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“Very average” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plough & Harrow

Plough & Harrow
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Aldridge
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Plough & Harrow serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a sat night table was booked for 8pm , on arrival no one to ask about our table when we did find someone they said give me 5 minutes we finally sat down at 8.50pm no real apology it was just like it was expected. Food very average , chicken dry and the people we were dining with had similar gripes re their orders ! Service was quite fast once we sat down. They offered no discount for the 50 min delay on waiting for our table either. Decor is lovely but food and service isn't. We wouldn't go back !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mayfairlady1122
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Plough H, Manager at Plough & Harrow, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank-you for taking the time to write to us regarding your recent visit. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us at The Plough and Harrow.

I hope this experience does not deter you from dining with us in the future.
Your comments have been taken on board and will be addressed.

Thank-you
Sarah-Jane

Assistant Manager
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Walsall
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445 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Service lets it down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited here for a meal with friends this weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. Setting is quite nice, modern and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Food was good, but on the pricy side for what you get. This could have been a very good rating had the service been better. I don't know what it is with most pub based restaurants these days, good service seems to have disappeared. On arrival there was no-one to confirm the booking. When asking a member of staff if the table was ready it took 15 minutes for the manager to come and let us know. 20 minutes at the table before anyone came to ask if we wanted a drink and another 10 minutes before our order was taken. The waitress was good and made suggestions and did look after us quite well. If only the welcome had been better. Last week we ate at the Annexe in Birmingham (see my review) and the standard of service was nothing but outstanding. As a result I have spoken to at least a dozen people this week and told them they have to give it a try. I will not be making the same recommendation about the Plough & Harrow!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StevieH110
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Plough H, Manager at Plough & Harrow, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank-you for taking the time out to write to us regarding your recent visit. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. You’re comments have been taken on board and will be addressed. I hope this experience does not deter you from dining with us at The Plough and Harrow.

Many Thanks

Sarah-Jane
Assistant Manager
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Dont read about it, go eat in it!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Been to the Plough many times, and it just seems to get better and better. Whoever the management team are, then hats off to them, as they have got this bang on, in fact they could teach other establishments HOW a restaurant within a pub should be run. Its hard to believe this IS a pub restaurant actually, the dining seating is cleverly done so that if your in the raised level you cant see or hear anything from the pub at all, in fact if its the 'pub' aspect that puts you off then don't let it.....the menu is excellent, and there are always specials. The food quality, cooking and presentation are better than some 4* hotels Ive eaten in....the service is flawless, from order taking to clearing away. The lamb kofta starter is always gorgeous and the rib eye steak is superb, and the sea bream was perfect.....try the 'while you wait' chilli nuts, they are so moreish!, you get fresh, warm bread and dipping oil as a standard here, just to keep you going so the chilli nuts are an indulgence, NOT a necessity to ward off starvation!!! In a nutshell .... unbeatable at this price!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shirleylyn
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Plough H, Manager at Plough & Harrow, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thankyou very much for your feedback regarding your recent visit. Your comments have been shared with the team and we are all glad you had a great experience with us.

We are all Looking forward to seeing you again

Many Thanks

Sarah-Jane
Assistant Manager
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice bar/pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

The wine list is great if not a little over priced great real ale selections and bottles of Duval is great to see in a pub. Enjoyed our visit

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joanne M
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Plough H, Manager at Plough & Harrow, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thankyou for your recent review on trip advisor. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us at The Plough and Harrow.

We are all looking forward to seeing you again soon

Many Thanks
Sarah-Jane

Assistant Manager
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Over priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I agree with previous reviewer Thorrr. Food was cold and the steak over cooked I had asked for rare more like well done when it came after some delay. We all agreed it was not worth the money we had to pay.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank keith r
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Plough H, Manager at Plough & Harrow, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thankyou for your recent review on trip advisor. I am dissapointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us. I hope that this experience does not deter you from dining with us at The Plough and Harrow . Your comments have been taken on board and will be addressed.

Hoping to see you again

Many Thanks

Sarah-Jane
Assistant Manager
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