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The Plough, Norwich Central, Norwich

58 St Benedicts Street
Norwich
NR2 4AR
Phone: 01603661384
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Plough

Acting as the Grain Brewery tap, this old pub has been given a semi-modern makeover (in what would otherwise be an alehouse style, although the decor is too light for that). Retaining two small bars, the split-level interior feels quite cosy even during mid-afternoon visit. Five of six handpumps in use when I visited, all with house beers, from which the nicely contradictory Tropical Winter (£3.70) seemed the obvious choice.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Plough

Set on an attractive street in the historic part of Norwich, this is a two bar pub that serves as the brewery tap for the Grain Brewery. As you enter, the servery is located to the right, where you will also find some bench seating and bar stools, but no tables in a cramped space that can be awkward to access in order to see what is on the hand pumps. The servery looks fairly modern and is split level, rising as you move further back towards the rear bar. The front left space is pretty appealing, with a semi-partitioned raised seating area with standard tables and chairs and a nice looking fireplace on the end wall. The rear bar is very simple, with bare floorboards, half panelled walls and white uppers plus what appears to be a large carpet covering most of one wall. A high shelf had a particularly impressive display of twigs and the seating options were limited to high tables and stools. A side door leads out to a patio garden with a small grassed area to the rear. A contemporary soundtrack played throughout my visit at a surprisingly loud volume and the customers were a strange mix of trendy young townie types and grumpy old men.
On the bar there were five Grain beers available on handpull - IPA, 3.1.6, Blonde Ash, The Best and Slate. Having had an outstanding pint of the 3.1.6 earlier on in the day at The Cottage, I decided to try it again here and whilst it was once again a very enjoyable pint, it wasn't quite as sparkling as in their sister pub. Staff were friendly enough, which is more than can be said for the group of miserable old sods who were sat at the bar and refused to budge to allow people to pass and see what was on the handpulls.
I found this pub to be a bit of a mixed bag. The interior seemed a bit bland and I found it hard to get comfortable and settle down anywhere. The music and clientele didn't help matters either but the service was fine and the beer went some way to making up for these shortcomings. On balance, I'd give this place the benefit of the doubt but would probably try to time a revisit to miss Saturday evening.

On 15th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Plough

I fell in love with this pub straight away. On entering there was a fire lit and the bar was on the right. Tables had candles lit creating a relaxed atmosphere. Bare floorboards and a light green painted wooden panelling. There are a couple of steps near the bar leading up into a back lounge. Staff were really welcoming and knowledgeable, nothing was any trouble and tasting their beers before purchasing was no problem. Six ales on gravity from the cellar and five on handpump. I went for the Grain Brewery Blonde Ash, which was a Belgium style beer. Also enjoyed the Grain Brewery Redwood, Porter, FHB, Oak and their beer called 316. Will defo call again.

On 10th November 2012 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Norwich, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 6.11 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 6.36 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
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18th Feb 2018, 11:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 November 2012 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes - Bottled - last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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