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The Plough and Harrow, Oad Street - pub details

Address: Oad Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8LB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39223) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Newington (2 miles), Sittingbourne (3.3 miles), Kemsley (3.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 4 users)
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user reviews of the Plough and Harrow, Oad Street

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Probably one of my favourite pubs in Kent, particularly as it has remained largely unchanged while other hostelries feel obliged to knock two bars into one, add big TVs etc, etc. Not here! A big old fireplace, friendly locals in wellingtons and sweaters who seem in their element here and are happy to welcome newcomers. Pleasant sandwiches and snacks available whenever I visit. I certainly have no complaints about the beers. No, you won't find a big selection, but what is there is well kept, tastes delightful and is not overpriced. If you're looking for a traditional country pub the way they ALL should be, you should find that passing a couple of hours here one afternoon will help you feel that all is right with the world.
pixandwords - 27 May 2011 22:28
No quibbles with the previous reviews. Characterful tending towards scruffy, and one of the friendliest pubs I've visited in a good long while - bar staff and customers alike, clearly all locals and regulars having great chat and laugh, in which they were happy to include us. A lovely atmosphere (dog-friendly, too). They'd had a sloe gin competition a few day earlier and we were handed free samples of the winner - which was excellent.

There was a crackling log fire and the menu (Sunday lunchtime) looked ok. We'd turned up just as the kitchen was closing (4pm) but they would have been happy to make something for us nevertheless.

The only ales on were Master Brew and Young's, unfortunately, but they'd had mild up until recently - and what they had was very well kept. Apparently there's a new owner in the offing at time of writing (February 2011) - let's hope he or she does not mess with the ambience but maybe increases the range of beers.
Henry_Hardy - 7 Feb 2011 09:39
Would agree with previous review, location, atmosphere , staff all spot on , beer choice very poor.
harryhotdog - 26 Aug 2010 13:02
This is a quaint old curio of a pub, which has much to delight the traditional pub enthusiast who likes his boozer as untouched by the creeping hand of modernity as possible. The building exudes a richness of character throughout, and - vitally - the 2-bar layout has been retained: there is an old connecting door but its use has long-since lapsed. The Irish lady who served us - it was my maiden visit so I'm assuming she's the licensee - was very jolly and welcoming. A bit of idle banter was enjoyed by my mate as I sat outside on the old iron bench and enjoyed the clement weather. So, nothing wrong with this picture then? Well, almost. You may note that uncharacteristically, I've yet to mention the beer. That is because, sadly, the wide selection alluded to in the Beer Guide didn't translate in reality. Only Master Brew and Bishops Finger on during our visit. Maybe we called at an inopportune time? That said, the Finger was on fine form, so no cause to doubt the conditioning of the ale that does appear. I am of course biased in favour of cask provision, but this could really go the distance if they stuck to a keener range of ale. Otherwise, an absolute charmer.
TWG - 25 Jul 2010 18:13

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