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Plough Inn at Ford

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Sitting in the hamlet of Ford, this popular 16th Century Inn is renowned for its excellent menu, serving fresh local produce and fine Donnington Ales.The area holds everything for appreciators of the countryside as well as a rich and diverse cultural and sporting heritage. Jackdaws Castle racehorse trainers in directly opposite, and The Plough is popular with many famous jockeys and trainers. There are some fine walks, with a stunning view of the gallops. Cycling, fishing and golf are also located in the near vicinity.The Plough was indeed voted Racing pub of the year in 2008.Special ONLINE booking offer on B & B rooms October - December.Please check B & B page for detailsThe Plough celebrates
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews fish pie pigeon breast cottage pie ham scallops belly pork pudding peas the pub sunday lunch fish of the day large garden donnington ales generous portions good quality food piping hot lovely meal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm writing this with 5 days left of Dry January...so no review of the alcoholic brews.. Many have said the Pub is old and very quaint - agree. Many of said it's a locals bar with strangers not really welcome - slightly agree. Some have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review,

Reviewed 13 January 2019

Visited on New Years Eve for a last minute dinner. The pub is very old, with lots of character and a quite youthful buzzy clientele. But for me it didn’t really do much. The chair I was sat on was so uncomfortable (one of those...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic homemade pie served with creamy mash peas, my wife had the fish pie. Perfect thank you we will be back. Highly recommend A+++

Date of visit: December 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Lovely start to the year with a fab review ! Happy New Year ! Becky

Reviewed 2 December 2018

Nice old style pub , according to the rest of the group I was with the food was excellent but I was shocked not to be able to find one vegan option on the menu in this day and age, there was only one vegetarian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

With all of the fresh produce in the kitchen, I am disappointed that you did not ask for a vegan option. We are "occasionally" asked for vegan/vegetarian options and, of course, my chef is more than happy to oblige. But, we do can only do...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been eating at The Plough regularly for over seven years. In all that time we've never had a bad meal or bad experience. The quality of the food is first class, as is the service by Becky, Alex, Barbie, Ben...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that your experience has always been so positive and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

First visit to this highly recommended pub/restaurant. Staff very helpful, good beer, nice choice of wine, good seasonal menu. Lovely bustling Saturday evening atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
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LandlordPlough, Owner at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, Best wishes Becky

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Would suggest a reservation if you have this place in mind. Although we didnt have one, there are only 4 or 5 tables to have dinner, so we got sort of lucky. Portions are very generous so dont necessarily need a starter, if you do,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

We have a lot more tables up the step, but booking is always recommended. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Did a family tour of the Cotswolds (kids 9 and 11). Had a lovely stay at the Plough inn. Good food, nice service and wonderful settings, great for a short stay or base for walking the Cotswolds!

Date of visit: October 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 17 October 2018

We ate there on Saturday for a late lunch and Sunday for an early dinner. It was excellent both times. The regular menu is very good and is not over fancy with 'jus' and other notes of pretentiousness. The specials are also very tempting. My...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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LandlordPlough, Manager at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and your visit to The Plough

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Dropped in to treat family and a friend helping me move house. Never been here before. 3 different starters, fishcake, squid, scallops apart from the squid which had a little too much oil in the coating for my taste the rest were exquisite. The mains...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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LandlordPlough, Owner at Plough Inn at Ford, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope tom see you at the Plough again, Becky

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Response from Ron W | Reviewed this property |
Yes... even in the restaurant. We quite often take our two English Bulldogs Winston and Bertie.
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Response from SHARONChelmsford | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help with this but I would imagine the quality would be good. The menu is extensive so I'm sure vegetarian options are good
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