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The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield

Bowfield Road, Howwood, United Kingdom, PA9 1DZ
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Opening Information

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
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch

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, 14.30 - 17.00. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Attentive, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere. Good choice of food on the menu with interesting and exciting specials.

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Thank you very much for your kind comments, we hope to see you back soon. The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Sunday, 12 August 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Friendly staff very relaxing atmosphere - just wish we could have stayed for longer but had to rush away!

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Dear Mrs Rae, Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Perhaps dinner next time? Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Saturday, 11 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Had to ask for butter and cream for scones. Food slow in coming. Plenty of tea with a selection of fruit teas on offer Service initially good but lacked later on

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Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your experience, we shall certainly use these comments as we develop our team. We hope this has not put you off and will return soon to experience our true hospitality. Kind regards

Responded On Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Excellent would highly recommend

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Thank you very much, the whole team much appreciates these comments. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Bowfield Team

Responded On Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Wonderful food, cooked to perfection and very friendly and accommodating staff. Really nice atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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Thank you very much for your extremely kind comments, the whole team welcomes these. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Bowfield Team

Responded On Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Very slow service. Staff quite abrupt. Food of mixed standard.

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Dear Claire, Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit. I am extremely sorry for the disappointments you have experienced. I will contact you directly Kind regards Craig Stewart General Manager

Responded On Monday, 30 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

We attended an afternoon tea at the Aura Spa instead of going down to the Plumpy Duck and I must say the level of service we received from the Spa in the afternoon to the Restaurant in the evening couldn't be further apart. The girls in the Spa were especially helpful, attenuate and pleasant, however, the same cannot be said for the Restaurant. When we arrived at the restaurant after our Spa treatments and afternoon tea, we walked through from the bar/lounge and passed 3 waitresses and a barman. We were not shown to a table or asked if we had pre-booked a reservation for dinner. We showed ourselves to one of the booths as the restaurant at this point was empty apart from 3 other people who were booking gym packages. We had been sat at the booth for about 10 minutes before having to ask if our table was waitressed or do we just order at the bar? Upon asking, we were told that we would need a reservation and that we could not sit at the booth as this was already 'pre-booked' - May i add that no one was sat at that particular booth in the 2.5 hours that we were present in the restaurant. Also, it must be said that your waitresses do need to have training as they all left one girl, Eilidh, to do the running about. Eilidh was the only one serving our tables and the rest of the tables during our time there as the restaurant became busier - The other 'waitresses' only appeared to do some work when the Manager came through to the restaurant which i find appalling considering you should be helping out your fellow co-worker. As the tips in the restaurant were split between all the waitresses, we decided as a group of 5 that we were not leaving a tip since this wasn't going direct to our waitress Eilidh as she was the only one doing any actual work the whole night. Furthermore, when we went into the bar/lounge again after dinner, which was very tasty and well presented, we approached the bar to find that the bar person didn't know what whiskey was or how to make a cappuccino. The experience did kind of leave a bad taste especially after such a brilliant day at the Spa. I think the girls in the restaurant could learn a thing or 2 from the girls at Aura.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback. Your comments are vital to assist in training and developing the team. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us and we shall certainly be addressing this with the whole team. It is clear you have not received the levels of service and attention that we should be delivering. The service levels in Aura Spa are the levels we expect from our all our team, and I do hope that you will return and allow us to restore your faith in Bowfield and show you our true Bowfield hospitality. Kind regards Craig Stewart General Manager

Responded On Monday, 30 July 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Stayed in the hotel for a night. Waitress was pleasant but had no knowledge of wine when I asked for a rosé & asked what kind! Wasn't offered a bottle and had to ask for drinks when our starter was served. Waited 10mins to be seated for breakfast and ended up seating myself. Waitress was slow and spent a lot of time chatting to staff behind bar. Restaurant wasn't busy and no need for the wait. Potato scone was missing and when I asked she said "there's none, I forgot to tell you" Disappointing. Won't be rushing back

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Dear Miss McAllister, Thank you for sharing your feedback and I would like to extend my sincere apologies for these incidents. Please be assured I will personally be investigating the matter further as this is not the experience we want anyone to have at the hotel. Should you consider returning to the hotel, please contact me directly so I can ensure you are personally looked after. Kind regards Cindy McKendrick F&B Duty Manager Bowfield Hotel & Country Club

Responded On Saturday, 28 July 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Lovely atmosphere Friendly and professional staff Food was ok

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Dear James, Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. If you would like to discuss your experience with your food further, please do not hesitate to contact me on [email protected] Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Thursday, 26 July 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Food and service was very good. Prices for soft drinks are too high. £1.85 for a small glass of diluting juice is ridiculous. Apart from this no complaints and we had a thoroughly enjoyable visit and will be back. Waitress in the restaurant was especially attentive and helpful in every way. Many thanks.

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Dear Gloria, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your afternoon tea and Rosie is looking forward to seeing you again. We will review the soft drinks prices at our next meeting and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Thursday, 26 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Lovely relaxed meal and friendly staff

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Dear Claire, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely relaxing time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Monday, 23 July 2018
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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Food was lovely girl serving us was friendly and attentive

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Dear Lynn, Thank you for your feedback. I have passed your comments on to Rosie who is looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 18 July 2018
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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Well looked after and every wish catered for, can't wait to be back, excellent service... Can't sto boasting about it

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Dear Mrs Currie, Thank you for your great feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Perhaps for dinner next time? Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Monday, 16 July 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

We Enjoyed every minute of our stay food and service were superb

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Dear Caroline, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Bowfield Team

Responded On Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Good meal

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Dear Simon, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Monday, 25 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Lovely place. Very high standard of finish to bar and restaurant.

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Dear Craig, Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to seeing you and your friends and family again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

Attended said restaurant for my wife’s birthday. Have to say both my wife and I throughly enjoyed our meal. The service was great from the waitress at dinner to the girl who made us cocktails later. Looking forward to our next meal.

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Dear Mr McKellar Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your dining experience at The Plumpy Duck restaurant. I will pass on your comments to the team. We can't wait to see you back soon and perhaps try our new cocktail of the month next time. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 05 June 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 27 May 2018

Loved the hotel - our room was amazing and spotless! Great for kids with soft play, outdoor park and swimming although I don’t think the pool reflects the rest of the hotel - time for a refurb! Our food was nice, not amazing but nice. Large wine was £8.40 which is quite expensive.

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Dear Laurie White, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at The Bowfield Hotel, and I'm happy to hear that the children had a superb time too with our soft play and I'm sure they loved the bunkbeds too. I have passed your comment on regarding the pool to our Leisure Club manager and I have been told there are development plans in the pipeline. I am disappointed to hear the food was not up to your standards and thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will discuss this with our head chef. As for the cost of wine, I believe you had a large glass of our Pinot Grigio, this white wine has a fresh and fruity bouquet and a well balanced and clean flavour; therefore, makes this one of our premium wines. However, we will review the prices in due course. We do hope you will come back to visit us soon. Kindest regards, Bowfield Team

Responded On Saturday, 02 June 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 26 May 2018

Another fantastic meal. Food always tastes amazing and our waitresses megan and nicola made the evening even more enjoyable. Can't wait to return

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Dear Mr Markham, Thank you so much!!! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us at The Plumpy Duck. I have passed your comments on to Megan and Nicola and they are looking forward to seeing you and your family again, especially the little one. Kindest regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Saturday, 02 June 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Good choice of menu options

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Dear Alison, Thank you for your feedback for the Plumpy Duck Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon to try our new chef's special dishes. Kind regards, Bowfield Hotel & Country Club

Responded On Saturday, 26 May 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

Excellent in every aspect!

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Dear Patrick, Thank you for posting such a favourable review further to your Plumpy Duck visit. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Bowfield Hotel & Country Club

Responded On Thursday, 24 May 2018
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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Maybe improve the lighting, a bit dark. Food was lovely. Service first class.

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Thank you for your feedback. I have passed on your comments regarding the lighting to our maintenance team who will have a look at adjusting our mood lighting. We look forward to seeing you back at The Plumpy Duck soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

The food was delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed the dining experience immensely

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Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food from our new menu. We hope to see you back at The Plumpy duck soon.

Responded On Saturday, 05 May 2018
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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

The food was mediocre with particularly small portion sizes. The waitress who mostly dealt with us seemed very inexperienced although polite. The receptionist and gym receptionist were very helpful when I asked regarding membership options. The building isn’t particularly easy to access or navigate through with a buggy due to all the double doors.

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Thank you very much for your extremely important feedback. We shall certainly take your comments on board and re-enforce our training for the team. We would be pleased to hear from you regarding which dishes you felt were not right and look forward to hearing from you, or you giving us a try again to allow us the opportunity to restore your faith. Kind regards Bowfield Team

Responded On Wednesday, 02 May 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

The serving staff were excellent. My husband had the duck special which he said was delicious. I had the grilled chicken with a side order of garlic prawns. The prawns were delicious but unfortunately the chicken was quite dry and there was no sauce or gravy. The wedges were a bit soggy. The desserts were both delicious.

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Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your visit. We are pleased to hear your husband enjoyed our duck special and you both enjoyed your desserts. However, we are very sorry your dish didn’t meet expectation. Had this been brought to our attention we would have been more than happy to offer a sauce or gravy and replace the wedges. We hope to welcome you back to the Plumpy Duck in the near future. Kind Regards Team Bowfield

Responded On Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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