The Plough Harborne
The Plough Harborne

The Plough Harborne

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theploughharborne.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01214273678x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 12:30PM; Saturday - Sunday: 9:00AM - 12.30PM

    Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 09:30PM; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pM - 09:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Mondays offer two for one on all homemade stonebaked pizzas*.


    Tuesday is two for one on all burgers*.

    On Tuesdays we also have an amazing Homemade Quiz, rustled up by a local lass. Served from 8:30pm.


    Monday - Friday we also offer 2 for 1 on Brunch until 11am.*


    Sundays offer a traditional roast with all the trimmings.





    *All two for one deals give you the cheaper dish for free.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus routes from Birmingham City Centre:
    22,23,24 stop directly over the road The Plough. All these bus routes are available from Colmore Row in the city centre.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking out front, but restrictions do apply. Residential parking on Grays Road & North Road along side the building. Alternatively, park in The Green Man car park opposite, charges apply.
A word from The Plough Harborne
The Plough in Harborne has a villagey vibe right in the centre of Birmingham. Filled with quirky details, we are renowned for our homemade stone-baked pizzas, silky flat whites, and our garden is an ideal spot for lazy Sundays. Our menu includes crowd favourites such as our fantastic chargrilled burgers and daily specials.
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The Plough Harborne reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
brunch (72)fit for foodies (48)sunday lunch (46)outdoor eating (45)group bookings (44)outstanding value (36)child friendly (35)special occasions (34)afternoon tea (30)business meals (20)pre/post theatre (17)good vegetarian options (16)romance (7)disabled access (4)Show More
  • Fab pub
    Bathsheba13
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Love the friendly atmosphere, creative decor, good food, great service . Needs more choice, less pizza options. I love visiting pub but would visit more often if there were more choice of food from pizza and burgers.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed meal
    Ravenous
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Great ambience in quirky surroundings. Our guests thought the venue was great, good food, friendly service and reasonable costs.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendseatout1309
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Great selection of meals, attentive but not intrusive service and a lovely atmosphere - what more can we say? You must try The Plough, harborne!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies
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  • Made a birthday special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    I booked The Plough for a friends birthday, I have eaten there before and been many times but the occasion we went recently was brilliant. Contact prior to the day was easy and I made a cheeky request for a balloon to be put on the table. I made the reservation online so even got a reminder about my booking, how could i forget?! We arrived and there was a helium balloon at the table which made it really special for my friend. Service was prompt and food was delicious!! The food came soon after we'd ordered so we weren't waiting too long. Then...to top it off they brought a cupcake with a candle in for my friend- the birthday girl, nothing I had asked for! Fantastic time and quality food!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    crocodilejb
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    As always the food is superb, the atmosphere great and the service fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed enviroment with great food
    MrMaxwellDudley1
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This is officially becoming one of my favorite places to eat. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively (not recommended if you want an intimate setting) however, if you are out with friends or family and want a social catch up - The Plough is the place for you. I am a big foodie and love great food, locally sourced and freshly prepared, if you do too then make The Plough your next visit. (It does sound like I work for the pub, I don't, I just believe that great places need to be talked about!) PS: The garden is also a great space.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No students around! Hooray!
    BigD
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was a great pub for a nice chilled date. Food was exceptional and the whole bill was less than £50! My girlfriend loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Plough is an excellent spot.
    Trebor
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We have been to The Plough for breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday lunch. Always excellent food and friendly service. Wish I could eat the pizza but I am GF!
    Special Features:
    child friendly, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    ChasEdF
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Nice place to eat and drink but the noise level with all the clientele shouting to be heard against each other meant that any conversation between our party was one hell of a strain - which was a pity because it spoiled the other wise good experience, food and nice real ales.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Food as always
    Colmac
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Having been several times on a Monday for the 2-4-1 deal on the pizza was not disappointed , the food is of outstanding quality , service is good and is speedy. Cannot fault the pub in any way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • very noisy
    bluey
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    very loud poor servce at bar chidren running around tables too close together service poor
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    child friendly
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  • Nice to find a new place to dine
    Luvgoingout
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Took family of five to Sunday lunch for first time after been recommended by friends. Lovely decor and a great buzz with the music giving the place a great vibe. Food was simple but good and excellent value for money. Outside dining area lovely. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Took a group of people, three of whom ordered the chilli beef burger - they were disappointed that it was a normal burger with a chilli sauce and not chilli's in the burger. I thought one of the female members of staff was a bit rude but everyone else was great !
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab food as always
    Anonbrummie
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Another visit to the Plough and another lovely meal had by all. Would recommend to groups wanting some good food and good beer. Not really geared up for romance as the pub is always packed full of people (but then there are lots of other places to eat in Harborne if romance is what you want.) Only niggle with the place is that it was stifling hot and so on a warm night I would advise sitting near the back where the doors lead out to the garden.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Burgers
    LittleRed
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    A pub worthy of a visit from Triple D if only Guy Fieri would do a visit to the UK! Super quick service and no fuss. Pulled chicken burger was amazing and served on a really good bun as was the sloppy joe burger. Good beer too. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Good to be Back
    Beermoth
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was born in Harborne and left nearly 25 years ago so it was great to come back and find the Plough has transformed into a really great friendly pub. It was extremely busy as it was quiz night but bar service excellent. Got served straight away and even while waiting for the beer to be served was asked twice more if I needed serving. Good selection of real ales and lagers. Went with 2 friends. Me and one friend had the 2 for 1 burger offer (Tuesdays) which were delicious but maybe a bit overpriced had they not been on the offer and portions could have been slighly bigger. My other friend found the Calzone was a bit on the dry side with not much side salad. However a really good night and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Awsome pub and restaurant
    Birminghamdiner
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    This place reminds me of the gastro pubs in London, it's got a real funky decor and the food is always good!!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    Very popular and busy. Our first visit to the Plough entertaining a couple of friends. Were not shown menus or told that we had to order ourselves at the bar. Good food if you wanted pizza or burgers, but not much choice after that. Quite rowdy, so not the type of pub to go to if you want a chat (which we did). Shame I was disappointed as I have been wanting to try the Plough for a long time. Just not the right place for our evening, however, I would go again just for a drink with friends.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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  • Excellent as always
    Macca
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    As a regular visitor (at least once a week and then whenever we can get a babysitter!) I can honestly say that the quality of every aspect of the Plough remains consistently high. The produce is always the very best availablke and the quality of the cooking is excellent, empty plates every time! the staff team are super friendly and efficient without being over the top. If you want to enjoy high end wines and beers with great tasting food then you need look no further than the Plough.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet with friends.
    goodfoodlover
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    This pub looks quiet and unassuming from outside, but inside is an upmarket, quirky décor with plenty of tables and chairs. The bar is great, with lots of drinks and fun snacks. The food was good, but a bit over priced. The staff are in the background, a bit too much, as we would have liked more drinks with our meal and to see some smiling faces. This is a great pub for getting your own drinks from the bar and sitting whiling away an hour or two chatting with friends. I wouldn't eat here again but would call in for a drink.
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  • My first visit!
    luv2drink
    Dined on 18/5/2014
    This was my first visit here and I really enjoyed myself super service by the staff, and great environment. My meal wasn't what I was expecting, but it was nice we will be visiting again on Sunday evening. X
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mercedes
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    As we are oldies! not sure what to expect.Great atmosphere,surprised re outside area,it was a lovely sunny day when we went which adds to it all.Vety good food,beers bit more expensive than we are used to.Will be back
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers!!
    BaileyW
    Dined on 13/5/2014
    So we went on the 2 for 1 burger Tuesday and the burgers were delicious! The delivery of the food was fantastic, arriving on some quirky trays. The music and atmosphere was very good, I loved the evening!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family friendly pub
    Joandmums
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a vibrant pub in Harborne that has a great menu choice. Sunday lunch is a favourite but roasts do run out so book an early slot. Kids menu very good, with colouring available to do.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    S3653b
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Plough never disappoints, the bar staff are excellent and very efficient, the food whilst not Michelin starred - it doesn't need to be as it is good well prepared interesting food that is served well.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meal at plough
    9thannmeal
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    I was Impressed with the food it's self. Service not so good. My starter came out just as my husband finished his. Veggie choice not the best I've experienced . but overall liked at atmosphere so willing to give it a second chance
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Allyb
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    Lovely food with excellent service. Staff are all very attentive and nothing is too much trouble.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Exerience
    eatout
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    I have been to The plough a few times and have never been disappointed. I went for my birthday with a group of friends and as usual the food was excellent.
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    special occasions, group bookings, brunch
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  • Yummy pub food
    Hannah
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    A great pub in Harborne for all occasions - we were here to celebrate my birthday and I had a great meal. Everyone enjoyed their food. Would have been even better if our food had arrived together though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely friendly local Pub
    Luv4food
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    The Plough is great value for money, with friendly staff and always a really good experience. I always recommend the plough as it never lets you down.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to like?
    Gillian52
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    Excellent food, good size portions (not obscenely large) brilliant ambiance, friendly & efficient staff. And I was in good company too!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for breakfast but not dinner
    Hana
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    Have always loved visiting the plough for breakfast and lunch so thought I'd enjoy the dinner just as much. However due to it being a very busy pub that seemed to take priority over people dining. We had to fight with the crowds just to order our food and buy any drinks. By the time we'd reached the bar for drinks out dinner had gone cold. People had been sitting on our reserved table and it was full of glass etc which I had to find staff to clean. Not at all attentive to the diners.
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    brunch, afternoon tea
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  • Family friendly
    goodgrub
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    I regularly eat and drink in The Plough as Harborne is local to where i live. Took friends who were visiting from out of town with a young child, and they loved it. A good mix and atmosphere, and very welcoming with children
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy brunch!
    harps
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    Met up with a few friends for brunch, we chose this due to the good quality of the food and relaxed atmosphere. 2 4 1 on brunch if before 11am, so even better value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great suprise!
    love2paint
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    We were very impressed with the food...excellent quality and delicious and good value for money.....service was slow but as it was very busy ..understandable.great buzz of people but very noisy....though there were a few tables round the back that were in a slightly quieter area. Will def come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch with the family
    NewtoHarborne
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    Sunday lunch with the family - very good - the pizza was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great but there
    food
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    The food was great but there was a draft where we were sat in the back by the windows
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Plough is normally amazing....
    hungrymcneverfull
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    but just not this time. I went in for Saturday brunch. I ordered the Plough's version of a Full English. For £9.50 I was expecting quite a lot. Sadly, it was very average. The portion was quite small (I had to get a sandwich on the walk home) and they forgot my hash brown. The place is setup nicely for parents to bring their kids and it's always very bright with a good ambience. The staff weren't as friendly as usual but I'll take that with a pinch of salt because it was so busy. It's not like they were rude or anything. I'd still recommend it and I'm not put off by one average experience.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2.
    Dinnerit
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere as always. Always enjoy coming back here, great menu, really is delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Burger Night
    BurgerNight
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent, the new buns are great and the burgers always have been. We can never choose so often have to split them in half and if we do not have an even number we just have a burger for the table! The pulled chicken burger was fab and the Swiss and Mushroom (but it was spicy which is NOT on the description).
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.