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The Shadforth Plough

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Southside, Shadforth | Shadforth, Durham DH6 1LD, England
+44 191 372 0375
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Durham, UK
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening having received a flier through our door offering 20% off food at the newly reopened Shadforth Plough. Nice choices on the menu and also a specials board. I love that children aren't limited to the usual nuggets or fish fingers, they can have a half portion of any adult meal which is what we chose... More 

1 Thank karenah73
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

visiting my daughter and partner for a weekend, walked down to the shadforth Plough fro Sherburn. Expereinced a warm welcome from the landlord and his staff, we sat in the lounge bar with drinks while deciding what to choose from the menu, there was lots to choose from. The satrters were delicious, I chose Belly pork terine, my daughter chose... More 

1 Thank LesleyOL8
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Came for the valentines night with the live music with my boyfriend. Was lovely how we were allowed to keep our table for the full night, there was a nice amount of time between the four courses to relax and have abit of quality time with my partner. Food was scrumptious! We both had the smoked salmon for starters then... More 

1 Thank Rebecca H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Having re-opened recently I was looking forward to trying here again. However although the staff were love!y, warm and welcoming, the food let it down. My Cajun chicken was very bland and very very dry, did not really go with the soggy green peppers that it was served with (but the chips lovely!). My partner had belly pork which again... More 

1 Thank GOODfoodlover123
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were popping in for lunch so weren't expecting a lot, which is just as well! My "hot roast of the day baguette" was warm on the outside and cold in the middle. As it was chicken I was rathered unhappy and therefore left it.My husband was disappointed that his steak came with one tomato and no other garnish or... More 

1 Thank Julia J
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sunday lunch. Fab we had the lamb melted in your mouth. Can't wait to go back very good value for money

Thank Christopher D
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Now had several visits since reopened in January and all have been great experiences. Good food, (with veg served hot) with a nice touch of difference (e.g. roasted guinea fowl with separate creamy mushroom sauce). Real ales are perfect (as are all beers as Phillip (landlord) has all new pipes fitted from cellar) and now choice of three. Wife loved... More 

Thank Chris C
Hexham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great to see this village pub back open. Puts Shadforth back on the map. Great food and a warm welcome. The bar is now well stocked,cask ales and an extensive wine list with landlord's suggestions. I hope it succeeds!

1 Thank 10Phil10
Durham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Second visit in less than a week after The Shadforth Plough reopened this month. Food was fabulous best I've had dining out in a very long time and I think it knocks spots off the local alternatives. Surroundings a little cavernous in the restaurant but food and service very good and we chose to eat in lounge bar the second... More 

Thank pip_j0y
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I arrived at about 7pm to a lovely warm and cosy area where one family were already sitting by the log burner. There was another area on the opposite side of the bar where there were quite a few other people either eating or drinking with a nice buzz about the place, I could see other people in the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southside, Shadforth | Shadforth, Durham DH6 1LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 372 0375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?