The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield

Bowfield Road, Howwood, United Kingdom, PA9 1DZ
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Restaurant open 7 days a week.
Lunch 12pm - 5pm.
Dinner 5pm - 9pm.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Awesome View

About The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield

The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield Hotel is a new contemporary bar and restaurant.

Our chefs have created a modern menu, capturing the best of what Scotland’s larder has to offer. With 100% Scottish reared beef from the lush hills of Scotland, seafood from Loch Fyne Fisheries and game sourced from Highland estates.

Featured alongside great classic dishes and some firm family favourites.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday, 12.00 - 16.00. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Lovely cosy hotel with a good ambience. Bedroom was nice with a modern shower room. Food was good and well presented at dinner and breakfast.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Excellent food, friendly and polite staff, prompt service

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Lovely well presented food cooked to perfection a special mention to Kayleigh for her professionalism and humour we had a lovely evening thank you .

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Would definitely recommend to friends and family. We had a great meal food and service was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

All went well. Everyone seemed to enjoy the lunch except a couple of people thought the grilled chicken was dry. Service was good and friendly

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Had a lovely afternoon tea for my mums birthday. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My mum and I had afternoon tea, it was perfectly lovely. The service was excellent. This was a birthday gift from my friend, and we throughly enjoyed our day. It was made even more special with a tour of your fabulous spa facilities. I'm planning a girls day at the spa once I get back from holiday. Well done Bowfield.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Excellent service. Good choices of dishes on menu. Food was nicely presented and was very enjoyable. Overall, a really good experience.Will return.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

The food was beautiful. Staff were very friendly and the service was great

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Dear Brett, Thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

A beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. Service was outstanding with very attentive and helpful staff. Afternoon tea was beautifully presented and very much value for money. We look forward to our return visit.

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Dear Clare, Thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Perhaps dinner next time? Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Brilliant staff, brilliant service , brilliant food

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Dear Natalie, Thank you for your 5 star review, it was lovely to see you and your mother having such a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

We were extremely disappointed. First of all it was hardly lit and so dark we had great difficulty reading the menu. One of our party had chicken which turned out to be more a starter than a main course. The other meals were just ok. The cappuccinos were lukewarm but by that time we did not feel like complaining.

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Dear Sandra, Thank you for your review and please accept our sincere apologies. Please contact me on [email protected] to discuss you dining experience. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

It was a Saturday evening and the first time we had visited, there was only one other table of diners at this time, so we feared the worst - why was it so quiet on a Saturday? However, the background music was good - not too loud and the service and food were excellent! Would go again!

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Dear Janet, Thank you for leaving a review. We are happy to hear you had an excellent time on one of our unusually quiet Saturday nights...mostly like because of the event we had in our Bowfield Suite. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I have stayed at this hotel before and I couldn’t fault the food but last night we stayed again and had the roast beef for dinner and it was so dry and tough. The veg and Yorkshire pudding was also cold. The service was really slow. Firstly we had to actually ask for menus since no one thought to give us any then they took forever to take our order and there was such a long wait for starters and in between meals (We had 3 kids with us). It hasn’t put me off staying here again cause the hotel is lovely, I’m hoping it was just a one off!

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Dear Stacey, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise the food and service was not up to our usual standard. We hope you will choose to dine with us again. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent friendly service. Staff are very attentive.

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Dear Karen, Thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Daniel and Megan’s service was superb. Very nice manner, pleasant to talk to regarding the menu and a credit to the company. Well done to your recruitment and training team.

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Dear Michael, Thank you for your brilliant review. Daniel and Megan can't wait to see you again. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

I was booked in for Mother’s Day lunch, the number of waiting staff on hand was adequate however they stood about not knowing what to do as if they didn’t know their roles and there was a que of people waiting to get seen to. Secondly My starter and desert came served in a poor state that should have never left the pass, when I asked the waiting staff to change it they weren’t sure they could and no one came back to me with an answer or a dish until I physically got up from my table to go and enquire again despite their being as I said plenty of staff on duty. So unfortunately the quality of food and service was poor on Mother’s Day and I dined at a time it wasn’t that busy. I was disappointed especially being a returning customer. Not sure I will dine again am afraid.

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Dear Keith, Thank you for your review and please accept our sincere apologies. Please contact me on [email protected] to discuss you dining experience. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Food could have been a bit warmer and the restaurant was pretty empty and we still waited quite a while for our food, no salt on any of the tables had to ask staff for some staff very helpful and polite .

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Dear Carolyn, Thank you for taking time to leave a review and we apologise the food was not up to our normal standard. Please be assured we have discussed this with our chefs. Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Food was lovely no complaints with regards to the standard and quality of food however service was poor. There were three tables including myself dining at the same time and all staff on shift where standing within the bar area talking amoungst themselves. My dinner arrived 10 mins before my husbands. We then waited a considerable amount of time for a staff member to appear for us to request the bill. The staff member never returned to allow us to pay the bill so my husband had to make his way to the bar to pay. If the restaurant was full and staff where helping other customers I would not mind waiting for service however with an almost empty restaurant I would have expected better service.

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Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking time to leave a review and we apologise the service you received was not up to our usual standard. We will endeavour to improve on this for your next visit. Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Wonderful service and food. Couldn’t fault our lunch at The Plumpy Duck

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Dear Coralyn, Thank you for your wonderful feedback - can't wait for you to come back soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Always great service

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Dear Andrea, Thank you for your great feedback, we are looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Food was wonderful as was the whole experience at the hotel and spa a truly fantastic time

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Dear Mr Tipping, Thank you for your great feedback and we are happy to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

It was a lovely experience I enjoyed the Afternoon Tea and Spa, I think I would rather go for a lunch and Spa. Although I do like cakes I would like to cut them down for my expanding waistline sake, and I will look out for future deals at Bowfield for lunch and spa. Thank you for the nice time I and my friend had at Bowfield.

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Dear Ms Vincent, Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the afternoon tea. We have other spa packages which includes a spa lunch, a treatment and use of facilities, just call us on 01505 705225 and ask for the SPA. Thank you. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Was as st kitchen door and had to put my coat over my legs as I was frozen even though I had a jumper on. Service was very slow . I also had to reach across the table to get my drink as it was not placed next to us . Felt staff did what they had to and no more 😞

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Dear Ms Morning, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise you did not enjoy your dining experience. If you decide to return to visit, please email us on [email protected] and we will make your booking for you and we will make sure you are well looked after. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Pumpy Duck has a lovely atmosphere. I didn't realise that we would only be able to eat from a lunch menu which was disappointing. Also a number of wines were not available as the hotel had run out of stock. Hopefully when we return this won't happen again.

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Dear Ms White, Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for not having the wine you wanted in stock. Our lunch menu is from 12pm to 5pm and a la carte is from 5pm - 9pm. If there is something you would like to have which is not on our lunch menu then you can call us and pre-order this so we can arrange this for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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