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“Change of Landlord ?”

The Plough Manston Inn & Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Wincanton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Change of Landlord ?”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The reviews earlier in the year were very much the same as our experience at that time however we feel sure there has been another change of Landlord and food we had there recently was of very poor quality. Curried chicken with a ring of rice and four chunks of chicken one of which had been microwaved to death and very little sauce and cod and chips with a very thin batter and white almost underdone chips. When my wife complained having left the wooden chicken and some rice minimal apologies were offered and around 100 mil of wine was sloshed into her glas to " compensate " This used to be our favourite pub and our local although we live ten miles away neede I say more?

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Peter A
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English first
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pub grub”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Fish pie was very dry, sorry but i couldn't eat much. i didn't see any white sauce in my pie. Service ok, it's a pub, not a restaurant, so don't compare the two.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank 222henry
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not bad .....”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visited recently when trying to find a pub that did food on a early week night... Walked to the front door, broken table out side the door- went in front door and nearly walked out ... The smell of the loos hit us which almost made us walk out but we kept going...we were hungry .
Once in pub the atmosphere was pleasant menu ok so decided to eat...
Waitress very helpful food ok ....
Would go again but would hope the entrance would be a bit more pleasant

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank teesh89
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Berkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Friendly pub !”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a family get together here for lunch. The staff were friendly and very helpful about the children, even calling them in for us when it was time to eat ! There is an interesting menu with smaller options for smaller appetites. The children played outside in the nice play area and we could see them from our table in the conservatory. The beer is always good here with a decent choice of real ale.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Squawky1
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Dorset
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Meal at the Plough - a long wait”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The food was delicious once it had a arrived - but it was a 40 minute wait and no real apology or explanation.
The play area outside was lovely - but the fallen apples had wasps in them, which is not really safe for children.
The waitress was charming, but the Landlord appeared harassed and was rather blunt when taking orders.
That said we will go back - but maybe when we have more time.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Goodrider
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