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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
  • 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 Saturday, 20 October 2018

The dinner on Saturday night was excellent however the food and service on Sunday at breakfast was appalling.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

There was a bit of a wait for our drinks but the girls working in the restaurant were busy so we didn’t mind waiting. The food was outstanding- again a slight wait but well worth it because of the quality of our dishes. Well done team.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Food was all really tasty. Therr was 4 of us, my hisband had french onion soup which was missing thr croutons and the cheese. We then had our mains and my husbnads main didnt come unril a good 3 or 4 minutes after ours. I had to send my pasta back as it was cold, and my mother in laws was cold too, but she was too polite to say as i already complained about the delay in the food and my own. My husband then had the cheese board and it came without grapes. Not the best impression for our first time there. But like I said what we did have was tasty.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

The food was amazing. Well presented and the restaurant had a lovely feel to it, the decor suited and the staff were lovely too.

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Dear Lauren, Thank you for the great feedback. We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Friday, 12 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

We had a lovely meal for my daughter's birthday it was a lovely day and the food was excellent.

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Dear Colette, Thank you for your feedback and we are happy to hear you had an excellent time. Happy Birthday again to your daughter. Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 09 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

I would recommend going here , Had a very good meal .in lovely surroundings & the service was very good as well .

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Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 03 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lovely meal plus staff are so nice. Only one negative comment it’s a bit dark but that’s a personal thing still love the place

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Dear Elaine, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 03 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

lovely

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Dear Lisa, Thank you for the feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Wednesday, 03 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Lovely restaurant with excellent service. Food was delicious. Price is very reasonable. Will be back again

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

Responded On Monday, 01 October 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The food was let down didn't get starters right main was miss understood for staff and half breakfast was burnt and other half not cooked when we told how we feel nothing it was everything u asked for then taking away with the food I look after my mum full time I cook.clean .loOK after house house work as she can't see this break a life line it wasn't great but just the food everything else was nearly fab x

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Dear Lorraine, We would like to apologise for your recent experience in the restaurant and sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the food. I do hope that despite these issues, you will consider dining with us again. Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 25 September 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

We made a last minute booking for 19 of us which inclided small children. The team at the Plumpy Duck couldnt have been more accomodating, even helping with the obligatory family photo pic! Sent the afternoon, food came out promptly & nothing was a hassle. Icing on the cake..the soft play!

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Dear Mrs Donaghy, Thank you for the great feedback. We are very happy to hear you and your family had a great time, and your baby girl is adorable, we wish her all the best and we look forward to seeing everyone again, perhaps for a family dinner next time? Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Tuesday, 11 September 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Staff were polite and friendly, and food was also very good.

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

Responded On Friday, 07 September 2018
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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Enjoyed spa & afternoon tea which had good assortment of sandwiches, wraps, cakes. Nice surroundings with helpful staff..will definitely return.

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Dear Rosie, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your spa day with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps for dinner next time? Kind regards The Plumpy Duck Team

Responded On Sunday, 26 August 2018
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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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