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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    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
Brilliant this time round.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
shaun6783
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  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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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Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great food and great staff, John, Tina and Becky. Can, t d o enough for you, great homemade food and great prices on drinks. Great experience. Highly reccommended

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Decided to try the Plough at Sturminster Newton on recomendation of a friend, I know always risk. The pub is in a nice location and its nice to sit in for a drink. But if its a quality home cooked meal your after its a hugh let down the food was mediocre at best the pasta dishes smacked of pre... More 

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John F, Owner at The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

This is complete fabrication and again it points to a rival pub getting a friend to join Tripadvisor that day (one review only) and try to slander a pub with a very good local reputation unlike there's. The same was done 2 months ago and the review was removed by them after I challenged. We haven't done a mixed grill... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I like to come here to eat with my partner and children on a regular basis. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is always fantastic. It's not just any country pub!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

was travelling home with my husband and 3 children and stopped in for some food as was told by friends it was a great place to eat. Sadly this was not true, it's like they don't have a chef anymore just a barman that does everything (which includes being rude) my children were disappointed and we paid a hefty fine... More 

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Hinton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice people very friendly and welcoming. Had a great meal with good sized portions. My German Shepherd Dog Koodoo was welcomed too with treats from behind the bar from the lovely Tina. Really enjoyed the food and then there was a great quiz in the evening with Landlord John who was very funny and made all very happy. We very... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?