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The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with two relatives today celebrating a birthday early. Being a Monday it was quiet, so we chose a table in the conservatory by an open window. Two 8oz Sirloins and a Mixed Grill ordered, varying cooking preferences, and all delivered to perfection and worth every penny. The gammon in my mixed grill was simply divine. Melted in the... More 

Thank maxington
london, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had steak here and two plus wine for £20 was excellent - steak was what you'd expect at a pub. However we went back for Sunday roast and it was all tasteless - very disappointing. Service variable - some staff very efficient and friendly, some say what they have to as they walk away - so rude!

2 Thank Andy T
Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only pub in the area that is open all day, great menu and food served from 12 - 8pm. Inside bar is well decorated with classic brass items, including horse brasses. Great selection of draught beers and ciders. Good selection of vegan options. Lovely chat with the barmaid who is local to the village. If you can't bear to leave,... More 

1 Thank Rainbowclaire
New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's 3 pm. You want a country pub in the area and a bite to eat..all are ones are closed but this gem. Proper good pub interior and Camping.. The staff were really friendly and they do a great menu. The vegetarian menu was brilliant. We sat in the proper garden and had a bite and a pint. They have... More 

Thank James m
Limerick, Ireland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE were looking for a nice country pub, not too far away and we found one in the Plough.AS soon as we walked through the door we were met by a friendly member of staff.The range of beer was small but adequate, with a good food menu. Large portions and cooked to a reasonable standard. The atmosphere was good... i... More 

2 Thank miketalbot1968
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling home after a camping holiday and looking for somewhere to eat when we came across this pub. It was the perfect find, there was lovely sized beer garden with swings and a climbing frame so the kids could run off some energy. Just as we arrived so did several other families so there was a small wait... More 

Thank MagicE34
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 July 8, 2016 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
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank beacatherineannie

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, 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?