The perfect match between pub & Café

BRUNCH × PUB classics × Supper clubs × craft beer × Dog friendly × Darts


Welcome to The Plough at Ivy Hatch, a quintessential Kent pub serving outstanding brunch & delicious lunches whilst playing hosts to Food Truck residencies, pop-ups & supper clubs.


Owners Dale and James took over The Plough in October 2017. Since then, the dynamic duo have put their unique stamp of hospitality on the venue, championing not only mouth-watering menus, but also a wide range of wonderful wines, local beers and award-winning spirits.

Based near Sevenoaks in the heart of the Garden of England, The Plough is just a stone’s throw away from nearby attractions like the National Trust’s Ightham Mote. So, whether you’re popping in for a pint of Westerham Ale or tucking into a Big Pig breakfast, you can make a day of it before enjoying a spot of brunch or lunch with us!

Dale Bentley

Hailing from Leeds, Dale’s culinary journey began in Australia, where he worked for artisan coffee company Santos in Sydney. He’s since done everything from cafés and pubs to fine-dining,followed by a stint at London brunch venue Milk. He lives and breathes hospitality, launching Rafferty’s in Sevenoaks, then joining James to bring his passion project of The Plough to life.


James Norton

Although having worked in hospitality since he was 16, James’ true love of food was sparked by travels through Australia and Argentina, where he discovered new ways of sourcing, cooking and serving ingredients. A career in events management back in the UK led to collaborations with brands like Innocent Drinks, before teaming up with Dale at Rafferty’s Café in Sevenoaks. The rest is history…


What’s on

Please see our Facebook page for upcoming Food Truck residencies, Pop-ups & Supper Clubs

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About our drinks


Our wines

We have a real thing for terrific wines here at The Plough, offering a broad selection of bottles from all over the world. From crisp New World whites to classic French reds, we’ve got something to tickle your taste buds and perfectly complement your meal. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not give our range of natural wines a try? Made the way nature intended, these vibrant, low-intervention vintages are something new, exciting and a bit different!

Wines by our friend Linne at Les Caves Pyrenes


Craft beers

Along with wine, we certainly love our beer as well! Boasting an eclectic assortment of brews, the range includes popular favourites like Beavertown Brewery’s Neck Oil, Hawkes Urban Orchard Cider, Tiny Rebel Brewing’s CWTCH & local award-winning ales from Westerham Brewery. Of course, we’re passionate about food, but believe there should be plenty of choice for the discerning hop lover too – we like to think of ourselves not as a gastropub, but a destination for drinkers and diners alike!


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There’s never been a better time to be a gin, rum or whisky drinker! A cheeky G&T is the perfect summer tipple, while deeper, darker winter warmers come into their own throughout the colder months, so you can take your pick from a mixture of local brands including Greensand Ridge Distillery in Shipbourne, plus go-to options ranging from Hendrick’s to Bombay Sapphire. Come see us at the bar for a spirit of your choice!

Private Hire

The Snug at The Plough

The Snug at The Plough


After a little privacy?

Looking for the perfect space to host that special occasion? We’ve got you covered in our Snug, a private area available to hire for up to 30 friends, family or colleagues! So, if it’s a birthday bash, celebratory drinks or a promotion at work, we’ll cater to your every need, providing an exclusive setting that’s entirely yours! For more details on how to book the room, simply drop us a line on 01732 810517, or email eventsploughivyhatch@gmail.com


Contact us


Telephone: 01732 810517

Post code: TN15 0NL


Monday - Saturday | 8am - 10pm

Sunday | 9am - 6pm


Monday - Saturday | 8am - 4pm

Sunday | 9am - 4pm