Plough & Sail
East End, Paglesham, SS4 2EQ
If you head down to this historic timber-clad pub, you’ll be in for a treat. The menu is extensive and covers everything from gastropub classics to a variety of vegetarian dishes. Set in beautiful Essex countryside by a delightful little stream, this picturesque, traditional pub brims with charm, boasting imposing beamed ceilings that frame the cosy interior. In winter, pop in for a drink in the evening to hide from the cold, or in the height of summer, if you’re in need of refreshment during a country walk, there’s a lovely garden in which to enjoy the sun and sip your favourite tipple. The building is over 300 years old and has been a pillar of the Paglesham community for generations. The extensive menu has been expertly crafted, with everyone’s favourite dishes making an appearance, such as lasagne, steak, calamari and prawn cocktail. But what makes the Plough & Sail stand out is its ability to serve these classics alongside dishes like smoked duck in raspberry dressing, crab and avocado salad, and sea bass fillet with lemon in caper butter. Everything is home-cooked and served in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, so you’re guaranteed to leave completely satisfied. If you’re not from the area, it’s well worth a visit to take in the wonderful surroundings and sample the delicious food at the Plough & Sail.