History

The Plough Inn, over 150 years old, is a beautiful country building with a difficult history.

– John Doe

The Plough Inn, over 150 years old, is a beautiful country building with a difficult history.

Assumed to be built by John Dives in the first half of the 19th Century, the first Inn Keeper was a local travelling carpenter and his wife by the names of Thomas and Mary Brackpool. By 1851, the Innkeepership had switched to Rosina (nee Vine) and Ambrose Glover, six children living with them in Lingfield. Rosina’s daughter from a previous marriage, Sarah, met a tragic end in 1853 playing with matches.

The Glover family ran The Plough, the Greyhound and the Star in Lingfield, the Blue Anchor in Gostone, the George Inn in Langley, and the White Horse in Edenbridge, some members for generations.

There have been several reported ghostly sightings over the last 10 years of a lady dressed in black likened to be that of Alice Glover (Below).

Alice Glover

It wasn’t until 1945 that the Glovers left

The Plough Inn, since when it has been cared for by a-dozen-or-more licensees. Joanne Sweeting and Simon Sheasby and their son Henry have now been custodians of the Inn for almost 8 years.