Stayed at The Plough in July for a birthday weekend to Newcastle as most of the big hotel chains had no rooms available. Sounded ideal on the website and I have stayed in Gateshead before. However, this hotel is not in Gateshead. It is 30 mins on a bus to the City Centre. The room we stayed in Number 4 was not en-suite and had to power shower as stated so had a very awkward 2 nights of two girls bathing and washing hair over the bath! Very inconvenient. The room itself was nice and well decorated. Carpet in main stairway could defo do with replacing. Food was ok, quite greasy. We choose not to have the full english breakfast and instead had rolls n sausage, sausage was burnt, decided not to have breakfast on the Sunday. Service and staff were ok very helpful with directions and publi transport. Defo aimed at an olde clientele. Won't go back but would say it is a nice local pub on a nice day with a nice beer garden.