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The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Shaftesbury Road, | Manston, Sturminster Newton DT10 1HB, England (Formerly The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant)
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the weekend of a friends wedding, we stayed on the paddock with electric hook up and water and waste facility, the team were great the pub was great and the service was fantastic so much so we booked up for there beer fest in 2017! Thanks all - was a great time!!

Thank Nick W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't praise this pub high enough. Food was excellent and the staff were amazing. Found my new favourite country pub and can't wait to go back.

Thank Margaret F
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly but the food was cold and the chips hard. we were only people there so not as though they had to rush

Thank Kirsten M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what was worse the food or the waitresses attitude. She was in total denial when I showed her the awful greasy watery fish and chips that was served up she proceeded to push a teaspoon into it and shove it around the plate saying it was satisfactory even though the tea spoon partly filled with the grease/wster6and then... More 

Thank beacatherineannie
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Plough as a couple with a dog who had driven past a couple of pubs looking for food. If we're honest we weren't sure what to expect as it looked a little tired on the outside but we went in and found a lovely welcoming pub which allowed dogs and just gave me the warm feeling... More 

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Good menu to choose from. Wife enjoyed a vegetarian Chilli. She would have preferred it spicier, otherwise a generous portion and well presented. I had cod & chips salad garnish. Excellent tasting and very generous portion. Dessert was carrot cake and ice cream and 2 flavoured ice creams. Both delicious and generous. Overall staff pleasant manner and we were made... More 

Thank John R
Sherborne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

we had stopped at three eateries on sunday afternoon -no food available passing the plough at manston we called in as we thought we would have a drink and go home to our surprice sunday roast was still being served ( 2 30 pm ) the food was really good service you could not fault it made all the difference... More 

Thank varcher10
Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We stayed at the Plough on a Saturday night in our camper van, following a meal and evening drinks. It is a lovely pub with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. We had a great meal (steak for me and fish and chips for my partner), portions were big and very tasty. We will definitely return!

Thank 19Traveller75
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous place. Warm welcome, engaging conversation. We had been staying nearby in East Orchard and wanted to go out for an evening meal - we chose The Plough after ringing ahead and getting a lovely warm reception just from the call so we carried on over. We had such a good meal and service we returned every day of... More 

Thank Tanz_and_Rog
Benfleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

put motorhome in camping field,stayed 4 nights and enjoyed the pub, good CL quiet level pitch good selection of beers excellent food great staff going back next month, hope there is still live music Friday

Thank Geoff D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: 441258472484

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