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The Plough Inn, Cheltenham

Postal town: Cheltenham
GL54 5RU
Phone: 01386584215
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Will Larter left this review about The Plough Inn

I first came to Ford when I was about nine years old, for a family camping weekend (parents, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins) in the field opposite the pub where the Jackdaw Castle racing complex is now situated. No doubt the grown ups went to the pub after us kids had all gone to sleep.

I was back here in 1979 after a day at the Cheltenham Festival. I remember having a couple of very enjoyable pints and chatting to some people at the bar. On 9 August 1993 (when the photo I uploaded today was taken) I stopped here while on a camping holiday in the Cotswolds with my partner and our two daughters. I can't remember going to the pub - it's possible that it was closed mid-afternoon, as pubs generally were at that time. I hope to go again when pubs reopen after the pandemic, and will update this review then.

Date of visit: 11th March 1979

On 18th December 2020 - no rating submitted
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Nick Davies left this review about The Plough Inn

Ford is an out-of the way settlement deep in the Cotswolds; the Plough suits it perfectly. It's a sixteenth-century building retaining much of the original layout. The must see features are the small bar area as you enter and the stone-walled snug to the right, for which it is isted in the Camra inventory. The rooms to the left have been modernised and are given over to eating. It's the local for Jonjo O'Neil's yard across the road, and there's naturally a strong racing following reflected in the pictures on the walls and accomodation packages for the Festival.

It's a Donnington pub - the bitter was so-so; everyone else, there to watch the Six Nations, was on lager. But maybe I caught it a bad day.

This pub is well worth seeking out - and is open all day - with the usual caveat for pubs round here that weekend lunchtimes are best avoided if the weather precludes sitting out in the pleasant garden.

On 25th February 2018 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Plough Inn

The Plough Inn is a nice looking pub that is on a sharpish bend on a busy road.
The main entrance to this pub is at the rear and once inside there is a warren of rooms there is a small bar facing this area is more like a snug, we went in the bar which was to the right this had a stone floor and was fairly small,there were rooms to the left which were larger and some were up a few steps these rooms were very busy with people dining.
This pub is a Donnington tied house and there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Donnington SBA and this was a really nice drink the other beer was Donnington BB.
This pub had an olde worlde feel to it and had rooms to suit most peoples taste and i quite enjoyed having a drink in here.

On 14th May 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Moreton-in-Marsh, 9.38 miles, 3 hr 1 min walk (show)
Honeybourne, 10.95 miles, 3 hr 31 min walk (show)
Evesham, 11.73 miles, 3 hr 46 min walk (show)
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24th Aug 2021, 17:56
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24th Aug 2021, 17:56
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 December 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 December 2020 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 May 2011 by hondo .
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