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Bar, Asian, Thai, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this pub for a Thai meal. Went early in the week. Loved the pub, very cosy and the staff were super. But, sorry to say, the Thai food was a let down. We had ribs which we couldn’t eat. They were in...a watery saice and really did not appear fresh. The currys were also in a thin sauce and in our opinion lacked flavour. The stir fried veg however were lovely - very fresh. To be fair the staff were apologetic and took the ribs off the bill and we were given drinks. The coffee was excellent. Perhaps the chef was not there that evening because friends went the following week and had a terrific meal. Maybe we will try again!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

What more can one say than exceptional Thai food, exceptional service in a rustic British Pub atmosphere. This pub is always very busy and that comes as no promise.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

wonderful as usual. I stop off here every month and it never fails, great staff great food-whats not to like! plus Thai food

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

Stunning. Gorgeous. Breathtaking. And the pub is pretty too! I tried the squid. It was cooked to perfection. The lemon comes in a little lace doily type gauze to catch the pips… I mean… how sweet can a lemon get! Heart- officially- melted. Thanks x

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

We came to try Fat Will's but it was underwhelming generally. Burgers were ok but definitely nothing special. My boys complained they had too much squeezy cheese on the chicken ones. At £15 each I felt they were overpriced. One nice waitress but the other...one was not friendly and left us with the impression that we were an inconvenience. The desert menu advertised by Fat Wills and on the website was not the one that appeared in the pub. The belgian waffle was a packet waffle with one scoop of ice cream for £8 and not even warm - rip off! The cheesecake was straight out of the freezer - my son was cutting it with a knife it was so hard. Again overpriced. Disappointing as our Thai experience was much better.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

Can't quite understand why we have left it 13 years to come back here. It's not changed a bit. The Plough is what a pub should be, catering for locals, diners & dogs! We had a wonderful welcome, served out drinks almost straight away, even...though the bar was busy. Lovely, friendly atmosphere, attentive staff & the food & really good. We thought the prices were reasonable for what we had to eat & drink. Our dog got as much attention as we did from the staff which made us laugh lots. We most definitely won't be leaving such a huge time gap for out next return.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Disappointed with the Thai food tonight. We’ve eaten here on many occasions and tonight’s meal was by far the worst food we’ve had. The butterfly grilled prawns were poorly deveined and arrived with no marinade so were therefore dry when served with the boiled rice....The rice arrived in a chipped boil. When I tried to alert the manager to the issues she was quite dismissive albeit she did bring extra marinade out. Other bar and waiting staff were very apologetic and gave good service. Hopefully this was just a bad night as normally the food here is really good.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

We went to this pub with friends as I have been told that the Thai food here is excellent but as I love Thai food and have been to many fine Thai restaurants I beg to differ I’m afraid. The pub itself is really old...and atmospheric and is very buzzy but it’s almost impossible to get a drink at the bar as so many regulars just sit around and stand by it which is extremely frustrating as I had to shout my drinks order across people at the bar who just don’t really care and carry on chatting regardless as if you were invisible ( Rude, and should be stopped by the landlord/landlady immediately as it is a small bar ) Enjoyed the mixed starters but my friends ordered the Thai Beef salad which they love, but this was very poor and nothing like the ones they had before, saying it lacked the proper taste and no sauce, no heat and was very sweet ( Should have lime, fish sauce, chilli and slight sugar ) I ordered the whole sea bass which come in fillets, and that’s the first time I have ever ordered this dish in a Thai restaurant without the whole fish coming out, so they should alter that on the menu as I’m sure that the fillets just come out of a frozen pack from the supermarket ! However it was a lovely evening and the ambiance was superb, and we enjoyed it there enormously but will not be returning for the Thai food, but for drinks and a roast dinner if I can get to the bar and order !!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

The Plough has always had a good reputation for food and it did not disappoint. We had starters of Prawns Tempura and Pork Spare Ribs which were both superb in taste and quantity. My main course was Prawn Pad Thai and Sweet & Sour Beef...- it was stupendous. My partner's Seabass with rice was just as good. From an old English pub, one doesn't expect superb Thai food but this offering beats any dedicated Thai restaurant in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

I have eaten at the Plough a few times now and never been disappointed. The food, especially the Thai menu is excellent. It is always hot, nicely cooked, really tasty, well presented and the portions are filling to say the least. The bar staff and...waitresses are polite, friendly and attentive. Regardless of some previous reviews you cannot in fairness fault the service. Bar prices are average for the area and the food is very good value for the quality you are served. A few considerations if you are visiting. The car park is small and you can end up parking a fair way along the road if it is busy. The interior is quite cramped, having steps to enter and different floor levels. The ceiling is low with some beams so mind your head. There is indoor and outdoor seating, it is dog friendly, I would most certainly book before attending at weekends. It's a really nice traditional English village pub, well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023

Amazing pub, great atmosphere and the fat wills burgers were spot on. Highly recommend. Staff were so friendly and the service was on point. Food was quick and prompt.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

My wife and I have recently moved to this area and we had Sunday lunch at the Plough today. The food was excellent and the service from the attentive friendly staff could not have been better. It is a lovely pub with lots of character....We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Came here to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We came on a Wednesday evening thinking it will be calm, we did book. When arrived it was pleasantly busy, no parking spaces in car park but plenty on road. The girls who served us very pleasant and...hard working and attentive. The pub/ restaurant has a nice vibe, this was added by other people in the pub the clientele were families and couples. Not loud louts. We did not know what to choose from a very extensive Thai menu. This menu is large. So opted for the set meal. We liked all the food and choice in the set menu was very nice. Some of the starters were deep fried, as meant to be. However for some reason and not the first time my wife had upset tummy later, we think there something to do with cooking oil as it has happened before in other nice restaurants, this is NOT a reflection of the food. We just need to work out what oil is used. To avoid in future. We will return and alter, choose food not deep fried, Would recommend, but book.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

How lovely it was to step inside this beautiful tavern - warm and cosy - and doing a good trade on a Friday winter’s lunchtime ! Really lovely food - very fresh and well presented - there’s even a very extensive Thai menu to run...alongside traditional pub classics. Yes we would return !More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Went to the plough today, called last minute and they managed to fit us in (table of 5 + high chair) within 45 mins of calling. Lovely cosy traditional pub. Greeted when we arrived and shown to table. Staff friendly and polite. Starters were lovely,...and beef roast was absolutely delicious, best in area by far and lots of veg and potatoes. Kids meals were great, all 3 children cleared their plates. Busy but didn't have to wait long between courses at all. Deserts were also really good. Staff great with the children as well. First time coming here but we will definitely be returning. Thanks you all at The Plough!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Jo Jo, Owner at The Plough Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Hi As far as I'm aware the Plough doesn't offer rooms to let but I'm sure if you google b&b's/hotels in the area you'll find somewhere quite close to stay and then perhaps you can go and have a meal in the Plough
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The Plough Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5