Pub of the week: The Plough & Harrow, Deal

Posted: 22 July 2014

Blog category: Pub of the Week

The Plough & Harrow is a family run country pub in the old Kent mining village of Tilmanstone, near Deal.  Set in beautiful Kent countryside, the pub has a large bar area, as well as an air conditioned restaurant overlooking the extensive garden, making it the perfect stop off for a refreshing drink or bite to eat this summer.

With a variety of seating, covered areas and lawn, and even a bouncy castle through the summer months, the pub’s garden has something to offer everyone, whether you are stopping off after a ramble, bringing the family for lunch, or a couple looking to spend a relaxing Sunday in the sun.  You can also say hello to Marlene – the pub’s own, very friendly, Micro Pot Bellied Black Pig!

The Plough prides itself on their freshly prepared food, home cooked to order.  They are also passionate about the provenance of the ingredients, with meats from local farms, fish fresh from the boats in Folkestone, and fruit and veg from local producers.  Whatever you are hungry for, the varied, seasonally inspired menus offer something for every appetite, and food can be ordered in the bar, restaurant or garden depending on your preference.  While you are waiting, you can enjoy a pint of Shepherd Neame cask ale, glass of wine, or soft drink.

The pub is easily accessed from the A256, off the A2, making it the ideal escape from the crowds after a visit to Dover, which is around 15 minutes away.  Canterbury and Sandwich are also within easy reach.  Children are welcome, as are walkers and riders, and their accompanying dogs and horses!  The pub also participates in a motorhome stopover scheme.

With a busy social calendar, there is often something going on, with everything from regular live music events to potato growing competitions!  There is a fun quiz every last Thursday of the month, and a book club on the 1st Wednesday – all are welcome.

Upcoming events include live music from The Ratzkins on Saturday, August 9th, and a Charity Family Fun Day in aid of Cystic Fybrosis on 6th September, which promises to be a fun packed day with a variety of stalls activities for everyone – for more details follow the pub on Facebook of check their website

To find out more, or make a booking, call the team on 01304 617582.