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The Plough Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
+44 1664 822225
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a 3 mile walk on the Grantham Canal we had a Sunday lunch at The Plough. The food was tasty and well prepared and service was fairly smart. What stood out was the welcome - we were fitted in without a formal booking. Good range of draft bitters inc. St Austell Tribute.

Thank worrab69
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I view this pub as our local, it's free and easy, not pretentious, relaxed and cosy and we come here a lot whether it's with friends, as a family or just the two of us for a bite to eat. We've been here for birthdays, Christmas (on boxing day) and other celebrations! The food is fabulous, homemade and very tasty... More 

Thank Loobylooooo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We haven't been to this pub for a good couple of years but popped in today after a drive out. The pub has been decorated since we were last there and the restaurant was much brighter and fresher. My husband ordered a 'steakwich' and I had a Stilton and red onion confit salad - when they arrived we were amazed... More 

Thank MBCNotts
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely pub, very friendly staff and brilliant food, especially Pie night on Wednesday's! We are always made to feel very welcome, even with our two dogs.

Thank Natalie H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This pub was midway on a long walk and we were looking forward to a drink and a bowl of soup. Service was really slow despite it being a quiet lunchtime. It took 25 minutes for our soup to arrive, after having to remind them we were still waiting. When the soup finally came it was luke warm and had... More 

Thank Lily5757
Worksop, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Don't be taken in by the Plough's unassuming exterior. This place is a gem in a sleepy village in the Vale of Belvoir. I last came here over 15 years ago. Then it was just about OK, but now it's streets ahead of that. Before this latest visit I felt that the current TripAdvisor reviews were almost too good to... More 

Thank Graeme A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub and worth a visit with homemade food, steaks cooked to perfection every time We always enjoy our evenings here with a warm welcome from all staff and a warm cosy feel of a traditional pub Never had a bad meal. Here to the next time. X x

Thank Joy B
England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited last weekend with my wife and Father, staff were very attentive and service was very prompt, food portions were very generous, quality of food was very good, tasty and hot. I will be returning very soon. Also good value for money.

Thank cindy3636
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a lovely country pub, with no false horsebrasses etc. Even a pub dog to trip over. Opposite Notting and Grantham Canal basin, so walking and fishing available. The towpath here looked wheelchair/pushchair friendly at least into the seeable distance. Cheerful atmosphere, dog friendly. Food very reasonably priced with good choice. It was served quickly (we were late in,... More 

Thank john_three16
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit for food and is was a superb experience. There were 5 people in our party and we all had different starters and main courses! Everyone enjoyed the food immensely and the service was personal and attentive. I had the fish pie which was excellent and a really good portion size. We will definitely return and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hickling LE14 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Hickling
  • Phone Number: +44 1664 822225

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