The Plough – Coldharbour.

Set in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB, is The Plough Coldharbour. The Surrey Hills area was 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!

Key Info

💲Mid Priced Online Menu
🕘9 am to 9 pm   🔗Website

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 - Coldharbour

The Plough – Coldharbour

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.

The Plough Coldharbour

The Bar at the Plough Coldharbour

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.

The Plough - Coldharbour

Hop bines decorate the beams


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 course and then, in fact, a scotch egg for dessert!

The Plough - Coldharbour

A very acceptable fish and chips

The pub prides itself on sourcing local ingredients, in particular, grass-fed beef, locally shot game and only the freshest vegetables.

Microbrewery on site

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. 

Winter at the Plough Coldharbour
Summer at the Plough Coldharbour


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. 

 To reiterate, I don’t do paid reviews and I only include pubs that have something notable about them. However, If you know a pub that you think would make a good addition to this list, for historical or quirky reasons, leave a comment below!

More in my Historic Pubs in Surrey series

The Surrey Oaks – Newdigate

The Mill at Elstead

Gomshall Mill – Gomshall

The Plough – Coldharbour

The Crown Inn – Chiddingfold

Stephan Langton – Friday Street

The Grantley Arms Wonersh

The Red Lion – Betchworth

The White Horse – Shere

Dog and Pheasant – Brook

White Hart – Whitley

Surrey Hills Pub Drive

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Click on the map to get directions to The Plough, Coldharbour

The Plough Inn,
RH5 6HD,

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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The Plough Coldharbour

The Plough Coldharbour

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