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Plough & Sail

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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Alex and Oliver Burnside reopened the doors of The Plough and Sail in April 2012. The twin brothers aim to offer their customers delicious food and drink, a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and exceptional service. Chef Oliver has a passion for quality, seasonal food, using produce from his local suppliers wherever possible and front-of-house Alex enjoys serving customers a range of draught lagers and ales, soft drinks and a fantastic wine list. Whether you choose a light, casual meal or a formal dinner in our restaurant, the menus feature traditional favourites, the best of modern British cuisine and dishes influenced from around the world. Every dish is cooked and presented with flair and imagination and is accompanied by a superb wine list.The Plough and Sail comprises of a spacious restaurant, a cosy bar and an intimate balcony area, perfect for private parties. There is also seating at the front of the pub and a courtyard area at the back where warm summer evenings and lazy Sundays can be enjoyed.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the area to visit daughter and our usual place was closed. Daughter suggested here as went with a friend from her work two weeks ago. The friend goes here a lot.. Nice greeting I had fish/chips one had burger and two had the steak....More

Thank patricia b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend for lunch today and we were welcomed as soon as we came through the door. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Food arrived in a timely manner and was top quality. Will definitely be back to try something else...More

Thank Paradise04307624385
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I booked Sunday Lunch at the Plough and Sail. We both picked the roast sirloin for our mains and it was the best we had ever eaten at any restaurant. The beef was cooked a delicious medium-rare. The roast potatoes, cooked in...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Very good at short order food but lacks refinement with anything more challenging. Expected better. Service was patchy at best, cutlery not replaced between courses.

Thank jillyhi2017
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked The Plough and Sail for a Sunday roast whilst staying in the area. We had read great reviews and it is a dog friendly pub which was what we wanted. We arrived, were shown to our table and given menus...More

Thank 221claref
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Yesterday evening four of us had booked for pre-concert dinner/ The whole of the Plough and Sail was filled with people dining, absolutely rammed. Yet, Ollie and his brigade in the kitchen got out expertly cooked and presented, fine meals quickly. The young waitresses knew...More

Thank petersuff0lk
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Lunchtime you can get perfect light bites, the small fish and chips is excellent. Evening their fish of the day is usually splendid and puddings delectable. Service friendly and efficient in a seemingly relaxed way.

Thank Enidstephenson
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely backdrop drop with the Maltings, very warm welcome the young staff were very attentive comfortable seating with a cosy fire lit, we chose off the specials board and had 3 courses and coffee and were not disappointed with the presentation and scrumptious tasting...More

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were staying at their sister pub (In fact, owned by two brothers!) and having eaten at the Pointer the previous night, decided to eat at the Plough & Sail. The latter was certainly a much busier place, but was laid out quite spaciously, so...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were quickly shown to a table and the service was quite quick. I had sausage and mash. The sausages were excellent as was the gravy which was very rich, however the mash was not great, tasted like school dinner mash! My partner had the...More

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508Ann66
29 September 2017|
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Response from Jackie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is very dog friendly! I would like to add that at no time were any dogs a nuisance. The area outside is very beautiful for walking - with or without dogs! X
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Casual.
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