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The Bowl Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
+44 1233 712256
12:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location, ambience, pub and surroundings were lovely, unfortunately it was the good I was not overly impressed with. We want for a family meal on a Sunday, a few of us had Brie for starters, we all found it very greasy and cooked in what I would describe as a fish batter which held the fat more, I am... More 

Thank 1978KS
Chislehurst, Kent
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent pub which really deserves to be at the very least in the round-up section of the book, and maybe even as a main entry. Off the beaten track slightly - a good way from the centre of Charing, but this adds to its appeal. Well positioned for some lovely walks overlooking the weald of Kent from... More 

Thank KentishMole
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped at the Bowl Inn for a spot of lunch with friends on a beautiful sunny day after taking a drive to the area and what a wonderful place it was, A lovely welcome from Rachel, great beer and well cooked hearty food - so much we were fit to burst - smashing value in great surroundings - and they... More 

1 Thank Roland M
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I've only been once. Had the lamb shoulder which was bits of grey chewy meat floating in a greasy gravy along with slices of potato described as dauphinoise but nothing like. My friend said it looked "rank" and it was. I've uploade a photo. His cajun chicken tasted good but the spicyness caused problems later. Took a while for the... More 

Thank tonykj
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Four of us turned up early for pre-booked Sunday lunch and we couldn't have been made more welcome. All the staff are exceptionally friendly and don't give the impression they are very busy even when they are! There's time to chat, the food is tasty, varied and well cooked and a beautiful fire was warm and welcoming. We all thoroughly... More 

Thank MaggieDKent
Charing, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Cosy and warm spot for a great lunch- best ham ploughmans for me and great service. Always friendly and welcoming.

Thank Ggibb46
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The place has had a few improvements since I was here last and is very smart. A well stocked bar with a good choice of real ales as well as a good selection of wines. The meal we had was really good. Nothing fancy, but very well presented, tasty and nicely garnished. I think we will be visiting again before... More 

Thank ErictheRed56
Marden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

First visit to this pub for a birthday lunch, which will cetainly not be our last. There is a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere that you feel as soon as you walk through the door. Food excellent value and very, very tasty. Staff welcoming and attentive, without being too intrusive. It is great to find a pub that has retained... More 

Thank Tina M
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

On a visit to the dreaded Ashford outlet.....decided to call in to the Bowl Inn for some retail anaesthetic before hitting the shops. There was a choice of four real ales and I could easily stayed longer and tried them all, the two we had were great as was the sandwich, just right before exercising the plastic. Wish I knew... More 

Thank Peter L
Preston, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We took a couple of friends out to lunch and arrived to find the local shoot had booked a table of about 20 along with all the other guests eating. We thought it would be difficult to get served and to have something to eat, but we're very well looked after and the food was incredible.

Thank BlackTulip69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Charing
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 712256

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?