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.

Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


Xmas Menu Now Available 

Our December Xmas Menu is now available and will run from 1-23 December for both lunch and dinner.  Please see our dining page for the full menu.  We are able to cater to parties of more than six with the appropriate social distancing between the tables in your party and all other covid-19 regulations in place.

Given the current situation, some of us don't feel comfortable coming out to eat, so we are also offering our menu as a takeaway for you to enjoy at home with your family and/or friends.   This will be for the Main Course and Dessert and will include festive crackers and napkins.  Takeaway for Xmas Menu will be available for all sessions.

Our Takeaway Service will still be available Wednesday and Friday 5.00pm - 8.00pm and Sunday, 12.00 o'clock - 4.00pm for our normal menu during December

Takeaway menus are updated weekly on a Monday



Our Eat Out to Help Out scheme has been successful during September and will continue throughout October.  We will be reviewing the scheme on a monthly basis.  The scheme will run on a Tuesday and Wednesday for both lunch and dinner.    We will be offering  2 courses (main and pud) for £10.50 on selected dishes.  This offer gives you up to a £7.50 discount on your food. 

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
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    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


    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.