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The Weary Ploughman

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Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham TQ5 0LL, England
+44 1803 844702
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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English Riviera, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

4.75 pound a pint of warm Heineken disgsting awfull price no wonder it empty in there shocking we are in devon.not london

Thank Annmarie L
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit, having driven past hundreds of times. A neat and tidy place, with welcoming staff, and an imaginative menu. Good value, and tasty food. A no frills place, and all the better for it.

Thank Jeremy F
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy F, So many of our first time customers say they have been diving past for years! - so glad you did stop on their occasion and liked what you found! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post your lovely review! Warm Regards James More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked through the menu and was stumped at the variety, took so long choosing when normally you can just get a steak etc. In the end I chopped up the menu and with the help of the great staff, we had my perfect, meal sorted and wow was it worth it. Excellent service throughout and great selection of wines... More 

Thank SpencerNegus
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear SpencerNegus, Super review! and a point well made about the menus - I'm in the process of assessing the best way forward for reformatting as we don't want to reduce what we offer but agree its currently a bit boggling!! We really look forward to welcoming you back ! Warm Regards James More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the "Gourmet" pizzas as it's hard to find anywhere doing Pizza in Brixham. Firstly - I really wasn't expecting much decor-wise, but blimey... how out of touch can they be with the modern dining experience! The pub Garden is pretty with hanging baskets and fairy lights...but that's where it ends. I think they are trying for sophisticated pub... More 

3 Thank JaynieLondon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited with my family. We all had something very different from the menu my son thought his pizza was awesome (very big compliment) and it was swiftly inhaled. My steak was cooked to perfection and my husband very much enjoyed his whitebait starter and cheesecake looked fab. The service was friendly and attentive without being over the top and... More 

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ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Well what a fantastic review and great recommendation! I so hope if you did return during your holiday, you enjoyed your meals just as much! Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive message - it is very much appreciated! Warm Regards James More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving past this pub many times we decided to visit on Easter Sunday for lunch, with our family. We all enjoyed all 3 courses of fine quality food,cooked really well,with excellent service from well trained staff. We would definitely recommend this establishment and will be dining there again soon.

Thank patesme1
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear patesme1, Great review and a very valued recommendation !! So glad you decided to visit and enjoyed your meals - its exactly what we aim for and your feed back makes all our hard work worthwhile!! we look forward to your return visit! Warm Regards James More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent break to Paignton we ate twice at the Weary Ploughman .Normally the choice for vegetarians is dire but here the choice was excellent .Very impressed with the food and the staff were really lovely and pleasant .Very nice interior , a lovely place for a meal will definitely visit again when we go for a further visit... More 

Thank juliarushton56
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Rushton, A lovely review and you've made my wife exceedingly happy! She is vegetarian and recently retrain from a career in the NHS as a support chef for the Inn by our wonderful head chef Will. He has let her introduce some of her vegetarian dishes to our menu. She says so often all your offered... More 

Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of driving down from the midlands for a personal family pilgrimage we needed a good hearty meal and beer. My family and I had spent the day out and gone into Brixham for munchies. Nothing stood out and the regular places were packed out. So we went back to our B+B where the Weary Ploughman resides... More 

Thank David_Wainman
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear David_Wainman, What a super and comprehensive review - we love it! You were all great customers and I am so pleased that you all had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you back when your next in the area! Warm Regards James More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this excellent pub every time we visit our apartment nearby. It is a great place to meet up with friends and family. The food is always excellent, regardless of time of day or year. The staff are friendly and professional. Nothing is too much for them, even when the pub is busy. Well done

Thank Brian C
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear Brian C, A lovely review - thank you so much, we do hope you continue to enjoy your visits to us and thank you for taking the trouble to post this great review !! See you soon!! Warm regards James More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit the Weary Ploughman regularly around every 6 weeks for a meal with a friend. Service is excellent. Staff are always friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Food is always fantastic - we've never had a bad meal yet. Presentation of food is always wonderful and the quality of produce is always first class. Will definitely be back soon.

Thank jolou68
ThePloughman, Owner at The Weary Ploughman, responded to this review

Dear jolou68, Well you are a very very valued customer and that you continue to post such great reviews is very much appreciated by all us at the WPI - thank you! Warm Regards James More 

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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
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers, Brixham TQ5 0LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham  >  Churston Ferrers
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 844702
The restaurant, bar and rooms at the Weary Ploughman at Churston has been extensively refurbished to a very high standard during the last two years to provide somewhere to eat, meet or stay that is very welcoming and comfortable, but not in any way pretentious. Our menu is varied and freshly cooked using, whenever possible, produce sourced locally.

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