3 reviews of The Plough in English
We went on 27th January to celebrate my partners birthday with his parents. We arrived at 7.30pm and had drinks at the bar before being shown to our table. For starters three of us had the Whitebait which was excellent. My partner Neil had the Mixed Grill for his main which was huge! he ate the lot! We had the Stuffed Chicken Breast with Risotto which was very lovely and tasty. The service was good considering the place was buzzing up until about 9pm. Our waitress (the managers daughter) was very pleasant and helpful. We also got to talk to the manager and his wife and found them very nice. The evening was very enjoyable, and no doubt we will be visiting again!
Such a shame that the wonderful food at this establishment is let down by the service and speed.
Myself, a friend and her son visited the Plough on a Thursday lunchtime for a spot of lunch in our work break. The pub had been recommended to us by a friend so despite the 1 hour time limit we had we headed off to the quaint old building. It started well with the drinks arriving quickly and we ordered some basic lunch food, a ciabatta, pannini and some chips. Sitting down we were expecting a 15 minute wait maximum as the place wasn't busy and we hadn't been told otherwise but 35 minutes later we were still sitting there, drinks long finished with no food in sight. The bar staff stood laughing and joking whilst we sat there so in the end I had to go and ask where our food had gone to. We received a curt reply that they had served a party next door first as their order was larger and they wanted their food quickly. We were told another 5 minutes and our food would arrive. 10 minutes later, still smarting from being told our food was less important because we hadn't ordered much, and our food still had not arrived. I went up to ask for a second time explaining we were on a tight time limit. Again met with a less than pleasant reply we were told to wait a while longer.
They finally brought the food out and our waitress, rather than apologising for the delay, barked out the food and slammed the plates down. We weren't offered sauces, condiments. Nothing.
The only thing that redeems this place is the food. My chips were lovely and fresh, the ciabatta pizza was juicy with plenty of cheese and the tuna pannini had the right mix of Mayo and fish but unfortunately the whole experience was totally spoilt by the long wait, lack of courtesy and the food had to then be wolfed down, leaving half untouched and not even an apology offered.
I wouldn't go back here, especially not at lunch time which is a shame because it would be nice to have a locally owned independent pub beating the big chains.
This old pub has seen a few changes over the years. You may remember at one time there was a 'Trekkie’ pub in Milton Keynes, well this was it! Lots of sci fi and trekkie items around the place.
Well it has returned to its old name of The Plough now and has returned from its sci fi adventures unscathed.
This has two bars, one of which I have only been in when there is a band on so not sure what it normally looks like. When bands are playing there is no sitting room at all, in fact think sardines!
They also normally have a fireworks do which is well attended and good fun. Pretty much all of their events are free to attend which is always a bonus.
The other bar is usual dark wood tables and chairs. The bar staff are friendly and the whole pub has a friendly feel about it. Not sure what range of beers they do as I am a juice drinker (always designated driver).
There is a small car park at the rear which gets rather packed when an event is on.
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