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Submitted on Thursday, 17th September 2009
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Plough
This pub has evidently been given one of those so-called upmarket makeovers. The outside is still painted some dark blue/grey/green colour. The main bar area at the front has its walls and ceiling painted a very dark grey/black colour. The seating stretches around the back of the bar to the right where the decor is much lighter, leading to a conservatory area which in turn leads out to a garden. Furnishings are all the sort of upmarket stuff one would expect – mainly sofas and armchairs, but with some normal tables and chairs. Flooring is dark varnished boards, but with the odd rug.
But it did have six handpumps on the bar counter – with London Pride, TT Landlord, Spitfire, and Harvey’s Best on. The Wandle had just finished, and the sixth pump was unclipped. I had the Landlord, which was OK, but at the upmarket price of £3.30 a pint. I didn’t recognise the pubco operating this pub, but it had exactly the same menu as the Crown & Greyhound that I had visited earlier (so not exactly basic pub grub then), except that the Plough seemed to be offering the Sunday roast for £8.50 and not £9.50 like the C&G. One thing I quite liked was the bound drinks menu on all of the tables, although of course this is hardly indicative of the sort of basic pubs that I tend to go for. But the Plough is a clean and well looked after pub, and although it is nothing like the basic boozer it undoubtedly was in years past, it is comfortable enough and does do a reasonable selection of ales. The array of assorted clips behind the bar is evidence of regularly changing guest ales. I doubt whether I would go out of my way to visit again, but I wouldn’t be averse to dropping in for another pint if I was passing.
On 13th August 2010
- rating: 5
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