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Local Ingredients and Seasonal Menus: How The Plough is Embracing the Farm-to-Table Movement

The growing (pardon the pub) farm-to-table trend has taken the culinary world by storm, and right here in the heart of the Kentish village of Ivy Hatch, The Plough is now an exception. Our renowned gastro pub near Sevenoaks is redefining the classic modern-British dining experience by offering locally sourced ingredients, seasonal menus, and sustainable dining options. But what exactly sets this quant pub apart from the rest?

A Commitment to Local Ingredients

At The Plough, our focus is on using the finest locally sourced ingredients, which is evident in our seasonal menus, all of which have been crafted to perfection by Masterchef: The Professionals semi-Finalist Freddie Innes. We have a strong belief in supporting local producers, which is why we forge close relationships with suppliers like Ruffits Farm in Sevenoaks. Commitment to sustainability & quality is one thing, and yes, of course, it helps us edge closer and closer to becoming a pub with more eco-friendly dining options; BUT it also results (ironically) in the freshest and most flavourful dishes imaginable. Just come and try our fillet steaks on Thursday Steak nights and you’ll see what we’re talking about! Who would have thought putting quality over quantity would result in better food?

The Power of Seasonal Menus

The Plough's dedication to seasonal menus is what truly sets us apart from other farm-to-table restaurants. By changing our menus based on the time of year, we can ensure that all of our guests, come rain or shine, are always treated to the freshest, most vibrant flavours available. This approach has made us one of the most sought-after gastro-pubs in the region, with foodies flocking from far and wide to sample our innovative, chef-driven menus of flavour, colour and quality.

An Ethical and Sustainable Dining Experience

Aside from our delicious food, The Plough's commitment to sustainability is what truly makes us stand out. We genuinely take pride in offering eco-friendly dining options, so that our guests can enjoy an ethical dining experience without compromising on taste. By using sustainable practices, such as seasonal sourcing, using local suppliers and ditching single-use, we’re not only doing our part to protect the environment but also elevating the overall quality of the dishes we serve.

More Than Just a Locavore Restaurant

While The Plough is undoubtedly a locavore's paradise, it's so much more than just a place to enjoy locally sourced ingredients. The passionate team behind our Kentish gem is always striving to push the boundaries of modern British cuisine, putting our own unique spin on traditional dishes. Take a look at our chef-driven menus, as they really showcase the best of what the region has to offer while delighting the taste buds with creative, mouth-watering combinations.

A Full Dining Experience Like No Other

At The Plough, it's not only about the food (although that’s a big part of it) – it's about the entire dining experience. This is why we offer a variety of cask ales, lagers, and a carefully curated cocktail list to complement our incredible dishes. Additionally, our huge wine list ensures that there's a perfect glass for every occasion, making the Plough an ideal destination for a special night out or simply a relaxed evening with friends.

The Best of Kentish Cuisine, Right at Your Table

Our commitment to sustainability, locally sourced ingredients, as well as innovative, seasonal menus have earned us a well-deserved reputation (check our TripAdvisor or Google reviews) as one of the top farm-to-table restaurants in the area. So, if you're looking to indulge in an unforgettable dining experience, book your table now at this Kentish gem hidden in the countryside and experience farm-to-table cooking at its finest. You won't be disappointed!

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