Last night our annoyingly brief visit to the Plough has to be the strangest most disappointing visit to a pub in twenty odd years of going out. Admittedly the place looks nice and the beer in well presented but irkingly we only got one round in before the oddness that followed. So there we were sat around a table waiting in a half empty room for our friends to arrive, shortly after eight in they walked, just as they said "hello" and were about to sit down the barman barked "we're too busy, come back in twenty minutes" and he promptly frog marched them out the front door and having door locked behind them leaving them the looking agog at us through the front window. Bearing in mind we had three pub and ex pub managers in our group we were kind of shocked by this. Anyway not to worry I thought and trying to overlook this rudeness, I went over to the bar and asked the man if they could come in and sit and wait until he had decided the workload had eased a little, to which his response was a firm "no". I should point out that at this point there were three bar staff and around twenty people in the front bar of whom around eight were waiting patiently to be served. Anyway of course as our friends couldn't come in we then had to leave, which was aided by having the door slammed behind us. Finding our freedom we were greeted by two other groups of people trying to get in, phoning friends inside asking as to what was going on. I tried to explain, an explanation they didn't really believe until one of their friends came out and got locked out to and so it continued. Anyway a bit long winded I know but in summary, on this evidence unless you want the welcome greeting of a verbal slap I wouldn't bother. However I can recommend The Norwich Tap House just up the road where we then had a lovely rest of evening.
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