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The Plough Inn

3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great meal enjoyed by all of our party of 5 - we all ordered surf n turf (hard to resist) which included a succulent medallion and lobster - everyone of us enjoyed immensely - great value for £20. Staff relaxed but very pleasant ....More

1  Thank Simcat2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not having been to The Plough for a few years, we decided to go back again. We didn’t have starters, I ordered the seafood linguine and my husband ordered the New Yorker gourmet burger. His was the better choice and he really enjoyed it and...More

Thank Ailis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the new menu in vintage. We had a divine dish of lobster and steak medallion for just £20 wow great value brill service. Sorry to hear Robert leaving, wish him all the best. All the staff are just great. Hard to get us anywhere...More

1  Thank Lisnacurran6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Nice staff and good atmosphere. Menu was pub grub but with a hint of Asian. Nice size portions. Parked across the road for free too. Would recommend for a nice lunch and if your lucky enough not to be driving a...More

Thank Garry O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab recent visit to The Plough, gorgeous tasty meal, lovely flavours. Had great service, staff couldn't have been more helpful, love the cosy feeling!! All round excellent visit, would definitely recommend. Very busy with great atmosphere too, will def be back

Thank emmy390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today in the deserted bar area, partner had a burger which was good , i had gammon special which wasn’t special , someone had the bright idea of serving gammon and potatoes with sweet chilli sauce (out of a bottle)??? Not sure who...More

3  Thank SimpleJack59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself, my three brothers and my Mum had a great meal in the Plough after an engagement in hillsborough castle. Food excellent. Service excellent. Meal deal great value.

1  Thank Desgamblegawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared a sirloin steak plateau. The steaks were very over priced for the quality and small portions. No thought of presentation. No veg included. The sweets were nicely presented but again very small portions. Too pricey overall. Won't be back.

Thank Lizzy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is an all-day pub food menu, plus a page of specials, 5 - 6 choices for each course. 2 courses for £12, 3 for £15. Hubby started with the duck, beautiful slices of Chinese spiced duck breast on a bed of thick noodles, he...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Plough_Inn, Public Relations Manager at The Plough Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Wendy, for the great review. The chilli fries are EPIC! :) Look forward to having you return soon.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Had not been to The Plough before and asked downstairs where the Dining area was , and was directed upstairs. Although we had not booked we got there around 6 'ish and were allocated a table. We chose Chicken Supreme and Duo of Fish (...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Plough_Inn, Public Relations Manager at The Plough Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your delightful review, always great to hear from first time customers! Hope to see you again soon at The Plough Inn

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Ivan M
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Response from jordanneboal | 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.
14 June 2016|
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Response from Amac65 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea. Give them a phone call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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