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The Plough at Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Plough at Ivy Hatch

4.3
4.3
78 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Plough is based in the heart of Ivy Hatch village, Kent with a seasonal menu made from fresh quality locally sourced ingredients.
As you walk in the pub you will notice it has been refurbished throughout with stunning decor. You will be greeted with a smile and warm welcome from our amazing staff that strives to give our customers the best experience possible, along with a variety of cask ales, lagers and a cocktail list. Our wine list offers a glass and bottle for every occasion.

We look forward to seeing you very soon….



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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01732 810878

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Freddie Innes

  • Area

    Sevenoaks

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Menu

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What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. LC

    LauraC

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    Lovley feel and lovely staff Feel its overpriced for what it is

  2. BD

    BelD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food. Attentive and friendly waiting staff. Will definitely return. We loved it - our wedding anniversary dinner very special.

  3. g

    gill

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The conservatory was warm and welcoming and I love what they've done with the silk flowers and branches. The decor is lovely with very comfy, plush seats. Our waitress, Emily, was very friendly and helpful and was an expert in de- wobbling a table! My mother and I had lunch. The rolls were lovely and the goats cheese starter very tasty. Her cod looked delicious but my vegetarian tart was a little underwhelming with, for me, an over riding deluge of too much strong cheese. We didn't have sweet. I had hoped to have a taster menu, I'll have to go back for that!

  4. s

    sophiap

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Service was bad - people were rude the food choices was minimal if existent the ambiance was so bad lots of floral pointless decorations Shame it was such a gem pub

  5. CS

    ChristineS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food and flavours. Fine dining, so don’t expect a big plate of pub grub! Staff were a little over attentive in asking if you needed more drinks. But overall a good experience.

  6. CM

    CarlyM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was unreal, 5star quality, presentation and taste. Will definatley be going back.

  7. L

    Lizkent

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food very friendly staff will definitely be back

  8. AJ

    AmandaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a beautiful restaurant - we sat in the conservatory area which was adorned with blossom across the roof which gave a cosy feeling to the restaurant. We had booked for a Thursday for a birthday meal which happened to be a special steak night menu and cocktails priced at 2 for 1 The cocktails were perfect and the meal was of a very high quality, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Excellent service - cannot fault anything about it - we will definitely return again.

  9. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Excellent meal. The duck main was incredible- expertly cooked. The desert; peanut ice cream was amazing. Service was attentive, but overall very slow (esp between courses). Overall excellent experience

  10. RR

    RicR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Quality of food served is very good however portion size was small. Menu is small too (and same as last time we visited). There was also no steak and most of wines were not available. I was asked when booking if it was a for a birthday but there was no acknowledgement of this. It was made clear that we would only have table for a limited time so i booked taxis accordingly, however having waited 45 minutes between starters and mains we were then told desert would be 30 mins so we had to skip. The restaurant wasn't even full. This place could be so good but final execution let it down.

  11. JH

    JuliaH

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect pub with exciting menu and super service. Great for meeting with friends on a summer's day.

  12. j

    jec973

    London

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    Very disappointed. I had high hopes for this place as a decent gastro/fine dining pub. Sadly my fish and chips was greasy, thick battered and no where near as good as other local establishements. If it had been £12 I would have thought it was good, but in the £18+ mark I'm afraid other local establishments are streets ahead. Its also a nightmare to park there, nowhere near enough parking for the number of tables they are trying to accomodate with additional outside pods.

  13. KS

    KevinS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food!! I loved my choice and also loved the look of the table next to us choice of the Tomahawk Steak. It was huge. The staff were so lovely and engaging. I will definitely be back

  14. KM

    KevinM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service although on the expensive side. Overall worth paying a bit extra

  15. H

    Honeybee

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely local restaurant with great food and pleasant wines. Wonderful decor and good atmosphere

  16. I

    Itsmeinhere

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    This seems to be becoming our "go to" fine dining location. Food is good, if not a huge selection but never had a bad dish. Service is always great. Cannot complain

  17. F

    Faye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Mother’s Day meal. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Greet ambience and friendly and attentive waiting staff. Thanks for helping create such a memorable experience for this special day

  18. G

    rubyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely little place. Will definitely be returning. Staff couldn’t do enough x

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our Waitress Toni was lovely. Attentive, helpful and very friendly. She made my mum feel very special. All the staff were lovely. I took my mum here for Mother’s Day lunch. She loved the whole experience. We got there late because of an accident on the way but the manager was very accommodating.

  20. G

    Gina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice for a special occasion. Not somewhere I’d go regularly because it’s quite expensive for what you get. Not sure we would go back, not much selection of food to choose from. But what we did have was lovely.

  21. CF

    CorinneF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    It’s such a lovely place and I go regularly in for a drink but shame the dinner was rushed & my beef, my friends childs beef could of done with being more cooked. The rice pudding had hardly any mango and no sauce on the bottom like the other tables had. One member of staff was rushing us which was slightly annoying & then we realised why as she wanted to go and have a drink with her friends after. Atmosphere is always lovely

  22. PS

    PaulS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    food was well thought through, though tepid on arrival. Wine prices ridiculously expensive for what they were.

  23. RD

    RobynD

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Beautiful decor & the staff were extremely polite the only thing that let The Plough down was waiting for the food we ordered and was waiting 45mins - 1 hour for the food to come out and we only ordered mains from the lunch menu

  24. BK

    BelindaK

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    4 of us had Sunday lunch on 06/03/22. Our roast beef was chewy and the green beans were hard. We ordered desert and after waiting 20 mins asked where it was, promised 3 mins. After a further 20 mins still not arrived. Asked for the bill, desert then ready but too late. Service was added. We refused to pay service and this was not appreciated.

  25. c

    chocolate

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food was really excellent it was a shame that the service was really poor. We waited nearly 1hour between our main course and starter, when we asked about the wait we had to ask a second time as no one came back to when they finally did we were told that it was busy. Such a shame as it spoilt what would have been an amazing evening.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent all round

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch from A la Carte menu beautifully presented delicious and lovely atmosphere our birthday celebration so definitely a happy experience all round .. thoroughly enjoyed 😋

  28. DH

    DerekH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal. The food was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the entertainment. The singer had a great voice.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    First time we have been here since moving to Sevenoaks and we will definitely be back

  30. A

    Ashley

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Awful service, tiny TINY portions, trying to be so high end they seem to forget they are not high end at all!

  31. PG

    PamG

    Gloucestershire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Super restaurant with faultless service, however, it was very quiet at lunchtime on the day we were there.

  32. K

    Kerry

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was amazing! The best roast dinner we have ever had. Food was brought out a bit too quickly and it all felt slightly rushed but the food more than made up for it. Will be visiting again.

  33. FT

    FionaT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Limited menu is the only issue, so we only had main courses.

  34. J

    Joanne

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice country pub with lovely decor and great staff. Food overall was very nice, the pork escacalope was a bit dry and its a quite expensive for a pub in the sticks but the rest of the food was very nice and we'd definitely recommend - in fact we've booked again for Mothers Day !

  35. JP

    JamesP

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Strange place. Not sure what they’re trying to be. My main gripe was the monkfish was not cooked. The decor is bizarre also. I would simplify everything a bit. Menu is just trying too hard.

  36. RM

    RoMo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Rather disappointed with lunch menu. My choice was the Pork Schnitzel which tasted and looked rather bland on a plate with white food. A colourful green or red veg would have made it more appealing. My friends steak was tasty but required serious trimming to avoid the gristle edge. Service good and unhurried. The choice of a small biscuit with coffee would be appreciated. Not sure about recommending.

  37. B

    Butch

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Overall a good experience, the food was well presented. The service was ok but slow

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for couples, very cosy and the service was outstanding! Only thing I will say is the t bon esteem came very rare in the middle! Will be coming back!

  39. CD

    ClaireD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for our anniversary, it’s a lovely place don’t get me wrong but the menu wasn’t really for me, pigeon, venison ect, if you like that sort of thing than it’s for you. I was glad that they had steak on the menu but we had to pay quite a bit more for it, I think of streak hadn’t been on there I would had had to leave.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor was beautiful, staff amazing and very helpful And the food and drink were both incredible. Can’t wait to go back.

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The Plough at Ivy Hatch is rated 4.3 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Plough at Ivy Hatch

High Cross Road Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0NL

Additional information

  • Area

    Sevenoaks

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    British, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Freddie Innes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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