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The Plough, Ipswich Central, Ipswich

2 Dogs Head Street
Ipswich
IP4 1AD
Phone: 01473288005
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Plough

A heavily rebuilt and knocked-about town pub although the overall effect is not unpleasant. There are assorted rooms and areas, separated by various pillars, partitions and gaps, with what passes for traditional furnishings. Handily placed for the Old Cattle Market bus station, it is never going to be a favourite but it's ok, and certainly much better than most of the various circuit pubs and 'nitespots' nearby. Draught ales were Wherry, Ghost Ship, London Pride and Doom Bar and it does at least run to Cask Marque certification. Regular live music.

On 27th February 2019 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about The Plough

Nothing extraordinary about this place. The strongest real ale was Adnams Ghostship which was in good condition, but I doubt that I'd return.

On 13th November 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Plough

This historic town centre pub, believed to date back in parts to the 17th century, has had a colourful recent history, having been converted to a nightclub called Blades in the 1980's, before closing and reopening as an ale-only pub for a couple of years in the early '90's, with no keg products available. It now provides a reasonable central drinking option, popular with football fans on match days. The large, rambling interior is focussed around a centrally positioned bar area which has bare floorboards in a shallow U-shaped section. At the front there is a nice, carpeted area with standard tables and chairs which quickly give way to banquette and standard seating as you move closer to the corner entrance. This section is partitioned from the bar by some low walls which bizarrely incorporate various tiles and drawer fronts which creates an unusual, hit and miss aesthetic. There is some bench and standard seating down the left hand side of the pub, underneath England bunting which has been put up rather early in anticipation of the World Cup this summer. On the other side of the building, you can find some nice button backed banquettes in a tile floored area with lots of dining style tables, although no-one seemed to be eating on my Saturday evening visit. Music played quietly throughout my stay whilst a football match played silently on a number of TV screens throughout the pub.
There were four beers on handpull when I arrived - Adnams Mosaic and Southwold Bitter, Fullers London Pride and Greene King IPA. Not the most thrilling selection, but the Mosaic was in excellent shape and served to me by a friendly barman.
There's not too much here that you won't have seen in countless town centre pubs the length and breadth of the country, but that's not to say that it's not worth consideration. The beer was certainly in good shape and I can imagine it would be a lively spot if you wanted to watch some sport on their screens. Not one of the town's finest perhaps, but a solid enough place to consider an occasional visit.

On 26th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Ipswich, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Derby Road (Ipswich), 1.46 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Westerfield, 1.96 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Plough, Ipswich
27th Feb 2019, 18:52
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs
 
27th Feb 2019, 18:49
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Child Friendly : last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 May 2014 by john mcgraw
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