The Plough – Coldharbour
Set in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB, is The Plough Coldharbour. The Surrey Hills were designated an AONB in 1958. They receive many visitors each year and are especially popular with walkers and cyclists.
Coldharbour is near the hills highest point, Leith Hill, at 294 metres (965ft) above sea level. Coldharbour, the highest community in the South of England has a population of about 240 residents. It’s not a big place but the pub has a warm enough welcome for everyone!
As usual on these reviews, we were not paid to do it, we paid for our own food and drink out of our own pockets and the staff had no idea we were reviewing! Therefore, I feel our review is exactly as you would experience when visiting the pub.
The Plough Inn dates from the 17th Century and sat on a coach route from London to the South Coast. These days, however, it is far away from the main road. The Plough Coldharbour is reached through the wonderful sunken lanes that abound through this part of the world.
Inside The Plough Coldharbour
As you enter through the front door you are greeted by a lovely modern oak bar. Generally, the pub has a cosy feel to it. To the left is the restaurant area and to the right is a comfortable seating area as well as a wood burning stove, adding to that cosy feel.
For regular readers, they will not be surprised at my choice of fish and chips! To explain, its what I always have as a comparison dish. But, if you wanted something that in my opinion is amazing, try the homemade scotch egg!
I remember on a previous visit I had a scotch egg for a starter, a normal main and then, in fact, a scotch egg for dessert!
The pub prides itself on sourcing local ingredients, in particular, grass-fed beef, locally shot game and only the freshest vegetables.
Also, there is a microbrewery on site. It uses traditional methods, natural ingredients and indeed, ales produced here are often available in the pub or at the shop. The ale available is usually crooked furrow as that is the one brewed all year round.
The Plough Inn is a Traditional Inn, which, to explain, means it offers accommodation. It has six individually furnished rooms and scores a solid 9 on TripAdvisor. Indeed, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the local area, the Plough Coldharbour is, ideally suited for exploring the hills on foot or by bike.
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The Plough Inn,
Mon-Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Mon-Sat: 12pm – 2.45pm / 6pm – 8.45pm
Sun: 12pm – 3.45pm
Shop Serving Tea, Coffee & Snacks
Mon-Sat: 8:30am – 6pm
Sun: 9pm – 5pm
Website: The Plough Inn.
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