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The Plough Inn at Brackenfield

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Matlock Road | Brackenfield, Alfreton DE55 6DD, England
+44 1629 534437
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked our pre Christmas lunch having read good reports, the menu gave good options but the restaurant could have been warmer, the staff were good and gave us time to get through the meals we had ordered. For the 4 of us we had a bottle of shariz, 2 pints, we all had starters and then from the... More 

Thank Jeff R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here twice whilst staying in the area. Both meals beautiful, one of the best we have had for a long time. Staff friendly and helpful

Thank PatHemstock
Derby, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's over 3 years since we last visited The Plough, and decided to try the Sunday Lunch there, and it was excellent! We were greeted by friendly efficient staff, and taken to our table; there was a good choice of starters, mains and desserts, and if you only wanted one course that was possible. The food was well cooked, nicely... More 

Thank Maggs36
West Midlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Understaffed, staff polite but no real extra effort. Food looked good but we didn't eat. Despite only being 10pm staff started turning lights off and turning fire off.... guessed it was time we went home or at least that's how we felt. But the place was clean, tidy and cosy shame there wasn't that extra touch on hospitality

Thank passims
Belper, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A lovely Derbyshire public house with restaurant. Good selection of lunch dishes, nicely cooked and presented. The lady behind the bar, who doubled as the waitress, was very pleasant, friendly and made us feel welcome. Service was on the slow side which was surprising because there were no more than nine other people dining. The resident moggy was asleep on... More 

Thank brian_elaine_bowman
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fab find after a visit to local attractions in Matlock area. Friendly staff and plenty of choice for Saturday lunch including kids options if asked staff. Good quality meat in dishes, hearty portions and overall good homemade food. Quaint setting with lovely seating options throughout clean pub, will definitely visit again if in the area and have raved to friends... More 

Thank Rachel C
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with our children's grandparents for Saturday lunch. Made very welcome on arrival and the menu choice was extensive. When served food was delicious and service was great. Worth the trip out.

Thank PontoonandDock
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Plough is an appealing Derbyshire stone building in a pleasant rural setting. it serves a good selection of upper end pub meals and does so with some finesse. Everything on our table - quail, steak, lamb rump, and goat's cheese feuillette - was cooked precisely and served with some elegance.

1 Thank dequincey
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We meet our friends here as it was between where we live and where our friends live. I had the flat Iron Steak, my wife had the Chicken, my friend had the lamb rump and he's wife who is Vegetarian had polenta cake. We had desserts which came out pipping hot and even with extra custard. My friend wanted to... More 

1 Thank Beachboy527
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

For £11:95 for one course this was overpriced. Had Sunday lunches that cost the same (and slightly less) that were much better.

Thank 889citydweller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matlock Road | Brackenfield, Alfreton DE55 6DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Alfreton
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 534437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?