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The Plough (Bar, Restaurant, Hotel)

Picture of The Plough in Barnes & Sheen, London

42 Christchurch Road, Barnes & Sheen, London, SW14 7AF
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 8876 7833 | Email to The Plough | Transport: Richmond | Write review

The Plough Review

A lovely traditional pub, The Plough Inn is tucked away in amongst the residential area of East Sheen. With Richmond park a stones throw away it's a perfect pub to pop in after a day of fresh air. That's if you can find it. It's not the easiest, unless you're in the know. (Fluid can help you out here - there's a link through to a map above).

The walls of The Plough Inn are nigh on 200 years old and the place has an imposing feel of history and tradition. Very popular with the younger locals, you'll still find the old man standing at the bar asking for his ham sandwich and pint of ale - you almost feel as if you're in the countryside and wouldn't be surprised if a few 'wellied' farmers came 'ohh arghing' in...

We like this pub and would definitely recommend coming here if you're in the area. The booze is good, the food is good, great atmosphere and a beer garden out the front to enjoy the summer evenings.

Customer Reviews for The Plough

Average (based on 12 votes): 12 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“I was so sad to read some of the reviews. I was the lunchtime cook there in the late 70s/80s and we sold out most lunchtimes, it was very popular in those days, with basic good food. Mr Wesby was the owner then Brian took over.Has Brian sold up now then? I live too far away to visit”
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Di, Pembrokeshire (11 years 1 months 5 days ago)

“Had lunch with my family there on Sunday Bank Holiday. The pub had a fantastic atmosphere, full of people, kids and dogs! I do not understand the other reviews at all! My husband had the burger on the menu (chicken with guacamole and chorizo) which was absolutely delicious. I opted for the toulouse sausages which was also very good. The service was excellent considering how busy the place was and it all looked very clean. Prices were average but well worth every penny. I would definitely recommend this pub a visit and shall be returning for the next May bank holiday!”
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Sarah J, Surrey (11 years 9 months 18 days ago)

“The Plough used to be an excellent inn - reknown for friendly staff, excellent food and a jolly crowd. Usually empty, and more often than not, without beer, the place seems to be dying a death. The owner does not seem so concerned.”
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Ed Farquhar, London (11 years 9 months 25 days ago)

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“The Plough has always been our destination of choice for a friendly relaxed atmosphere and a good choice of food. Recently it has been tastefully refurbished and gastro-pubbed. But Sadly it has lost much of its unique atmosphere. Under new management it seems to have also lost its way and gone from an always full and happy venue summer and winter, to on the occasions we have visited to a rather sad ghost of its former self. We love this pub and have tried to support its reincarnation. On a recent visit [week day and not half term], we waited three quarters of an hour for a lunchtime sandwich, a bowl of luke-warm soup and some soggy chips. No-one came to explain the delay and when asked said there was one chef on and orders had built up, concern appeared to us minimal to say the least. Regretfully as this is not the first time we have had problems it may have been our last visit. PLUS POINTS dogs and children are welcomed, a good selection of beers and there are daily newspapers. We still believe the owners/management have underlying good intentions, but need to get it right, right now. In the current recession the Plough is a would-be gold mine, so whoever owns it needs to get mining. Janet Street-Porter recently remarked that venues need to listen to what customers want and give to them. Can't agree more.”
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francesca, london (12 years 26 days ago)

“The Plough was closed for approxinately one year when it was stripped of all character, carpets, pictures, fruit machine, vending machine etc. It's re-opening was long awaited and anticipation was great as the exterior changes looked good. However, it has been left souless inside. All the young, bored looking bar staff are dressed in the same pale cream clothes as the pale cream walls. Now everyone has seen, no-one is going and so not only is the Plough without character, today it was without customers and felt like a railway waiting room. A large glass for wine, half filled, was called a small glass of wine, and cost £3.40. No prices are displayed and the cash register is hidden under the counter. I walked home where my I own family amount in numbers of customers in the Plough and the wine and food in my house are a great deal better value and more to my taste. What a shame, I remember the Plough in the 1970's when it was where the beautiful people went and a few wealthly old codgers. They hung their pewter mugs on hooks over the bar. What happened to all the mugs I'd like to know? I suppose all pubs are going down the pan, but this one has been helped down the pan with a complete stripping out of anything resembling a cosy British pub. The only good thing I can say is: at least dogs are still allowed in (and me).”
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Helen, Richmond (12 years 1 months 1 days ago)

“I would like to say how excellent the food is and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. The pub is always spotless. The Christmas decorations were very tasteful and welcoming.”
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g bagot, kingston (12 years 1 months 21 days ago)

“I agree totally with the last review. Since the Plough has been done up, it's atmosphere-less and the management made a major mistake not correcting the problem soon enough. It has lost huge local custom. Here's a 'Strong' hint. Fire your french chef or get a spine and put on what locals want. Add some TV's for sport to get the punters back in and some background music and take full advantage of the status of cosy country pub you once had when the pub was packed every night!! It may be a posh area, but surely you know us posh folk are scrooges!! As an aside, I still drink here as it's about a foot from my house!!”
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Paddy, London (12 years 4 months 15 days ago)

“The Plough has been transformed from a warm and welcoming pub with great food - to an overpriced cold non child friendly gastro pub. The prices are West End/Mayfair standard. The new owners simply have a listening problem - The Plough could be packed if only the owners listened to what the community really wanted. With 3 managers in less than 9 months- service is Fawlty Towers like - although very adept at ringing up a bill for diner a deux with a bottle of wine for £150+ ”
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Ed Farquhar, London (12 years 5 months ago)

“The Plough is a great place. The staff are warm and friendly. The food is proper pub grub. You must try the Dirty Nelly (toasty). And always a good pint of Guinness. Accomadation: rooms are large, clean & the breakfast you will find hard to beat.”
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Craig Mee, London (15 years 11 months 1 days ago)

“What a breath of fresh air from the usual pubs you get in London. This pub is the perfect end to a long walk in Richmond Park and as you sit outside sipping your traditional ale it is hard to remember that you are 10 miles from the centre of London and not in a small village in Devon. Lovely bar men and women who are more than happy to take a few minutes out of the busy day to chat and make your stay at the pub a truly pleasurable experience. Full marks!”
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John Edwards, [ Unknown ] (16 years 5 months 3 days ago)

“Don''t bother with the food because they don''t. This is a pub to drink in, at the prices they charge and with the reputation it has built, they don''t have to bother with cooking. The Plough is a classic ''pub'' pub. Brian, the govenor has a policy of hiring double-fit barmaids, hence I''ve been drinking here for years. Lovely in the summer and no crap music. Good for dates, if you can keep your eyes on the girl you have taken.”
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chas, [ Unknown ] (16 years 5 months 18 days ago)

“The sunday roast at The Plough is a disgrace. £7.50 for a small plate of three thin slices of lamb, 4 tiny roast potatoes, frozen carrots, peas & broccoli. This is the first time we have eaten there so don't know if they were just having an 'off' day, but we won't be bothering again. Also, all the female staff seemed to have an attitude problem”
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Suzanne Heron, [ Unknown ] (16 years 9 months 21 days ago)

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