The Plough and Barn at Leigh

(56 reviews) 56 5
Leigh Road Hildenborough Kent TN11 9AJ
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About The Plough and Barn at Leigh

Leigh Road, Hildenborough
Kent, TN11 9AJ

Many Congratulations on your engagement! Mick and Hazel would like to welcome you to the Plough and Barn at Leigh in West Kent and thank you for considering the venue for your big day.

Surrounded by the charming Kent countryside, the 17th Century inn and rustic event barn boast the most beautiful views in a tranquil location. While you can enjoy the peace of the rural location in The Garden of England, the venue is conveniently located near the motorway network, perfect for your travelling guests.

The gorgeous Barn has preserved many of its original features, most notably the striking wooden beams. The spacious barn also boasts a minstrels’ gallery and wood burning stoves to create a peaceful and warm atmosphere in the winter months. The Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 150 guests during the summer months and 130 during the winter for your romantic service and following wedding breakfast. The barn is also great for your evening reception, the exclusive use of garden, barn and pub suitable for 180 guests to celebrate into the night. Our hedgerow gazebo makes a perfect sunny setting for your spring and summer ceremony giving the ocassion a possible boho flair!

To make your dream day a reality, we are more than happy to create a bespoke wedding package of your choice to accommodate your ideas and requirements.

We take pride in the outstanding quality of our stunning country wedding venue and we would love you to see it for yourself. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to make an appointment to view the beautiful venue.

• Stunning beamed barn and traditional 17th-century pub • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Barn and country garden under our hedgerow gazebo • Relaxed, professional, flexible • Delicious, seasonal menus • Idyllic countryside setting with good access from the motorway • Ample free parking

Facilities at The Plough and Barn at Leigh

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Plough and Barn at Leigh Reviews (56)

Fantastic wedding venue
Venue Service

By Ian & Carol Palin, on 01 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2019

We recently held our daughter’s wedding reception at The Plough at Leigh. A wonderful venue, superb food and great professionalism by Hazel and her team. Cannot rate highly enough.

Hazel, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 02/09/2019 17:09:12

Thank you Dear Ian and Carol for your high praise and indeed for putting your trust in me and our wonderful team to host your daughter and son in Law's magnificent wedding day. We will look forward to greeting you and the happy couple back to enjoy the pub and our warm welcome whenever you would care to do so.

Amazing Wedding Venue!
Venue Service

By Sarah Baker, on 30 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2019

We recently had our wedding at The Plough and it was perfect. Such a relaxed venue and the staff are so accommodating. The day run so smoothly and everyone said how amazing the venues was. Great food and stunning barn.

Hazel, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 02/09/2019 17:05:12

Hallo Sarah and Stuart, Thank you for your no less than perfect review of your wedding day! We are delighted you all enjoyed our gorgeous venue as much as we do and your praise will be shared with the team! With all best wishes to you for a happy life together:)

Maria and Andy
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By Maria and Andy, on 12 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2019

We had our wedding reception at The Plough on Friday following a church ceremony. It truly was a brilliant day and everything about The Plough was perfect. The lovely traditional pub, the gorgeous barn, the beautiful gardens, the amazing food- everything was perfect and all our guests commented on how beautiful a venue it is and how great the food was. From our first meeting with Hazel to all our meetings and interactions with Della, nothing was too much trouble from dietary requirements, to our setting up 150 bottles of flowers, to allowing our crazy spaniel to attend! And all at an incredibly reasonable price. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Plough- the perfect venue for a country wedding. Thanks again, Maria and Andy x

Hazel, Owner at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 29/08/2019 12:35:30

Dear Maria and Andy, A huge thank you for sharing your wedding experience with this amazing review. We were delighted to host your special day and thrilled that we were able to deliver your dream country wedding! Best wishes to you both from me, Della and the whole team on your exciting journey together. PS your flowers were magical:)

Perfect country wedding venue
Venue Service

By Emma and Rich, on 20 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

We got married at the end of June and had a wonderful wedding reception at The Plough. Hazel, Della, Louise, Luc and the team went above and beyond both during the preparation stages and on the day itself to ensure that the day ran smoothly. The barn was beautiful and everyone enjoyed the large garden on a very hot day! A number of guests commented on the quick wedding breakfast service and the delicious food- Baileys ice cream need I say more?! They also catered really well for the various special dietary requirements and for the children. We can't recommend this wedding venue highly enough and are so grateful to the team there for helping us to have such a special wedding reception, exactly as we had hoped for.

Hazel, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 22/07/2019 20:28:10

Dear Emma and Rich, Welcome back from your Honey Moon. We hope it was as magical as your wedding day itself. Thank you so much for your glowing review and praise which shall be passed to the whole team. It is lovely to hear your wedding day was so special and you and your guests made a day to remember with a little help from The Plough:) We'll hope to be able to welcome you back again soon to enjoy the pub in the future. With all best wishes!

Andy & Pam's Wedding Day
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By Andy & Pam Yates, on 02 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

We got married at The Plough & Barn two days ago and we are still buzzing from what a perfect day it was! The venue is stunning - the pub itself is a beautiful traditional country pub but the Barn just takes your breath away... This was the first and only venue we looked at! After meeting Hazel, Della and Luc for the first time we knew we were in the best of hands...nothing was too much trouble and no tiny detail was overlooked. The food is fabulous, perfectly cooked by Martin and his team and beautifully presented. Our evening buffet was equally fabulous and we had lots of very happy guests! For the rest of the team who were on their feet for hours, nothing was too much trouble... Do not hesitate to book your wedding here - for us it really was the best day ever!

Hazel Thornton, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 03/06/2019 20:05:33

Dear Pam and Andy, Thank you, on behalf of all the team. Congratulations to you both on your marriage and your fantastically enjoyable wedding day, for the team as well as for you and your guests!! We are delighted to have been part of your incredibly special wedding day and for the team to know their hard work in realising your every wish has been appreciated. We shall indeed look forward to welcoming you back as soon as your trip down memory lane calls. With all best wishes to you both x

Best day of our lives
Venue Service

By Caroline and Vernon Phillips, on 19 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

The Plough and Barn was the perfect venue for our wedding. Hazel, Della, Louise and the rest of the team couldn’t have been more friendly or done a better job in helping us organise the day and making sure everything ran smoothly. The Plough is in a lovely location and the barn looked beautiful with the fairy lights, hops and other decorations. Although the weather was a bit chilly, the garden still made a beautiful setting for photos, and our Morris dancers! All our guests really enjoyed and commented on the food – there was a wide range of menu options to choose from beforehand, the portions were generous, and everything tasted great. The team took especial trouble to make sure we were happy with our choices and that people with specific dietary requirements were individually catered for without making them feel 'second best.' We’d definitely recommend that anyone planning their wedding at the moment (or any other special event) goes to visit The Plough – as soon we’d seen it, we knew it was going to be the right place for us, and we couldn’t have chosen better. The day was happy and relaxed, just as we wanted it to be. We and our guests had a wonderful time and we want to thank everyone there for helping to give us the best day of our lives.

Hazel, Owner at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 29/08/2019 12:45:38

Dear Caroline and Vernon, It is lovely to hear from you and we hope you have enjoyed your first summer together as husband and wife since your spring wedding. Thank you all your praise - that and seeing all your smiles of joy on the day makes our job an absolute pleasure:) We shall look forward to greeting you both back as soon as and whenever you would like to take that trip down memory lane. With all best wishes to you both!

Our Daughters Wedding
Venue Service

By Wendy Wood, on 25 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Mar 2019

The Plough and Barn at Leigh was the venue for Natalie and Daniel’s wedding. We were drawn to the pure charm and magic of the place and how we were made to feel so welcome by the owner and her staff. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped at every point in achieving that special day. On arrival I could not have wished for more. It was stunning and a day I will never forget. The staff were brilliant, the regular DJ was amazing and ensured everyone had fun. I could not recommend this venue more. You will definitely achieve the magic wanted on your wedding day. Thank you so much to you all. Brilliant xxxx

Hazel Thornton, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 03/06/2019 19:58:16

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and generous praise Wendy. We are all so glad you fell in love with our amazing venue - we do feel so privaleged to be able to host weddings in this gloriously historic place. Thank you for putting your trust in me and the team to deliver your daughter's dream wedding to her husband, I am delighted we were able to deliver your wishes. It was a pleasure and we look forward to welcoming you all back for your celebrations and pub lunches of the future.

November Wedding
Venue Service

By Natalie van Eck, on 16 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Nov 2018

The Plough Inn was a fantastic choice for our November wedding, we cannot thank all of the staff who made it such an incredible day. It was absolutely everything we could have hoped for, and the staff were just so great. We asked them to do some unusual decoration, and get involved in our treasure hunt on the day, and it all went down such a treat. Thank you so much again, for such a wonderful day, we appreciate all of your efforts and hard work to make it memorable. Thank you as well Hazel and Della for helping us figure out what we need to do when and how in the lead up to the day. And Louise for being so chilled and organised on the day itself. Thank you all!!

Hazel, Owner at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 29/08/2019 12:52:26

Dear Natalie and Mark, Well you really did have a Harry Potter vision for your wedding day and it was glorious fun, not only for you and your guest but also for Louise and the team! Your inspiration for your treasure hunt was amazing!! Thank you so much for all your praise, which is so genuinely appreciated We love what we do and look forward to welcoming you both back for your anniversary maybe?! See you soon:)

You cant find a better wedding venue!
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By Sam Dewing, on 23 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2018

Our wedding was on 3rd November, and we just don’t have enough words to describe how magical it really was. From the start Hazel, Della and the team were amazing, every tiny detail thought through and every silly question from us answered without hesitation! We fell in love with the pub and barn from the moment we step foot inside, but it never really did prepare us for how absolutely stunning it was on the day, it all completely took our breath away, and every guest commented on what a lovely venue it was - and the food!! The food was a massive hit, portions were perfect and it tasted absolutely delicious. Thank you to the whole team for making our day exactly what it was, genuinely the best day of our lives. We are absolutely certain that we will be back to The Plough time and time again, it is a very special place to us now and feels like part of the family ??

Hazel Thornton, Director and owner at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 04/01/2019 12:54:54

Dear Sam and Tom, We are over the moon to hear how much you enjoyed your wedding day at The Plough. To be so appreciated is wonderful. Thank you! We do also agree with you when you say "you can't find a better wedding venue" and prove the point by holding our post wedding celebration at home at The Plough in February!! Your extended family awaits your next visit for your trip down memory lane. With all best wishes to you both x

Wedding Day!
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By Leigh and Adam, on 02 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

We got married last weekend at the Plough and are really pleased we chose it as our wedding venue! We had an amazing day, and the barn looked beautiful! Hazel, Louise and team did a fantastic job - we were so happy with how all of decorations and tables etc looked on the day and we had so many lovely comments from guests! Our wedding planning was made easy with Hazel always responding promptly to our questions, and Louise was on hand all through the wedding day and was so helpful! Unfortunately it rained throughout the day so we couldn't use the garden, which is beautiful, but being in the pub was great and had a real cosy feeling, we loved it! The food is delicious and staff very friendly! Thank you!

Hazel Baer, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 02/10/2018 14:28:48

Good Afternoon Leigh and Adam, congratulations and thank you for both having put your trust in us to deliver your dream wedding day and for writing this glowing review. Have a wonderfully happy life together and we shall look forward to greeting you both again for a drink once you feel the need to revisit us. Best wishes, Hazel and all the team.

A beautiful barn wedding
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By Rachel and Scott, on 20 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Aug 2018

We got married here last week and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue. The barn itself is beautiful and Hazel, Della and her team made the planning and day run exceptionally smoothly. As the quaint pub has delicious food, we’ll definitely return for a trip down memory lane in the future.

Hazel, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 21/08/2018 20:51:02

Congratulations to you both! and thank you Rachel and Scott for sharing your experience with everyone. We are so glad you enjoyed your special day and we'll look forward to greeting you again soon.

Everything we hoped for & more
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By Kate & Olly, on 31 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We are so delighted we chose The Plough as the venue for our recent wedding. Hazel is brilliant at what she does & right from the very beginning we knew we were in safe hands. Hazel made the whole planning process incredibly easy for us and always answered our queries so promptly right up to our wedding day. On the day everything was perfect, the barn looked beautiful, the day ran smoothly (thanks to Hazel & Della and their wonderful team) & the food and service was spot on, meaning we could relax and enjoy our day. It was everything we hoped for and more.

Hazel Baer, Director at The Plough and Barn at Leigh responded to this review on 31/07/2018 19:39:25

Dear Kate and Olly, Thank you so much for taking the time to be so generous in your praise of me, the team and our beautiful venue for which we feel very lucky to have and to host such amazing weddings as yours. We wish you every happiness together and look forward to seeing you, your family and friends again to enjoy our pub and gardens throughout the seasons and indeed for any other special occasions you may all wish to celebrate in the magnificent barn. With all best wishes, Hazel, Della and all the team at The Plough.

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