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The Plough Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
+44 1664 822225
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Newly refurbished and refreshed and yet The Plough still retains its character and appeal, lots of locals drinking in the bar. The restaurant was busy, the menu is good. The staff were friendly. When we went on Saturday evening the price was £13 for 2 courses, hardly the 'London prices' referred to by some reviewers. It is a village pub... More 

3 Thank Nottsperson2016
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay, positives. The beer was okay. A couple of the staff were friendly. But ale choice halved/limited and main stream. Harvest pale, Timmy Taylors and Doombar. Real ale fans, this isn't for you given the completion nearby. Okay, reality. The lovely Snug was cold and dark - refused to light the fire, surely the point of a snug? Logs are... More 

10 Thank A B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in for a quick pint with an old friend. Inside it was warm and welcoming with an open fire. There was a reasonable range of real ales and I will call in again.

Thank tonyrpayne
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can instantly tell the new owners think they are running a restaurant and not a pub, the food is overpriced and the hospitality is cold at best, luckily they have a few of the old staff who made the place what it was still working there! Won't be going back in a hurry!

7 Thank jsmith999991
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is to posh, it is traditional English pub but are now trying to make it up market and driving customers away! The menu is too expensive and upmarket for what customers are used to! The pub runs on regulars and there are none left! Why try and change something which doesn't need changing?!

8 Thank jamiesmith2017
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the new owners have ruined the village pub nature of the plough if you want to just go for a drink not a meal you will get treated as if you just spat on there mothers grave p.s the food is defiantly not worth the london prises they are charging

7 Thank georgecollishaw
Nottingham UK
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been disappointed in the past we decided to give The Plough a try on opening night of its new ownership and so glad we did. The pub is in a beautiful setting by the canal and part of the lovely village of Hickling. The pub has had a really good tidy up but has lost none of its original... More 

3 Thank n55ffc
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 3 mile walk on the Grantham Canal we had a Sunday lunch at The Plough. The food was tasty and well prepared and service was fairly smart. What stood out was the welcome - we were fitted in without a formal booking. Good range of draft bitters inc. St Austell Tribute.

Thank worrab69
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I view this pub as our local, it's free and easy, not pretentious, relaxed and cosy and we come here a lot whether it's with friends, as a family or just the two of us for a bite to eat. We've been here for birthdays, Christmas (on boxing day) and other celebrations! The food is fabulous, homemade and very tasty... More 

Thank kittyfisher2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to this pub for a good couple of years but popped in today after a drive out. The pub has been decorated since we were last there and the restaurant was much brighter and fresher. My husband ordered a 'steakwich' and I had a Stilton and red onion confit salad - when they arrived we were amazed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Hickling
  • Phone Number: +44 1664 822225

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?