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The Plough Bar & Restaurant

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169 Roman Road | Mountnessing, Brentwood CM15 0UG, England
+44 1277 352026
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Showing 216: English reviews
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found that the portions were on the small side - especially the steaks, but perhaps we should have asked the steak sizes before we ordered! They were served with tinned mushrooms (!) and oven chips (again a small portion). As this meal was £21 plus, we did not feel it represented value for money. The service was not particularly good,... More 

Thank Lpclpc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected to be able to have a nice family Sunday lunch and catch up, instead the noise from a group of people at one of the other tables was indescribable! The group even spoilt someone else's birthday cake surprise! Now we wouldn't have thought anything of it and put it down to one rowdy rude group of people...except the waiter... More 

Thank Cathy B
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can not turn back the clock, we used to go to this pub 45 years ago, all has now changed, it is now a smart restaurant. We were visiting family who still live in the area and they had booked a table for Sunday lunch ( 8 of us) and had a very agreeable meal. They were very busy... More 

1 Thank MCR1952
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited The Plough for a late afternoon meal. Had heard some good things about it, so was looking forward to it. Had the beer battered fish and chips and to be honest I've had much better. Fish was ok, but chips were pretty tasteless and slightly under cooked. Tartar sauce was also not particularly nice and tasted like it was... More 

Thank chelmersmudge
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Booked last minute for Saturday night and they were very helpful and squeezed us in. Great meal and great service. All four of us had lovely starters and perfect main.

Thank Jason L
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went for a late lunch with friends to the Plough Bar and Restaurant yesterday, it was really good, we have been many times for either lunch or dinner and we are never disappointed,good selection of food, and lovely friendly staff, with a great relaxed atmosphere, we will be back sometime very soon. Keep up the good work everyone.

2 Thank SophieEssexEngland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to the Plough a few times now and have always found the experience to be excellent. Wonderful food at good prices and pleasant and helpful staff. If you want somewhere for that that special occasion then this is your place

1 Thank Billericay_8
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My very fussy (22 weeks pregnant!) wife & I had a lovely meal there on the spur of the moment and were very impressed. The choice of dishes wasn't overpowering or overpriced and the service was very good. For a gastro Essex experience it was very reasonably priced in a lovely contemporary setting & great ambience. Orphee & Russ

1 Thank Russ_no1
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Booked a table last minute on a Sunday for some late lunch/early dinner. No problem getting a table for 4. Service was lovely and made sure we had a comfortable table due to me being pregnant - really nice touch. Really reasonable prices I'd say for a nice pub. £13-£15 for a Sunday roast, and it was lovely. Huge Yorkshire... More 

2 Thank littletamsin27
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We recently went here for Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were welcomed by a member of staff and from then on it was a great experience. The food was excellent and the service matched it. Four of our party had a roast and said it was lovely - me I tried a fish dish which was great. The... More 

2 Thank leahhall2016

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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 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Roman Road | Mountnessing, Brentwood CM15 0UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Borough of Brentwood  >  Brentwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 352026

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