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The Plough at Great Chesterford

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The Plough High Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1PL, England
+44 1799 531651
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and lovely staff. Felt very welcomed when we arrived in Jan. Thank you to derek who was lovely too. Good price and not too expensive.

Thank SarahD2009s
Irvine, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us dined, at The Plough, on a Sunday evening. Unfortunately they were sold out or limited in the selections. Our meals were all very tasty and the desserts were delicious. There is outdoor seating and a large car park.

Thank ladykona
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in my top ten " Best Pub" list. As compiled by ME! Excellent Sunday roast. Roast potatoes, beef, pork, Yorkshire pudding and fresh vegetables were all very nicely cooked. The staff, in particular, the landlord was helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank Keith H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good Sunday lunch here in April. The IPA wasn't perfect - I am fussy over beer - but everything else good. The roast pork at 12.95 was good and there's always something like a very good fish and chips as an alternative. Children's meals conclude a filling burger. Service is busy but excellent. The Plough remains a very... More 

Thank Roskers
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time i go here the food is amazing even for the simplest of meals service excellent staff very attentive and friendly really enjoy it and prices are very reasonable would recommend,

Thank rooney703
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is such a find. So far it has always served great food and very friendly service set in a beautiful traditional pub.

Thank Hazel J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome to observe excellent service, brilliant food and fantastic conversation. Great food - happy staff.

Thank Gobnait W
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time with our family who had eaten here before. Warm welcome and great service. We shared a meze and nachos between 5 of us as portions very generous before a delicious Sunday roast or beef burger. Two desserts followed with some sharing as we all felt full. Can recommend for good honest food and great hosts.

1 Thank LouiseBCambridge
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We ate here recently, one person having the sausage baguette with chips, the other sausages, mash and onion gravy. The food was nice but not outstanding, the chips being rather mediocre. Overall though, a pleasant experience with good service. It might be nice if the lighting could be improved to brighten things up at the duller times of year.

1 Thank AndyMcGonegal
Saffron Walden, UK
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat for a friends birthday meal and, after trawling through lots of online menus of nearby pubs/restaurants, found The Plough just a few miles from home. So many pubs/restaurants these days think that it is enough to only offer a limited selection of very ordinary 'pub classics' but I was thrilled to find that... More 

1 Thank 2GuysSW

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Plough High Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden CB10 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden  >  Great Chesterford
  • Phone Number: +44 1799 531651
The Plough is an eighteenth century building, which started life as a row of cottages. The centre section of the building has been a pub for more than 150 years, but there are still people in Chesterford who were brought up in the end cottage, before it was joined to the pub. Sympathetically extended in the 1990s, The Plough is now a large pub / restaurant, able to seat up to 100 people. The atmosphere is traditional, with lots of timber beams and two enormous inglenooks, one of which is home to a roaring fire in winter time.The food and drink offer is equally traditional. There are always four cask ales on, supported by a wide range if lagers and bottled beers, as well as a wide range of spirits and soft drinks.There is an extensive garden at The Plough, with lots of sunny spots to sit outside.

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