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Possibly the best pub I know.....
The Plough (Harborne, Birmingham)
Member Name: jodyv
The Plough (Harborne, Birmingham)
Advantages: Reasonable pricing, great atmosphere
Disadvantages: It's a 15 minute walk from my house.
Recently refurbished the Plough is a trendy bar/gastro pub, but the atmosphere is friendly and caters for all ages (18+). I personally didn't see the point of the recent refurb, mainly due to the new decor looking a little tacky in my opinion. One thing that hasn't changed is the great beer, tasty snacks and delicious meals!
The drinks of offer include some rarer/finer spirits and wines and a couple of guest beers from time to time... The main lagers are a mixture of Belgium and Spanish beers such as Peroni, San Miguel etc...
The snacks are made up of fancy crisps (usually Burts Chips), olives, mixed antipasti, chilli olives, retro sweets like flying saucers, wasabi peas and lots more...
The food is quite simple, stone baked pizzas, home made burgers, all day breakfast (veg and meat) salads, chip butty and more... I personally enjoy the home made burger which really does taste fresh and well flavoured. On Sunday a roast dinner is added to the menu. I've eaten at the Plough a few times with Vegetarian friends and they've always enjoyed the food and the choice.
On Mondays it's 2-4-1 on pizzas and on Tuesdays it 2-4-1 on burgers. The burgers are priced at £6.95 for a plain option and another £1 for cheese/bacon. Pizzas are priced similarly.
The Plough also has a large outdoor area, however due to the location of the pub being residential, the noise is kept low and they usually close the garden off after 10pm. They also have a few board games knocking around, but I've never seen one with enough pieces to play. At the back of the bar is a flat screen TV playing random films and often sport when available. News papers are usually lying around or sat by the bar for customers to read.
Parking isn't great, so I usually park in the pub car park over the road called the Green Man, it only costs £1, and you know your car is safe due to the 3/4 cameras watching the site.
I can't recommend this pub/bar enough, especially as the prices are reasonable and the value for money is incredible when compared to the poor quality of food churned out by other pubs in the same area... I've taken my parents there a few times for meals and they too love it. Being over 60 and very straight laced, they love the atmosphere and the type of people in there....
Summary: I've yet to find such a great package of good beer, food and prices...
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