Bowleys at The Plough Inn

Taylors Ln, Trottiscliffe ME19 5DR
$$$ Finnish

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Taylors Ln, Trottiscliffe ME19 5DR
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | Desserts | English | Steak | Vegan |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01732822233
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Tasting Menu, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Brunch 10:30 - 12:30
Lunch - Restaurant 10:30 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 10:30 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 20:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.76 out of 5 stars based on 476 votes

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Jan 21, 2022
Margaret I.
Perfect in every way

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Jan 17, 2022
Anna G.
Loved the venue Food was superb Staff and service could not be faulted On the -2 go again- list

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Jan 12, 2022
Charlotte M.
Stunning lunch !! Highly recommend we lived every minute

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Dec 31, 2021
Susan M.
A fabulous eating experience. We normally have to travel much further for quality like this. This could mean we end up eating out much too often though!

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Dec 22, 2021
james e.
Great food, served well at a good cost.

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Dec 20, 2021
Sam L.
Fantastic food and service. We shall definitely be going again

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Dec 18, 2021
Suzanne J.
Newly entered into the Michelin guide this little fine dining establishment in Trosley is a treasured find! I am sure they will gain a Michelin star in the near future as their food is of the highest standard, beautifully presented and mouth watering. The staff are all fantastic and the ambiance is outstanding with the establishment still having a bar as well as a restaurant - we have visited several times now and will be back without doubt !

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Dec 16, 2021
Jacqueline R.
We enjoyed a memorable family lunch in celebration of my father’s 90th Birthday. Tony was his usual delightful self, the food, ambience and service all superb. Thank you.

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Dec 05, 2021
Robert D.
Very professional. The restaurant met all my expectations - should be in the West end where it would make a fortune!

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Dec 04, 2021
Claire L.
Can’t wait to come back!

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Dec 01, 2021
Malcolm A.
Just Perfect very relaxing atmosphere,The food anything but relaxing for the chefs the food detail in presentation and flavour was wonderful,as good as any London restaurant with those star things!!!! Great night great team Thank you Malcolm Auge

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Nov 28, 2021
Susan R.
Went out with 4 friends, first time they had eaten at the plough they were very impressed with the menu service and the surprise birthday treat x thank you great evening

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Nov 28, 2021
Tina R.
Very first visit, was welcomed by friendy staff we had booked for dinner but arrived early to have a drink first. we were than given the menu to browse which was nice. The food was amazing and very well presented we had a great evening and booked to return soon. thnaks you Tina and Steve :-)

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Nov 22, 2021
Darren F.
Top quality food

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Nov 21, 2021
Linda B.
Fantastic

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Nov 20, 2021
Stephen S.
A memorable meal created by a talented chef and his team. Ate from the a la carte menu and really enjoyed the food served with flair and creativity. Will definitely return to sample more from this wonderful restaurant.

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Nov 15, 2021
Maryse M.
Really superb Sunday lunch to remember! Warm reception, fabulous food in atmospheric setting, perfect service and good value. We had the tasting menu and wanted to try Sunday roast for a special birthday. It was memorable. Well done Bowleys yet again.

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Nov 15, 2021
Sean M.
We loved everything. Exemplary food, superb service, cosy atmosphere, friendly people. We will be back.

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Nov 10, 2021
Charlotte W.
What a wonderful meal! The staff were amazing and so attentive and the food was the best roast I have ever had. All in all a fantastic meal. Will definitely be returning!

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Nov 10, 2021
David K.
Finally a restaurant in this area that doesn’t only aspire to be as good as the top London restaurants but actually achieves it. We had lunch there and found both the food and service to be great quality and reasonably priced. We will definitely go again and look forward to trying the tasting menu.

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Nov 05, 2021
Geraldine M.
Excellent experience. Highly recommended

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Nov 03, 2021
lisa w.
Lovely Sunday lunch. Beautifully presented and cooked with love. Perfect portion size, often Sunday lunch can be too much. Service was attentive and also great value, definitely be returning.

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Oct 30, 2021
Helen M.
We had a wonderful lunch at Bowley's. We visited for Saturday lunchtime and ordered the set menu. The food was exceptional and was amazing value.

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Oct 28, 2021
Victoria P.
Another fantastic meal at Bowleys at The Plough. We had the game tasting menu matched with wine and it did not disappoint.

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Oct 28, 2021
Johnson /.
Very good with a charming and helpful young waitress. Lovely experience.

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Oct 25, 2021
Nina A.
We had such a great Sunday lunch. The food was fantastic. The wine list is great. The service was excellent, too. We will definitely be back!

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Oct 22, 2021
Louise P.
Absolutely fantastic lunch here. Food here and in particular the vegan options, were incredible. Wish more restaurants put as much thought into their vegan offerings as you do. All staff were friendly and attentive. Will definitely be returning

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Oct 22, 2021
Kate B.
It was a quiet Wednesday evening which meant we virtually had our very own maitre de ! The tastes of the food were out of this world. It wasn’t until the end that we were told that the main chef was off for the night ….you would never had known. It’s not a cheap place but I still think it is value for money . I would highly recommend it

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Oct 15, 2021
Lisa B.
This was our 3rd visit and as expected we were not disappointed. We can not fault anything. The food is delicious and we are always looked after so well.

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Oct 14, 2021
Julia G.
Wonderful!

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Oct 08, 2021
Brenda W.
Great experience. Todd fabulous and good service.

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Oct 05, 2021
Neil C.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The setting was lovely, service was attentive, without being too much. Good amount of choice on the menu and some fantastic flavours, and new things to try. Would definitely go back again.

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Sep 20, 2021
Laurence L.
Excellent lunch! Great surroundings, fabulous food and attentive staff Highly recommended

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Sep 18, 2021
ANN G.
The food was excellent-the only reason I didnt give it 10 was that the menu doesnt seem to change much. The service was just right-not rushing you but there when you were ready for the next course. The ambiance was lovely and friendly. I shall be looking at the Christmas menu !

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Sep 16, 2021
Philippa F.
Delicious tasting menu with really unusual and interesting wine pairings

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Sep 10, 2021
Claire B.
It was our second time here and the food was great, as it was the first time. I have two comments, the jus was too thin and the ice cream was too salty. I hope the feedback helps. ☺️

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Sep 01, 2021
Colin B.
Lovely evening thank you.

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Sep 01, 2021
Andy & Sue C.
Simply superb as always!!

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Aug 22, 2021
Suzanne H.
First visit to Bowley's and it didn't disappoint. Super food and great service. If I had one small criticism it would be that the duck breast skin should have been pan fried to crisp it up a bit, but it was delicious. Will definitely visit again.

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Aug 22, 2021
Liam B.
Great wine, great food & great service. Will definitely be revisiting

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Aug 19, 2021
Nina S.
Loved our night out amazing food and service a true gem in an superb village location

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Aug 18, 2021
Priya C.
What a gem in this part of Kent! Lovely staff and great locally sourced food. Not pretentious, and also allows dogs in the bar and terrace. Highly recommend!

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Aug 14, 2021
sharon c.
As always great staff, service and food, such a welcoming place. Can’t wait to go again!

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Aug 14, 2021
Lesley T.
Fabulous evening. Excellent food and efficient but friendly and relaxed service. We will be returning very soon.

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Aug 13, 2021
Louise S.
Exceptionally well prepared, well presented and delicious food in a cosy dining room. The staff and service were exemplary.

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Aug 12, 2021
michael u.
Excellent meal and very friendly efficient staff

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Jul 31, 2021
Paul S.
Food and service was exceptional. Great to find a proper restaurant and so local to where we live.

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Apr 29, 2021
Angela K.
The booking was cancelled due to restaurant being closed!

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Dec 28, 2021
Lorna C.
I think some side dishes which are an extra cost should be added to the main meal.

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 26, 2021
Evelyn C.
Fabulous food giant main course! Sommelier/waiter could be a little warmer. Some confusion over menu. Food is exceptional