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Plough & Harrow, Stourbridge Central, Stourbridge

107 Worcester Street
Stourbridge
DY8 1AX
Phone: 01384397218
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Plough & Harrow

Very traditional ex-Holts pub, now run by Craddock's Brewery. Seemingly unaltered layout of various semi-open rooms arranged on three sides of the compact central servery, and lots of interesting pictures about the walls. Pleasant side beer garden, part covered under three shelters with the central section having artificial grass but otherwise a generous amount of real greenery. Three of their own ales - Saxon Gold (£3.20), Crazy Sheep and North Star APA - plus Purity Mad Goose as the guest on the four handpumps. Their Wasted is also available from the keg taps.

On 9th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Plough & Harrow

This is a former Holt Plant & Deakin pub with lot's of their signage. For those who are unaware, this was a cynical marketing ploy by Allied Breweries back in 1984 to boost their underperforming (mostly) Ansell's pubs in the Black Country. They decorated them to make them look more "Olde Worlde", added some "real" fires and started a new microbrewery in Langley near Oldbury to provide the beer. I sat by an example of their handiwork from the 1980s which was a frosted glass window with a plastic transfer sheet over it to make it look like it was a leaded stained glass window! The trouble is after all that time not only was the window cracked but the transfer was peeling away. I suspect that this pub is not owned by Craddock's but leased from one of the big pubcos. The brewery web site makes a big play on the fact that they bought the Duke William from Marston's but little mention of here. The said pub is top of my list for the next time I visit Stourbridge.
Having said all that, it's not a bad place at all. It does have a traditional pub feel to it despite the old Allied Brewery bodges. I missed the other two pumps, but on the three I saw there were Purity UBU, Taylor's Landlord and Craddock's Saxon Gold. The Saxon Gold was a decent pint in good condition but at £3.05 was the most expensive pint on my visit to the West Midlands. Of course this simply reinforces my theory about the large pubco ownership of the place. It could be a lot better out of their hands.

On 3rd August 2014 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Plough & Harrow

A decent traditional pub and a must if you're visiting Stourbridge. The pub has a central bar, with a lounge area either side and a patio area. The staff and customers were friendly and chatty. Five ales on handpump, plus a couple of ciders. I relished the Craddocks Saxon Gold, which was drawn from a handpump on the side of the back bar.

On 10th October 2013 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Stourbridge Town, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Stourbridge Junction, 0.93 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Stourbridge Junction, 0.93 miles, 18 min walk (show)
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