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The Plough

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Macclesfield Road | Eaton, Congleton CW12 2NH, England
+44 1260 280207
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet little pub and we visited twice for drinks while we were staying in congleton. The first time we were served by a lovely girl, she didn't know what white zinfandel was but that's fine, nobody knows EVERY drink. We stayed for two drinks on this visit. However, on our second visit we were served by the lady that on... More 

Thank soaps38
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute visit for my wife's birthday. Excellent food, friendly staff, cosy and a nice location. Will be coming again for sure..This place never disappoints and is an absolute safe house if taking friends. Never had a bad meal here. Thank you.

Thank Micky270566
Hull, England
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weary travellers will find the plough inn an inviting , welcoming place, with friendly staff and lots of simple touches creating a homely ambience. The selection on the menu is perfect, neither too much nor too little, and we were torn between several options. The food was exquisite, cooked to perfection and incredibly flavoursome. The same could be added for... More 

Thank SunnyBoy1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Plough on spec and found the staff pleasant and efficient. Fabulous beer battered fish and chunky chips with mushy peas, all extremely hot and equally hot gammon with 2 eggs, chips and garden peas. Generous portions. Plenty of choice on the menu. High chairs available for families with young children. The ladies washroom is smart with the... More 

Thank Batmadviv
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been in 6 months and been disappointed with the food. Ordered steak rare was overcooked and tough. Peppercorn sauce salty and overpowering. Friend had seafood tagliatelle special, hardly any fish in it. Don't know if the chef has changed but the food has definitely decreased in quality unfortunately

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We visited ,for the second year new years eve celebrations, we enjoyed it just as much as the first, we were lucky enough to reserve a table in the main dining room ,which was beautifully decorated for the festive season, the food was delicious the service was excellent, they were all dedicated to making sure all guests were served ,to... More 

1 Thank jaxCheshire
Jose L, General Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Dear jaxCheshire, thank you for your fantastic review of The Plough. It is great to hear that you came to us 2 years running and that you had a great time. Our primary task is to make sure all of our guests are comfortable and relaxed, on a night like New Year's Eve there can be a lot of pressure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at the plough, would suggest the pork 3 way. Must be soon on its way to a Michelin star!!! The staff seemed to know the food very very well. They've just done it up so looks fantastic. Want to make a special mention to the young blond boy who served us, Nat I think his name... More 

1 Thank Frank L
Jose L, General Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Dear Frank L, thank you for your brief review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time here at The Plough. The 3 way Pork is a huge hit at the moment but there are also many other dishes to go at on your next visit. Thank you for the compliments in regards to our Pub and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

6 friends Visited on 17th December for a Christmas get together. I had turkey which came with 4 very tiny chanteray carrots and a similar number of tiny sprouts. There were 2 large potatoes on the plate. More veg & less potato would have been appreciates. We pre-ordered food & paid deposit. When the bill arrived we had not been... More 

Thank Cynthia F
Jose L, General Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia F, many thanks for your feedback regarding your visit on the 17/12/2016. We always value our guests opinions as it is a great way to improve what we do. We have taken your comments on board in regards to the food, as you can imagine we had a very busy Christmas period and when we design a menu... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal on New Year's Day. Staff were friendly and accommodating & very attentive to our little boy. The menu was great & the food was superb. Highly recommend & we will certainly be going back again!

1 Thank KGreavsie
Jose L, General Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Dear KGreavsie, thank you for taking the time to give us some lovely feedback. New Year's Day was a very busy Day for us and it is great to hear that yourselves and your little boy enjoyed everything. Thank you for recommending us and see you again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The best Christmas meal we've ever had! Food was amazing, service was great and all in a very relaxed atmosphere! They changed items in the set menu in order to ensure the children could eat with us - I would highly recommend!

2 Thank Lesley P
Jose L, General Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Dear Lesley P, we are glad to hear that the Christmas Day meal was the best you have ever had. We are a family pub/restaurant so we also put a lot of effort to make sure that the little ones are well catered for. We look forward to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macclesfield Road | Eaton, Congleton CW12 2NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Congleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 280207

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?