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Christmas at The Plough…
oh come ye

Opening Hours

Christmas Eve 2023
Open from midday till 5.30pm
Lunch service from 12 – 2.30pm

Christmas Day 2023
Open from 12 for drinks
See Christmas Day Lunch above

Boxing Day 2023

Normality returns from Tuesday 27th to Saturday 30th 

New Years Eve 2023
Open from midday till 9pm
Pre booking required for dinner reservations

Closed New Years Day 2024


Festive Fun

Are you looking for somewhere in the heart of Kent to meet with those nearest and dearest to you?  Then look no further than The Plough Inn.

Visit us and celebrate over the Christmas period, whether it’s a meal or staying sumptuous stay away – book early to avoid disappointment.

We’re ideally situated to visit the local festive markets and events:

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, 10am to 4pm Whitstable Castle

If you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit while also surrounded by some stunning history, then this is the Christmas market for you. These two days will be packed with festive goodness, from Santa’s grotto to the range of stalls selling a whole variety of holly jolly gifts and trinkets.

The Orangery Tearooms will be serving light lunches, minced pies and mulled wine. There will also be live music to enjoy and plenty of opportunities to nab some truly unique decorations to make Christmas in your home feel just right.

Our magical Santa’s Grotto will be open from 10am onwards (booking is essential)

Friday 10th November to Wednesday 27th December, 10am to 6pm Canterbury

Canterbury’s annual traditional Christmas Market, entertainment and sparkling lights

Canterbury IS Christmas, and the festivities are set to return in 2023 from 10th November.

Expect the stunning Christmas market in the medieval city, with wooden huts dotted throughout the city centre and beautiful festive lights twinkling in the historic cobbled streets and around the cathedral.

The annual light switch and Christmas Market launch is scheduled for Friday 10th November.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 10am – 6pm – Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival

Step back in time and start the festive season in Dickensian style.

Step back in time and start the festive season in Dickensian style at the popular Rochester Dickensian Christmas festival taking place on Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 December.

Each year, the first weekend of December brings Victorian festivities to Rochester in the form of a Dickensian Christmas, where you can experience street entertainment, readings, song and dance.

You’ll be captivated by Dickens’ characters as you explore the literary journey that was the great writer’s life.

A full programme of colourful and lively events will be published nearer the time.

Festival Parades:

11am – Seven Poor Travellers’ Procession

Led from outside the Victoria & Bull Hotel, the procession will move along the high street and conclude outside the Six Poor Travellers’ House, where a short speech will be made.

12Noon – Main Parade

Led by the Mayor of Medway, the parade of costume characters and performers will start in the high street by Almon Place. It will move along the high street, turn left at Northgate into Boley Hill and finishing on the Boley Hill Stage.

4.45pm – Candlelit Parade

Led by the Mayor of Medway, the parade will start in the high street by Almon Place. It will move along the high street and turn left into Boley Hill to join the carol service on the open air stage.

Every Friday to Sunday from 17th November to 24th December, 11am to 6pm Folkestone

Folkestone Harbour’s Christmassy Oasis of independent market stalls, festive films, snow blizzards, live music, carol services and delicious food & drink is set to return.

We’re building on the success of the past two years and bringing in much more. More decorations, more free films, more entertainment, longer opening hours and even an opportunity to meet the big man. Plus, with more indoor dining options available than ever before, there really nowhere else you’ll need to go to get that Festive feeling in the build up to the big day.

Folkestone Harbour is a popular tourist attraction on the South East coast. Well known as THE place to be in high summer, our unique offer of quality food, drink, entertainment and experiences is that our visitors trust us to deliver is condensed and refined in the winter months as we open our Festive Marketplace.

Adjoining the Market is The Goods Yard; an 800+ capacity street food venue, anchored by an outdoor cinema screen. During the Festive period this space becomes a hub of activity with live music, large coral performances, and even free-to-enjoy Christmas classics on the big screen. There will be some sort of event, activity or screening on every day of the Festive Market.

The Festive Market itself is comprised of 35 bespoke built huts each measuring 3m x 3m. Their design is a nod to traditional fisherman style huts. The huts come together around a large 10-meter-tall tree.

Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th Nov, Friday – Sunday 1st – 3rd Dec, Friday – Sunday 8th – 10th Dec from 10:00am – 6:00pm – Rochester Castle

Attracting over 250,000 visitors a year from all over the country, Rochester Christmas Market is a bustling festive event located in the picturesque and historic Rochester Castle Gardens.

Now in its 14th year, Rochester Christmas Market is a well established, authentic Christmas experience has a large loyal customer base who come for the atmosphere, entertainment and Christmas shopping experience.

Our Christmas market is a free entry event and includes:

– over 100 stalls

– a children’s funfair

– a Bavarian food village

– live music performances

– a children’s Christmas village


Make a night of it and stay in one of our beautifully appointed suites boasting views to the Kent coast, each suite has its own Christmas tree so you’ll feel as festive in your room as you will do in the pub.

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Richard & Marianne Baker
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