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“Can't Keep Away”

The Plough Inn, Claverley
Ranked #23 of 103 Restaurants in Bridgnorth
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Back again. Last time we had Fish and Chips and it was superb. I don’t know how they get the batter that crunchy, but a few chip shops could do with a lesson. Nothing worse than soggy batter. Anyway, I heard that the Plough is more than happy to do a takeaway. So I thought why not pop in and have some real ale and order fish and chips to take home.

I’m glad I did! When I got there all the tables were full. I asked at the bar if it was ok to have fish and chips to takeout. The reply “no problem at all sir, are you having a drink, if so, what time would you like them?” I ordered some real ale from their selection and sat and watched the place buzzing. The food came but I decided to have another pint (it was very nice). When I got home, later than expected, the fish and chips were still hot and the batter still crunchy very enjoyable.

Excellent village pub. Booking for Sunday lunch and then the Steak night

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Thank David J
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

With establishments such as The Inn at Shipley, The Old Gate, The Woodman and The Kings Head in Bridgnorth the countryside to the west of Wolverhampton abounds with good eating places and I am pleased to say that in my opinion The Plough at Claverley is up there with the best of them.

A small menu, chalked up on the black board, indicates that the food is cooked on the premises and not provided by an industrial supplier. I wonder when restaurants in the UK will start using the "cooked on the premises" or "fait maison" logo that restaurants in France are now embracing. However I digress!

Three of us arrived in the evening of one of the hottest days of the year and with all the outside tables occupied were shown to a table in restaurant which, in contrast to the weather outside, seemed rather gloomy. I am sure it comes into its own on a cold winter’s day when with a fire in the grate the atmosphere would be very homely. I started with the star meal of the evening of BBQ pulled pork and melted cheese nachos followed, as did my wife, by a delicious lasagne though that could have done with a little more béchamel sauce. My wife’s starter was the smoked salmon and prawn salad and there’s not much that can go wrong with that. Father-in law liked his starter of goujons of cod and he was well pleased with his trio of lamb chops. Not having room for a pudding two of us opted for one of their Movenpick ice creams and with ice creams like these why would you want to make one at home?

Service was friendly and quick though the wine (reasonably priced) was plonked on the table leaving us to taste and pour.

Normally I would have given the Plough five stars, the food was worth it, but when we arrived two of the meat mains and one of the fish dishes had already sold out and just as I was about to order the roasted pork belly a notice went up saying that that had sold out as well: and it was only 7 p.m. on a Friday evening!

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Thank felixstowejohn
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The restaurant staff were very welcomming. The food arrived without delay. Good value for money! Would definitely go back!

Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

My son and I decided to go out for tea 17 th July and having tried to go to the Hollybush in Ebstree a couple of Mondays ago to find they do not serve food on Mondays we thought we would try again. Arrived at pub at 19 20 ish to find 4 people eating inside and about 3 tables of people outside. Entered pub and asked for menu to be told by a not so friendly waitress that there would be around 1 hr wait for food as they were busy !!. so we left. We then decided to drive around and find somewhere else. We ended up in Claverley and found the Plough. On arrival we had a little trouble parking as the car park was very busy but we found a little space. The tables outside were full of happy people chatting, eating and drinking . On enterering the pub we could see it was busy but we approached the bar and asked for the menu. A very nice young man informed us that they could just squeeze us in if we ordered in the next 10 minutes as although they were almost full now they had a party of 20 booked in shortly too and another couple of small bookings. He took our drinks order and sorted us a table which was near the door. When he bought our drinks over he then informed us that there was a better table just being vacated and they would clean it for us. The young girl cleaned the other table and we swopped. Our food was served and my did it look good !! not like most pub meals that get served up. We had both opted for the belly pork with veg but one with chips and one with potatoes. The food certainly did not dissapoint it was amazing. The young girls serving are extremely polite and friends and have smiling faces. The young man who we assumed was manager was here there and everywhere making sure everyone was having a good time and getting the best out of the evening. He did have to turn people away for food but that was because they were genuinly busy. We were offered the dessert menu. but were both too full to want to eat anymore . then I flipantly said " You should serve it in a box to take away " the young girl repeated this to the young man in charge and even tho he was run off his feet his reply was " Why not but the ice cream might suffer " so off they went with our orders and bought them back boxed up for us to bring home.
Upon going to pay I found out that the young mans name was Mark and he indeed was not the manager but that the manager had gone on holiday and he had been left in charge.
Well all I can say to the manager is you could not have left the pub in the hands of anyone better ! This young man never stood still all the time we were in there he was backwards and forwards making sure everyone had the service they deserved.
We both agreed this was the best night out we had had for a long time with food and service that certainly excelled. so much so I have requested that my children take me back for my birthday meal in a couple of weeks.
It is certainly a place to visit you will not be dissapointed. Excellent staff, excellent service and excellent food. . By the way I really enjoyed my strawberry and apple crumble later too xx

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My partner and myself decided at the last minute to go out for lunch, we decided to have a drive out, and came across The Plough, i had already seen on trip advisor and thought we would give it a bash.
We arrived quite late for lunch and i thought maybe they would say they had stopped serving, but no we were greeted in, and sat.
i ordered the Haddock Florentine, and my partner had the Fish and Chips, the pub served real ale which the other half was happy with :) the food came piping hot and presented well, it was delicious every part and the new potatoes cooked perfectly,.
i would deffinately recommend this to all groups, the staff are really friendly and nothing too much trouble, we will return no doubt about it, thank you for a lovely meal.

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Thank WestMidlandsBusybee
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