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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Good Beer and Simple Food with fresh ingredients... The Plough & Horses is a traditional local pub situated in the village of Cove just 4 miles from Farnborough. Whilst the pub has a lively atmosphere, the low ceilings and open fire (during the colder months) also bring about a cosy feel to the pub. Food from our varied menu, which is popular with diners of all ages, is prepared from fresh ingredients every day and served in our family friendly restaurant dining area, the garden or the bar area, wherever you are most comfortable! If beer is your tipple then there is a good selection available from the bar which also offers a range of lagers, wines and soft drinks to cater for all preferences,
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Went with my daughter and grandchildren for lunch. First thing we was told was there’s no curry, no fish, 1 baguette, no Fanta, no small vegetarian pizza, only large! We ordered at 12.30 and after asking twice where our food was, we got our food...1 hour later at 1.30. It was just pizzas, nothing that took a long time to cook. Ordered fish fingers for 18 month old baby, they looked like they’d been cooking for 1 hour, they were so brown, hard and dry, AND served on a red hot plate. The lunches came out one at a time and the last pizza came to me at 1.40pm. It wasn’t that busy, there was a table of two, a table of four and a table of 8. Only the table of 2 was there before us and the rest came in after us yet they ordered and had eaten their food and left before we even got our food. As it’s half term, we had arranged to go out at 2pm but couldn’t because of the food being late made us late for what we planned. We were offered free drinks, after the food eventually came but we didn’t want drinks. We just wanted to go. I wanted to pay the bill and leave after 40 minutes but the waitress said they were plating up, which obviously they weren’t because it was about her 20 minutes before it came out. Honestly will never go there again and would not recommend it. If they haven’t got the food or the staff they shouldn’t be serving food, or at least say they’ll be a delay. An hour and a half in total for a pizza that takes 12 minutes to cook, one of which wasn’t even cooked properly because the cheese wasn’t even melted!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We had the most amazing roast ever for my birthday treat, will definitely be back with the family and friends , can’t wait to come back for more

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Turned up to have a bite of luck with a few friends. The last of our small group arrive about 1:15. We were told that due to a large party booking food wouldn’t be available until 2pm. We decided to stay. A few minutes past...2 one of group went to get menus to be told that they weren’t doing food. As you can imagine we were very peeved. Given we eat out a lot and often with our families (although not on this occasion) we’re voting with our wallets and going elsewhere. If we’d been told when we arrived there was no food we would have finished our drinks and gone elsewhere but would have happily tried again; but to mislead us and not apologise or offer anything just shows a lack of respect for customers.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Had a belated Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Very generous portions and all cooked perfectly. Great service as well. Thank you to all the staff. As friendly and professional as ever

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

I had hoped that the change of ownership might have heralded an improvement to the food offerings. Unfortunately the food is still verging on inedible. The place was almost empty at lunch time - which should have given me a clue - and the staff...looked as though they would have rather been anywhere else. There are some really good pub/restaurants in the area. Unfortunately this is not one of them.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Called with family group of 9 on a Saturday lunchtime. Pretty empty, but very friendly and efficient staff. Limited menu of pretty standard bar food, took forever for food to arrive though. We weren’t in a rush, but took two and a half hours for...only two courses. Clean toilets, ample parking.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Great friendly atmosphere, staff very polite and happy to help! Lots of choice for drinks and the food was delicious!! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back soon

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Lovely pub. Plenty of choice on the menu. The young staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good - and hot also at reasonable prices.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023 via mobile

We have visited a couple of times since the reopening. The younger members of staff are pretty poor. Everything seems a bit too much trouble. Such a shame as it really puts us off going.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

On arrival there was no fish and chips, nothing with chicken breast and only seeded baguettes. I ended up with a chicken goujon sandwich which came with a small side of chips. Disappointingly no salad garnish at all which made the lunch very dry and...bland. Disappointing.More

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

I went to this pub on a Friday afternoon with friends. I was initially saddened at the lack of gin and lack of fruit to go into the gin. The bar girl with the long pony tail, quite young was so rude and got me...my drink but started pouring in lemonade, of which I would never have my gin with. I said straight away sorry its with tonic, she proceeded to say I definitely said it was with lemonade which I stated I would never do. Her whole attitude and demeanour was disgusting. I won’t go here again simply for this reason. She needs sacking.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023 via mobile

Having recently reopened (Apr 23), this place now seems more of an evening football pub... with more noise... and less focus on enjoyable midweek suppers in the restaurant. Used to have a good, freshly prepared menu, but our food seemed a bit "from frozen." Probably...won't hurry back for dinner.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

Was waiting for the kitchen top open since they reopened their doors. Was worth the wait, Three Pizzas, two burgers, Wings and a pie and mash arrived hot, fresh and blooming delicious. Not a scrap of food left!! Well done to the new Manager and...her team. See you again soon!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023

Our 1st time eating here since the pub reopened under new management. We were warmly greeted and were pleasantly suprised with the selection of largers on tap. We then had a Plough & Horses Burger ( 2 burgers slathered in cheese fresh lettuce, tomato, onion,...optional extras: pepperoni, mushrooms) and sauce on the side ( which i really liked) Cooked to perfection and delicious 😋 amazing chips too. Can thoroughly recommend. We somehow found room for desert too and the lemon cheesecake was light and refreshing. The new manager has such a passion for food and proud to promote their freshly cooked menu from local quality produce. Thank you Mo and the team! We will see you again soon to try what sound like it will be a stunning sunday roast 😀More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

This pub is closed permanently l believe from news in the local paper. It has in the past had a reputation for good food and local pub ambiance. I never found the staff particularly over enthusiastic on one’s arrival. Pity.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Hello. Please call the plough and horses and ask for andy. so I can answer your question and sort your requirements. regards Andy
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Car park - about 20 cars I would guess and certain amount of street parking in St Johns Road and Church Road. Not Fleet Road
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4