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The Plough Inn

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3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“surf and turf” (8 reviews)
“lobster” (13 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 594 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had lunch here today and left feeling thoroughly disappointed. The restaurant was far too hot to begin with. The waitress who took us to our table didn't even give us time to sit down before she asked us what we wanted...More

Thank georgecapone
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I had lunch here recently I had the 3 course option whilst she had 2 courses, my lollipop King prawn starter arrived after a short wait, it was Ok but nothing special, but after a further 25 minutes I had to summon...More

Thank salmonsteak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today a nice friendly lady got us a table there were only 5 people there eating we had soup and belly pork for starters they were fine then I had roast beef which was the worst beef I have ever seen...More

Thank moby234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table in the plough Inn for Sunday lunch for 2:30 for a family celebration. The initial feeling when walking in was pleasant and welcoming and atmospheric. It wasn’t busy in the restaurant. We got our drinks order and I had to wait...More

Thank rossa29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go out monthly as a group of friends so eventually got around to the Plough. Place was buzzing a with good vibe we had a drink at the bar whilst waiting for our table. We ordered from a friendly waitress everyone enjoyed their starter...More

Thank mollymurfy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed with The Vintage Rooms last evening.. 4 of us left loitering around the counter area whilst waiting for our table, despite having booked. Shown to our table and remarkably the room was quite chilly!! Drinks order taken we were served by a very pleasant...More

Thank Brianjodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not eaten in the Plough for a while. The last time l was there l was disappointed with the overall evening with a few friends! This time the food was good but the service was poor. I'm not sure who is at fault,...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 12.40 pm for lunch only about 6people there at this time only to be told that there was only 1 portion of lamb cutlets left. Seriously! I choose pork medallions. On colcannon (which was missing a decent percentage of cabbage) I didn't...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A great meal enjoyed by all of our party of 5 - we all ordered surf n turf (hard to resist) which included a succulent medallion and lobster - everyone of us enjoyed immensely - great value for £20. Staff relaxed but very pleasant ....More

1  Thank Simcat2012
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Not having been to The Plough for a few years, we decided to go back again. We didn’t have starters, I ordered the seafood linguine and my husband ordered the New Yorker gourmet burger. His was the better choice and he really enjoyed it and...More

Thank Ailis M
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Ivan M
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Response from jordanneboal | Reviewed this property |
You would be best to phone them, they could probably do a deal for you
Adrian C
25 August 2016|
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Response from Denis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but caveat emptor.....I would not speculate money on it.
14 June 2016|
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Response from Amac65 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. Give them a phone call.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 2985
  • E-mail
The Plough Inn is a famous family owned pub boasting an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & wonderful food. In business for over 20 years the Plough offers a contrasting dining experience with award winning pub grub lunches & fantastic gourmet dining in our highly acclaimed restaurant seven nights a week. Launched September 2012 our brand new Simply Seafood restaurant at the Plough Inn. Simple, affordable, fresh local seafood in the beautiful village of Hillsborough every Friday & Saturday night. Our public bar is the quintessential "local", a traditional pub with a fantastic selection of beers, wine & spirits. All major live sport shown daily, weekly pub quiz & live music every Friday & Saturday night!
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