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The Bowl Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
+44 1233 712256
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (11 reviews)
“whitebait” (3 reviews)
“mixed roast” (2 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
12:00 - 17:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one night in the week rather than a Premier Inn. Lovely pub with a huge fire and delicious food. The breakfast was great and Sandy was the lovely member of staff who looked after me. I loved the room - warm and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anita W
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch today, my first visit here, on recommendation from my new partner. It was a busy early afternoon, but the staff were ultra-helpful in making a table available. We had a roast beef, and a mixed roast dinner (beef and pork). Meat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank K3532VBandyw
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Popped in for a pub lunch whilst househunting in the area. Good menu, with lots of pub favourites, like sausage and mash, fish and chips and ham, egg and chips. There was also steak, burger and pasta dishes available, as well as veggie options. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 819geoffreym
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Visited for a lunch. Pub grub at its best, pub favourites, sausage & mash, ham egg and chips and fish and chips all looked good. Also available are superb burgers, steaks and a few veggie options. Portion control has not been heard of in this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The food was excellent but not a great selection of wine. There was plenty of room round the tables and the service was very good

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Geoffrey Bevan R
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Always very nice, staff very friendly . The only disappointing, was children in the bar area, sitting at the bar, quiet dangerous, staff bringing hot food through, too near to children. Not staff fault, parents need to keep children out of the bar area

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank linhockings
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Bowl for 3 nights. Thursday to Sunday for a wedding in Eastling on Saturday. We had a wonderful time. The room was excellent although there should more shelves available in the shower/toilet to put your toiletries. The food was superb and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jonwillie10
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food wiyh a friendly atmosphere to suit. Having moved to Aahford recently, we stumbled across this charming country Pub / Hotel in June 2018. We have been back many times since and thoroughly recommend the food, Especially the Sunday Lunch. ( Advise booking )....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Talkydaveandrea
Reviewed 20 August 2018

5 of us were cycling on route 17 (North Downs) from Ashford to Maidstone so this was a great staging place for lunch. Very traditional interior - timber beams flagstone floor etc and very charming. Good range of at least 5 real ales - we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike804
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Really good pub for lunch out with the family, lovely fire in the winter and big garden and tables in the summer. Excellent food choices for all and kids portions too!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dan B
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Questions & Answers
13 June 2018|
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Response from Geoff M | Reviewed this property |
I asked when I went for lunch and was informed it was for residents only.
29 May 2016|
Response from Wizbiziz | Reviewed this property |
Ring them :-)
Ros H
8 February 2015|
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Response from Adrian R | Reviewed this property |
We've not only seen dogs in the bar, but have also taken our own 2 along. Well behaved dogs are always acceptable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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