BMW i3 on its way to The Fordwich Arms BMW i3 on its way to The Fordwich Arms

THE FORDWICH ARMS.

The Fordwich Arms is a multi-award winning restaurant, inside a refurbished pub in Kent.

The charming interior includes a lovely 1930's bar and oak panelled dining room with three open fires. Additionally, in the summer months the riverside location gives rise to a beautiful dining terrace and garden with views over the river Stour.

Chef Patron Daniel Smith was awarded Observer's Young Chef of the Year 2016 and has worked in some of the country’s top restaurants including Jason Atherton’s restaurant group – before settling at The Clove Club for 5 years, where he was an integral part of the team.

Example of the food and chef preparation at The Fordwich Arms Example of the food and chef preparation at The Fordwich Arms

The Fordwich Arms serves a seasonal menu that focuses on provenance, showcasing the best of local Kentish ingredients, sourced directly from local farms and producers. The food is both delicious and stunning in terms of presentation. Each dish is delivered in a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming style.

At around 70 miles from London, you can comfortably get to The Fordwich Arms on a single charge in the all-electric BMW i3. They also have a convenient charging bay on-site for guests with electric vehicles.

Our meal started with a beautiful selection of snacks, including oysters and caviar plus freshly baked bread and local butter. This was followed by a delicate raw scallop dish served with apple and smoked butter.

Next up was a roasted lobster with turnips and blood orange, which lifted the dish with intense citrus notes. Our first main course was a masterclass in suckling pig. Crispy, succulent and served with silky smooth carrot purée, pickled apple and lardo. The final main course was roasted venison with salt baked beetroot and earthy morel mushrooms.

Desserts included a wonderful seasonal tart made with poached pink rhubarb, rhubarb parfait & honey cream. Last but not least, was the signature Fordwich Arms’ ‘Snickers’ with caramelised chocolate mousse, candied peanuts & snickers ice cream.

If you are in the area, the team also own a sister property and restaurant called The Bridge Arms - serving food cooked over charcoal, produced from a local Kentish woodland - as well as wonderful Sunday roasts.

Dining area at The Fordwich Arms

“At around 70 miles from London, you can comfortably get to The Fordwich Arms on a single charge in the all-electric BMW i3.”

We The Food Snobs.

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THE BMW i3.

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the BMW i3 range: Mpg (l/100km) not applicable. CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. Electric energy consumption (combined) 3.8 - 4.1 miles/kWh. Electric range 173.4 -190.8 miles. These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The BMW i3 and i3s 120Ah is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. These figures were achieved using the WLTP test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2, electric energy consumption and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.