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The Plough, Alnwick, Alnwick, ENG

The Plough, Alnwick

4.1
4.1
275 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to the Plough Alnwick. Enjoy total relaxation in a beautiful coaching inn that has a history dating back to 1896. We've lovingly restored the building to create a modern take on the traditional coaching inn and hunting lodge décor. Enjoy a stay to remember in any of our seven cosy bedrooms, uniquely designed to cater for everything from a romantic getaway to the business traveler. Want to dine? You're more than catered for. Our beautiful restaurant serves fresh food from various Northumberland Estates. Whether you're popping in to experience our menu, enjoying our extensive gin selection or staying the night, you're guaranteed a warm welcome.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 00:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01665 602395
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Child-friendly

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Hot spot

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Neighbourhood gem

275 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal, good service, ambience and food. We were recommended to go here and we are pleased we did.

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  2. GraemeK

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice dining room upstairs. Service was good and food also very good. Would definitely go again

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  3. NicolaE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Reduced menu. Food took ages to come. Was unappetising when it arrived. Staff were trying but kitchen letting everything down.

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  4. JordanT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our food, was lovely and staff were lovely all though there Easter Sunday offer of children eating free with an adult is misleading as we were charged for the meals , apart from that it was lovely

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  5. BarbaraH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived for a 6pm dinner booking and needed to leave by 7.20pm. Our order was taken promptly and drinks arrived but the food didn’t. By the time we asked if our meal was pending (some 45 minutes after ordering) and staff discovered 10 minutes later that the order was lost, it was too late to start from scratch again and we had to leave and grab a sandwich from the supermarket. We weren’t charged for the glass of wine I’d ordered. I emailed the manager the next day to ask if there had been a particular issue that evening and though he replied to ask for my phone number, which I sent, 2 weeks further on I have not heard from him. Although this review requires that I score the food, we didn’t have any and there isn’t a not applicable button. What we saw coming out to other tables looked nice. We were hungry when we arrived and even hungrier when we left!

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  6. LynnE

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for a meal mid week which was discounted by 50% and it was absolutely delicious steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were great we were just surprised how quiet it was as this is an amazing offer for such high quality food would highly recommend the plough

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  7. JoNic

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for a Sunday dinner and the food was lovely, however the service was shocking. Most of the young staff were just standing round chatting, we had to ask for drinks and for our plates to be cleared. We would have stayed for dessert, however we waited so long for them to take our order with 3 young children that we decided to leave. Whilst we were there, another couple decided to leave as nobody had bothered to give them a menu never mind take their order

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  8. TerryM

    Saskatoon

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the Valentine's special menu. Food was excellent and staff very good. However, even though we had allowed 2 hours before going to the Alnwick Playhouse, we had to leave before our desserts arrived which was a little disappointing. We will be back another time as the food was very good.

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  9. ThomasH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal well worth booking .nice warm place on a cold day

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  10. JohnT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Staff great. Waitress even hit spotted her phone so we could get decent internet connection.

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  11. SusanC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, won't be the last. Lovely decor excellent food. We all had fish and chips, lovely batter and tartare sauce, fish was beautifully cooked and fresh

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely spot to eat, the upstairs restaurant was quite empty but it was early at 1730 hrs. The food was fantastic! I had mussels with the curry dressing and my wife had the gammon! Very good value as it was during their 50% off offer on weekdays in Jan and Feb. We I’ll deffo be back

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  13. SallyG

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We took the opportunity to visit for an evening meal whilst the restaurant has a 50% off main courses deal. The food was excellent both quality and value for money. Only one young lady was serving and she did an excellent job on her own but I think we would have had a much longer wait for our food and drinks if it had been busier. Would certainly recommend a visit and we will definately go again.

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  14. Ballet

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our stay and meal here! The staff were so friendly and the food was so amazing!

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  15. Momo

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal. I had steak tray pie and the meat just fell apart. Other half had fish and chips again fish just fell apart. Meal arrived quickly and served by Reece with a chiery smile. Would return for another meal

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  16. Hungry83

    Cumbria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredibly slow service, only offered 1 drink in 1hr 50 minutes. Food was okay but the gammon I had was very small and 50% was fat and gristle.

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  17. BarbaraP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great value Sunday lunch in nice surroundings

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  18. ValH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely night out. Food was great would have been better with fresh cut chips rather than frozen, but overall lovely. I did notice the cleanliness of behind the bar wasn’t good but maybe because they were busy. Service was quite slow but again quite busy. There was a screaming child in the bar which put us off a bit but that’s no one’s fault. Overall very nice and even better if the main course is 50% off! Thank you

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  19. NicolaT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    No hot drinks surely had a kettle Moving tables on own so created a lot of noise First member of staff knew no info she did go and find out . Only wouldn’t recommend at lunch had no issues of evening apart from didn’t get 50% .

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  20. KenM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for a mid week meal and took advantage of the half price main meals deal during January. The Plough is a very clean pub and has friendly staff. We ordered the haggis scotch egg and crispy chicken starters which arrived promptly and were cooked very well. It was fish and chips and the fillet steak for main. Again, excellent quality and well presented. I would definitely recommend the Plough for food and drinks. The drinks are a touch on the expensive side compared to other pubs in Alnwick but does offer a very good environment and decor. Overall, a great meal in a nice pub with excellent staff.

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  21. SueA

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were shown to a table upstairs this time and the rooms up here are lovely…there was a large party of about 12 people at one table and to give them credit they did not make any undue noise, so it was a pleasant atmosphere. My husband had the meat pie and I had the chicken stuffed with haggis. We were both rather disappointed that the roast Sea Bream was not on the menu this time..I had it last week and it was delicious. However both our meals were tasty and enjoyable, and we enjoyed our second visit to The Plough Restaurant.

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  22. JENNYS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal at the Plough. Great food, great value for money. Looking forwards to returning

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  23. JoanY

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from a young girl who was quite busy, smiley and helpful a perfect waitress. Food was absolutely lovely all 4 of us enjoyed everything. Drinks were swift to appear once you ordered. All round a perfect evening, thank you.

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  24. HelenH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, atmosphere and food as usual! We visit here each time we come to Alnwick Gardens and it never fails to deliver. Staff are great!

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  25. CarolineP

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was cold, the radiators were not on. Need more staff at busy times ie Sunday lunch

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  26. Shell

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely festive menu at The plough before going to Alnwick garden lights. The food was good and the service was good too

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  27. AngelaD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was exceptional but the decor for Christmas was lacking

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  28. HowardM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very nice but the ambience was not good. It was a Saturday night but very few diners in, there was no background music which left us feeling there was something lacking to our overall experience.

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  29. Nichola

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and won’t be the last. Lovely place to eat and love how the bar area and restaurant is completely separate and the ambience was lovely upstairs. Staff were very polite and swift all night and the food was outstanding - great value for money too. Looking forward to our return in the near future.

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  30. Bryan

    Oxford

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four people eating and each of us has an excellent meal. All dishes were cooked perfectly and were full of taste and well seasoned. Pleasant and efficient service. Based on his one meal alone - highly recommend.

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  31. FionaS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been twice to the Plough while staying in Alnwick for a few days , both meals have been very good and the waiting staff were also very good.I would highly recommend it.

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  32. Motherfox

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    DO NOT GO HERE. I’m really happy for the people who’ve had a great experience at this venue it certainly wasn’t ours. Reception at the bar when telling them we had dinner reservations in the restaurant was cold at best. We were followed closely up the stairs by a member of staff - professional distance please. Then we were seated whilst they were setting tables for breakfast, there was no one else in the restaurant (that should have been a big clue). We decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and figured ‘hey if we’re the only patrons we’ll be well looked after’. We ordered wine and aperitifs, the wine was unceremoniously ‘plonked’ on the table. No tasting, no pouring - just get on with it… ok we did. We actually ordered our meals, through a soundtrack of the kitchen staff shouting, cutlery being sorted and staff loudly making coffees - for no patrons??? In time our starters arrived, clam chowder (with zero clams) and salmon fish cakes - with added CLINGFILM, Yep that’s right folks these fish cakes have Clingfilm baked right in the middle of them!!! We left. I can’t comment on the main course as we didn’t eat it. We paid for the wine and aperifs and left - the ‘manager’ made it seem like she was doing us a favour by not charging us for our starters…. Our waitresses were lovely but they won’t learn anything about good customer service working at this establishment. Do yourselves a favour and go elsewhere. Di Sopra was amazing, great vibe as soon as you walk in the door, absolutely delicious food we’ve booked again for another night.

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  33. richardp

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service excellent and the menu so extensive we will dine there tonight to attempt more of the sumptuous meals

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was a bit slow for the food coming out

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  35. PhilS

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting place. Lunch menu very limited nothing like the evening menu which had far better selection - maybe offer this for lunch as well. The food we had was good, home made and tasty. Not much in the way of ambiance, a little cold and uninviting. But. Service was excellent.

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  36. Rachelh

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always.great.attentive staff..food as usual was perfect

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  37. Lynn

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was divine, I had a lovely experience in the friendly, attractive environment. My sister's meal was excellent. Thank you.

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  38. AlisonR

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very disappointing, all pastry and no filling with the pie and all skinny chips and only 4 pieces of scampi. Service very friendly but wouldn’t recommend to anyone else.

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  39. BarbaraH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class service. Good quality at a reasonable price. Lovely surroundings and good ambience. We both thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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  40. Booboo

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked a table in the afternoon for later that evening and had an email confirmation. When we arrived, our car wouldn't fit safely through the long narrow entrance to the carpark, so we had to drive around to find parking. When we got in, we waited downstairs to be seated (as per the sign at the bar). There was one bar person on who saw us waiting (the front area was empty apart from us) but didn't acknowledge us or tell us she would be with us in a moment. She was busy doing something, but good customer service would have been to at least say hi and tell us she'd be with us in a moment - especially as she walked past us several times. I caught her eye at one point and smiled, and recieved a brief half-smile in return. Eventually she came over, found our booking on her system and sent us upstairs. When we arrived upstairs at the restaurant, the manager wasn't expecting us and couldn't find our booking (yet the woman downstairs had found it - surely on the same system?) and seemed quite flustered by this. We waited while they cleared a table for us. It then took a while for someone to come and take our order, and then even longer for our food to be served. Our table had been booked for 7.15 and it was 8.10 when we ate. When the food arrived, we all found it to be bland and overcooked - hard parts on the lamb from overcooking, mushy pasta that fell apart, no differentiation in taste within the dishes, so the whole dish tasted the same. Most of us ate it because we were so hungry by that point (and it wasn't actually offensive - just very bland) but one of our group only managed a few mouthfuls of theirs. I was disappointed to spend nearly £20 on a dish that was so unappetising. I think perhaps them not expecting us meant that they were unprepared and had to quickly put something together - so maybe the issue was with the booking system. Even so, a warm welcome and a smile or two would have helped.

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The Plough, Alnwick is rated 4.1 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Plough, Alnwick

24 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, ENG NE66 1PN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 00:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Bus Stop nr Playhouse
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    Mastercard, Visa
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