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The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant

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Shaftesbury Road, | Manston, Sturminster Newton DT10 1HB, England (Formerly The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant)
01258-472484
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food . Very friendly pub

Lovely pub . Great food . Very friendly pub . Made to feel very welcome here. Extensive menu with many choices available . What more can I say . Great

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely pub . Great food . Very friendly pub . Made to feel very welcome here. Extensive menu with many choices available . What more can I say . Great

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I went there on Saturday evening and found a nice, welcoming, cosy atmosphere. The food was very good and plenty of it on the plate - you can't go home hungry! A great country pub with good food - our thanks to John and Tina.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I recently went to the plough and had a lovely experience. I was there the same day the complaint was made about the combi meal. Read previous review. I can honestly say the staff dealt with this ladies complaint very professionaly and explained that they cater for all needs. Pub grub and homemade. The waitress was seen to be acting... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We decided to try the Plough for lunch today. (we eat out for lunch at least once a week and hadn't been there for a long while). I selected the combi menu with whitebait, breaded mushrooms and potato skins with bacon and cheese which tasted revolting . artificial, and left a nasty taste. When I bought this to the attention... More 

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for a family meal, food very disappointing. Fish over cooked, sausage baguette was cold sausages. Curtain at entrance to pub rear door covered in mud, mouldy conservatory, dirt around toilets. Appearance of waiting staff unkempt

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I like to give places a second chance and this time I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The team was very warm and welcoming. I sat in the conservatory annex next to a wall of photographs nice to see the personality of the owners. It now appears they have a dedicated chef, who obviously had worked hard and produced... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a meeting of our monthly lunch club at the Plough today and had a superb lunch. The landlord and staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a smaller number of attendees than we had expected due to colds etc, but this didn't matter, even though they'd gone to the trouble of setting out their tables for the... More 

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Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal on 8 11 14. This is the first time we have eaten here and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Good home prepared food, well cooked to our liking. Service was good and we all received a warm smile on arrival.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The landlord was friendly and welcoming and we ended up at the Plough as the last resort since it was the only place serving at 3pm on a Friday. Good choice of beer and ciders and there was a band playing later in the evening. As a bar/pub it looked fantastic and somewhere I could easily go for a nice... More 

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I Thomas Webb revisited The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant on 21st.October 2014 for a mid-day lunch . The reception was warm and friendly . The meal was excellent and a very welcoming service by a very able young lady . The toilets were very clean , but did need an update ( one for the ladies and one for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shaftesbury Road, | Manston, Sturminster Newton DT10 1HB, England (Formerly The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Sturminster Newton
  • Phone Number: 01258-472484

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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