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The Bowl Inn

Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
+44 1233 712256
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“whitebait” (3 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Egg Hill Road, Charing, Ashford TN27 0HG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been past The Bowl many times and have never tried it. Read the menu on-line and gave it a go on the spur of the moment. Staff very friendly and helpful, I had the best home cooked whitebait I've had in many years - superb....More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a recommendation we found this friendly pub off a windy country road. Lovely ambiance and friendly reception. Nice large dining area. To the rear a large pub garden ideal for eating outdoors on a summers day. We stayed for lunch. I ordered a Ham...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The last time I visited the Bowl Inn, it was a CAMRA evening about 30yrs ago and we played Bat & Trap in the garden. Time to revisit the pub. Nice clean pub, lots of wood and stripped pine, immaculate loos, four real ales on...More

Thank PaulNa
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and family on Saturday afternoon. Beer and music festival was fantastic. Staff all so friendly and it attracts really nice people. Very reasonable prices of drinks at the festival, offering a really clever system of buying tokens for 3.60 each for any...More

Thank Elliottksk44
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Bowl Inn on 8th-9th July for the Beer Festival. Very well organised, great set up, lots of drinks to choose from and not just beer, ciders and cocktails were available too and a BBQ! Music was good and a huge beer garden!...More

Thank EmJH15
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We visited on 25th which is always a hard day for our family but can honestly say this little pub made our day. Fantastic service, great food & atmosphere will definitely return. Thank you so much for looking after us so well, some lovely memories...More

Thank Simplyrobyn1974
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Was there for the first time with some friends I ordered a burger it was a very big plate, the food was tasty, the service was good, they took a reasonable time to delivery our orders. The pub is big and spacious, with a lovely...More

Thank Ljubica B
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

Thank 1978KS
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank KentishMole
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Food was spot on !! Staff were super polite and helpful, I have 3 boys age 4 8 and 11 and they catered to all needs. Lovely pub in a beautiful setting, so glad it's not far from us, summer will be amazing in the...More

Thank Vickie T
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30 May 2016|
Response from Wizbiziz | Reviewed this property |
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Ros H
9 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
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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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