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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
About
The Plough is a cosy country pub, just outside Rye, with a beer garden offering picturesque views of the Brede valley. Our food offer is pub classics made incredibly, as well as ingredient led creative cooking. We primarily use British produce and work with local suppliers to ensure we always source the very best ingredients we can get our hands on. Inside we have a warm atmosphere with log fires and friendly service.
PRICE RANGE
£10 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THis place doesn't need another five star rating,but I can't resist.Despite the interesting menu we plumped for fish n chips for lunch as we had a major dinner planned.Possibly the best f and c I have experienced.The freshest,succulent hake under the crispest batter, fresh pea..."mush" and grease free chips.Lovely service in a pared back,stylish dinng room.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Brilliant food and lovely service, would highly recommend. You leave feeling really good and very well fed. Highly recommend. Lovely sunday roasts too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

A beautiful roast dinner, tasty, hot and plenty of it. Good selection of vegetables. Desserts were good too. Impressive.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

We went to the Plough last night for dinner .The food here is amazing , healthy modern and delicious .We had a selection of started to share and I had the lamb pie for main course .Sadly no room for pudding .The pub itself is...warm and welcoming and the staff very friendly .We will be back .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

The menu was varied with pub classics and some fine options. The food was very high quality and extremely well prepared. We were offered good gluten-free options. The bar us well sticked with good beers and we had a very nice family lunch. Thankyou to...the staff in the Plough!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

We where a party of 10 wine and sevice great the food was just awfull to say the least over cooked and very bland ,its such a shame as its so close to our home how can they get it so wrong . Its not...difficult to produce good simple food , don't try to be to clever just serve tradition English food we all want , Great pub just needs some good management .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

My wife and I have had dinner in this pub many times before and enjoyed it but last night was very disappointing. The food was very average but what spoilt it was the temperature in the restaurant was miserable. We both kept our coats on...throughout the meal, which isn't much fun. Apparently, there was a problem with the radiators but there were very few customers so maybe the owners decided it wasn't worth warming the place up. I would rather have stayed home with our wood-burner. Never mind.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

We recently called in for lunch and were not disappointed with either the service or the food. Both entrees and mains were tasty and generous, the lamb pie in particular. Don’t miss this little gem!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

What a lovely place, beautiful surroundings, fantastic food, with locally sourced ingredients, which in my opinion adds to the quality. The staff were friendly and looked after us incredibly well. We met Jane and Alannah they were amazing! We stayed overnight, were given a DIY...breakfast, which was delicious and had an evening meal next to the fire, everything throughout was fab. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

This was an unplanned visit, just dropped in for lunch because we spotted it on our way back from Camber Sands with our four dogs. Good thing: the charming staff made our hounds very welcome with lots of water. Best thing: the food was sensational,...all four of us (I mean humans) were agreed. Only slight criticism: the muzak. A place this good needs nothing but the sound of happy diners.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Absolutely brilliant - relaxed rural atmosphere, the menu is superb the chef clearly knows what they are doing with a lot of seasonal and local offerings. The array of nibbles ( try the anchovies they are top notch) before you even get to the starters...- the ham and ashmore ( a local cheese known to local cheesehounds like us) croquettes are fabulous. The Romney marsh Lamb pie is quite simply the best tasting pie you will have ever had, and id eat the crispy cavolo nero everyday for the rest of my life it i could. The dessert and cheese of is beyond delicious, try the dark choc, hazelnut and blackberry one its divine. The staff are wonderful, friendly, relaxed, and help to ensure you have a very nice time. This place can match any restaurant in the area and the menu doesn't cost the earth. I could not recommend this highly enough, and everybody at our table agreed i should write this review because it was so well deserved.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Staff were friendly, prompt and efficient. 2 of us had the roast beef, 1 had the lamb. The ingredients were local and top quality. They were perfectly cooked, and the accompanying veg were excellent, with just a little twist to make them interesting. We will...be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

As a restauranteur and bar owner I’m happy to write this review. Alana and Jesse are the kindest and professional staff members with an excellent bartender. They couldn’t be more helpful ! The food was perfectly cooked as were their deserts and they take reservations...( we were a party of 8 and a baby) Their Burgers !!!! ( being from the USA ) were the best our family have EVER HAD !!!! We took our visiting friends there too and EVERYTHING was perfect . A huge shout out to their Chef and kitchen staff , wow !!!! We’ll be back for sure ….. Thank you for making our trip that extra special. Until next time …. Much love and Thank you again .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Went for evening meal and the service and food was second to none. They aren'y lying when they say their beef burger as a reputation. Hand-made patty. Wonderful. Excellent value and high quality produce.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Reasonably priced and slick operation running so food served hot without any lengthy waiting. Really tasty food- we all had a Roast Beef Sunday lunch. Roast potatoes perfect as was everything else in our plate. All home cooked and prepared. Highly...recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Parking your bike shouldn’t be a problem it has a very nice car park at the side if you sit down one end near the window you can see the car park . Staff very friendly .
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Very dog friendly I think I counted 5 well behaved dogs when I was there.
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Yer very dog friendly & the garden is lovely for them
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The Plough is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5