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Speed the Plough, Sutton-In-Ashfield

Mansfield Road
NG17 4HG
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Speed the Plough

Located some way outside Sutton-in-Ashfield town centre on the road towards Mansfield, this is definitely a locals' boozer.

I arrived to find a dog barking away and a group of regulars sitting along the bench seating. The landlord was behind the bar and he was quite vocal initially until the rather brash landlady turned up. She would liberally throw in the F word and several other expletives, as the landlord sat quietly eating some kind of stew at one of the tables.

The dog continued to bark. He clearly had an aversion to a guy who was there to fix some of the pumps behind the bar, despite this guy having visited the pub many times in the past. I was also told that the dog would bark at people going to the toilets and also those leaving. Those wanting to use the facilities are warned to advise a regular first, so that the dog can be brought under control! I duly announced my desire to spend a penny and the dog duly started kicking up a fuss as one of the regulars grabbed hold of it. Clearly a source of great entertainment for the locals.

A couple of real ales were on - Blue Monkey BG Sips & Shipstone's Gold Star.

I quite enjoyed my visit here. The pub clearly has a loyal following and the pub dog will provide plenty of entertainment if around. He was fairly harmless by the way, more the size of a cat than a rottweiler!

On 24th March 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1376 recommendations about 1376 pubs]

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Will Larter left this review about Speed the Plough

Although the pub's situation on a busy main road is not promising, we persevered and found a pleasant interior with an enthusiastic landlord. There were three beers available: Black Sheep Bitter, St Austell Tribute and Blue Monkey Infinity. Beers were in tip top condition, and luckily it was not a karaoke night, so I'd have no problem calling in again if in the area.

Date of visit: 29th December 2017

On 6th February 2019 - rating: 7
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albert bainbridge left this review about Speed The Plough

the pub's beer garden is one of the most pleasant in the area (it may even be the only 'garden' beer garden in the area.
A point of interest is the chicken flock, kept for fresh free range organic eggs in the kitchen. There is now a range of bar meals available, but the chef/landlord says, 'if i've got it, i'll cook it' - and he is a very good plain cook!

They do 'Eat for a quid' on Wednesday nights (7pm on) usually pie and chips, fish and chips or a stew and dumplings - good portions and good food

Karaoke on Saturday night is probably the best in the area. No tv stand in front of you, it's all on big screen and on a monitor on a low beam in front of the singer. The landlord runs it and has it set up for maximum songs on the night, not lots of 'in-between music'

On 16th March 2011 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Sutton Parkway, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Mansfield, 2.36 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Kirkby in Ashfield, 2.81 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Speed the Plough, Sutton-In-Ashfield
24th Mar 2022, 12:12
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
6th Feb 2019, 00:43
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 March 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 February 2019 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 March 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes - Saturday - last updated 16 March 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 March 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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