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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.
Please note that dogs are not allowed in the restaurant area, but your four-legged friends are more than welcome in the bar area and our beautiful beer garden.
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, the garden is a lovely spot to soak up some summer sun or have a game of bat and trap - an authentic Kentish pub experience!
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.
If you’re seeking somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, look no further than The Alma. We can cater for all kinds of private functions, be it a birthday party, anniversary, leaving do or sports club social.
We can offer a sit down meal in our 45-cover restaurant, or provide a buffet of homemade finger food - with menus devised specially to suit your group. Prices start from £14.00 per head and we can cater for up to 100 people with a buffet.
To find out more or to book your event with us, please just give us a call on 01795 533835.