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About The Plough

A friendly pub-restaurant located on the edge of Southampton in the village of Bursledon, the Plough is the epitome of a Traditional English Country Pub. Beloved by its guests the Plough is surrounded by a stunning garden with plenty of seating where guests can relax with a pint of Badger Beer or one of the tempting dishes from the pub’s extensive menu. Inside you will find roaring log fires and oak beams which give a traditional English Country Pub atmosphere - cosy in the winter and glorious in the summer.

PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS WISHING TO BOOK A TABLE FOR MOTHER'S DAY
ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017 SHOULD CALL THE PUB DIRECTLY TO MAKE
A RESERVATION AS A DEPOSIT OF £5 PER HEAD IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME
TO SECURE A BOOKING.
THERE IS NO ON-LINE BOOKING OPTION AVAILABLE FOR THIS DAY.

The Plough
Portsmouth Road, Bursledon
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BT
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Pub

Hours of Operation:
BAR/DRINKS SERVICE:
PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS WISHING TO BOOK A TABLE FOR MOTHER'S DAY
ON SUNDAY 26TH MARCH 2017 SHOULD CALL THE PUB DIRECTLY TO MAKE
A RESERVATION AS A DEPOSIT OF £5 PER HEAD IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME
TO SECURE A BOOKING.
THERE IS NO ON-LINE BOOKING OPTION AVAILABLE FOR THIS DAY.

Sunday: 11am-10pm
Monday to Saturday: 11am-11pm

FOOD SERVICE:
Sunday: 12pm-8.30pm
Monday to Thursday: 12pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-9.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
023 8040 6214

Website:
http://www.ploughbursledon.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Nearest bus stop Grange Road (SE-bound)

Executive Chef:
Florin POPA

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We cater for special events such as wakes, christenings, birthdays etc.

Please ask a member of the team for further details.

The Plough Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Lunch (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Child Friendly (25)
Special Occasions (25)
Cosy (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Outdoor Eating (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Group Bookings (13)
Disabled Access (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great Beer (9)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romance (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Authentic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined 3 days ago

Took friends there for lunch, they where so Impressed. The service we received from the waitress was amazing and an asset to the pub. The food and atmosphere was good value. We will go back and recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 18 October 2017

We had a lovely meal here with age ranges from 18months to 87! Service was considerate and professional. Food good and plentiful. Nice atmosphere at lunch time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 14 October 2017

I booked a table for 10ppl after a 5hr Zumba® Event. Easy to book online. The manager even contacted me a few days before to confirm & give me some advice about ordering food.
We had a table reserved in the bar area. We ordered as soon as we got there at 8.30pm & the food was served very promptly. This was really great, as we were starving!!
Great service & great staff-Thank You 😄

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 8 October 2017

lovely food and the lady who was serving us could not have been lovelier, definate improvement on the old place! good value for money and excellent for children as they can play whilst you wtch and eat! (got to love somewhere you can have 5 minutes peace!

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

overall a very nice experience, the food was lovely and plenty of it. A much better ambiance now its not a Fayre & Square and I don't mind paying extra for a nice well laid out pleasant seating area.
The only thing that could be improved is giving the customer the specials menu before they order.
We went for a sunday roast but only got the main menu which didn't have the Roast Lamb on it but we ordered it as we thought it wouldn't be that much more expensive than the other roasts on the main menu. We were a little shocked to see it was £16 per person for the lamb as apposed to £10 - £12.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Kent)·Dined on 29 August 2017

Very friendly service, good food in a good atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 22 August 2017

I booked a table for 4 as a surprise birthday meal, 22/08/17, on line a week or so before hand. Our 'Plough' experience commenced immediately upon our arrival and we were certainly not disappointed with the service we received. Everything went like clockwork and our guest for whom the surprise was intended was quite emotional once the surprise was revealed. I cannot fault, or would want to, any of the staff who attended us. Indeed, we were served promptly and treated as honoured guests. Also the food we ordered was served promptly and was very much to our liking. Thank you Chef! In conclusion our total experience at the Plough was exceptional and has encouraged us to visit again and perhaps again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Very Good service and friendly atmosphere. The pub was busy and there was a wait for the food but the staff were attentive and did their best for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 12 August 2017

Very good food in a comfortable location. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Vegan
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 August 2017

I am becoming a regular visitor as close to work and an excellent menu choice. Food is very good and the staff are always smiling and welcoming. The menu is a little different as well and there are always specials on the board for additional choice. Their sandwiches are wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 17 July 2017

This was the third visit, consistent quality throughout .
Excellent food, presentation and staff.
The atmosphere is also excellent, the refurbishment which has taken place is excellent.

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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 16 July 2017

We were there for my partners mothers 94th birthday. Sunday lunch. We all had roadt beef. It was fabulous!!! Great presentation and we were told it would come out medium rear which is a good to give people the choice. The fruit crumble had an off day, but the staff took this on board and were very apologetic and great about it. I hope to come here with my parents & nieces who will be visiting from Ireland, thats how much I recommend this place. I hope it always keeps these standards up. Thank you.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Easy booking process. We arrived on time. Straight to table. Lovely waitress. Meal ordered and delivered promptly. There was a live band playing for a birthday do which the guy came around and invited us to stay and enjoy. We did. Just a small problem with the bill. Quickly sorted without fuss. All in all a nice evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Excellent service and excellent food. Kids play area is perfect even for a 2 and 3 yr old.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 6 April 2017

We have always found the Plough to be a very happy friendly place,
our waitress Karen is always so friendly, polite and helpful. She has been there along time and seen a lot of changes in management.
The new management have made the Plough perfect. Any excuse to not cook at home and its "lets go to plough and eat" and my favourite is the beef n mushroom stew, love it.
Keep up the good work now you have made it a better happier place to go to eat or celebrate.
Well done

Debbie King

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 3 April 2017

Very good pub grub, good service, friendly waitress....we have been on several occasions since the refurbishment and much improved.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 10 February 2017

The food was great the service exceptional. I think the drinks are a bit expensive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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food5
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service5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 28 January 2017

We went as a large family group of 10 including 4 children. Service was amazing; food great; kids were more than happy with their choices; plenty of really well cooked & well presented food. Good value for money.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Casual
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 14 January 2017

We have always received good service and delicious food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 11 January 2017

We booked a table for my Mum's 69th birthday, my family hadn't been there before where as I had with ex colleagues which we now make our regular meeting point due to the wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely surroundings! My Husband and Mum were so impressed, my Husband is taking me back again and my Mum will be booking it for her Ramblers Group of at least 20 people!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Great experience, lovely setting, great food, friendly staff, good value for money

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 21 December 2016

We had a wonderful experience. 4 old school friends from the 60's met for a christmas get together, we had a lovely table by the window very friendly and attentive staff, excellent menu, good food presentation, value for money. we had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you all x we shall certainly be returning and will recommend to all family and friends. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.x

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 18 December 2016

Very efficient and friendly staff. Clean smart surroundings. Good variety on the menu. Good value. Nice to have full waitress service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 18 December 2016

We ate at the plough last Sunday, amazing service, 2 of the steaks were quite tough but they were changed with no problem and fab service throughout - lovely place to go for lunch/dinner - would definitely recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 14 December 2016

Having been to the Plough I had no hesitation in recommding this pub to my group of friends. Even though we did not order alcohol we were still served with great professionalism and care (Unlike the other pub (Empress of Blandford). when we didnt order alcohol we were almost ignored. )
The waitress was very attentive but not intrusive. Ensured we had a good lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 10 December 2016

We had a lovely meal. Nice refurbishment and the staff were lovely

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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food5
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value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Visited with family & friends, having had a refurbishment I wasn't sure what to expect. The food, the decor and the service have all been improved. Prices slightly dearer but the service and food reflected this. We booked a table for 12 o'clock and at 3:30 we were still chatting, the staff didn't hurry us at all, it was very relaxed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access
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food4
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service5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 6 December 2016

The ladies who served us were very nice and helpful with the choice of food. Very nice food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 4 December 2016

Not much to say other than great pub. A warm and cosy atmosphere, lively without being crowded. Good range of food extremely well done and at a reasonable price for the quality. Friendly and efficient service. Serve a range of Badger ales. Dog and child friendly. Had a great time and will be returning.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 22 November 2016

This was our first visit to The Plough and took some friends who were visiting us from South Africa. We were very impressed with the food, staff and ambience. We will go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 11 November 2016

Great place. Lovely decor, staff were very patient while we decided on a table. Food good, nice atmosphere, good service.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 7 November 2016

Visited mid evening with a friend after booking on line, a quick and easy experience
As always the service and attentive staff was excellent, thank you

Tags: Cozy
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 25 September 2016

I was there twice last week. Once with a couple of friends and on Sunday for lunch with my partner. Both occasions were great and the service and food were excellent

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 25 September 2016

Reservation quickly found and reserved table ready. Excellent friendly service from all. Queries on menu answered swiftly. Good food served without too much of a wait. It's the people and the service together with good quality food in a nice atmosphere that makes it one of the best in the area.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 24 September 2016

A very good refurbishment by Hall and Woodhouse. Great beers and good food. Recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 21 September 2016

Very freindly staff and good atmosphere. Yhe food was good and arrived in a reasonble time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 4 September 2016

Lovely meal, good service. The new re-fit looks lovely. Only thing I think could be made better would be a few more choices on the menu

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 31 August 2016

food was good but the prizes are lot but the food great what you pay for

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 29 August 2016

The food was lovely, perfect timing between the courses, polite staff, decor was comforting and warming, good menu choice, reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 22 August 2016

Since the refurbishment everything has vastly improved
The meals were delicious and great choice of food.
Staff very friendly

Tags: Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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