Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

The Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

Richard and Clare Annand welcome you to the Alma at Painter’s Forstal, Faversham

A truly rural, traditional pub, the Alma, is the perfect place to pop into while out exploring the picturesque countryside around Faversham.

The Alma has been a public house since 1837 and was originally known as the Candle House. The evocative name derived from the landlord lighting candles to show thirsty hop pickers the way to the pub and well needed refreshment in the dark.

Situated in the centre of the village of Painter’s Forstal, the Alma pub is only a short walk from the town of Faversham, the pub has a warm, friendly, traditional atmosphere and boasts a pretty beer garden and car park which makes The Alma a popular destination for walking and cycling parties.

Dogs are welcome in the public bar and garden.

The garden & covered patio area offers the opportunity to enjoy lunch/dinner and a drink in the better weather. It is enclosed and is safe for children

While you’re here, why not have a go playing bat and trap - just ask for bat/ball behind the bar!

Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham
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    Dining at the Alma

    Locally-sourced ingredients are combined to create firm favourites such as homemade steak and kidney pudding, ham egg and chips and our sizzling chicken!

  • Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham


    The Alma is the hub of the community in Painter's Forstal - join us for one of our many events held throughout the year, including live music, psychic nights and special menu evenings