The Plough, Bloomsbury

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27 Museum Street, London, United Kingdom… - 0871 951 1000 (ref 4397)

The Plough, Bloomsbury London Reviews

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Dried Out Mar 03, 2017
The last thing anyone wants to do in a traditional British Pub is to dry out. Sadly I and my friends found ourselves in this unenviable situation. I was playing tour guide and showing my friends the nearby British Museum. They wanted to go to a traditional British Pub and have some traditional British food. I did try and entice them into the nice looking Italian Restaurant next door for a variety of culinary reasons. They were adamant – we were going to the pub. The Plough operates like other British pubs that serve food. You find your own table, order and pay (up front) at the bar and tell them where you are sitting. We found a table upstairs and waited for out food. We ordered traditional meat pies, mash potatoes and vegetables with gravy. They duly arrived and looked like the crazy old lady you sometimes see on the beach. Yep – been under the heat for far too long and looks dry and shrivelled up. Seriously, even the gravy had noticeably evaporated in the little gravy container! They hadn’t just left this under the heat lamp; they left it on vacation there. I found all of the food dry and chewy. This is all mass produced and served with all the care of a penal institution. The only benefits here are that alcohol is freely available and no one is waiting in mass for you to take a shower. That’s it.

The Plough is part of the massive Taylor-Walker pub chain. They really need to review their food standards and how long they keep food being warmed at this location. Poor job.

Open Mon – Sat 11:00 - 23:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 22:30. They served overcooked food Mon – Fri 11:00 - 22:00, Saturday 12:00 - 22:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 21:00. They are air-conditioned and take credit cards. They also state they welcome busses of people. Told you the food was mass produced.

Odd historical note:

The Plough was originally painted Pink when it opened in the late 19th century and named "The Baby's Bottom".
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Interesting and old historic pub near the British Museum Jun 08, 2015
A very picturesque pub located in the Bloomsbury section of London. This pub is only a block or so from the British Museum and Russell Square. A very old and historic building, it started out as a brewery in 1730 and became a pub shortly after. It was a hangout for famous artists and scientists from the area including Charles Dickens, Darwin, Virginia Wolfe, etc. Once called the Baby's Bottom, it was renamed The Plough. There are several areas for seating within and some tables and chairs outside. It advertised itself as the best fish and chips in all London, but doesn't really make the mark, as I found the fish to be overly cooked and dry. The other food served to our group was good and there are plenty of drinks to be had. Nice friendly staff and pleasant locals make up the atmosphere.
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A photo of The Plough.

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