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The Plough Inn

3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have driven the road to Belfast on many occasions and often wondered what Hillsborough was like. Today we sated that curiosity and decided to have lunch in The Plough Inn. We were rewarded with some of the best “pub grub” we have ever had....More

2  Thank RushMorley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided we would eat in the at as opposed to the bistro as it was a bit livlier. We showed ourselves to our table. Which was never cleaned. I had to go up and ask for menus. Then I had to go up again...More

Thank lucythejuice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in with mum and dad for a quick bite to eat. Friendly waitress showed us to a nice table in a wee nook of the bar. We all ordered scampi and chips with mushy peas. The scampi was unusual as it was a lot...More

Thank Shereen46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough place! Nothing special but food was nice! A nice enough place to stop by foe a quick bite to eat but for special occasions I wouldn't be so keen!

Thank HLukeGregg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have just visited here twice for dinner while working in Hillsborough. It’s a great gastro pub and the portions are fab. The first night I had the crispy duck leg with risotto. Massive portion, cooked to perfection. I then had the white chocolate creme brûlée...More

Thank Anita251991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great spot-curry nights on a Thursday . Owner had a few places round about - plough is good. Pheasant I think tops it a few mikes away. Not tried the lours offerings yet though

1  Thank IrishBlerzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to the bistro part of The Plough to celebrate a birthday and had a great night with great food and efficient and friendly staff. Food is fresh and tasty, although some might find the menu limited in its options. Portion sizes are generous...More

Thank Katherine Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us dined here on Wednesday night and it was simply delicious! We ate upstairs in the bistro which has a great, vibrant atmosphere! For starters we shared the sourdough bread and the tempura of prawns which easily was enough for the 3 of...More

Thank RMR288
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a regular visitor to The Plough for many years. Never disappointed with the food or service. Food always reasonably priced for what you get, whether from the lunch or evening menu. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank 1976mumof2
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We finished this restaurant for lunch , as a treat for my mother and sons. To say we were disappointed with the food would be an understatement to say the least.! It’s been quite some time since we last had a meal here , which...More

1  Thank j_allen258
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Anne M
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
what's the question?
Ivan M
5 March 2017|
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Response from Jordanne B | Reviewed this property |
You would be best to phone them, they could probably do a deal for you
Adrian C
25 August 2016|
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Response from Denis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but caveat emptor.....I would not speculate money on it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 2985
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The Plough Inn is a famous family owned pub boasting an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & wonderful food. In business for over 20 years the Plough offers a contrasting dining experience with award winning pub grub lunches & fantastic gourmet dining in our highly acclaimed restaurant seven nights a week. Launched September 2012 our brand new Simply Seafood restaurant at the Plough Inn. Simple, affordable, fresh local seafood in the beautiful village of Hillsborough every Friday & Saturday night. Our public bar is the quintessential "local", a traditional pub with a fantastic selection of beers, wine & spirits. All major live sport shown daily, weekly pub quiz & live music every Friday & Saturday night!
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