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.