifully combining a classic interior with modern features to create a captivating environment, The Ferry Inn have interwoven traditional furniture, values and food with a ‘Smuggler’s Haunt’ theme, making The Ferry Inn the perfect pub and one of the best places to eat in Tenterden to relax in after a hard day at work. When the weather allows, The Ferry Inn is one of the best restaurants in Tenterden to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or to enjoy some drinks in the sun. Unrivalled views of the sun-setting across the Kent countryside keep our customers coming back again and again throughout the summer. During the winter guests can enjoy our lovingly prepared, delicious food by the roaring open fire and soak up the sound of crackling wood. We invite you to make the most of your visit with friends or family in our company. Soak up the comfort, intimacy and cosiness that great food, drink, music, lighting, artwork and setting have combined to create. The Ferry Inn is ideally situated for guests in search of a great pub in Rye. Why not go on a wonderful walk around the historic town of Rye and soak up it’s historical and literary associations before retreating for a relaxing drink or meal at The Ferry Inn. With strong fishing and agricultural ties, Rye is also known as a naval base and market town. With our friendly attitude, values and charm, we aim to make your visit to The Ferry Inn pub and restaurant in Appledore as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are proud of our pub, be sure to drop in and say hello.

Come dine at The Ferry Inn, one of best restaurants in Rye

Have you ever been given the task of arranging a corporate dinner or meet up with friends and family but had trouble identifying the best place to eat in Tenterden? If yes, then we can help you. The Ferry Inn is one of the oldest pubs and restaurants in the area. We cater for all types of events such as weddings, corporate parties, birthday parties, lunches and family dinners etc. We offer delicious food and drinks in a warm and friendly atmosphere. To ensure the best dining experience in Tenterden, we serve our customers with freshly prepared dishes with a lot of ingredients sourced from our own vegetable patch. A wide array of wine and champagne is also available to choose from to complement your meal. We have a full music license so when hiring us, you can enjoy your event with good music.

We are a family run business and have been operating for decades. Whenever a guest visits our restaurant, they love to come back because of the quality of food, hospitality and ambience of our pub and restaurant. The Ferry Inn has a rich history, dating back to the late 17th and 18th century. We have upgraded the Ferry Inn with modern amenities to make it a comfortable environment while keeping most of the ancient architectural elements that are in keeping with its Smuggler’s haunt theme. When you visit you will find traditional furniture in our dining area with an open fire and crackling wood in the hearth in winter. During the summer, you can enjoy the alfresco dining experience with serene views of the sun setting across the Kent countryside. So, come and enjoy the delicious food and unrivalled hospitality at our restaurant in Rye. We can also help if you need any help in finding a holiday home. So whenever you are visiting or you want to arrange an event or would just like to spend an afternoon exploring the countryside with a loved one, all you have to do is visit The Ferry Inn and we will point you in the right direction.

Drop us a line:

If you would like to know more about us or would like to eat at one of the best restaurants , then call us at. Tel: 01233 758246 or you can also email us anytime at. Email: Pop in to say hello. Address: Appledore Rd, Stone-in-Oxney nr Tenterden, TN30 7JY, United Kingdom.


What our Customers Say


A last minute suggestion of ‘going out for supper’ had us (and the dog!) scurrying to The Ferry. Table in the bar by the fireplace, two large g&t’s and all was well with the world.


Great pub. Are here twice in one week. Lovely food. Friendly staff. great choice of food. Huge range of flavoured gins and some good beers. The weather was great so sat in the garden at the front of the pub for a couple of hours. So peaceful.


Best meal of the year so far! We visited on a Sunday and were found a table for lunch even though it was busy and we hadn’t booked. Good atmosphere – friendly, calm and no piped music (my pet hate). The Ferry Burger was the tastiest meal I’ve eaten out in a while – definitely worth granting a temporary suspension of vegetarian eating.

Charles B

We’re quite used to a surly barman ‘welcoming’ us for a pre – booked meal, so we were taken aback at the warmth and helpfulness we received.

Reece Bigwood

Best bit of steak in ages, amazing food. great views of the country side. With birds singing and gentle river flowing. Perfect.

Paul Clarke

Wife and myself both had fish and chips today – absolutely fantastic, staff very helpful. Definitely will be coming back.

Samuel Rickard

Great food, ale always fresh and delicious, friendly atmosphere. Great spot to watch the sun go down over the marsh, whenever i pass this place it is very difficult to resist popping in and there is a lovely walk to here from Small Hythe.

L – D Dand

The location and especially the back garden is out of this world overlooking fields with sheep. Lovely beer and food, kids were able to play together whilst we relaxed eating and drinking in the sun!


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