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The Plough Inn

Stalisfield Road, Stalisfield, Faversham ME13 0HY England
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The Plough Inn is a special place with a special past and a special present. This Grade II-listed medieval Wealden Hall house is lovingly preserved in all of its authentic glory, home to a restaurant and bar, and set in a tranquil garden with low-key luxury style accommodation tucked away in a newly-built Kent barn. Set high up on Kent Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a little island of peacefulness where wonderful English things have been preserved and are waiting to be rediscovered. A separate accommodation wing - newly built in Kentish barn style - guarantees peace and quiet. Six unique mezzanine suites enjoy individual entrances giving guests direct access to a private garden and the downs. There’s high standards of comfort, cleanliness and attention to detail and simple but genuine pleasures: comfortable rooms with a choice of pillows, Tassimo coffee machines, high pressure walk-in showers, double-ended baths - and cooked breakfasts delivered to your door. Rooms can be set up for couples or families and dogs are welcome. Enjoy personal service that goes the extra mile to make guests happy. Set in a rare medieval Wealden Hall, this independent inn is owned and run by a chef-patron and professional hotelier who together offer a quintessential English retreat - welcoming, comfortable, peaceful with exceptional food, drinks and service. The Plough has authentic interiors - polished wood, cosy nooks, beams and open fires - and is surrounded by unspoiled English countryside that you can explore from the front door of your suite. Step out onto chalk grassland down paths that meander around the traditional village or take a trip to local vineyards, coastal towns and historic attractions. Exceptional and award-winning food created and cooked on-site by a classically trained Chef-patron with an adventurous streak. There’s homemade bread and brioche, traditional pub fare and a surprising repertoire of special dishes that celebrate seasonal Kentish country and coastal produce with lots of menu choice - including picnics. A traditional bar with low beams and log fires is well-stocked with fine wines from Kent and beyond, local ales and ciders, four hand-pumps with rotating selection of local brews - and a collection of 26 gins and 14 rums courtesy of an ongoing battle of the spirits between the patrons.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast available
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
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John G wrote a review Nov 2023
Fondettes, France128 contributions21 helpful votes
We arrived on a dark rainy night and it was so nice to reach this haven off the beaten track. The pub is very traditional and we were welcomed with a cosy log fire beside our table. The menu is really interesting going from pub food to haute cuisine. I enjoyed a local beer whilst reading the menu and decided on the miso cod fillet -it was absolutely delicious . Then I was intrigued by the liquorice cheesecake which was excellent - it was served with tiny sweetened baby beetroot! Very good friendly service made for a lovely meal. Then we retired to our family room for the night. The room had a mezzanine where our daughter slept. The rooms are in a tastefully converted barn and are very well appointed and spotlessly clean. Very comfortable beds meant a good night's sleep. We had chosen our breakfast the evening before and it was delivered to our room in a little picnic basket. Good pastries , ham, cheese and coffee. Would definitely stay here again. £279 for three people dinner, drinks ,bed &breakfast
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: The road leading to the pub is narrow with hedges either side , so can be a bit spooky at night.
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Responded 6 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marianne & Richard
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amanda g wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had a wonderful 2-night stay here as part of a walking weekend. We were really impressed. The rooms are extremely comfortable and a great deal of care and attention to detail has gone into making them so special. Spotlessly clean, with lots of space and a lovely outlook onto the Kent countryside. Breakfast was delicious, and dinner too very good, though not cheap. And our 2 dogs were made very welcome too. Highly recommended, thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Of course your dogs were made welcome, hope they didn't have too many dog biscuits! We are also pleased you enjoyed your stay with us too and hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Marianne & Richard
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Raffers2000 wrote a review Feb 2023
East Bergholt, United Kingdom51 contributions31 helpful votes
My son and I stayed here for one night in February. The rooms are located in a converted barn just behind the pub. The bedroom (which they arranged as a twin for us) is downstairs along with a bathroom (walk-in shower and bath and excellent towels), and upstairs is a small lounge with sofa, TV and a table/chairs (there is also a TV downstairs). In the morning they bring you a breakfast hamper and set it out on the upstairs table (my son said it was the best egg roll he had ever had). The room was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition and the furnishings were all of a high quality. It felt very luxurious and also very peaceful - there is no noise at night at all. We ate at the pub in the evening - excellent food and really lovely service by the lady behind the bar. Good beers on tap and the old interior of the pub means the bar and dining area have a great atmosphere. The pub is located quite centrally in Kent with easy access to nearly the whole county. Highly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Hannah D wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had a great stay here. The suite is stunning, very peaceful and incredibly clean. They are very accommodating for dogs. We had a lovely meal in the pub, great quality burger. Breakfast in the suite is a lovely touch, and the staff are all so friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debra COWLAND (Read) wrote a review Jan 2023
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Although I did a 3 rating, which I felt fair. I received a call to express concern with the bad experience. I was told we should have got more than one piece of lamb, should not have been charged for the extra gravy and sincere apologies. I was very impressed and feel I would like to treat my disappointing visit as a blip and would go again
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Christopher T wrote a review Oct 2022
norwich12 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent two nights at this delightful pub/restaurant in the lovely Kent countryside. The experience was wonderful with the food exceeding expectations, great local ales and welcoming staff. The accommodation was well presented and very comfortable. Our 2 year old Labrador fell in love with Baxter and we were all sad to leave.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The restaurant/pub is closed on Monday with a restricted menu on Tuesday.
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Boo-Leigh wrote a review Jul 2022
Essex272 contributions92 helpful votes
We booked a one night stay at the Plough while visiting Kent and loved everything about it. Yes, there are some winding lanes to get there but it is definitely worth the trip. The pub is definitely steeped in tradition and the food is fabulous. There is a traditional style menu and a generous choice on the specials board which we dined from. Our food was delicious and imaginitive and service by Ruby and Josie made our evening perfect. The split level rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed. Breakfast is ordered the previous night and delivered at your chosen time in the morning (by the lovely Marianne) and taken at the table in the upstairs sitting room. A thoroughly enjoyable stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hev Wev wrote a review Jun 2022
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Back for our third visit and we can’t rate The Plough Inn enough. A lovely warm welcome as always and the facilities are amazing! The room was heaven sent and I loved the added bonus of the bath robes this time around. Our son has allergies to wheat and nuts so it is always a worry when we eat out/stay at a hotel. Again we were able to put our trust in Richard and Marianne as Harry could enjoy his dinner without stress. The breakfast was excellent too! Our son also loved the new play park area which is a new addition. Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Fizzy L wrote a review Mar 2022
Skipton, United Kingdom44 contributions19 helpful votes
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Two miles off the main road, the winding country lanes lead you to this true hidden gem in Stalisfield - and I highly recommend going that extra mile to find it. Warm welcome, excellent food and a really comfortable bed! The location is quintessentially English - village lifestyle, rural, peaceful and perched on a hill. The views across the Kentish Downs stretch to the coast on a clear day. Perfect base to explore Leeds Castle, local gardens, go hiking and have a day at the coast. The food is outstanding. Chef-owner Richard and his head chef Matt have created a mouth-watering menu that deserves at least two nights to explore and decide. Plenty of dining choices and two open fires in winter. The ensuite rooms are in a separate building, which adds to the privacy, spacious and appointed with hand-crafted joinery throughout. The extra lounge space that comes with each room was great for relaxing in and working from. The Plough Inn's remote location and absence of light pollution makes it a star-gazers dream spot. The row of gins in the bar is enviable...will definitely be back to work our way through the selection, and owner Marianne has a recommendation for everyone. Go the extra mie - the hosts certainly do - and you wont regret it!
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Andythechef wrote a review Dec 2021
Bearsted, United Kingdom266 contributions109 helpful votes
Lovely country pub nice food good service We went with friends for Sunday lunch every helpful staff wanting to good service Food was of good quality hot and well presented (Brussels needed more cooking) would really recommend and will return again
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your meal with us, hope to see you again soon
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Plough Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Plough Inn?
Nearby attractions include Joe's Bows (4.7 miles), Belmont House and Gardens (3.0 miles), and Doddington Place Gardens (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Plough Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Plough Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Plough Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Plough Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Plough Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ringlestone Inn, The Red Lion at Badlesmere, and The Plough Inn.
Is The Plough Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the centre of Stalisfield.
Are pets allowed at The Plough Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Plough Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Belmont House and Gardens (3.0 miles), Provender House (5.0 miles), and Ballaqueeney Cross (4.8 miles).