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“Excellent, proper pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Plough

The Plough
Ranked #314 of 817 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent, proper pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Try any of the well-kept Grain beers; they're all well worth a go. If you can't decide the informed bar staff will help. The interior is warm and cosy with an open fire and roasting chestnuts which are put on the tables when they're ready. Good for conversation as any quality pub should be. Also, the lighting is clever; not easily noticed. If you like pubs you'll like this.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Terrance-Mouse
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Geoff W, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Many thanks for your kind words
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English first
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Smashing little pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Particularly nice in the summer with its garden. Good selection of beers from the brewery. Very pleasant staff.

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2 Thank mancroft
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Geoff W, Owner at The Plough, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. G
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East Anglia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A pub serving Grain Brewery beer - what's not to like? :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Run by the clever chaps responsible for the fine beers of the Grain Brewery, the Plough on St Benedict's is a cosy, city centre gem of a place.

In the Winter you can snuggle up by the fire and enjoy their very, very excellent Grain Porter or Blackwood Stout (it makes a pleasant change to have such a difficult choice to make - both really are first class), if you're lucky, accompanied by a sizeable slice of sausage meat pie. The hot buttered rum is also to be recommended (obviously!).

Meanwhile, on warmer days and evenings, the well-kept beer garden to the back of the pub is usually equally bustling - often with music and occasionally a bbq - the perfect spot to settle whilst you enjoy a pint or two of their Blond Ash or Oak ale.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank EditorialCat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A contemporary Pub experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

In a city that is losing its traditional "watering holes" to ubiquitous Thai and alternative culture eateries it was a delight to visit, after many years,an establishment that has re-engineered its future on the basis of an excellent pint of beer.
My wife and I visited The Plough and experiened a warm welcome, from the Landlord, his staff and the real fire in the bar.
For those wondering what a tradtional British pint - with several award winning choices - in an optimistic and eminnently social environment could be like, then a visit to the Plough is well worth the effort.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Bob B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Good Beer just about says it all. No food except cold pie on offer as far as we could see and a cool wellcome from the young girl on duty. Ambience inside is pretty bleak and the usual bane of rubbishy 'music' emanating from too-loud speakers is unfortunately present. Prices for WBG are top-end. Nice garden at the rear if the weather is fine.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank mrjelly
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