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The Plough Inn

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2 euro Pub with good food and atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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The Plough Inn
3 The Square, Hillsborough Co Down , BT26 6AG
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Established in 1752, this former coaching inn is owned by the Patterson family who have built up a national reputation for hospitality and good food, especially seafood
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse on site)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - By a lake
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Night Club
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • European Classic
  • Traditional Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Character Pub
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Plough Inn

Established in 1752, this former coaching inn is owned by the Patterson family who have built up a national reputation for hospitality and good food, especially seafood. Somehow they manage to run several separate food operations successfully each day, so pleasing customers looking for a casual daytime meal and more serious evening diners.


There’s a characterful old bar, where fairly traditional bar food is available, and several other dining areas offer food of various styles at different times.


Most of the pub is now stylishly contemporary, including the adjacent building where you will find the family friendly Barretro Café, which is open most of the day and for early evening meals at weekends. In the main building, a stylish bistro above the old bar offers an interesting menu in the evening.


The Plough is renowned for seafood and fine steaks and a 'Simply Seafood' menu offers great Causeway Coast 32 day dry aged steaks as well as a range of seafood including f local lobster, Dundrum oysters and Strangford mussels.


While there is obvious youth appeal, people of all ages feel comfortable here and the staff, who are clearly very proud of it, are friendly and helpful. 


The Plough Inn is very extensive, so allow yourself time to have a good look around and get your bearings before settling down to eat.


[The Plough Inn was our Pub of the Year in 2004]. *The Pheasant Inn at Annahilt is a sister establishment (see entry) as is The Tannery in Moira.

Restaurant Seats 40 (private room, 28, outdoors, 60); value L £10.95, 12-2pm; set L £12.95; value 2 course D £14.95, 5-7pm; set 2 course D £19.50. Toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). Sun terrace. Parking. L daily, 12-2.30; D 5-9.30 daily (to 8pm Sun). Bar Retro Bistro/Café: Seats 150; food served all day, daily; D Fr i& Sat only. Live music (acoustic & bluegrass) Fri & Sat nights. Closed 25 Dec. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 20-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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The Plough Inn - Hillsborough County Down Northern Ireland
The Plough Inn - Hillsborough County Down Northern Ireland
The Plough Inn - Hillsborough County Down Northern Ireland
The Plough Inn - Hillsborough County Down Northern Ireland
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Off the main Dublin-Belfast road, turn off at Hillsborough roundabout; in village square.

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