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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food and good service...

We have eaten at this pub several times and it has always been good food,service and value. On a nice day they have a lovely garden to sit in and enjoy the Dorset atmosphere...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a touring cycling group we have been to many pubs in our time, however The Plough has been the most welcoming and delightful of them all. Because of unfortunate circumstances, we found ourself stranded. But the plough welcomed us in with open arms, we ate, drank and stayed the night. Th food was delightful and well priced, the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have eaten at this pub several times and it has always been good food,service and value. On a nice day they have a lovely garden to sit in and enjoy the Dorset atmosphere...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visit the plough every year whilst on holiday and this year was no different, and as usual we all enjoyed a well cooked and presented meal, I had a mixed grill and it was good, the kids meals were nice and none was left, the chicken breast was definitely the best of the meals that came out, (8 eating)... More 

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nantwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Brilliant little spot, stayed here 2 nights on our Motorhome tour of Dorset. Staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The pub has a great atmosphere, excellent live music and I am sure any visitor will feel happy vibes.

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We went for a meal after a day out nice gammon steak and fish cakes portion size was large, and the larger was cold, very nice staff and relaxed atmosphere. Sitting in the conservatory on a summers evening with a cold pint and a full belly. Go and enjoy and read the local knowledge in the menu.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a rural retreat in a village with no shops and on a minor road but it is well worth tracking down for either a lunch-time meal or a evening bite to eat. We were greeted in a friendly manner by the landlord, John, and impressed by the range of real ales and non alcoholic beverages. His staff were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This pub has a nice location, and some local trade, but it's outdated, shabby and a bit uncared for. The decor is old fashioned and the whole place lacklustre. The caravan park in the field next to it is a misguided attempt to boost revenue. The service is friendly and there's nothing wrong with the beer, but I wouldn't recommend... More 

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very much enjoyed our meal here friday eve The steak and ale pie yummy and large portions. Friendly helpful staff

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The staff are friendly and the food/beer was very nice. The staff allowed me to mix and match food choices from the main menu and they kept a good pint of real ale. There are areas for motor home and caravans to park, which would be useful for a stop over. Worth a visit for the beer and food

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Good site facilities ,maybe a small light on caravan park entry ,so you can see ,when you stumble out of the pub after an amazingly good value sized meal ,some good live music on occasion and the staff were the smiley faced variety . Well done plough we enjoyed it and the fee was well competitive

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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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