Food

The Plough Inn’s menu is full of all those favourite treats, offering a balance of traditional dishes and those with a special twist. We believe in sourcing our ingredients as locally as possible and always of a high quality. Our main menus change seasonally, our blackboard of specials changes from day to day and our Sunday lunch menu encompasses some of your favourite roasts each week. With all dishes being cooked to order we can cater for all dietary requirements, just let us know.

We can also offer tailor made menus for larger parties and special occasions; we always aim to be as flexible as possible.

Please find our menus below to download, menus are subject to change

Sample menu
Sample dessert menu
Childrens menu
Sunday lunch – sample menu

 

Pre-meal tipples

Jake’s Orchard Apple or Strawberry & blackcurrant cider (but like wine) £4.10

Jakes Orchard sparkling Nettle or Strawberry & blackcurrant cider (but like prosecco) £4.95

Glass of prosecco £4.95

Classic kir royale or Raspberry or Strawberry £6.50 Mini bottle of sparkling rose wine £6.50

Starters

Crispy halloumi
Confit tomato, toasted pearl barley, salsa verde £7.00

Lightly spiced crab cakes
Cucumber relish, brown crab mayo & watercress £8.50

Partridge escabeche
Pickled red cabbage,mushrooms & chargrilled soda bread £7.50

Mains

Slow cooked pork belly & black pudding
Salt baked sandy carrots, spring greens & chorizo £15.95

Seared scallops & prawns
Mash potato, purple sproutingbroccoli, crab sauce& hazelnut crumb £16.90

Seared duck breast
Dauphinoise potato, cavolo nero,granola & clementinesauce £16.95

Italian white onion & pied blue mushroom risotto
Caramelised roscoff onions & wilted baby spinach £12.50

Sides £2.50 each

Seasonal new potatoes, Triple cooked chips, Mash potato, Mange tout, Purple sprouting broccoli, Sandy carrots, Spring greens in garlic butter

Pub Classics

The Plough Inn beef burger, smoked apple wood, spiced tomato chutney, chips & mustard mayo £13.50

Local beer battered fish & chips, mushy pea mayo, tartare sauce £11.75

28 day 8oz dry aged rib eye or 10oz rump steak, confit cherry tomato, mushroom & triple cooked chips £18.95

Classic Ploughman’s £8.95 (lunch only)

Pickles, chutney & bread with a choice of two British classic from below
Kentish Blue
Colston Basset
Ancient Ashmore
Westcombe cheddar
Or add something for the chilly months – sausages or ‘cuppa’ soup

Long open white or granary rolls £6.50 (lunch only)

Served with chips and a choice of filling
BLT, sweet cured bacon, plum vine tomatoes, lettuce & mayo Oak smoked salmon, cucumber & creme fraiche, Rare roast beef, horseradish & English watercress, Westcombe cheddar, spiced tomato relish

A bowl of local sausages & dips £4.95 (lunch only)

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team.

Starters £6.50

Spring pea soup, chorizo oil

Spiced falafel, asparagus, red pepper piperade, rocket pesto

Potted Norfolk brown shrimps & smoked salmon, spiced butter, sweet potato salsa

Confit chicken, wild garlic & mushroom terrine, red onion marmalade, soda bread

Grey mullet, brown crab mayo, cucumber relish

Mains £13.00

28 day dry aged roast beef, Yorkshire pudding
Roast Orchard pork, apple vanilla sauce
Roast chicken & local sausages
All the above are served with seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes

Pan fried cod, violet potatoes, monks beard & white wine veloute

The Plough Inn beef burger, smoked applewood cheese & chips

‘Proper’ gammon steak, pineapple relish, garden peas & chips

Beer battered fish & chips, tartar sauce

Chaucer cheese & wild garlic arancini, caramelised trevise, walnut & blue cheese sauce

Desserts £6.00

Bramley apple & almond crumble, custard

Rum cheesecake, compressed pineapple, coconut sorbet

Chocolate burnt cream, white chocolate cookie

Caramelised banana bread & butter pudding, baileys chocolate ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, vanilla ice-cream Choice of 3 scoops of home made ice creams & sorbets

Vanilla, caramel, rhubarb ripple or chocolate brownie ice-creams

Chestnut, fig, mango or passion fruit sor bets

Selection of 3 British cheeses & oatcakes £7.95

Teas & Coffees 

Coffee – £2.50
Espresso – £2.10
Latte – £2.85
Cappuccino – £2.85
Floater coffee – £3.10
Irish coffee – £5.20
Pluckley Tea – £1.80
Fruit/Herbal Tea – £1.80
Hot Chocolate – £2.85

Allergies or intolerances must be discussed with the team at time of ordering. All  prices are including VAT at the current rate.

Starters

Soup of the day

Garlic bread

Atlantic prawn cocktail

Mains

Pork sausages

Gammon steak or 40z rump steak

The Plough Inns beef burger

Fish bites

Homemade chicken nuggets

Chips, new potatoes, mash, peas, broccoli or salad

Desserts

Seasonal eton mess

Little Bramley apple crumble & custard

A scoop of ice cream (see main menu for flavours)

2 courses £6.50, 3 courses £8.00

This menu is designed for under 8’s including a glass of squash

Dishes are made in our own kitchen using fresh ingredients.

Should anybody want something from the main menu or something cooked differently we will do our best to provide for you.

Drinks

Milk, Orange, Blackcurrant or Lime squash 75p

Orange or Blackcurrant & apple fruit shoots 85p

Milkshakes – chocolate, banana or strawberry £1.85

Coke or lemonade float £2.10

Desserts £6.00

Apple & blackberry, shortbread granola crumble, custard

Chocolate cheesecake, orange ice cream, candied orange

Pumpkin & brown sugar burnt cream, ginger parkin

Plum drop scone, roast plums & red wine sorbet

Peach & chestnut brown bread & butter pudding

Choice of 3 scoops of homemade ice creams & sorbets £5.50

Vanilla, brownie, caramel & pecan or mint ice-creams

Cherry, mango, kiwi or coconut & rum

Selection of British cheeses with oat cakes

 Chef’s choice of three cheeses £7.95 or five for £9.95

Rosary – Creamy, fresh goats’ cheese with a natural acidity & a mousse-like texture from Salisbury

Canterbury Cobble – Unpressed, uncooked hard buttery cow’s cheese from Kent

Canterbury Chaucer – Pasteurised camembert from Kent

Kentish blue – Creamy, evenly veined blue cheese from Staplehurst

Ancient Ashmore –15 month mature cheddar, sweet and savoury notes from Kent

Black Bomber –Black waxed extra mature creamy cheddar from Wales

Celtic Promise –  ‘smear ripening’ with cider as opposed wash rind from Wales

 

Allergies or intolerances must be discussed with the team.   All prices include VAT at the current rate.

 

Christmas Day Lunch

Starters

Roast celeriac & thyme soup, garlic mushroom galette

Galantine of chicken, partridge & pigeon, Christmas chutney

Seared scallops, curried parsnip puree, passion fruit & yuzu dressing

Beetroot & feta cheese arancini

Main Course

Traditional roast Snoad farm turkey, chestnut stuffing, chipolata, cranberry sauce

Served with roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips & carrots, cauliflower gratin, Brussels sprouts

Seared dry aged sirloin, beef & shallot hash, forestiere sauce

Pave of wild seabass, butter beans & pancetta, cauliflower puree, red wine jus

Chestnut, cranberry & thyme nut loaf

Desserts

Chocolate torte, cinnamon crème caramel, pecan ice cream, poached clementine

Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard or cream

Selection of British cheese, homemade biscuits, quince paste

 Tea or coffee, mince pies, petits fours

Adults £70.00, Children under 10 £35.00

On Christmas Day the table is yours for the afternoon; we open from 11.30 with last reservations at 14.00.

A non-refundable deposit of £25 per person is required to secure any reservation.  18 days’ notice must be given for reduction of numbers, non-refundable full pre-payment will be taken then.

We recommend that you make your selections by 9th December to avoid disappointment on this special day.

 All gratuities are left to your discretion and are passed to the team.

Festive Party Menu

Starters

Caramelised cauliflower & onion soup, braised oxtail, sage oil

Breaded loin of hake, celeriac remoulade, beetroot ketchup

Home cured duck ham, mulled wine confit duck leg terrine,

pickled mushrooms, orange sherbet dressing

Main Course

Roast Kentish turkey, chipolata sausages, sage stuffing, fondant potato, roast jus

Braised shoulder of Kentish lamb, roast root vegetables, salsa verde

Natural smoked haddock, pearl barley, shellfish & baby leek broth

Roast beetroot & fennel risotto, spiced walnut, chicory & parsnip crisp

Desserts

White chocolate panna cotta, brandy snap, boozy prunes & chestnut       

Clementine, ginger sponge, spiced syrup, candied orange

Traditional Christmas pudding, cream

Tea or filter coffee & mince pies

3 courses £28.00

Only available for parties over 10, price includes crackers.  Lunch bookings receive a 10% discount.  £10 per person deposit required at time of booking, pre orders & full pre-payment required 7 days prior.