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The Plough Inn, Hildenborough - pub details

Address: Leigh Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9AJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31719) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hildenborough (1.3 miles), Leigh (1.3 miles), Tonbridge (1.5 miles)

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Lovely old pub in a quietish rural setting (busy road noise in the distance). Nice garden out the back and good if you have kids in tow as there is a playground at the back. Rustic with lots of nooks and crannies inside and a range of hand pumped ales (had the Harveys which was good). We were a little dissapointed with the food though - nearly 12 for fish and chips with a very small piece of fish - it was at least half the size of fish you get in other pubs.

The steak sandwich (apparently its famous for this) was ok although the bread was cheap doughy baguette which stuck to the top of my mouth. The steak was a little tough but had fried onions which was nice. A better quality bread would improve this no end (and some rocket - although the owners are clearly trying not to be 'poncey' so that may be a step too far). The condiments are in those nasty cheap little sachets and not very good quality.

The menu is fairly 'bog standard' old fashioned fayre although there is a small range of specials and they were serving curry when we went.

All in all a nice pub which could do with upping the quality of its food a bit (to match the prices they charge). Staff were friendly though.
achillea - 30 Jun 2012 16:53
We recently had Christmas Day lunch at this pub. What a disappointment. The barn to the side of the pub is used for this function. It was freezing cold - we ended up eating in our overcoats. The staff (of which there were many) did not seem to know what they were doing. The meal was terrible. The turkey overcooked. We had to queue at a carvery to be served. The vegetables arrived at the table before we joined the carvery queue - therefore stone cold. One of our party has a nut allergy - none of the staff seemed to know which of the desserts was nut free (and kept changing their minds). In the end she had cheese and biscuits!.
Never going back.
leonB - 4 Jan 2011 13:24
Beautiful old pub, all beams etc. but very foodie. We were just there for a drink. Manged to get somewhere to sit, it's certainly popular and had my first pint of Tonbridge Ale as I like to support local breweries and try ones I haven't had before. It was ok but for the second we reverted back to Harvey's, the tried and trusted favourite and it was good. A good pub with potential but not a great one.
gdm - 4 Dec 2010 20:44
I have to agree with previous comments in that this place could be so good. The "famous steak roll" we had was soggy so unless it's famous for being soggy I can't imagine why its famous! Beer (Tonbridge ale) was average and seemed mostly darker ales were on tap so if you like IPA or golden ales like me forget it!
meland - 18 Oct 2010 12:36
Pretty as a picture.. ..But....
Used to serve good ales at good prices at good hours..
Was always a stopoff on our cycle tours...
then just stopped opening sensible hours
the just stopped going ...............

kisstaker - 13 Aug 2010 22:57

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