Reviews of Plough Inn, Mildenhall
Review by Bowler on 15th February, 2011
Add your review Date visited: 2009
If you have a mobile phone switched on (even if it is on silent like mine was) beware - you will be rudely barked at to turn it off or get out. If you dare to complain you will receive a barrage of abuse. Occasionally you will see a positive review, some of which seem to be by the management themselves(see Google Map reviews), but to get a real feel for this place look at the reviews on TripAdvisor, Pubsulike and beer in the evening. You will see that many others seem to have had a similar experience at this place. Supposedly the management has changed recently but I have not seen any evidence of this. The same people still seem to be running the Plough. I'm not sure how this place is still in business.
Date visited: 2009
Review by vjedit on 6th August, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 05/08/2008
Worth a visit if you want to see moody staff, an angry chef and people being kicked out for the weirdest of reasons! It must be noted that on some days none of the above happens, but quite often it does! Like the other pub in the village The Plough is also a Free House, more of a restaurant than a pub though!
Date visited: 05/08/2008
Review by Shelagh on 15th May, 2008
Add your review Date visited: h April.
We had a really nice meal. the gentleman who served us was pleasant,and we had a lovely evening. The food was plentiful,well presented and delicious. We did book,but given the meal I am not surprised it is necessary!
Date visited: h April.
Review by theana on 30th April, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 27/04/2008
We visited the Plough along with some friends. We had just been on a sponsored walk at west stow. We were tired and looking forward to a hearty meal. We had phoned the previous day,and were told there was no need to book a table. We were greeted by a man with a rather odd abrupt manner who looked us up and down and then stated "You should have booked, we cant accomodate you". His manner was hostile and unpleasant, hardly what one expects in a country pub. There were clearly empty tables, so we could on only assume there was some kind of dress code, but he didnt share this with us. Altogether an unpleasant and disappointing experience. The Plough Icklingham - BEST AVOIDED! "
Date visited: 27/04/2008
Review by Theana on 29th April, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 27/4/08
We visited the Plough along with some friends. We had just been on a sponsored walk at west stow. We were tired and looking forward to a hearty meal. We had phoned the previous day,and were told there was no need to book a table. We were greeted by a man with a rather odd abrupt manner who looked us up and down and then stated "You should have booked, we cant accomodate you". His manner was hostile and unpleasant, hardly what one expects in a country pub. There were clearly empty tables, so we could on only assume there was some kind of dress code, but he didnt share this with us. Altogether an unpleasant and disappointing experience. The Plough Icklingham - BEST AVOIDED!
Date visited: 27/4/08
Review by Helen Johnson on 20th April, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 20/04/2008
I had read the previous reviews and decided to go anyway despite the negative comments. However, based on our experience I now have no reason to doubt the previous review! Unfortunately we never got to try the food as we left before we even sat down due to the appalling way we were treated. The pub has a no mobile phone policy which I completely agree with, however the manner in which I was asked to turn off my phone was incredibly rude. We will not be returning!
Date visited: 20/04/2008
Review by Joanne Reeder on 27th March, 2008
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I was mortified whilst dining one evening when the chef came running out of the kitchen and screamed abuse at an elderly couple all because they had asked the waitress for a portion of chips. The couple did not realise their steaks came with spuds and veg, they didnt complain or moan they just simply requested a portion of chips adding to their bill!! I for one will not be returning and nor will any of my friends!! It was unprofessional and very embarassing for everyone in the restaurant. As for the poor couple concerned my heart went out to them and we hope they are ok.
Review by Margaret Barker on 14th March, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 13/3/08
My friend & I didn't even get to eat here! We'd been for a walk around The Lackford Lakes (our first ever visit) and on the way back decided that The Plough looked like a good place to stop for a quick, light lunch. On entry we looked at the board to see what was on offer, and a very snooty man asked if we would like a table. No smile or welcoming look, even though it was obvious we hadn't been before. We said we just wanted a snack, snadwich or similar, and he said 'I'll see if we have a place for you' There were only a few people eating, so that seemed a very odd thing to say. When he next appeared he was carrying cutlery & serviettes. He stopped to talk to someone, and we decided he didn't want to attend to us, so we left. We will continue to drive past the next time we're in the area. We're from Cambridge, & both of us & our husbands frequently eat out. We have never been treated so ofhandedly before. We'll stick to Cambridge eateries in future.
Date visited: 13/3/08
Review by Mrs Debbie Cotton on 27th January, 2008
Add your review Date visited: 20 Jan 08
Fantastic food and friendly service. My husband had a mixed grill and I have never seen such a large plate of meat!
Date visited: 20 Jan 08
Review by Natalie on 4th September, 2007
Add your review Date visited: 30/08/07
Great pub, great food and very efficient staff. Ate here with three colleagues who all thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Good value meals in an excellent setting. The portions are big so make sure you're hungry when you visit! I would highly recommend this pub.
Date visited: 30/08/07
Review by ALFIE on 2nd August, 2006
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Excellent venue for a 'gastro' pub meal in a pleasantly renovated environment. Extensive and varied menu selection on a huge blackboard. Well managed with attentive and polite staff.Have a pre supper drink on the patio and soak up the countryside
Review by James on 6th March, 2006
Add your review Date visited: 03/03/2006
Great pub. Not only for feel of place but for the food which is excellent, the service and the locals who are very nice.
Date visited: 03/03/2006