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The Plough Inn

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3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 2985
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in here last Thursday night, hadn't booked, but there were only two of us, and we were immediately seated in the Bistro upstairs. There was a mixed crowd, families, children , couples young and old and it had a nice buzz to it (this was around 7pm). Service was prompt and cheerful, we just ordered mains. He had chicken... More 

Thank Breenek
Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So we arrived not booked but there was a table free upstairs in a booth with two tables that only a super model would be able to fit in comfortably ,so on to food it was tasty but by golly it was puny ,the Prawn thing was tiny miserable , the daube was tasty but you guessed it tiny portion... More 

Thank forrestwilson
Hillsborough, NI
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fish restaurant on a Friday and Saturday us excellent, best this side of Dundrum from the Mourne Seafood!

Thank Y8576ZMjamesm
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal and friendly staff. It was a cold day and a warm fire was welcome. Food was delicious. My husband had the brisket and I had the scampi

Thank rosieaston1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Plough on Friday night as a party of four for my birthday. We had a drink in the bar downstairs which was busy with a nice atmosphere. Our table was booked upstairs in the Bistro and we received excellent service throughout from three different members of staff. The food was outstanding! We would highly recommend the baked... More 

1 Thank YoungNIre
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Sunday lunch with the family, two of whom are celiac. Menu for starters and main was good, with plenty of variety. I had the trio of fish, which was a selection of 3 white fish, white mash, cream hollandaise, on a white plate! It tasted lovely but looked a bit bland on the plate. Dessert wasn't great, especially when... More 

Thank pboyd75
Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for a few drinks with some friends, lovely pub with great live music, I was here on a Saturday night so it was very busy which was fine, we had a great night, pub is clean with plenty of character, will be back again some time.

Thank Paul L
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Northern Ireland 3 - 4 times a year, to participate in my hobby/interest. I stay near Hillsborough & have made dinner in The Plough an essential and regular part of my plans! The food is always excellent, good variety and more than generous servings. The staff are very friendly, helpful and service is excellent. The Bistro has a... More 

1 Thank Anne D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been to The Plough for a while, we saw the Curry night was back in action but in the new Vintage Rooms. We love our Curries so this was exciting. It's a little scary how good it was, honestly couldn't fault the food. We went all out with the sharing starter & mains, the price is such good value.... More 

Thank biglad1
Tandragee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Mothers Day, and with this inexplicably being the first time I had ever been given its a bit of an institution in these parts, I wasnt disappointed. Deceptively large establishment, and has lots of character. We were given a table overlooking the Queens residence and service was prompt throughtout. Food was excellent, well presented and with flavour. Will... More 

Thank Alistair T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 2985
The Plough Inn is a famous family owned pub boasting an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & wonderful food. In business for over 20 years the Plough offers a contrasting dining experience with award winning pub grub lunches & fantastic gourmet dining in our highly acclaimed restaurant seven nights a week. Launched September 2012 our brand new Simply Seafood restaurant at the Plough Inn. Simple, affordable, fresh local seafood in the beautiful village of Hillsborough every Friday & Saturday night. Our public bar is the quintessential "local", a traditional pub with a fantastic selection of beers, wine & spirits. All major live sport shown daily, weekly pub quiz & live music every Friday & Saturday night!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?