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The Plough Inn

3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (24 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Top notch food selection. I enjoyed the chicken dish that I ordered. The deserts are very, very good.

Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impressions were of relaxed ambience and luxurious shabby chic, which I liked. I ordered the Pork fillet with cabbage and bacon, ham croquettes, and a cider and mustard cream. My husband had the chicken Korma, with spiced rice and nan, popadom, homemade mango chutney...More

Thank bushmills-girl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shoved into a table in a tired area of the restaurant upstairs with bare screws in the wall, wall plugs, missing plaster and bare wires. Service slow. Food took ages to come. Didn’t change cutlery unless asked (staff member dressed differently with a walkie talkie...More

Thank mew20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place seemed relatively busy, without booking we were able to get a table down the yard in the vintage rooms our food was superb I had the sea bass special which was light Very tasty and morish and my husband had the surfer steak,...More

Thank Justeat89
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I’m working for an Exam Board Moderating Art Work around the area and was recommended by my B & B. as they don’t do evening meals and usually send guests here. The Bistro is upstairs and overlooking the square. The food is excellent, I had...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous lunch with my Mum who didn't want certain foods on her plate!!! Staff were so accommodating and nothing was a problem. Delicious ribs!

Thank JMcClements
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We had a lunch there on Saturday and although the food was good, we found the customer service a bit lacking which was disappointing. Also there was mayonnaise put on a burger that wasn't mentioned on the menu (my fiancé can't eat it). That said,...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We usually have a delicious lunch here when in the area and were looking forward to another tasty morsel. Our food and drinks order were taken quickly. I opted for what was described as Posh Lasagne which was supposed to come with a fennel, baby...More

Thank 975DeeDee
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had meal 2 days ago and haven't felt well since. Tables not clean - very slow service and food definitely gone downhill from previous attendances

Thank ell171
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Table set up when we arrived for reunion. Table of 10, music quiet enough to allow conversation food excellent and chef prepared meal from menu gluten free. Pricing good before 6pm special rates. Very good choice accommodated vegaterian tasty curry and fish lovely . Drinks...More

Thank Cycling2015
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Anne M
16 March 2018|
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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
what's the question?
Ivan M
5 March 2017|
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Response from Jordanne B | Reviewed this property |
You would be best to phone them, they could probably do a deal for you
Adrian C
25 August 2016|
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Response from Denis M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but caveat emptor.....I would not speculate money on it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 2985
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The Plough Inn is a famous family owned pub boasting an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & wonderful food. In business for over 20 years the Plough offers a contrasting dining experience with award winning pub grub lunches & fantastic gourmet dining in our highly acclaimed restaurant seven nights a week. Launched September 2012 our brand new Simply Seafood restaurant at the Plough Inn. Simple, affordable, fresh local seafood in the beautiful village of Hillsborough every Friday & Saturday night. Our public bar is the quintessential "local", a traditional pub with a fantastic selection of beers, wine & spirits. All major live sport shown daily, weekly pub quiz & live music every Friday & Saturday night!
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