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Come in, tuck in

Feed your inner foodie with our award-winning cuisine, which is made from scratch in our kitchen using fine ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Well, why not take advantage of the local fayre when you live in the bountiful garden of England?

Our chef, Richard, has prepared a menu stuffed with old favourites and creative, contemporary dishes. And because everything is prepared onsite – from baguettes and brioche to burgers and bangers – our food is always fresh and succulent. It’s one reason why we’re AA-accredited with Two Rosettes, named Kent Dining Pub of the Year in both 2020 and 2021 and short listed for Muddy Stilettos Destination Pub for Kent 2022 and 2023.

If you have any special requests or requirements for your party, just let us know in advance. We pride ourselves on our service and will be more than happy to oblige. Bottoms up and bon appetite!

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Sample Menus

Our menus change with the seasons – the price of using fresh, local ingredients – but you’ll get a taste below.

Belly up to our bar

Our cosy bar, complete with dragon tie beams and crackling log fires, is the heart of The Plough. And we keep it pumping all day long with beautiful beers supplied by much-admired local breweries. There’s not a bad apple amongst our ciders either, where you can pick from the very best Kentish producers.

We’re equally brimming with quality wines and spirits. We work closely with Page & Sons in Ramsgate to ensure we have selected vintages from the old world and new to proffer for every palate. Meanwhile, our top-shelf favourites are sure to warm your both your belly and your cockles.

Look out for our 30 gins – rigorously taste-tested by gin-connoisseur Marianne – and 14 rums, which all come with Richard’s personal stamp of approval.

You’ll discover plenty of alcohol-free alternatives as well. So pop in for a quick drink or stay a while in our welcoming, friendly retreat. Our beer garden’s a treat during the balmy summer months, too.

We’re busy at the best of times so please call 01795 890 256 to book a table and avoid disappointment, especially if you’d like to eat.

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Pub Classics

Still being a ‘proper’ pub is really important to us, so we’ve kept our heritage with some hearty traditional pub classic on our menu but more full of flavour than you’ve had before with carefully sourced ingredients made by the same talented kitchen team.

"Fantastic lunchtime meal in welcoming pub with wonderful food"

Our menus change with the seasons - the price of using fresh, local ingredients - but this will give you a taste.

Light bites & Sharingboards

Gordal olives, extra virgin olive oil, lemon & thyme

— £5.30

Homemade organic bread, Ampersand cultured butter or olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar

— £4.50

Local sausages, Kentish cobnut mustard & honey

— £6.00

Smoked mackerel pate, artisan pitta bread

— £6.00

Homemade hummus, artisan pitta bread

— £5.00

Southern fried chicken in a spicy, tangy sauce

— £9.00

Seasonal soup of the day

— £8.50

Crispy whitebait, ndjua butter, organic sour dough

— £9.00

Pork & chorizo Scotch egg, pickled cabbage, burnt apple puree

— £9.50

Baked camembert, focaccia, spicy tomato chutney

— 145g £11.50 or 250g £16.50

Pub Classics

Smoked 12oz gammon steak, pineapple glaze, fried egg & triple cooked chips

— £19.00

Jakes cider battered haddock, tripled cooked chips, peas, tartare sauce

— £19.50

`Proper pie’, chips or mash & seasonal vegetable, please ask for today’s special

— £18.50

The Plough Inn beef burger, streaky bacon, rarebit, sesame seed brioche bun, black garlic mayo, spicy tomato chutney & chips

— £19.00

Local old fashioned sausages made to our own ‘secret’ recipe, leek choucroute, apple balsamic & mash potato

— £17.50

Beetroot ravioli, fete cheese, beetroot & pine nut dressing

— £17.50

Steaks

Our meat is 30 day dry aged, cut and trimmed on the premises to give you the best quality steak.  Served with triple cooked chips, crispy onions

Hereford rump steak 8oz

— £29.00

Hereford Himalayan salt aged ribeye steak 8oz

— £35.00

Green peppercorn or Blue cheese sauce

— £2.50

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team at the time of ordering.

Sunday Lunch

What is more traditional than a good old fashioned roast, but save the faff and leave the cooking & washing up to us. Richards roasts are freshly prepared with the best quality meats and if some of the party aren’t so keen on this delicious piece of British heritage then there are some pub classics to go along side them.

"Absolutely Super - Accompanied by my wife we had Sunday lunch here. We had roast beef which wasn't just good, it was really fantastic."

Our menus change with the seasons - the price of using fresh, local ingredients - but this will give you a taste.

Starters

Seasonal soup

— £8.50

Ham hock & wholegrain mustard terrine, pickles & pea tendrils

— £9.50

Crispy soft shell crab, pumkin panna cotta, spiced yoghurt

— £11.50

Pigeon breast, carrot cake, hazelnuts, gem lettuce

— £9.50

Devilled whitebait, marie rose, wholemeal bread

— £8.75

Baked camembert, foccacia, spiced tomato chutney, pesto (145g/250g)

— £10.50 / £15.25

Mains

28 day aged roast rump of beef, watercress puree, Yorkshire pudding

— £19.50

Roast chicken & local sausage

— £17.50

Roast leg of Kentish lamb

— £20.00

‘Vegetarian roast’ onion farci, blackbean & quinoa

— £15.50

The above are served with seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes, add a yorkie to your lamb or chicken 50p

South coast seabass, new potatoes, wilted spinach

— £20.00

The Plough Inn beef burger, cheese, sesame seed brioche bun, chips

— £17.00

‘Jakes’ cider battered fish, chips & peas homemade tartare sauce

— £16.00

12oz gammon steak, fried egg & triple cooked chips

— £17.00

We are able to offer small portions of the roasts for little people and some of the starters, mains & desserts – please speak to the team for clarification.

Dessert

£8.50

Bramley apple & prune crumble, crème anglaise

White chocolate delice, chocolate orange centre

Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce, date ice cream

Tiramisu, milk foam, chocolate crisp

Choice of 3 scoops of homemade ice creams & sorbets

Date, vanilla or chocolate brownie ice-creams

Fig, passionfruit or strawberry sorbets

No space for dessert? Why not try our Kentish made chocolate truffles, 4 for £4.00

Selection of three British cheeses, crackers & Eccles cake

£11.50

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team at the time of ordering.

Blackboard Specials

Having grown up being told not to play with his food – Richard is in his element with this menu. Both he & Vijay bouncing their creative ideas around is a delight to listen to and even better when they are trying out new dishes – I happily volunteer as a Guinea pig! These are refined dishes, fully worthy of their 2 AA rosettes, perfect marriages of flavours carefully executed to give your palate a flavour journey to heaven and a piece of art on a plate to look at.

"The dinner was skilfully prepared and was outstanding quality. It was also extremely good value for the quality. Service is friendly and relaxed with a well coordinated team. I do not understand why Michelin have not given a red bib. It more than deserves it."

Our menus change with the seasons - the price of using fresh, local ingredients - but this will give you a taste.

Starters

Pearl barley

miso barley, almond milk, crosnes & celery butter

— £9.00

Crispy soft shell crab

spiced crab sauce, fennel salad, calamansi gel

— £13.00

Squab pigeon breast, confit leg

shio koji cured beetroot, pickled beetroot, date & preserved lemon gel

— £18.00

Cornish cured & charred mackerel

pickled shallots, radish, chilli sauce, daikon cream

— £10.00

Mains

Poached Cornish hake

turnip fondant, chicory, orange gel, sea purslane, Dashi broth

— £28.50

Slow cooked beef cheek & tounge

pomme puree, roscoff onion, nasturtium & rus el hanout jus

— £31.00

Sea bream

mussel chowder, baby leeks, avruga caviar, chlorophyll oil

— £27.50

Chestnut flour gnocchi

cauliflower mushroom, spinach, grelot onion, celeriac sauce & black winter truffle

— £18.00

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team at the time of ordering.

Dessert Menu

"The deserts were to die for - Sticky toffee pudding with stem ginger ice cream, and chocolate brownie with passion fruit sorbet."

Our menus change with the seasons - the price of using fresh, local ingredients - but this will give you a taste.

£9.00

Liquorice cheesecake, Golden beetroot terrine, beetroot sorbet

Sticky toffee pudding, malt ice cream, Horlicks meringue

Chocolate bavarois, toffee popcorn, feuilletine, peanut butte ice cream

The Plough Inn 'Rhubarb & custard' Rhubarb, set custard, rhubarb granita, sorrel & candied lemon

Compliment your dessert with a glass of dessert wine from our wine list, but if you really can’t squeeze in dessert why not enjoy a liquor coffee & handmade Kentish chocolates or an Espresso Martini!

Ice Creams & Sorbets

Choice of 3 scoops of homemade ice creams & sorbets

— £6.50

Peanut butter, vanilla or chocolate brownie ice-creams

— £6.50

Rhubarb, passion fruit or raspberry sorbets

— £6.50

British Cheeses & Ports

We have an excellent selection of British cheese please ask to see the blackboard for today’s selection. Compliment your cheese with one of our selection of recommended ports.

Three cheeses with oat crackers & Eccles cake

— £11.50

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team at the time of ordering.

Little Farmers

Inspired by our 9 year old Nathan (AKA the Boss) with the children classics for a ‘treat’ meal out, Nathan has also created an activity sheet to occupy your little one plus we have a lovely swing and slide in the garden for them the burn off any access energy – unless it can be bottled for sale as we’d all like to have a little extra energy!  Our Little Farmers Menu is designed for children up to 10 years old.

"Very child friendly. Great atmosphere."

Our menus change with the seasons - the price of using fresh, local ingredients - but this will give you a taste.

To Cultivate

Crudites

— £2.20

Garlic bread

— £2.20

Little farmers ploughman’s

— £3.75

The Sow

Tagliatelle, tomato & basil sauce, aged Parmesan

— £7.50

Local sausages, buttery broccoli, & mash

— £8.50

4oz beef burger, cheese, tomato ketchup, brioche bun & chips

— £8.50

Battered fish and chips, tartare sauce, peas

— £8.50

Choice of mini roasts, roast potatoes, vegetables & Yorkshire pudding

(Sunday Only)

— £8.50

To Harvest

Selection of ice creams

Vanilla, Chocolate or strawberry

— £1.50 per scoop

Chocolate chip brownie

— £4.50

All allergies & intolerances must be discussed with the team at the time of ordering.