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Plough & Sail

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Snape Maltings | Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SR, England
+44 1728 688413
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited today, with a dear friend, for an after birthday treat here. So cosy with log fires and lovely tables....also comfy sofas if required. Excellent service from staff who obviously really care about their customers. Lots going on with busy pre. Christmas parties but the two of us were made most welcome and the food was excellent. A most... More 

Thank Christine G
Essex, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Snape Maltings, had lunch in the plough and Sail. Lovely interior with open fires, really snug on a horrible wet day. Friendly efficient staff. We just wanted a light lunch! I had an enormous bowl of really delicious fish soup served with lovely bread. Husband just wanted a sandwich and some fries, sandwich served with salad, and... More 

Thank Traceinnit
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most importantly, the food was lovely. The Lamb special main course was amazing, every bite, I never wanted it to end... the only downer was that the beautiful dining room on the website was completely closed, we went on a night there was a big 21st birthday party in the main bar area, so we were sat in the pub... More 

Thank zigtravel
West Malling, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Table for 3 in a delightful pub restaurant. Good beer and decent wine list. Food well presented, fillet cooked rare, spot on as I ordered. Nice choice on menu, for me a delight to have fresh oysters which travelled well from Ireland. I am not local which is a shame as I would not hesitate to revisit.

Thank John L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a family meal - 7 of us. From the start the service was exceptional - nothing was too much . The food was delicious and the venison to die for... Great atmosphere and definitely worth a visit or two or three ! Big thanks to Rosie and Leanne who made our evening extra special by their kindness... More 

Thank Sian S
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Wife and I travelled to Maltings Snape to explore the area. Luckily we stumbled upon the Plough and Sail Pub / Restaurant. The food was beautiful and the prices were very reasonable. If you are anywhere near the area don't hesitate to visit, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Richard D
Romford, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to eat here whilst paying a visit to Snape Maltings for Sunday lunch. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was superb. The beef was cooked perfectly, nice roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables with a huge Yorkshire pudding. The desserts were also sublime. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Jamie C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this pub - very friendly staff and fantastic food too! Loved the butternut squash soup! A delight in the heart of beautiful Snape and Snape Maltings. Dog friendly too which is an added bonus! Cosy log fires and wood burning stove!!

Thank Qualm
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were guests for supper, had a wonderful meal with excellent service. Fish is their speciality and there was a very good choice. It has a friendly atmosphere and we will certainly return

Thank JacquieA
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We made a mistake of leaving it a bit late for Sunday lunch and most of the pubs we tried were full. Ended up at the Maltings and had a lovely lunch with a pint of freshly squeezed orange juice that was delicious!

Thank Kim W

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Snape Maltings | Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Snape
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 688413
Alex and Oliver Burnside reopened the doors of The Plough and Sail in April 2012. The twin brothers aim to offer their customers delicious food and drink, a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and exceptional service. Chef Oliver has a passion for quality, seasonal food, using produce from his local suppliers wherever possible and front-of-house Alex enjoys serving customers a range of draught lagers and ales, soft drinks and a fantastic wine list. Whether you choose a light, casual meal or a formal dinner in our restaurant, the menus feature traditional favourites, the best of modern British cuisine and dishes influenced from around the world. Every dish is cooked and presented with flair and imagination and is accompanied by a superb wine list.The Plough and Sail comprises of a spacious restaurant, a cosy bar and an intimate balcony area, perfect for private parties. There is also seating at the front of the pub and a courtyard area at the back where warm summer evenings and lazy Sundays can be enjoyed.

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