The Plough

The Plough


0.5 miles
Sutton Road, Langley, ME17 3LX

Word has travelled fast about the culinary merits of The Plough since it came under new ownership last November. The interior of this superb gastropub is a revelation, having undergone a radical overhaul. The decor of the bustling main dining room, with its mahogany furniture, table-top candelabras and orchids, gilded frames and taxidermy, is both sophisticated and pleasingly eccentric. The open kitchen is a great touch – being able to watch the chefs sauté, grill and roast an array of deliciously aromatic ingredients amidst clouds of steam adds a sense of theatre to the dining experience.

The owners of The Plough have created a first-class dining experience and must-visit destination for discerning gastronomes. The food is simply stunning. I began proceedings at the bar, where a perfectly kept pint of Rockin’ Robin, brewed just three miles down the road in Boughton Monchelsea, proved to be the ideal pre-meal refreshment. By this point the aromas coming from the open kitchen were too enticing to ignore, so I eagerly ordered my starter of wild duck and pigeon terrine with hazelnut salad and Cumberland sauce. The rich and utterly moreish starter was plated beautifully, with micro herbs edging the plate like ornate calligraphy. A chilled glass of Johnson Estate sauvignon blanc cut through the richness with zesty grapefruit notes.

The Plough offers refi ned pub dining at its best, so I ordered a suitably decadent main course – half lobster Thermidor. Cooked to perfection, the dish was given the star treatment it so richly deserves, its subtle sweetness tempered by tender samphire and complemented by creamy mashed potato. Those fortunate enough to dine at The Plough benefit from the owners’ London connections: the fresh, top-quality lobsters are sourced from Billingsgate market. Rounding off this flawless feast was a comforting white chocolate bread and butter pudding with a truffle-rich globe of milk chocolate ice cream. It’s difficult to imagine a more perfect way to end the meal.

With a Monday night three-course set menu offered for £15 and a five-course Tuesday night teaser menu for £20, as well as regular live music events, The Plough offers an unbeatable yet affordable dining experience. I’d suggest that you book a table now before this exclusive gem is discovered by the masses.

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