Ive now stopped for 2 or 3 nights a week over the last month at this fine village inn just outside Newcastle.
Both rooms I have stayed in have been excellent, being spacious with ample hanging space and drawers for clothes. The rooms are en suite with a good shower and plenty of clean towels, etc
There is a kettle, tea and coffee, etc in the room and free wi-fi is available (good speed too)
Food is available downstairs either in the restaurant or the bar. The food is excellent, all being freshly prepared in the kitchen and cooked to order. Prices are very reasonable too, and most main courses are available for under a tenner.
The bar is well stocked, with 2 real ales on hand pump. It is run by Lisa who really is the life and soul of the place. She is funny, bossy and a truly dreadful singer, but she makes everyone feel welcome, introducing you to the locals and cracking jokes.
Breakfast is taken downstairs at a time to suit yourself (7 -9 am). Again, it is freshly made and of a very good standard. Ceareal, toast, tea, coffee, full english or just a simple bacon butty if thats what you prefer.
The only way I could suggest improvement is by getting the in room TV onto an external aerial. But otherwise, this is a great place to stop if you want to be close to Newcastle, Gateshead, but without the hustle bustle of staying in the city centre
I will continue to use The Plough whenever I work in the North East.