I recently had a meal at The Plough with my friend and I was really looking forward to it after seeing all the great reviews on tripadvisor. However we were extremely disappointed with the meal, the food was overpriced and the portions were miniscule. We went home feeling hungry after paying £55 for a starter and a main each and one small glass of wine and a pint of beer. I had a goats cheese salad for a starter, it was supposed to be grilled but it was a small mound of creamy goats cheese on a tiny square of toast, it was supposed to come with pickled beetroot but instead came with some brown chutney, it was gone in 3 bites and not worth the £7 paid. I had rump of lamb for my main course, it was a very small piece of lamb, although it was tender, it was cold, under seasoned and cooked through. the waitress didnt ask how I would like it cooked, I should have mentioned that I like it pink. There were 5 green beans on the plate and a small square of dauphinoise potato. The tiny drizzle of red wine jus was lost on the plate and the lamb was bland without any sauce to put on it. It wasnt worth the £15 paid.My friend had a prawn cocktail for a starter which again was very small and not worth the £6.50 paid, the prawns were small and the sauce quite tasteless. My friend had a fillet steak for his main, it wasnt on the menu but our waitress was kind enough to ask the chief if he had any steaks, and luckily he did. My friend asked for the steak to be served with peppercorn sauce, but when it arrived it had a red wine jus, my friend pointed out the mistake to the waitress, the steak disappeared in the kitchen and came back again with the jus removed, and a little jug of peppercorn sauce. My friend said the steak was tender but he was disappointed that he only got one roast potato with it. He was expecting it to be served with chips, and a grilled tomato instead. He said it wasnt worth the £20 paid. We had a small dish of vegetables to accompany our food but they were underseasoned and not very appealing. We both went home feeling a bit ripped off and still hungry. Also the menus were very confusing, there were four to choose from, the waitress presented us with four heavy boards to look at, I didnt realise the lunch menu was still available at 5pm or I would have ordered from that. We enjoyed the homemade bread and the pub and surroundings were lovely. I would perhaps call again for lunch and order from the set menu which seems good value but we felt our dinner meal was a complete waste of money and not worth the £55 paid.
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