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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming Local

New landlord has helped refresh the bar with good ales and a warm welcome. No problem being served a good pint busy or quiet. Locals are a good mix of characters. Not coming from Towcester, I find the Plough to be the best in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Mig1966
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

New landlord has helped refresh the bar with good ales and a warm welcome. No problem being served a good pint busy or quiet. Locals are a good mix of characters. Not coming from Towcester, I find the Plough to be the best in town.

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm delighted that you enjoy The Plough, and hope that you continue to use the pub for a long time to come! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Can't fault it. Since Ed took over we've had spot on beer , service and food. Wonderful coffee mugs on sale!

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad that you enjoy your time at The Plough and that you continue to use us, the mugs do look great, and are one of the small ways in which we are able to stand out from some of our local competition! More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

the current patronage of this establishment resemble the cast of the living dead crossed with the clientele of the slaughtered lamb ! The bar maid whilst adequately equipped to service our beverages order did give the impression that servicing us heavily interfered with her smoking breaks and small talk with the undead patronage ! if you want a nice drink... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Plough. Although it's never nice to receive negative feedback, it is essential that do so that we can improve what we do and how we do things. In my opinion your description of the other customers during your visit as harsh, and I'm proud to count many local councilors and business owners as... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

As locals my partner and I refused to ever return to The Plough after how we were treated by the previous management & staff. When we heard through the grapevine that Ed had taken over we decided to return and wow! The pub has always been a bit too 'local' due to the small bar area but we went to... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the meal and were happy with the service you received, it gives the whole team a real lift when we get feedback like this and your comments are gratefully received! We are proud to say that our food is home cooked and locally sourced, and I'm... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Popped into this pub for a quick drink and felt very unwelcome. I appreciate the locals all like to sit at the bar but they should realise people have to stand there to order a drink. We stood by their empty stools as they were outside the front door smoking and they came back in, made a comment about the... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Sharon. I am sorry that the atmosphere during your visit wasn't as welcoming as we aim to make it. Of course regulars do help bring in a guaranteed income, but all of our customers are expected to show the same level of politeness and hospitality, regardless of how much money they spend in the pub.... More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My partner and I were just walking by when we decided we wanted to stop for something to eat. Had a quick browse at the menu, and immediately found something we fancied. The food only took about 15 minutes from ordering to our table. 5 star food and service. Lovely pub and wonderful atmosphere.

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We work very hard to ensure that the wait for food isn't excessive even though it is freshly prepared and home cooked, so I am glad that we didn't disappoint! I look forward to welcoming you both again soon! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited by prior arrangement - a party of 12. Two of us had ordered in advance a vegetable and Stilton crumble. What we received were roast vegetable sticks - parsnip, carrot and pepper - covered by melted cheese. No crumble. The bread and butter pudding I chose for sweet course (admittedly not ordered in advance) but offered to us... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Plough. I am sorry that on this occasion we failed to meet yours and our high expectations. The Vegetable Stilton Crumble is one of our most popular dishes, a little while ago we adjusted the menu to replace the oat and biscuit based topping which can be quite rich, with a Panko Breadcrumb... More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Just stopped in for a cold drink today as it was so hot, and I have to say the atmosphere there was lovely. I was amazed at how great the place looks. It now has a warm friendly feel to it, and the little touches like flowers and cushions really made it more like a mixed pub not just for... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of The Plough! I'm so glad that we are making this a more welcoming place to men and women, I completely agree that the small touches make a huge difference. I can't wait to welcome you and your partner soon so that you can sample our food which I'm sure will exceed your... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Keep coming back to this pub for food and whoever I bring with me is always inpressed and keen to return. It's got a great, well executed menu of locally sourced food, a great selection of ales and all served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere provided by the new landlord. It's a new firm favourite.

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad that in a short space of time we have been able to make ourselves a firm favorite of yours! The locally sourced and freshly cooked approach to our cooking is certainly resonating with local people and I'm delighted that the people you've brought with you have enjoyed it too! I look forward to seeing you in again... More 

Milton keynes
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This pub is under new management and is great. It's small and cosy and the landlord is friendly and knowledgable. You feel comfortable in there and there's good music, which isn't so loud you can't hear each other. Can reccommend this pub without any hesitation. Excellent service and value for money. Very friendly and fantastic atmosphere. Haven't tried the food... More 

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Ed_Clucas, Owner at Plough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! I'm delighted that you would recommend us and that you enjoy the atmosphere and the service. I look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

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Additional Information about Plough Inn

Address: 96 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
Phone Number: 01327 350738
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?