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The Plough

3.6
3.6
20 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Located in the village of Cropwell Butler just outside of Nottingham, the Plough Inn is the perfect place for family get-togethers, a retreat for walkers, special occasions, delicious pub food and even a relaxing place to catch all the sporting action! We’re serving up delicious favourites for all the family to enjoy and we pride ourselves on having the best Sunday roast around. But if it’s just a thirst quenching drink you’re after, our bar is packed with proper cask ales, world & craft beers and your favourite ciders… and you’re spoilt for choice is gin is your thing!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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What 20 people are saying

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. R

    Richard

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Booking made it clear that there is a 15 minute grace period. We ended up waiting over an hour for three simple lunchtime pub meals. When they arrived, the pie and sausages were drowning in watery gravy and had plainly been heated several times. The fish and chips were not so bad, but the chips were too dry. We arrived bang on time as booked at opening time. My two friends had come nearly 40 miles from Derbyshire (one of whom is a recently retired public health and food inspector). On entering the pub, it was hard to tell who were staff or not. The person who eventually served us was distracted and it seemed apparent that things were not quite right. (But we are all human and know that "things in life happen") Our drinks needs were very simple - sparkling mineral water, tonic water and coffee. The tonic water was easy because it was in a bottle. The mineral water seemed a little complicated to get out of the tap. The coffee took about 20 minutes to appear - after two "reminders". We were eventually given food menus which looked fine - typical pub grub, which is what we wanted and expected. On ordering the chicken and ham pie, we were immediately offered a steak & ale substitute - I know things do run out, so that seemed OK. My friends and I (who I have not seen for a long time) sat, talked, sat, talked, went a bit quiet, shuffled... You get the idea. A young man (member of staff) was the only other person in the part of the pub we were in. He was busy on his phone. I asked him if our food was on its way. He grunted that "we are next". We could hear the occasional bang and crash from the kitchen and at one point smelt chips, so got our hopes up. He then disappeared. Twenty minutes later, I ventured to a door saying "staff only" (the kitchen) and could see activity. I called out, but wasn't heard. Young man reappeared, and I said, "We are really hungry", A few more minutes later, and our food arrived. We tried to eat it, but gave up. Real shame
  2. C

    Claire

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good and we enjoyed it, it just took a very long time to get to us (50 minutes from ordering). We had to enquire as to where it was and Harry (who was excellent) went to find out. The time it took has put me off coming again to eat. There was no offer of a discount for the delay. It was all quite odd as the pub was extremely quiet so not as if the kitchen was busy. I would have liked an explanation.
  3. FB

    FrankB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we thought the poor reviews we had read before our visit were very unfair and did not reflect our experience. Lovely location.
  4. SM

    SMJAKA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was amazing...Good value for money and well presented. The staff however are not a happy bunch...never asked how our meal was and when they ran out of lemonade didn't how how to replace it on the pump and only the chef knew...after a bit they did get the lemonade !!..not a friendly atmosphere anymore and miss table service...I have been coming here over 20 years...need the likes of val and Ian or David and Lee back!!!
  5. J

    Janet

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Sunday lunch Too many carbs with 2 yorkshire puddings ,mash and roasts and roast parsnip! Hardly any veg 3 green beans and 2 bits of carrot Red cabbage was lovely though
  6. H

    billH

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely family Sunday roast which was great value for money and well presented. The puddings were delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had yummy burgers outside in the beer garden. Service was quick and friendly.
  8. EH

    EmilyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Made a special effort with our order after food was unavailable due to supply issues. Very friendly staff.
  9. GD

    GeoffD

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Asked if we could sit outside . Tables outside were filthy. The restaurant was empty despite it being 1pm on a Sunday. We were given a ‘menu’ with the only option being Sunday lunch and no alternatives. We left without ordering .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked this for Mother’s Day and was very happy with the food and service. Couldn’t fault a thing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty Sunday roast. Good value for money.
  12. P

    Peter

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely meal provided with very good service. We ate from the curry menu. The meal was good and we would have awarded 5 stars had the meal been warmer/hotter. We would certainly like to return again.
  13. AP

    AndrewP

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food, would go again just don’t be in a hurry as food service was slow but worth the wait
  14. LC

    LucyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A lovely meal, great service, just a shame many of the menu items had run out.
  15. J

    James

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Good tasty food but unfortunately there ordering system let them down . We went out as a group of six , four ended up getting there meals together and the other two didn’t it came out half hour later than the others in which time the other four had finished eating . They blamed it on there computer system for not sending it all in on the same order . Quite disappointed
  16. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We felt very welcome, even with our big Labrador puppies! There was a little hiccup with the booking system which allowed us to turn up for lunch when they were no longer serving food, however they opened the kitchens to serve us which I thought was amazing! Lovely food, felt very welcome! Will definitely be returning!! (Especially because I discovered their cocktail menu!)
  17. MC

    MsCTP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Welcome so friendly quiz night as well ! Very dog friendly will def go back
  18. JN

    JoanneN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The Plough was somewhere I dined every week sometimes more until the last Covid lockdown. The food always was amazing. I returned to the Plough last Sat for the first time in a year. Now under new management. The restaurant always completely empty. We waited a few mins and then headed into the bar. We were told to seat at any table we liked. We waited almost an hour then went back to the bar to ask if someone was taking our order to be told oh you order at the bar now!. We ordered and waited a further 45 mins for the food to arrive. The food was terrible. The medium rare steak I had ordered was clearly very well done and the chips looked like they had been pre cooked and reheated in oil a few times. We didn’t order puddings as food was so bad
  19. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Over an hour wait for food. Won’t be returning in a hurry
  20. AN

    ANNEW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Very good food, nice menu, although I would like to see some more healthy options. Need to get the open fire working asap. Back room is a bit of a waste.

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The Plough is rated 3.6 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Plough

Main Street, Nottingham, ENG NG12 3AB

Additional information

  • Area

    Nottingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

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