Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham
Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham
Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

The Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

A classic Kentish pub, The Alma serves up rich traditions, fresh food - and lightly travelled ales brewed just down the road.

As we prepare to open on Monday, 12th April for one week only there will be no takeaway service on Sunday, 11th April.  Takeaway will be available on Sunday, 18th April as usual in addition to service in the garden

 

New - Woodfired Pizzas Coming to the Alma

With our opening outside on 12th April comes the introduction of our new Woodfired Pizza Oven.  Intially available for both takeaway and eat-in(out) on a Friday and Saturday evening whilst we settle in after opening, these days will be subject to change and additions as we get back into the swing of everything.  Times of availability and menu to be advised at a later date.

A traditional country pub in the village of Painter’s Forstal, The Alma is a place to find rest and refreshment while you explore the glorious Kent countryside. 

There’s been a pub here since 1837, when the landlord used to light candles on the premises to show thirsty hop-pickers the way in the dark. Now, it provides a warm welcome to the walking and cycling parties enjoying the beautiful local trails.

One such walk takes you into the town of Faversham - where our Shepherd Neame ales and lagers are brewed. The short journey from brewery to glass means the beer here is wonderfully fresh, and so too is our traditional pub food, with locally sourced ingredients all prepared on-site. 

You can dine in our lovely restaurant, in the bar, or out in our pretty beer garden, where a covered patio provides alfresco opportunities whatever the weather.

Safe for children, and dog-friendly too, the garden is a lovely spot to soak up some summer sun. And you can even have a game of bat and trap - an essential part of any authentic Kentish pub experience!

Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham
  • Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

    Dining at the Alma

    The Alma is the home of the original sizzling chicken and sizzling beef using a time honoured secret recipe created by Jill and Mervyn Carter, the first landlord and landlady to serve food at the Alma and handed down to subsequent encumbents of the Alma to the present time.  Much loved and still a firm favourite at the Alma

  • Alma, Painters Forstal, Faversham

    Entertainment

    The Alma is the hub of the community in Painter's Forstal. Join us for the many events held throughout the year, including live music, gourmet evenings and psychic nights.