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The Plough, Chelmsford Central, Chelmsford

28 Duke Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1HY
Phone: 01245250145
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Oak Tree (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Malden man left this review about The Plough

A nice looking building with a tile hung mansard roof, inside however is not quite as characterful as it could be, having been madeover to some degree. There are three separate areas, linked together inside, and a nice sunny rear garden. The main larger area with the bar has a flagged floor of some age, other areas are boarded. Décor has a few framed bits and bobs, there are a few fireplaces, one with a wood burner, not needed on a warm day. Lots of chalkboards offer this and that deals, the beers were arranged on two banks of eight handpumps which got us a bit giddy initially until we found that they were not only doubled up but offered a dull selection of mostly regional nationals. Old Speckled Hen, Bombardier, Doom Bar, GK IPA, Adnam's Bitter, Draught Bass, Cameron's 150. One reversed, couldn't see it but likely to be Pride I'd wager. I went naturally for the Cameron's 150, it wasn't good, sweet and cloying.
As a building not too bad but they have sold out a bit and it really could be so much better. Hugely better pubs very close by.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Plough

This was an Ind Coope house years ago but is now part of the Mitchell & Butler "Oak Tree" chain whatever that is. Inside it has wooden floorboards and is one single room with a central bar. The wooden tables all had menus on with food prices that looked good value.
The bar had two banks of eight hand pumps which seemed great until it became apparent that the beers were all doubled up. Things got worse when it was apparent that all of the beers were from mainstream regional brewers. They were Black Sheep Bitter, Wadworth's 6X, Pedigree, Thwaite's Nutty Black, Doom Bore, Greene King IPA, Adnam's Bitter and London Pride. I thought I would rub salt in the wound by going for my personal Bete Noire Sharp's Doom Bore. It was everything I expected it to be, sweet, brown and boring although it was in good condition and was relatively cheap (£2.60). Although it was cheap the local Spoons are cheaper and I had a local brew in one that was vastly superior to any of the beers here. There are plenty of pubs in Chelmsford with a more interesting beer selection. I certainly wouldn't bother to return.
I was short changed by 10p which loses it another rating point.

On 18th January 2015 - rating: 3
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Plough

A gem of a pub next door to the station. Good service even when busy, and a great choice of ales. I went for the Thornbridge Frank As Appollo and Kirkstall Pale Ale.

On 17th June 2012 - rating: 8
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Chelmsford 23.12.10 by Gill Smith
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Chelmsford, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Ingatestone, 6.74 miles, 2 hr 10 min walk (show)
Hatfield Peverel, 6.85 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
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11th May 2015, 22:13
Pub map correction submitted by Aqualung . approved
 
11th May 2015, 22:13
Pub map correction submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 April 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by john mcgraw
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