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Another 1 pint visit but I instantly liked this place. An honest to goodness old fashioned city pub with a timeless interior. What decade is it from:- gawd knows but who cares. A proper pub with soul that time has passed by almost. A survivor. Long may it survive as it is. And a nice pint of Hobsons bitter for £2.70 a pint!!! It doesn't get much better.
tarkatherotter - 18 May 2014 09:47
Really great pub, excellent beers, and good service. worth a visit!
EagleEye - 4 Mar 2014 20:47
This is one of the few pubs I rate as a 10 - though admittedly based on only 4 visits.
Snarling_Mallard - 4 Jan 2014 21:06
James_Sebastian is that fat prick who manages a JDW pub ''The Back Of Beyond'' in Reading, Berkshire. Except James_Sebastian is not his real name, it is his alias on here. Real name Jason (Gay)Lord.
AndyFraser - 20 Dec 2013 13:10
Excellent! Great character, good ale, friendly. Worth finding and sampling.
EagleEye - 9 Nov 2013 11:50
traditional pub, if you like real ales this is one to check out
KrisRogers89 - 22 Aug 2013 15:13
Great pub. Went there on a recent cricket trip to Worcester and can't recommend it highly enough. Great beer, nice unspoilt layout, great conversation with the locals who are knowledgable about both beer and cricket. ps calm down Ed.
Oldham_drinker - 29 Jul 2013 15:51
Live baby live
Now that the day is over
I got a new sensation
In perfect moments
Impossible to refuse

Sleep baby sleep
Now that the night is over
And the sun comes like a god
Into our room
All perfect light and promises

Gotta hold on you
A new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you over
A new sensation
A new sensation

Dream baby dream
Of all that's come and going
And you will find out
In the end
There really is
There really is no difference

Cry baby cry
When you've got to get it out
I'll be your shoulder
You can tell me all
Don't keep it in ya
Well that's the reason why I'm here

Are you ready for a new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you on a new sensation
A new sensation

Hate baby hate
When there's nothing left for you
You're only human
What can you do
It'll soon be over
Don't let your pain take over you

Love baby love
It's written all over your face
There's nothing better we could do
Than live forever
Well that's all we've got to do

Hey now I'm gonna take a new sensation
A new sensation
James_Sebastian - 27 Jul 2013 21:24
Live baby live
Now that the day is over
I got a new sensation
In perfect moments
Impossible to refuse

Sleep baby sleep
Now that the night is over
And the sun comes like a god
Into our room
All perfect light and promises

Gotta hold on you
A new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you over
A new sensation
A new sensation

Dream baby dream
Of all that's come and going
And you will find out
In the end
There really is
There really is no difference

Cry baby cry
When you've got to get it out
I'll be your shoulder
You can tell me all
Don't keep it in ya
Well that's the reason why I'm here

Are you ready for a new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you on a new sensation
A new sensation

Hate baby hate
When there's nothing left for you
You're only human
What can you do
It'll soon be over
Don't let your pain take over you

Love baby love
It's written all over your face
There's nothing better we could do
Than live forever
Well that's all we've got to do

Hey now I'm gonna take a new sensation
A new sensation
James_Sebastian - 27 Jul 2013 21:24
Live baby live
Now that the day is over
I got a new sensation
In perfect moments
Impossible to refuse

Sleep baby sleep
Now that the night is over
And the sun comes like a god
Into our room
All perfect light and promises

Gotta hold on you
A new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you over
A new sensation
A new sensation

Dream baby dream
Of all that's come and going
And you will find out
In the end
There really is
There really is no difference

Cry baby cry
When you've got to get it out
I'll be your shoulder
You can tell me all
Don't keep it in ya
Well that's the reason why I'm here

Are you ready for a new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you on a new sensation
A new sensation

Hate baby hate
When there's nothing left for you
You're only human
What can you do
It'll soon be over
Don't let your pain take over you

Love baby love
It's written all over your face
There's nothing better we could do
Than live forever
Well that's all we've got to do

Hey now I'm gonna take a new sensation
A new sensation
James_Sebastian - 27 Jul 2013 21:23
Live baby live
Now that the day is over
I got a new sensation
In perfect moments
Impossible to refuse

Sleep baby sleep
Now that the night is over
And the sun comes like a god
Into our room
All perfect light and promises

Gotta hold on you
A new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you over
A new sensation
A new sensation

Dream baby dream
Of all that's come and going
And you will find out
In the end
There really is
There really is no difference

Cry baby cry
When you've got to get it out
I'll be your shoulder
You can tell me all
Don't keep it in ya
Well that's the reason why I'm here

Are you ready for a new sensation
A new sensation
Right now
Gonna take you on a new sensation
A new sensation

Hate baby hate
When there's nothing left for you
You're only human
What can you do
It'll soon be over
Don't let your pain take over you

Love baby love
It's written all over your face
There's nothing better we could do
Than live forever
Well that's all we've got to do

Hey now I'm gonna take a new sensation
A new sensation
James_Sebastian - 27 Jul 2013 21:23

Excellent 2 bar local at the bottom of Fish St as you walk down the main drag from Foregate St.

I was the 2nd customer in on the Saturday I visited but it wasn't long before a couple more punters arrived.

6 pumps dispensing 5 ales from locale breweries. The pint of Keystone Hops I had from a brewery in Studley was very palatable and good value at £3.00.

3 real ciders also on along with 2 quality German lagers.

This place feels like a little gem and I'm sure the camra members in Worcester like this place.

The barman / landlord was playing the Stone Roses on my visit...always a sign of a good pub when they play quality music.

I sat in the room to the left of the bar as you enter backing onto Fish St. A small fire burned in the middle of the fireplace but to be honest the day was so cold I didn't actually feel the benefit.

A few old maps are framed on the walls of the surrounding area giving the pub some character.

A thoroughly decent pub that is worth the visit.
lezford - 25 Feb 2013 14:18
A real drinkers pub which always has on an excellent range of beers including Ludlow Gold and Malvern Hills Black Pear on our last visit which was a very pleasant news years eve afternoon.We also sampled a great German wheat beer.
The pub is warm and inviting and there's a good view of the cathedral from the patio.They also have a wide range of whiskey.
Probably the best pub in Worcester.
bromsgrovebeerboy - 9 Jan 2013 20:10
As a seasoned drinker in the Worcester pubs of yesteryear, this had the reputation of a cold, miserable dump far overshadowed by the Farriers just down the road. However, how things change. With the idiotic decision to knock the Farriers into one and alienate its loyal clientele, the Plough has upped its game completely. Old-fashioned atmosphere meaning conversation, good, nay splendid, ales and a focus on the customer. It's not just one of the best pubs in Worcester but in the West Midlands.
Alehound - 4 Nov 2012 19:55
Excellent old school town centre pub with plentyof decent ales on. Had a pint of Dark Edge and Black Pear Bitter which were both on top form.
Snarling_Mallard - 8 Aug 2012 18:59
Tried to visit the the other day when rain stopped play at the cricket. Sadly the licensee couldn't be arsed to open the pub
asprilla69 - 13 Jul 2012 13:53
Another "must find" in Worcester town centre, located next to the fire station and a short walk from the cathedral.

Excellent range of real ale around 6 on draught from a wide variety of breweries, most of them not the "usual suspects".

Pub divided into the classic style of "saloon" and "lounge" drinking area with a outside drinking/smoking area.

Very pleasant atmosphere and pleasant bar staff.
beershot - 10 Apr 2012 15:11
This a case of why I love this website... I just wish that more people would write reviews. The Plough is a lovely warm pub..... great ales, great staff and a lovely wood burning stove in the bar. We sat and played cards, had a great laugh and sampled some lovely ales. If you are in town this must be on your list of pubs to visit... we even sampled a superb german beer that tasted superb... there is a fab little beer garden at the back. If you take my advice and visit the pub please write down your thoughts.....
Enigma35 - 18 Mar 2012 20:33
Excellent place just off the main drag. 6 beers available (Hobsons Bitter and Mild plus 4 guests) abd 2 ciders. Prices very reasonable - we paid 2.30 for Hobsons Bitter. Obviously a locals pub but we still felt welcome.

Well worth finding.
cheshirecat - 3 Jul 2011 12:26
What a marvellous pub! Great mix of customers and a good feel to the place. The licencee was born for the job, within twenty minutes he found out my name, where I was staying and why I was in town, and all without seeming nosy. Outstanding range of local beers and ciders. Licencee knows his customers' tastes, and recommends new beers to suit those tastes. I will certainly be back.
Schwalbe - 23 May 2011 00:12
Small, but perfectly formed. Good range of beers & ciders. Helpfull & knowledgeble staff
asprilla69 - 21 May 2011 17:42
Dont worry jarofporter im sure if you ask nice the barman will waft a lovely little flower under your nose to help.lol
richworcester - 11 Feb 2011 13:06
Not bad. Fair enough the beer was good, but when I went in it seemed to have a funny smell which I found pretty off putting.
jarofporter - 31 Jan 2011 19:38
what can i say if you want to visit a pub that is similar if not exactly the same as it was a hundred years ago this is the place. the locals are friedly and the beer is superb, another suprising addition is the extensive range of whisky's behind the bar. great pub great landlord and right in the city centre. one of the best places iv been in a long time.
richworcester - 4 Nov 2010 14:54
Cracking pub. Great cider, friendly staff and regulars, comfortable and warm. Last time we visited was after Choral Evensong at the Cathedral and on the next table the resident and visiting organists were discussing choir gossip from around Britain!
el_capitano - 7 Oct 2010 11:01
Despite being a first-time visitor to the city, I left this pub feeling like I was not only a resident, but a regular! Whilst neither the bar staff nor the customers endeavoured to ingratiate themselves, they were very jolly and their welcome extended in my direction was such that I felt instantly at home. Unusually, I opted to leave the rest of my compadres to it and remained bar-bound, and the banter flowed effortlessly and amusingly. We even managed to laugh off the fact that I was charged 200,000 for a pint of ale! Ah, the joys of modern technology.
Speaking of the beer, there were a good range of 6 featured, with all but 1 not on perfect form. The offending ale was the Cheltenham SPA which is an oddity at the best of times, but once it became clear that customers weren't loving it, it was taken off. All other beers, mostly from bearby breweries, were splendid, and all priced very reasonably at well below 3. So much so that something of an impromptu session developed, and let's be honest, they're always the best aren't they?!
Baguettes were available and looked tempting but solids were not on our menu at that stage.

I fell I could go back here in a year's time and even if I wasn't remembered, I'd be treated as if I'd been a frequent visitor for many years previous. Well done folks and I hope to get back to enjoy your wares again someday.


TWG - 1 Oct 2010 18:34
A very good pub with a wide selection of ales with a really good atmosphere. The best pub that I visited in Worcester.
dazzadurham - 15 Aug 2010 22:50
Proper pub,eclecticmusic,food only at weekends home made,staff friendly and welcoming. Beers all very well kept and a range of abv's to suit all.

unicorn1 - 13 Aug 2010 11:13
I chanced upon this pub during a recent visit to Worcester and was very glad I did. The choice of beers and (particularly) ciders is excellent with the Hogans being a very welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Strongbow. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff friendly. Even the locals' dogs are welcoming! I will certainly visit next time I'm in the area and would echo the "I wish it was my local" sentiment.
Stockport_Robin1 - 12 Apr 2010 16:56
Went here with some old school mates of >30 years' standing so we think we know what we like. And like this pub we most certainly did. It feels a bit like a student house's living room but it is also friendly to oldies like me. A really eclectic mix of people all getting along fine together: if you want to be sociable that's fine, if not you can apparently sit and read a book and nobody thinks ill of you, even on a Saturday night. The chap behind the bar was very friendly and happy to serve small samples before we made up our minds. We were on a crawl so only stayed for one but if I go back to Worcester I think I'd earmark the whole evening to be spent at this pub. Top-notch, in my "I wish it was my local" category.
Ordinary - 29 Mar 2010 22:33
If I had more time I would spend it in this pub. Really great beer and cider. We both loved it. And what is more it has that increasingly rare quality of being conducive to conversation and making new friends.
pxk99 - 7 Jan 2010 20:47
This is the Worcester CAMRA pub of the year for 2009 and rightly so. You enter into a hallway with a few steps up to the bar (watch these when leaving after a few). The bar is right in front of you and there are two fairly small cosy rooms to the left and right both with real fires. Both rooms are full of bric-a-brac and a right old mix of stools, chairs and settles. Theres also a patio out the back where lots of people were drinking even though it was pretty cold its also where the gents toilets are. On both our visits the pub was also full of an eclectic mix of people as well, all very friendly. When we went in on the second night we were greeted like long time friends by the landlord and staff. The landlord was telling everyone who came to the bar his jokes. Its an original way of keeping the bar clear for people who want to get served!! 6 handpumps selling Hobsons Mild & Bitter, 3 changing guests and a real cider. All the pints I had (and I had quite a few over 2 nights) were in excellent condition. Its a cracking little pub and a must visit if in Worcester.
ROBCamra - 17 Nov 2009 14:48
Great pub. Good beer choice, well kept and keenly priced. In my limited experience of Worcester, the best real ale pub there.
SPB - 1 Nov 2009 18:32
A good pub with plenty of atmosphere. The Malvern Hills Brewery's Black Pear is fantastic, and the outdoor area is very good considering the pub is next to a main road. Be prepared to meet interesting (!) people there, but most are completely harmless!!
tom202 - 20 Jul 2009 00:22
Just a quick review as I'd had beer-a-plenty in Hereford before stopping off here for a swift one in between trains.

Old-skool multi-roomed interior, good beer (including the Hobson's Mild, yum) and a large whiskey list (see photo).

I remember that the sandwiches had a ludicrous mark-up (3 or similar) which seemed a bit much. Beer was ace though so will be back for a more sober judgement.
Quinno - 4 Mar 2009 17:38
Worcester needs more pub's like this, well actually, everywhere needs more pubs like this!

Centre of town 10 mins from station, near the river, decent outdoor space in the summer. Often get the Ludlow beers in here which you don't see much elsewhere in Worcester as a well as local Barbourne Cider made within a mile or so, very sharp mind!

Worthwhile!!
Klaude_Martner - 27 Feb 2009 15:42
A small, traditional pub, just off the citys high street. There are two cosy rooms with original features and a small enclosed patio, for fair weather drinking.

We received a smile and a warm welcome as soon as we arrived and immediately felt accepted by the young, friendly staff. There was a lovely, mellow atmosphere when we called late on Saturday afternoon.

Six pumps on the go during our visit, predominantly featuring local beers. The Ludlow Gold and Church End Rusty Dudly were both in tip-top condition. It wasnt hard to see why The Plough was voted Worcester CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007.

The food menu looked really interesting, but meals are only available Fridays and Saturdays. (Roast dinners are served on Sundays). On the snack front, a nice touch is to serve nuts and olives by the glassful. No pissy peanuts here!

Had a short, but better than average, wine list. Also, a good collection of malt whiskies.

In short, we really liked it here. Definitely a bit of a find. It will undoubtedly become our adopted local when visiting the city.

Recommended.

aleandhearty - 17 Oct 2008 15:19
Smashing old style pub this. Reminds me of the first times I used to go drinking in my home town in the early 80's, where the pubs were proper public HOUSES. Just like walking into somebodies living room, straight away I knew the beer would be well kept and the toilets would be outside. Staff extremely friendly and the locals were the same. After acouple of pints here we went to the both JD Wetherspoons in town were we never even ordered a drink (too many drunk kids in the first and massive queues in the other). No doubt this pub will succumb to the breweries desire to smash the atmosphere and nostalgia out of the Plough and turn it into a mega-profit wine bar, so have a look before it dissapears.
wetleg1 - 28 Sep 2008 09:58
If real ales and real ciders from the local region are your thing, then you won't go wrong in the Plough. Always at least 4 local ales on plus Barbourne Cider, the Plough is a proper old pub, two rooms plus a big patio area. Great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, friendly and chatty clientele. Food's pretty much spot on too!
oldmonkey - 2 Jun 2008 20:24
A great little pub with well kept beers. Watch out for their odd opening hours though.
LickeyEndBooze - 18 May 2008 12:00
I visited this pub in August 2007 and it was a wonderful pub. I had tried visiting a few years ago when it was in the Good Beer Guide but it was always closed when I visited. It is now back in the 2008 guide and belongs there. Good food and superb real ale.
gillhalfpint - 5 Mar 2008 22:49
I visited this pub in October 2006 and think I recall being told that it had recently reopened after being under threat of redevelopment. Its a wonderful old two roomed pub with outside toilets across a new patio area. Full of friendly and chatty locals it was clear that the owner was passionate about making a go of the business and keeping the character and characters in the pub. A good selection of real ales was available and, I believe, a real cider. I hope it is still doing well and has justified being rescued. Definitely worth a visit.

Millay - 20 Feb 2008 18:48

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