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The Plough, Leatherhead

Orestan Lane
Effingham
Postal town: Leatherhead
KT24 5SW
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Plough

The Plough is one of 2 pubs in Effingham and seems to be trying to attract both drinkers and diners. The car park was fairly busy when we arrived. But I'm guessing that half of the vehicles belonged to staff, as there weren't too many customers inside.

There was a strong smell of garlic emanating from the kitchen when we arrived, which at least led us to suspect that food here was freshly cooked. We couldn't smell anything in any of the other foody pubs we visited that day.

Whether this pub is still associated with Young's or not, I'm not quite sure. Young's Ordinary is still served alongside Surrey Hills Shere Drop. Prices (especially for spirits) were on the expensive side. Although the presence of a few elderly drinkers propping up the bar led me to suspect that real ales were more reasonably priced.

On 19th September 2023 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Plough

Picturesque and upmarket eating pub with a very civilised sort of feel, from Young's Ram Pub Company, fully modernised but retaining a few of the old features. Very much aimed at diners (and the food is exceptional if priced accordingly) and all laid out as such. Large garden with a fine array of expensive furniture also. Beers from Young's (Wells) but still retains the Shere Drop. One for a posh supper, rather than a night out with the lads.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Plough

There have been a few changes since the last review, over six years ago. The floor is now mostly boarded and unfortunately the beams and posts have been painted light grey, as is the wainscoting. The walls are white, decor is minimal but includes small framed cases of spoons, bottle tops and fine wine labels. A trio of battered brass bells hang on hooks.
The main boarded area where the bar is, is L-shaped, another semi-separated area is carpeted and has a few bits and bobs on shelves. There is a bookcase in the bar area and a few plates on the picture rail. There is a large and good looking garden to the rear.
Clearly foody however we were in around 4pm on a Sunday and the place was clearly winding down and by the time we left there was nobody else in. A board in the gents indicates different themed food nights take place each Monday evening.
This is a Young's house with four handpumps, two clipped with Bitter, one Special plus a welcome guest in Surrey Hills Shere Drop.
I think the makeover has resulted in a bit of a loss of the country pub feel and may have taken the pub upmarket however on this occasion the Shere Drop was in fine condition and the atmosphere was quiet.

On 8th January 2017 - rating: 6
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Effingham Junction, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Bookham, 1.82 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Horsley, 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Plough, Effingham
19th Sep 2023, 18:02
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
7th Aug 2018, 22:30
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 September 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Malden man
  • WiFi : No last updated 07 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
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