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The Plough Inn at Brackenfield

Matlock Road | Brackenfield, Alfreton DE55 6DD, England
+44 1629 534437
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 13 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Matlock Road | Brackenfield, Alfreton DE55 6DD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been for a drink before, many years ago, but not for a meal. Lovely old pub/restaurant with original features. Ate off the lunch-time special board. I had crab cake for starter which was tasty. Husband had gammon with perfectly cooked egg, I had her-crusted haddock...More

Thank walton2diner
Reviewed 1 week ago

great menu, really delicious food with friendly service in a lovely atmosphere definitely a place to return to!

Thank eezeetiger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited earlier this month and the meal and the service were excellent, however this pub is on a hillside and slopes downwards.There are very steep steps going from level to level and there is a total lack of railings or grab bars. I had to...More

2  Thank JanetG_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and efficient staff. Meals well cooked and nicely presented. Nice relaxing atmosphere Friendly cat! Enjoyed it so much we went back the following evening and it was just as good.

Thank PeteFellow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this pub 2 years ago when we were holidaying and loved it so we came back again and it was just as lovely as we remembered. The service is fantastic and the food is really tasty. Really good menu with plenty of fish...More

Thank teenylondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in at the plough in for lunch on a day out. A nice restaurant with a good menu with a variety of things on. Food was lovely and warm and very filling. Lovely friendly service. Will definitely call again.

Thank uktraveller40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived without booking as we were visiting the Peak District and felt hungry. The restaurant was fully booked but the friendly staff were able to give us a table in a cosy corner. We had a delicious lunch, the starters were elegantly displayed and...More

Thank fradley16
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Booked a table for an evening meal. Plenty of choice on the menu. Ordered the salmon with a lovely Vermont sauce and all the trimmings. Really tasty. Then had the crumble and custard which was delightful. Always enjoy meals here.Really olde worlde including the cat...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I have driven past this historic inn many many times and had no idea what delights were waiting behind the door! A friend suggested meeting their for lunch today. A friendly welcome and shown straight to a table. The decor is interesting and has exposed...More

Thank hillsanddales
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We booked for lunch on Mothering Sunday and even tbough they were really busy the meal and service was excellent. Thank you Anthony ,Laura ( especially. Laura for my husbands favourite the rubarb cheesecake) and staff for making the day so enjoyable. The little gift...More

Thank Dandg789
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a children's menu
12 April 2015|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I don't know - but I seem to remember that there was one. Best give them a call to be sure.
What is the maximum size of group you can accommodate for dinner?
24 March 2015|
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Response from Geoffrey T | Reviewed this property |
HI at our wedding we had 24 guests seated but there would have been room for another 12 seated guests hope this is of some help to you .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matlock Road | Brackenfield, Alfreton DE55 6DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Alfreton
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 534437
  • E-mail