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The Plough Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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100 St. Johns Road, Swalecliffe CR5 2RN, England
+44 1227 792428
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We go here quite often as it offers a quaint playground for the kids and really tasty food. Get past the first impressions of the bar area and it's a fantastic family pub/restaurant!

Thank Lucy A
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Genuinely nice place that mingles locals and visitors alike, received a very friendly "bonjour" as soon as I arrived prior to check in at Seaview, popped in - well stayed a while - on each day of my trip, cannot recommend highly enough, staff are absolute diamonds that do a great job in making all feel welcome. See you soon... More 

3 Thank iac111213
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to meet up with some far flung cousins who were visiting this area, we booked an evening meal here at the Plough. On arrival it looked like a real pub, but when we sat at our table in the restaurant behind, we were pleasantly surprised. It was spacious and the tables well spaced.The waitress was pleasant, efficient... More 

3 Thank Chris W
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We booked as they get very busy for Sunday lunch, arriving at 2.30pm. The seating area inside and out is reasonable, with good play facilities for young children. We all had the carvery. The turkey was a fresh crown, so very tender. The other meat had been heated/rested too long, and was a bit overdone. The veg were reasonable. The... More 

Thank Jack M
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were starving & too tired to cook after a late night the night before, stopped by the Plough and what a bargain, 2 courses for less than £7 each! The garlic mushrooms were so tasty, the fish & chips were gorgeous & we left totally stuffed, no room for dessert!!!! Friendly staff, lovely bright & sunny restaurant, plenty of... More 

1 Thank Tracy F
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Just moved into the area and came here early one Saturday evening with a couple of friends for drinks. Very friendly staff, nice and cosy in the bar and what looks like a nice restaurant and menu. They also say they are dog friendly so will make this our new local even though we don't go out that often! Next... More 

1 Thank Shandy501
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a sharpener before dinner and decided to stay. Although we didn't fancy everything on the menu. What we did order was great. Prices were reasonable - £5 or less for a starter and an average of £8 for a main. Service was excellent. A word of warning. The portion sizes are huge!

1 Thank James G
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Had a Sunday carvery here and was great . Very helpful and friendly service. Staff are tops . Food very good and price reasonable. Book early as it gets well busy

1 Thank Andrew R
Paralimni, Cyprus
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Excellent friendly service from all the staff. Great local pub atmosphere. The twice cooked pork belly is the best I have had. Prices are reasonable. Also a good secure play area for kids.

1 Thank Mickandy33
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

A pleasant welcome for two chaps wanting a lunchtime pie and a pint of real ale. In, out and well catered for in 45 minutes or so including a quick game of pool. The Plough is quite a big pub but was quiet today. I've been before and know it can get busy with big bookings and I also know... More 

1 Thank whoamiwhereami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 St. Johns Road, Swalecliffe CR5 2RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Swalecliffe
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 792428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?