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“A Little Gem”
Review of The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn
Ranked #9 of 126 Restaurants in Northwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $28
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Plough Inn has been under the Hughes family ownership since 1995. Offering a traditional English pub in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Several walks are available from our website or from inside the pub.We’re proud to serve quality fresh food sourced from local producers & suppliers. We change our menu seasonally using the highest quality ingredients. An excellent wine list, quality cask ales and continental lagers compliment our fantastic menu and we’re pleased to offer a full range of Gluten free items.There’s a great team of people here to look after you we hope you enjoy your time with us.Dogs are allowed in the taproom.Children are allowed in the outside areas, 14 years and older are allowed inside the premises.
Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I were desperate to find somewhere decent to eat Sunday lunch so I hit the 'Near Me' search on my Trip Advisor app and, at the time of writing , The Plough Inn looked promising. It's a pretty building; festooned with well-stocked hanging baskets and has a good-sized car park.

The Plough could be considered a little off the beaten track but we found it fairly easily. It was a bank holiday and, although it is advisable to book, we'd arrived without a reservation. Fortunately, the Manager quickly found us a table.

At 4pm on a Sunday there were large family-sized parties mixed with couples and smaller tables of four - all contributing to a lovely atmosphere and background buzz.

Immediately apparent was the pristine cleanliness of the place. Not a scrap of discarded food or smudged fingerprint to be seen (no kids allowed, see?).

The main dining room is small but light and airy and very well appointed with new, or simply well-maintained, furniture.

Before long, our drinks orders were taken and arrived in good time. The menu is small and seems a little retro but is populated with good, wholesome fayre - we plumped for the three meat roast at £9.95. Despite  it being very busy our food arrived within 15 to 20 minutes. Our oval plates were well-filled with a good thick slice of beef, lamb and turkey, roast and new potatoes and a good pouring of meaty gravy. Oh, and large Yorkshire pudding. The veg - carrots, cauliflower and broccoli - arrived in separate dish and were cooked al-dente, just as we like them.

All waiters and waitresses were smartly dressed in traditional black and white and were attentive and efficient and every vacated table was quickly cleaned and re-dressed. In summary: a very pleasant experience. 

Our bill totalled a very reasonable £25. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank James K
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Funny place this. It's situated right outside a caravan site, and on the fringe of a very small village, yet they persist with the highly unusual policy of refusing to let children into the building. I can see how this policy may be beneficial for a top-end restaurant with a romantic and adult atmosphere, but for a country pub with a relatively modern extension as a dining room it would appear to be economic suicide. However, the place soldiers on.

I've been for drinks, quite a few times, and normally sat outside as the kids were with me (bike rides from home). It's a lovely place, both outside and in, and on the one occasion I've eaten there it was okay, but there are better places with in a 10 to 15 minute drive: the Alvanley Arms, the Tiger's Head or the Shrewsbury Arms all give your family a better welcome and provide food at least as good.

If you don't like children, this is the place for you.

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1  Thank Aid5
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Lovely food in nice surroundings, very good value for money. The menu has lovely choices which were hard to pick

1  Thank katrina295
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have been visiting this establishment for several years and have never had a bad meal, food is always cooked to perfection and the ingredients are sourced locally. The atmosphere is always good possiboy due to the fact that children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the restaurant, something that should be applauded in this day and age.

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1  Thank MiloRubix
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Havent been for a good while,, the meals we had was brilliant, but it is expensive to go on a regular basis for us.

Thank Gwen R
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