The Plough at Langley

4.3
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330 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Sophisticated food and service in elegant surroundings. From the copper bar and the pre-dinner lounge to the restaurant with a window to the heart of the kitchen; the Plough at Langley delivers on many levels.
The owner and executive chef David Marshall has created a contemporary British menu with a modern twist.

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What 330 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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DF
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Like the ambience however found there to be too many menus. The bar menus was the best. Food was nice.

J
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and food today for a family Sunday lunch out. Thank you very much. See you again soon

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic dinner with the team at the Plough

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The service was good but unfortunately firstly if you’re going to have a small menu, you need to not run out of anything or at least back up so a substitute option can be offered but also it needs to be cooked with premium ingredients. The fillet steaks while flavoursome, were chewy. I think since last visit they’ve changed the bulbs in the wall lights and it’s somehow killed the ambiance and made the overall feeling cold, not in temperature just quite a white light. Shame as closest pub to us so although we may be back, can’t recommend as it stands.

DK
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice front of house staff, very attentive. The meal was not so good; it was tasty but the few sprout leaves and hard roast potatoes I had let the main course down badly. The thimble-full of custard that came with the Apple crumble was a bit of a joke. Overall I felt I had paid a lot of money for not very much. Not sure seeing the kitchen team lounging around through the large glass panel helps that much although the kitchen looked very clean and tidy.

I like to support local businesses. I may have been unlucky and do hope others have a better experience.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely meal with friends v pre Christmas. Good food & service - good mid week set menu

S
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A good starter (soup), but the vegetarian main (risotto) was a little disappointing. Very good service, as always.

CR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We arrived and we were quickly shown to our table.The restaurant was very busy with Christmas party's and very noisy as a result but only to be expected at this time of year.The service was very good and our waiter was exeptional as nothing was too much trouble.The food was very good and as a party of four we were all happy.Then the dessert menu arrived.I saw Christmas pudding on the menu and immediately said to the others "Hopefully it won't be a shop bought microwave one". Well the pudding arrived and yes it was tasteless,shop bought,cardboardy and microwaved.We were under the impression this was an Al a carte menu and up until that point l was very happy. Why ruin a meal through a little but of laziness and lack of thought.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The steak was great but let down by oven chips
My partner had a Christmas dinner but frozen potatoes
Real shame as the service is great and lovely people
Just don’t understand why they can’t just make fresh chips and potatoes as not cheap

KS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Had a great meal and the service was very good despite there being a large Christmas party in at the same time. That did make it very noisy. The food was extremely good and we all had a lovely evening. Thank you and Happy Christmas.

TK
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant was closed and they were not answering their telephone.

F
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Plough at Langley is quite exceptional in my opinion - certainly as far as their Sunday Roast Lunches are concerned. Top quality ingredients are beautifully cooked and the service cannot be faulted

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited the plough for my boyfriends birthday, we had a fantastic evening. Great food and service as always. Highly recommend.

KC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Had a lovely meal as a family of 6.
Good food, good value for money, took a while but it was busy. Quite loud at times.
Lovely place. Would be nice if all items on the menu were offered as a smaller portion for children. Not all children like burgers and chicken nuggets.

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes lovely food &staff were very friendly &helpful

i
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Was great value for money. Plenty of parking as well.

OT
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience. On the whole they always get it right

T
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve now been twice to the Plough and each time have been made very welcome.
Everyone is very friendly , polite and very good at their roles.
The food has been of a very high standard and we look forward to visiting again very soon.
We highly recommend this restaurant

DF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a pleasurable experience. Great value for money and choice of menu deals.

CW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and the staff were responsive. However, my roast beef was tough. It was fairly pink which I like if it is tender, but it was really chewy. I suspect combination of not good cut and not correctly cooked. I dont like soggy veg, but these were too crisp. We also had to wait a very long time between starter and main course. Shame as it's near home

MO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely pub restaurant with a great atmosphere, well cooked delicious food and excellent service. The best pub restaurant for a Sunday restaurant we've experienced for quite a while. Highly recommended.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely foo attentive staff was a small issue with our starter but that was remedied and the staff were extremely apologetic. I surfer with Coeliac and the staff were aware of my requirements and able to advise on the best menu options for me.

KT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely time, meal was amazing and staff were polite and helpful too

H
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Plough has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a meal. Food was delicious and the service excellent. Highly recommend trying the various meal deals that are available. Has become a regular treat to visit there now!

L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, lovely food and aimed to please. Would definitely recommend.

CK
Kent
28 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

From starter (bread) to main meal we waited an hour! We asked twice where our food was and were advised each time it was on its way. The pork belly roast and fish eventually arrived lukewarm. It was such a disappointing meal - the fish in particular was very bland and average.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was unpleasant as well. It became so loud that we could not hear or speak to one another. The bigger tables definitely received preferential treatment over the smaller tables.
We asked for the bill 10 minutes after receiving our meal. It never arrived. We eventually had to tell the front desk where we were seated and what we ate so that we could pay our bill...
Sadly won't be returning or recommending.

KS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here several times and have enjoyed it whether for Sunday Lunch (particularly good), weekday lunch or evening meal.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so glad we chose the plough for Sunday lunch, it was absolutely delicious!!
We have already recommended it to friends and will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

A pleasant venue serving tasty food.

A little spoilt by a rushed service culminating in the bill being presented without request or confirming that no further drinks or coffees wanted.

Perhaps unfairly comparing it with our favourite eating places in L’Estartit Catalunya.

Not s disaster.

n
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a dinner with colleagues as I am leaving my company and The Plough provided just the right location for us. Food was great as always and service excellent.

SO
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit, and I couldn’t rate it highly enough. The food was brilliant, the service was on point and the pub was lovely. We enjoyed it so much we’ve already booked another table in a couple of weeks, and are bringing some friends!

MJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely anniversary meal. Staff are super friendly and very helpful. It’s becoming our “local”.

HG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Having visited the plough numerous times, I have to say this time was the first time I've been disappointed. The service was poor. We weren't offered both menus or a drinks menu. Waited an age for drinks to be asked when they came "do you want a glass?" Told there was only 1 left of 1 of something to then be forgotten again before taking our order. Service has always been fantastic but highly disappointed on this occasion which happened to be our wedding anniversary 😥

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

My wife and I had dinner on the occasion of her birthday. The Plough was recommended by our daughter. We arrived and entered through the door into the bar area. Some DIY work was taking place which was quite noisy. I ordered two drinks and a bowl of olives, to be told there are no olives! Bread and olive oil was suggested as an alternative. Having ordered that I was then told a few minutes later that olives were in fact available so the order was altered. The olives duly arrived, nothing special, could have been tipped out of a jar of olives from Aldi! Got fed up with DIY work so went through for dinner. Ordered Chateaubriand but was told that it was off the menu as "it's very expensive to have and we are about to change the menu". Why have it on the menu then? So ordered fillet steak and my wife lobster thermidor. I've never seen such a thin fillet steak. And the lobster was gone in three mouthfulls. The starter of pate was also very measly. Unusually we had desert because the starter and main courses were small. Whilst the food was very tasty the bill came to £109 including a single glass of wine. Overall, not good value and a poor dining experience. Don't go when they are about to change the menu!

JH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

The pub looked good from the outside and had a lovely garden area. Unfortunately the food was very poor. We wouldn’t return

m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Could do more to give everything a bit of pzazz. The service was great and attentive, the food was ok but a bit unimaginative. Especially the pudding selection. Ice cream selection was strawberry vanilla or chocolate !!!!? There are some great producers of ice cream here in Kent.

JS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Its a lovely place to eat. It was around £20 for a huge steak and the pork belly was lovely. There was a large party in when we went which made the noise level louder but the ambience was good and I didn’t feel it was spoilt by anything. Excellent waiters and waitresses too.

g
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good chef, glad we found him. I have to travel as local restaurants are poor, but worth the journey :)

DH
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice. Just a little pricey. We went on a Wednesday which was steak night. Three of us had the ribeye and that was good value.

KS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As a party of 4 we called in for Sunday lunch. Three of us had white onion soup, one had salmon fishcake to start. We followed with three roast beef lunches and one kedgeree. The food was very good. The roast beef was lean and succulent, the Yorkshires puffy and crispy, the cauliflower cheese was delicious. The poached egg on the kedgeree was perfect. The staff were friendly and efficient. Can't fault it and have been there a few times now and always enjoyed it.