Really love this pub, which remains one of the best and atmospheric pubs in Wales if not UK.
It is one of the oldest and most traditional you will come across. The great range of real ales and ciders served direct from the casks are a joy for the serious and casual drinker alike. It remains a super pub, popular with the locals just in for a pint and the huge number of folk who make a special journey to see what a proper pub should be like.
We were there (Sunday 28th April) after a six mile walk around the wonderful coast line just south of the pub. Great at 4.00pm that pub was still serving food and quite busy without being “packed and manic” which it is often. Being hungry Sunday roasts being top of our list, we were delighted when asking, to be told that there was plenty or roast beef and lamb dinners still available. It was a joy to sit down the four of us tired but relaxing in front of an open fire with great pints of Hancock’s HB and half’s of Guinness for the ladies. When we did ask for our roasts it was very disappointing to then hear that all the beef had been suddenly sold next door in the lounge / rest. But lamb still remained so OK not total disaster. Our four lamb dinners dually arrived. First impression very good, certainly plenty of it and hot. But sadly a huge mountain of Swede and carrot via microwave made up the bulk. Disappointing and tasteless roast potatoes and small Yorkshire. However the lamb itself was again plentiful but good.
So to conclude we love the pub but judging by some poor recent reviews and our own disappointing Sunday roast, owners need to just sharpen up in the kitchen! We love the Plough and if the food can get back to previous standards it will again be the perfect pub. The only remaining fault then is its popularity, making it so hard to get a table, but isn’t that a great problem for owners to have!
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