The Plough And Harrow

Worcester News: The Plough And Harrow The Plough And Harrow

THE PLOUGH AND HARROW
Worcester Road, Drakes Broughton, near Pershore
Tel: 01905 841041

AS nature turns the leaves on the trees into brilliant shades of red and gold, so thoughts of a culinary nature inevitably start to turn towards autumnal comfort foods.

Crisp, cool salads are thrown off the menu in favour of warming fare such as sausages and mash and pie and chips as our instinct to stave off the cooler weather kicks in.

And if it’s good, traditional, hearty food you’re after, then the Plough and Harrow could be a good place to start.

This country pub and restaurant between Worcester and Pershore has a menu that will satisfy even the biggest appetites and the pub currently has a two-for-one deal on its main courses.

My dining companion and I settled ourselves in on a Saturday evening – it might be advisable to book as the restaurant does get busy at the weekend – and set to work. We chose chicken goujons and traditional prawn cocktail to start. The three strips of succulent breaded chicken were nicely cooked and were served with a crisp mixed salad and a chilli sauce, which certainly had a kick.

The prawn cocktail was a nice size, with the right ratio of prawns to salad/sauce, although my companion said that the brown bread it came with could have been a bit fresher.

For main course, I chose sirloin steak (£16.95) with peppercorn sauce. The steak was cooked exactly as I had asked and there was plenty of it. It came with a generous portion of chips, peas, mushrooms, tomato and onion rings.

My companion chose a 12oz gammon steak with fried egg (£12), which was also cooked well.

It too came with a good portion of chips and this time the bread that was requested to accompany it was nice and fresh.

For desserts, we shared a chocolate and Malteser sundae and a cheeseboard.

The sundae came with oodles of chocolate ice cream, mixed with fresh cream, Baileys and, of course, Maltesers. There was plenty of it and it was not too sweet, which might have been the case.

The cheeseboard was a generous helping of local cheeses and biscuits – including a stilton to die for. Looking around, it was clear that the desserts, all of which are about the £5 to £6 mark, were all very generous helpings.

If I was being picky, the white wine I was served could have been colder and the cheeseboard didn’t come with any kind of fruit accompaniment – some grapes or apples would have been nice.

But all in all, the food was plentiful and we both left with full stomachs.

The bill with two drinks came to £46, which we thought was pretty good value.

HOW IT RATED

Food: 3
Service: 3
Ambience: 3
Value for money: 3

Comments (4)

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1:05am Sat 1 Oct 11

CJH says...

Yet again the ratings don't match up with the review. Reading this I was expecting 4 or 5 out of 10, but 3 for everything? It does not seem right, and if I owned the Plough and Harrow I would ask for a recount immediately!
Yet again the ratings don't match up with the review. Reading this I was expecting 4 or 5 out of 10, but 3 for everything? It does not seem right, and if I owned the Plough and Harrow I would ask for a recount immediately! CJH

7:24pm Mon 3 Oct 11

cargiftworld says...

"Good portion", "oodles", "generous helping" - stuffing yourself stupid shouldn't really be the main aim of eating out, so why the repetitive comments relating to how much food you get? I know some people regard this as important, if you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in a carvery, check out the plates piled comically high, but what is really important is what it tastes like. Oh, and isn't the scoring out of 5 CJH? Ought to say really..
"Good portion", "oodles", "generous helping" - stuffing yourself stupid shouldn't really be the main aim of eating out, so why the repetitive comments relating to how much food you get? I know some people regard this as important, if you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in a carvery, check out the plates piled comically high, but what is really important is what it tastes like. Oh, and isn't the scoring out of 5 CJH? Ought to say really.. cargiftworld

3:36pm Mon 24 Oct 11

JDWORCS says...

The Plough & Harrow is now closed. There are no signs or notifications to say they have closed down but there are no signs of life either!!!
The Plough & Harrow is now closed. There are no signs or notifications to say they have closed down but there are no signs of life either!!! JDWORCS

2:52pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Mateus75 says...

It looks as if the pub is undergoing some renovation maybe? There have been several cars, vans and flatbed lorries parked up and there's a skip at the back.
The lights were on the other day too. Fingers crossed it reopens with a decent owner/manager this time round!
It looks as if the pub is undergoing some renovation maybe? There have been several cars, vans and flatbed lorries parked up and there's a skip at the back. The lights were on the other day too. Fingers crossed it reopens with a decent owner/manager this time round! Mateus75
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