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Plough & Harrow

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Monknash | Nr Llantwit Major, Monknash CF71 7QQ, Wales
+44 1656 890209
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Plough again and had an excellent Sunday lunch and some great real ales. This pub is an old fashioned bar from the past totally unspoilt, huge open fireplace and must be in some guidebooks as there are often Americans and other vistors. Lamb and beef was available this Sunday and was first class. A renowned real ale and... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really appreciated the friendly staff who we chatted to before we set off on our walk from Monknash then the delicious food we had 9 miles later! Great for us that the bar was dog friendly too, look forward to coming back soon.

Thank SeasideBecca
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch, the delightful bar lady asked if we wanted our fish and chips plus chicken curry to be small or large .. large obviously ! Within 10 minutes it was served piping hot and was delicious .. and large ! Excellent value at £23 for two hearty meals plus 2 drinks in delightful surroundings

Thank Serviauk
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early Saturday afternoon with my husband and two children. We were greeted with a very friendly welcome. The pub felt so cozy with a real fire. Our food was delicious!! My sons wanted a baguette and chips and the kind lady suggested them sharing a baguette as they are large (she was right). The chicken curry was delicious. Jam... More 

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite place to go to in Wales. Full stop. Great open fire, Exactly local food and the ciders and ales to die for.

Thank Jo M
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welsh faggots, mash and peas super tasty. Leek and cheese sausages a winner too. Food came out quickly with a smile. Plenty of ciders to choose from and a great beer garden out the front. Short 25-30mins walk from the beach. Will be great to come back in the spring.

Thank scouseprinny
Barry, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Bar (not the Restaurant which was closed at the time we visited): Open fire, low beams, real draft Beers & Cider, and a simple, but wholesome meal menu, full of locally sourced produce. Steak & Ale Pie was so good that it was off the menu due to over demand, but 3 of our party of 7 really enjoyed the... More 

Thank Michael S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Good food, good company and a bottle of wine -what more could you ask for? Well, there's the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage coast, attentive staff and a roaring fire.

Thank Nichola L
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

Fantastic old pub. Great food and very friendly staff. Lovely open fire on a cold day and dogs welcome.

Thank Caroline B
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a good old fashioned country pub, laid back and with no pretensions, and a lovely wood fire burning in both bars. Sunday lunch was absolutely standard pub fare (meat was OK, veg were good, lots of thick gravy), but my wife's steak pie was better. Pleasant staff too.

Thank caerphillytraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monknash | Nr Llantwit Major, Monknash CF71 7QQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Monknash
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 890209
One of the oldest buildings in (12-13 Century)the area was part of a Monks grange where the monks grew the food for the monasteries. The building was used by the monks to store the bodies of sailors before burial after they had drowned when their ships had wrecked on the nearby coast It has been nationally acclaimed by most broadsheet newspapers and others winning numerous awards for its beer and food and continues to go from strength to strength. A visiting point for tourists from all parts of the world and it is a figurehead for The Visit Wales campaign. If you would like to visit a proper pub with real food,real ale and real people that does things right The Plough is the place for you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?