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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly Local Pub

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
David V
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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This pub has a nice location, and some local trade, but it's outdated, shabby and a bit uncared for.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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

An absolutely lovely pub with stunningly tasty food. All cooked fresh. The landlord was very welcoming an very lovely an friendly staff. We felt very welcome. Great place for food drink an entertainment on Friday night with great bands.

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dorset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A group of us went to celebrate a birthday The staff were pleasant and helpful,we noticed the young waitress take out some cushions to a couple sitting outside on the garden chairs. The food was hot and tasty and reasonably priced. The only disappointment was the dessert menu was a bit depleted (we were fairly late) Altogether a most enjoyable... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Food excellent, staff friendly, helpful and excellent service, and brilliant garden with climbing frame for the kids - couldn't have asked for more

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a great evening here, all the staff very friendly and the food was great and good value for money. I great cosy atmosphere inside with a good beer garden out the back for when the weather is more appealing. All in all a great pub to have a good meal and a pint weather inside or out!

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant

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

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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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