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96 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
01327 350738
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Description: A friendly, comfortable Traditional Pub in the centre of Towcester high...
A friendly, comfortable Traditional Pub in the centre of Towcester high street, serving great quality locally sourced food in a beautiful and rustic environment. All dishes are cooked on site and are presented to a high standard. A wonderful atmosphere awaits eaters and drinkers alike, come along and experience a Traditional English Pub exactly the way it should be!
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A rare gem on the High Street.

The Plough Inn really is a place Towcester should be proud of. It's very rare these days that you can find somewhere that will offer you real ale, cook you locally butchered meat, and serve you with a genuine smile. Whether you want to have a quiet drink reading the paper, or a night out taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
mjsouster
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The Plough Inn really is a place Towcester should be proud of. It's very rare these days that you can find somewhere that will offer you real ale, cook you locally butchered meat, and serve you with a genuine smile. Whether you want to have a quiet drink reading the paper, or a night out taking part in the famous... More 

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Thank mjsouster
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for such a glowing review, it makes me very happy to see that we certainly seem to tick all of the boxes for you! I hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in for a meal last week. We were greeted by a jovial landlord who was welcoming and knowledgeable about his beers. I had a great pint of Winter Warmer by Youngsters, perfect for a cold day. We checked out the menu, which was not huge but had everything you'd need for choice. I had a a great steak,... More 

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Thank Scott C
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

It makes me so happy to read such positive reviews! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your time at The Plough, and that we didn't disappoint with the food! I shall see you in the new year! More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Myself and Friends went to the Plough for Christmas dinner last saturday and it was simply fantastic. As a fellow hospitality manager i do understand the moans and groans of Christmas, but the food and the service that we recieved on Saturday was spectacular! Not only was the food quick and prompt (even though they were very busy) but it... More 

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Thank Luke J
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you had such a great evening, and thank you for your review! Christmas can be a demanding time of the year in this industry as you'll know, but it was made so much easier by having such happy and positive groups like yourselves in over the festive period! I look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Since Ed took over I have to say this became my local pub. Ed brings in the sociable atmosphere of what pubs used to be before the downhill race after smoking bans etc and constantly on our phones. Its not often where you can go in a pub these days and see people chatting to each other (including the bar... More 

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Thank Lewis D
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a touching review of The Plough. I'm so happy that all of the hours of hard work are paying off when customers like yourself have exactly the experience we strive to provide. I'm particularly happy that we're a standard bearer for keeping the art of conversation alive! More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I'd like to thank Ed and evryone at The Plough for making such a lovely pre-christmas dinner for us all; A great start to the festive season! With it being a large group, some smaller pubs and restaurants can struggle, but staff at the Plough were attentive and welcoming and served us delicious food from the Christmas Menu that was... More 

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Thank Amy H
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm so happy that we were able to make your group so happy over Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you all over the next year! More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

............a sociable atmosphere with great food, drink and service. Visited on a quietish Saturday afternoon during the RWC, great range of cask ales - think I tried all of them, the guest ales were particularly impressive and VFM vs. some of the other offerings in Towcester town centre - ended up staying until near closing time (after two matches). Enjoyed... More 

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Thank John R
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a kind review, I'm particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, we work hard to make sure of a friendly welcome for everybody and I look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Old school, warm and friendly, totally local pub, under local ownership. Wide and decent range of ales, lagers, ciders and wines, amongst all other beverages. Exceptional food at a very reasonable price, and a lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. Frequented by the usual crowd and passers-by alike. Always worth a visit, entertainment on regularly, if not always planned! A* establishment... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for such a positive review! We try hard to make sure that the pub keeps its regulars and new visitors alike happy! We're very lucky to have such a wonderful building but it's the atmosphere created by those eating and drinking that make The Plough such a special place! More 

Towcester
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The landlord of The Plough, Ed, gives a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike, a great atmosphere and a 'proper pub' with bar stools at the bar (dying tradition these days) so you can actually sit and talk to people like the old days. Many people have walked in on their own and left with new friends. The lounge... More 

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Thank TowcesterHaze
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! I'm very proud of the quality of food and drink we serve, and I'm delighted that you enjoy it. It makes me very proud to play host to such a varied and interesting group of regulars! Although the rear of the pub is dedicated to dining, I love that the front bar is so... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Tonight was the first night of Thursday Steak Night. The food was really good and the chef had cooked the Steak to perfection. Locally sourced from Elliot's it was just right. Wine was good, so much so I've been online and bought half a dozen bottles. Good luck Ed :-)

Helpful?
Thank Mark R
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our new Steak Nights, they've been a resounding success and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your evening. We use our local butcher Eliott's for all of our meat and I know I'm not lone in thinking that the quality is absolutely fantastic! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I came with my parents down for a meal the night before I went back to university and we went down on a Wednesday night. We had quick service at the bar and quick service with taking our order. The food arrived within 15 minutes piping hot and completely home made, beautiful meals! Also with it being a Wednesday, we... More 

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Thank Rae B
Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit, we're very proud of the food we serve and I'm happy to hear about your success in the weekly quiz! I look forward to welcoming you back when you return from uni! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: 01327 350738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene

Description

A friendly, comfortable Traditional Pub in the centre of Towcester high street, serving great quality locally sourced food in a beautiful and rustic environment. All dishes are cooked on site and are presented to a high standard. A wonderful atmosphere awaits eaters and drinkers alike, come along and experience a Traditional English Pub exactly the way it should be!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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