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28 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HY, England
+44 1245 250145
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, friendly, nice atmosphere, no hostility, nothing flash. Food is popular here especially at lunchtime. Major sport is shown and most big football fixtures but it's not a sports bar and the rest of the time there is background music. I've been coming here for 6 months. It's not full of posers and tossers (unlike several Chelmsford pubs) and... More 

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1 Thank Ryan K
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Ryan K, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Plough! More 

London
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724 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here back in October, and it's a good pub, you can't go wrong. Convenient location to both station and centre of town, quick service although not exactly engaging, no real personable behaviour, very much just service, however, they must have to deal with all sorts. The night we visited, it was full of very drunk, very noisy, very rude... More 

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1 Thank nomadlad
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice environment, wide ranging menu, really good value for money, pleasant staff, fast service of food from the kitchen. Really good place to go for lunch in Chelmsford.

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1 Thank Pegasus8
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us such a top review hope to see you very soon More 

Leicester
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We use the plough regularly and think it is excellent. We come down with my Dad who is in a wheelchair and all the staff and landlady always accommodate us and can t do enough for us. There is always a variety of sports on on different screens round the pub and they are labelled with what's on which one... More 

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1 Thank Sarah33Leicester
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks for leaving us such a great review. It is always great to see you and look forward to seeing you very soon. More 

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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in to the plough and a dark haired horrid young bartender grunted at us . I have being here over and over on business meetings but this ended it . Grunted and complained about her hours and how low paid she received . We left . Go to the railway across the road . Better service and more... More 

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1 Thank Waterfordboi1982
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the poor attitude of one of my team on your last visit. There are no excuses for this behaviour and I will be looking into this immediately. I would really like to help turn your experience around. If you would be willing to give us another chance, please contact myself Sue on 01245250145 to discuss... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit regularly as this is the nearest pub with food from our office. Numbers can range from 2 to 20. We are able to book in advance if there is a large number of us which is helpful. There is an extensive menu of normal pub type selections with something for everyone including vegetarian and vegan. I usually have... More 

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1 Thank Thirty_nine39
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, I will pass these onto my team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Food is great and amazing value, burgers are currently buy one get one free. Staff are friendly and service is swift. Highly recommended especially if you like sport.

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1 Thank Andy H
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Thanks Andy for leaving us such a great review our burger offer has certainly been very popular. I'm pleased to hear our team looked after you and we hope to see you very soon. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Plough used to do great burgers and roast lambs etc. They changed their supplier lately, and now everything just tastes of pepper. Is a great place to go for ales, chips and onion rings. They always have several decent beers on.

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1 Thank D B
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Hi D B, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Plough take our reviews very seriously. I Have to say I am a little miffed with some comments, we have not changed suppliers the burgers have not changed recipe. We have never had any complaints with regards to our food tasting peppery. We do not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I've been here a few times with family and have always been really pleasantly surprised with the menu choices for vegans. It's great value and I've tried a different meal both times (sausage and mash, then some cauliflower and red pepper curry). My meat-eating and vegetarian family members have also been really pleased with the choices, portion sizes and price!... More 

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1 Thank robcorny
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

Rob, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Plough. It's great you liked our menu choice. We always love to receive great feedback. Have a great day and look forward to seeing you very soon More 

Hockley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

went to this pub for lunch on a visit into Chelmsford had a lovely meal reasonably priced friendly staff great atmosphere will visit again

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1 Thank button063
General Manager A, Manager at The Plough, responded to this review

We always love to receive great feedback. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 250145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?