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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 43
    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
Very good food - shame about the beer!

We had a family meal here which was good although there was a suspicion of a microwave as some of my mussels in a delicious fish stew were cold and the pate in my husband's steak Rossini was cold - however my husband didn't want to complain and the other 2 family members really enjoyed their food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Meitang
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Milton Keynes Uk
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Milton Keynes Uk
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a family meal here which was good although there was a suspicion of a microwave as some of my mussels in a delicious fish stew were cold and the pate in my husband's steak Rossini was cold - however my husband didn't want to complain and the other 2 family members really enjoyed their food. What was strange... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here to celebrate a birthday. Really nice food, a proper menu (so not the "pub-food-out-of-a-microwave" type ) . Clearly they have a good chef ! Good beer. Make sure you leave enough time - they closed kitchen before we could order dessert !

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a lovely family meal before we went to the cinema. We will come back for a more leisurely meal. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. Unfortunately like many places with wooden flooring it was noisy.

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Farnham, Surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Go in here as much as possible - wine is great, ales are always a good choice and the food is fabulous. Love this pub and as it's right on the canal it's super in the summer. The staff are brilliant as well - what more can I say !!

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Recently we visited some friends who live in Milton Keynes. They suggested a Sunday lunch at the Plough, and we were a little reserved, as Pub food in Britain is plasticy and Microwaved, we didn't want another desecrated meal. To our surprise and enjoyment the meal was lovely, the lamb cooked to perfection and the vegetables sublime. Even the pudding... More 

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Newport Pagnell, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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