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The Old Plough

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147 Etruria Rd, | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NS, England
01782 269445
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In todays world it seems that tastes change at the speed of light, from...
In todays world it seems that tastes change at the speed of light, from hem lines to hairstyles, nothing seems to last, but occasionally something comes along that has the ability to stand the test of time, to maintain its popularity, to become a classic...Welcom to the Old Plough, A Classic Country style Eating house, famous for Steaks and Sauces, situated in the Centre of Stoke On Trent.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Steak Ever

The best steak i ever had and the home made chunky chips were amazing i would highly recommend anyone to try the old plough. myself and my husband cant wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
ShaniceHall
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loud crowd, noisy, service was ok, food was a little too bland. Friends however enjoyed it, personally doubt I would make a return visit

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The best steak i ever had and the home made chunky chips were amazing i would highly recommend anyone to try the old plough. myself and my husband cant wait to go back.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Food here is always nice. Our last visit was spur of the moment and we hadn't booked but they found us a table anyway. Steak is always cooked well here..

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very disappointed on our last visit, new owners had been in for a few weeks, seemed well run, staff were friendly, the new menu was a bit sparse but the food quality had plummeted. Never had a bad steak there In the last, but this one was truly ropey and the famous chunky chips are now a thing of legend.... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Amazing from start to finish best steak I have ever had wow. Piping hot and beautifully presented, the taste matched expectations and previous reviews. Best meal I have had the pleasure of paying for.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I do like the concept of this restaurant, looks like a pub on the outskirts of hanley but feels miles away when inside. Having been away earlier in week and treated for my birthday by family felt like going out tonight, and seeing there was only the 2 of us about offered to be my treat! Looked at menus online... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've always wanted to visit the Old Plough, I remember a good couple years back people saying it was the best in Stoke, you had to wait weeks for a table etc. And I wish I had visited then. Well we booked a table last night giving 20 minutes notice over the phone and the other half was starting university... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Under new management since last time we went. Beautiful fresh food. Great service with a smile. Definitely will return ☺️

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newcastle under lyme
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

first visit to the old plough last night,wasn't sure if we would be able to get in as we hadn't booked a table,on arriving there was only half a dozen people in so had a choice of were to sit.the waitress was very friendly and came to our table to take our drink order and give out the menus,very good... More 

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stoke on trent
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We hadn't been since it had changed hands. The steak was perfectly cooked, but the chips were a little soggy and not enough of them as they came in a bowl on the main plate. There were loads of peas too many. Two onion rings which were good and mushrooms which were nice. Half a tomato. I had to pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 147 Etruria Rd, | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stoke-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: 01782 269445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 56
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

In todays world it seems that tastes change at the speed of light, from hem lines to hairstyles, nothing seems to last, but occasionally something comes along that has the ability to stand the test of time, to maintain its popularity, to become a classic...Welcom to the Old Plough, A Classic Country style Eating house, famous for Steaks and Sauces, situated in the Centre of Stoke On Trent.

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