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Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub has so much potential, but what a run down dump. Food was average, environment is terrible. Shame!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was one barman running the bar and bottle shop. He was absolutely fantastic and had the patience of a messiah. Sadly, it took over 10 minutes of standing at the bar to be served due to the numbers of people at the bar. Not...his fault. The owners or management should actually employ staff to meet the clientele. What was even worse was when we saw who was presumed to be the manager / owner made him pick up the light weight groceries from her dusty Mercedes Benz. Sad to see such subservient behaviour occur to a guy who was doing his best in a hot situation.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 13 May 2021

Great place for lunch. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food. Serving sizes are VERY generous. Country pub style decor We will ensure we stop here when we next this town.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

A group of six of us had lunch there today. I had read the reviews and wasn't expecting much. It was a very busy time when we arrived but staff still greeted us with a smile. The building itself is old and needs a revamp....Outside you can sit with the view of the river in the background. Today cows were taking a dip in the water. We found the food to be tasty. Everyone was happy with their meal. Considering how many people were there at the time, the meals came out together and we didn't have to wait forever. We paid $28 for a pizza and a bowl of wedges. It was plenty for two of us. I'm taking stars off this pub because it is old and in need of cleaning.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Still terrible service. Rude staff, renovations in dining room are basic and no care. This pub could be a gold mine. Get your service staff up to scratch please. Go to any of the lovely cafes or Servo’s and you will get the service that...represents Bulahdelah. Food wise, basic pub food, don’t recommend garlic prawns. Salt n pepper squid looked niceMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

I ordered a gluten free supreme pizza which had a base that was half cooked. The topping was not a supreme topping it had bits of minced beef, chicken, pumpkin and bits and pieces of other vegetables which were cut really small. The pizza looked...to be put together with leftovers from the kitchen. I did not finish it.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020

I will not return. This is the last time in over 23 years we will travel and stay/eat here. The licensee or kitchen manager is hostile with her staff and completely unsuited to running a kitchen/bar. The duck spring rolls were off, and when we...quietly gave feedback it was disputed. I was then deplorably handed four x $1 dollar coins for refund and told I was wrong.....disappointed but expected! She is rude, phoney and completely unfriendly, hence why every year we return, new and not happy staff. Highway by passing Bulahdelah to another small town to supportMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

Partner had chicken schnizel which was nice but my burger was dry,tasteless pattie long time for meals to come out.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

Exceptional value for money. I had salmon that was both fresh and cooked to perfection. Much better than your usual pub feed. I recommend sitting outside and looking over the river

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Travelling through and started at the hotel at 12.10 to find a lady vacuuming the dinning room so I asked "are you not open yet" the answer was will be with you in a minute so I replied "Oh are you short staff that you...are vacuuming" Answer "No it wasn't done last night" She took our order and then continued to vacuum. As it was to noisy we went to sit outside but it was cold and birds were flying down on to the tables so we moved up to the decking. I think the vacuum should be left until the dinning room is closed. Had Garlic damper, hubby had Rump with mash & vegies & I had grilled chicken mash & carrots $22.90 per main. Small serving of mash. Chicken & steak was very nice.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Plough Inn Hotel Bulahdelah is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3