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The Plough Inn

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3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
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10:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate with friends in Vintage @ The Plough, amazing meal, staff so well trained, very helpful, will definitely be back.

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N'Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend...service excellent...definitely return again. Cocktails amazing. Great end to beautiful meal.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great bar and restaurant for bringing business visitors. Great location across from Hillsborough Castle. The menu and the service from staff is exceptionally good. Also a well known venue for locals.

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N. Ireland
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had a meal at this restaurant recently. We enjoyed the food as usual and found the portion sizes to be just right. I had the soup to start but unfortunately there was no gluten free bread to accompany it. The main course of a beef stew was very tasty and was gluten free. The dessert was... More 

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Thank Ellen22
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have come the full circle. Once Again, Tough steaks and also stale vinegar tasting wine. Usual response "I'll let the chef know"- No Apology!! Will NOT be back. Very disappointed.

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Gilford
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, good portion size. Very friendly staff and a unique ambiance. First time visiting and will be back

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1 Thank Kels0787
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for a dinner whilst on business with colleagues and had a great meal. Reasonably priced and great menu. Service was really good and all in all would visit again

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here one afternoon and found the food to be excellent, the staff are always helpful and the layout, because it is an old building offers a unique layout. The did is good and at a reasonable price with special offers on certain days.

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Lisburn
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A most enjoyable lunch last week! I had quiche and chips and coleslaw, such a tasty hot lunch! My two colleagues had sausage and champ which received the highest compliments particularly from our visitor from Somerset, first time ever to experience champ!!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a restaurant for the vegetarian. I ordered the asparagus risotto. What I received was a congealed, dried out, mound of rice with a little broccoli stirred through it and not a piece of asparagus in sight. Nothing could have been further from the rich and creamy risotto I expected. Really looked, and tasted, like something that had been left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
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
Description
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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Omagh, 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?