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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here today for a private birthday party . We were a party of 16 including 4 young children . The food was very good as was the service . Chelsea our server was amazing , very attentive . We will definitely be coming...back !!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

This place has been transformed. Welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Perfectly mixed cocktails, great & tasty food. Warm and relaxing atmosphere. We’re so pleased we’ve rediscovered this place. In fact we went twice in one week. One of my new favourite local places to eat

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

A very poor welcome from an unsmiling barman/waiter. My brother and I were not dining and, despite six or more empty tables, we were told we could only sit on stools at the bar. I offered that we could sit at a table and if...other people came in we'd vacate. This, apparently, is "against company policy". We left with our drinks unfinished. I'll just end by saying that a pint of beer and a Coke were £10.60. All in all, a dreadful experience. We then went to The Rose in Shenfield where there was a friendly welcome and the atmosphere was warm and lovely.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Idriz Kokaj, Owner at The Plough Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2023

Dear Nigel, I am the Waiter/Barman with whom you spoke to yesterday. As was explained at the time we are a restaurant and not a pub with tables being set for the purposes of dining, we do have customers who join us for just drinks...More

Reviewed 26 October 2023

I found this pub by reading Trip Advisor reviews. The pub had obviously been recently refurbished and was very modern inside and a little sterile taking away any real ambiance. The menu was very good, but took a little longer to arrive than I would...have expected., but the quality of service was good. The meals were reasonable but not great, and didn’t live up to the reviews I had read. Don’t get me wrong, they were ok, but just not as good as I expected for the price paid. The cost of the drinks was frankly outrageous, which is why I have given this a three star review and not a four star. I also didn’t like the fact they added a 10% service charge at lunchtime making the entire experience significantly overpriced. Don’t let this review put you off going, but check the price of the drinks before you order.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Idriz Kokaj, Owner at The Plough Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

HI Paul Thank you for your review we always appreciate feedback in all it's forms. We do however feel your review gives an unfair reflection of what we offer here. We are not a pub so much should be clear from our interior, food on...More

Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

So here’s a shout out to a local business, The Plough at Mountnessing. A table for four, great playlist on the system (amazing how many hospitality businesses never read the room and just put ‘anything’ on - yet this is another crucial area of the...experience). The food… brilliantly presented and cooked to perfection (even room for desert, which is a rarity for me). Service from the staff amazing, just right… no rushing, but attentive when required. As someone who has worked in hospitality and trained in service levels, this one ticked every box! 👏🏼👏🏼 If you’ve never visited, certainly one to put on the wish list… I’ll be back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

A perfect dining experience for our lunch meet up with an old friend. The food, ambience and service were all excellent and very fairly priced. Well done to all concerned and thank you!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Lunched with a group of friends from the city of London. Large roadside pub, during our Wednesday visit was very nearly empty. As it was a warm day, we opted to sit in the covered area outside. The service was rather slow for both our...drinks and the food. The food was ok, but it mystifies me why restaurants serve a sweet brioche bun with a savoury burger inside. I would choose something different next time.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

The four of us had the usual fantastic meal at The Plough last night. The ambience is first class as is the service and atmosphere. Idris and his team run a lovely restaurant and bar whatever one's needs and in my book The Plough remains...our No 1 go to place to eat and drink in the Brentwood, Shenfield and Mountnessing area. Well done Idris and team!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

Literally popped in after seeing it come up on social media, the new decor is very modern, and great furnishungs etc, we were warmly welcomed, great advice for the menu as I am coeliac, the food we had was excellent and we were incredibly well...looked after, I have no doubt we will return again and it will become one of our favourite places to eat. Little added plus from me, as the weather is so beautiful, the restaurant was playing very chilled cafe del mar tunes, I could have been in Ibiza 🙏More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

Great Service & Great Food. Very Enjoyable evening, will be going back for sure & recommending others.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

Well……..What a great night we had after organising my partners 30th birthday. Service was amazing and the staff there are just so professional and friendly they make you feel very welcome! From start to finish we couldn’t of asked for a better night. Food was...yummy credits to the chef and stress free it was all done to perfection. Thank you all so much at the plough you are all amazing x See you all soon for some more summers parties xMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Fantastic night at the Plough following recent renovations. The new decor is smart and stylish, and a great venue for a special occasion. Love the new menu, some of the favourite original dishes still remain with some exciting new choices including excellent veggie options. The...duck spring roll was soooo delicious, and the fish and chips was the very best I've had in a long long time. The roast is also superb, accompanied by 5* roast potatoes. As always the service is excellent. We've been visiting the Plough for many years and the food has always been consistently good and always piping hot! Will be returning very soon for that Duck spring roll!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

The service was brilliant the new decor and atmosphere was amazing I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Food delicious . Staff very attentive and the selection of wines to the standard of a top London restaurant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Got far too expensive. Not good attitude from the male staff member either. Won’t be back. Sad as it used to be good. Very sad.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

I used to go here alot but recently the prices have gone up and the food has gone down hill. I used to recommend this place to everyone as the food was lovely but not anymore....won't be returning. It's a shame...also £4.50 for a soda...water and lime...REALLY!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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The Plough Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4