Bowleys at The Plough

“Community owned pub offering carefully crafted classics” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TROTTISCLIFFE, KENT

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

The Plough is a charming sage green village pub with a modern dining venue called Bowleys. Inside, it’s bright and stylish, with low grey painted beams, bare wood tables, turquoise fabric seats, and old photos and other pictures on the walls. The bar side has a similar feel but more casual. Friendly, chatty and well informed service.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Bowleys at The Plough
Taylors Lane,TROTTISCLIFFE,KENT,ME19 5DR
Phone : 01732 822233

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 26
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, 3–10 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 12
  • Wines by the glass: 13
  • Cuisine style: Modern English
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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