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The Plough

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Simpson Road | Simpson, Milton Keynes MK6 3AH, England
+44 1908 691555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Plough is a perfect...
Situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Plough is a perfect place to meet friends and family, to pop in for a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. Our family garden has great views of the Grand Union Canal and is a perfect place to eat when the weather permits. Al-fresco dinning is also available in our restaurant as well as the private meeting room for up to 10 people. Free WI-FI, parking and snug area.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Been many times and never disappointed.

This is an excellent little gem in the village of Simpson in Milton Keynes. The food menu is not massive but still ample to choose from and what you get is quality Italian fair be it a small snack or full on meal, all full of taste and well presented, the half and half Pizza is a good deal for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Andy H
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Newport Pagnell, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Newport Pagnell, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent little gem in the village of Simpson in Milton Keynes. The food menu is not massive but still ample to choose from and what you get is quality Italian fair be it a small snack or full on meal, all full of taste and well presented, the half and half Pizza is a good deal for... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A group of 10 of us, limited for time, sat down for a pre-ordered lunch and were served by friendly staff, in lovely surroundings, very efficiently. Delicious pasta dishes, one was even 'made up' from the components of a starter. Comments were made about the super-shiny loo, which speaks volumes about a place!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the Plough at Simpson with two very good friends having moved into the area recently It was mid-week & although we had booked a table in the restaurant we decided to eat in the bar as we had settled in there & the atmosphere was very good. Service was good & friendly with the menu being explained very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very attentive yet not overbearing service, all food delicious! Great atmosphere. Highly recommended! They even warmed my brandy! Thank you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great night great food had wonderful night staff very friendly only down side service charge 10% its on the bill but didnt notice it gave £10 tip to its only when i looked at home noticed it so £20 tip in all ouch

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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301 reviews 301 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

I attended a private birthday party for a friend and it was an excellent choice for the venue. The seating was comfortable and the food and drinks were constantly filled up and readily available. Nothing is too much trouble for this amazing team. Well done the Plough.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Content, that's how we all felt at the end of a leisurely mid-week birthday dinner. Well fed on freshly prepared, delicious food, beautifully presented The sea bass took my vote, but the boys went for the rare, not quite as rare as they would have liked, but nevertheless rare, steaks, which were so tender. The younger ones had pizza, what... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Reviewed this before and eaten here many times as we are very local, but just had to review again. This place really is fantastic. Visited here last week and ate in the pub rather than the restaurant. Service really is superb and the barman / waiter did a great job of remembering what we had to drink last time we... More 

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Milton Keynes
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A January lunch-time visit was rather spoilt by the two male serving staff barely communicating with us and with a seasonal ale which had lingered too long in the cellar and was plain sour. Stalk-on vine tomato as garnish in the soup and also as garnish on the lasagne seemed odd - particularly when the garnish was stone cold. Lasagne... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Recently had a Sunday lunch, with 16 friends, we ordered various items for each course. Each dish came within moments of each other, all freshly cooked to perfection ! Excellant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Simpson Road | Simpson, Milton Keynes MK6 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 691555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Plough is a perfect place to meet friends and family, to pop in for a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. Our family garden has great views of the Grand Union Canal and is a perfect place to eat when the weather permits. Al-fresco dinning is also available in our restaurant as well as the private meeting room for up to 10 people. Free WI-FI, parking and snug area.

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