The Plough

4.5
284 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Situated less than two miles from the medieval town of Rye, we enjoy a fantastic larder of local produce, from the freshest of fish landed in Rye and Hastings every day, to the wonderful delights from the Romney marsh. With all this on our doorstep, we offer a good choice of local beers, ciders, wines and freshly prepared food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 284 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, all freshly cooked and served with a smile. The fish was some of the best I have ever had.

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Will
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff always ready to help with our orders

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food. Glad we came despite the weather. Great Sunday lunch. Good views. Maybe some heaters outside would have really helped.

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MarkH
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with fantastic views, the food was excellent and the staff were really friendly and went above and beyond on service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal for my birthday. There was great variety on the menu, though not extensive currently.Sat out in the sunshine looking at the lambs in the field. Food was lovely and staff were very attentive. Will definitely be going back.

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AmberT
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing . Great friendly service . Highly recommend

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ClaireB
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent roast dinner.. the sharing platter was delicious.. service brilliant. Highly recommend

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JamesE
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very welcomed and they did a good job accommodating our preference for Vegan food! (Which was probably asking a lot of a pretty rural pub!)

Lovely garden and setting. Would recommend!

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TonyF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quality and quantity of Sunday lunch excellent.

Pint of beer price excessive.

Outside service due to covid rules.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely lunch the food was good and the sun was out. unfortunately because of only outside Seating it would have been nice to have some heaters then would definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and staff, beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They have worked hard to make the Plough COVID friendly and we felt safe eating there. The food was really good, we went back a second night to eat. Staff super friendly. Would love to go back when we can sit inside.

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Kirstie
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff and ambiance, at surprisingly good value. Thank you

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MrsL
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Because lockdown is just beginning to ease, the Plough is not up to the standard it was before lockdown ( which was v. high) That said, the food was excellent, local produce. The atmosphere is very pleasant with stylish unpretentious decor. The service was as always, attentive without being intrusive.

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AndrewG
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in, what felt like, a thousand years. Warm welcome, lovely setting, good food/beer and cider. Great service. Just what we needed after a good walk.

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4friends
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a shared starter of scotch egg, moist sausagemeat and perfectly cooked jammy egg. Our mains were a lovely middle Eastern flavoured Lamb burger; and cod and chips with a great crunch. No room for a pudding.

Very well executed pub fare with perfect rural views.

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AstridF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely food in a lovely setting, will definitely be visiting again

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Scorpio25
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been there for dinner Saturday night so had booked Sunday dinner for on the way home as the food was good. They allowed us to pre book our beef roast dinner which was lovely. Would Definately book a table again next time we are in the area.

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AlanC
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location with pleasant views from the garden across farmland. Easy to find and no problem with the parking. Service was friendly and prompt and the food was both good and good value.

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RBTM
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and lovely view from the garden of the fields beyond.

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Scorpio25
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been here before but my partner had and recommended it. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was lovely. Only disappointing aspect, there wasn’t lobster on the actual menu but it was advertised on the sample menu online which is why we had booked, but the burger we had was excellent.

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LaurenceV
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor Dining, great food and excellent service with a smile - well done to all at the plough

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MattParma
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service and delicious food. Beautiful views from the garden with baby lambs running around is a bonus.

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NikD
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and ambiance. Will return when next in the area.

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HughR
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great service, welcoming atmosphere and good food.

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KatyC
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service, set in a stunning location. with great gluten free options. Will definitely be going back.

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PaulD
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, nice lunch and pleasant setting.

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SherylF
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first night after the relaxation of lockdown rules ... everything was wonderful. One small request, outdoor heaters would be wonderful Please

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LaurenceV
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday roast, wonderful / attentive staff, lovely surroundings, great log burner, highly recommended five stars from me 👍

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PeterK
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant pub environment albeit somewhat muted because of the current Covid 19 regulations. ( But this is not The Plough's fault. ) The food was good, the atmosphere was welcoming, and the service was both professional and friendly.

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PHILIPH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

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RachelY
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff. We will definitely be returning.

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rosief
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. We sat next to a gorgeous roaring fire on a cold day. Our food was absolutely faultless we asp enjoyed our first meal out after lockdown
Thanks guys

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locally sourced food and brilliant service.

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JackW
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice fish and chip lunch here, they were very understanding that 2 year olds are not fond of sitting at the table, great staff

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Dbbwsm
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, helpful friendly staff. Good food and dog friendly.

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KinghaMs
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat or just pop in for a drink. Staff very friendly and welcoming.
The food is very good and plenty of it.

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CathyL
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday roast and friendly staff - would definitely recommend!

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JaneG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable Sunday lunch and highly recommend it

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rupertl
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food . Great service . Brilliant location . Loved it!

FAQs

The Plough offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01797 223381.

The Plough is rated 4.5 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.