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The Plough and Harrow, Monknash - pub details

Plough and Harrow

Address: Monknash, Cowbridge, South Glamorgan, CF71 7QQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4289) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 8.2/10 (rated by 12 users)
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user reviews of the Plough and Harrow, Monknash

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This was, for me, for years, the nicest pub for miles and miles.

The food was about the best pub Sunday lunch I'd ever had, and the beers lovely.

However, on my last visit, it had changed hands. To her credit, the new landlady had carried on as the last left off.

Unfortunately though, she'd brought with her, unintentionally I'd expect, some sports car obsessed, in-everyone's-faces, quite obnoxious showoffs, whom the previous tenants had banned, but with whom she seemed unable to deal properly.

This ruined it for us and we've never been back since.
eddybeer - 5 Feb 2013 12:17
Deservedly popular village pub with a good range of ales, and a large garden in front of the building where an annual beer festivals is held. Lovely place to pass a spring afternoon or a summer's evening, although the pub itself is quite smoky because of its open fires and I'm not sure I'd want to sit inside for hours on end, cosy though it is. Also the food menu seems a bit limited.
rob1981 - 29 Mar 2011 16:03
The Plough and Harrow gets as close as is feasibly possible to being the perfect country pub. A beautiful whitewashed building, it has a large garden and two warm cosy rooms inside, both featuring log fires. The beer is top quality - excellent regulars (particularly Hereford Pale Ale), and plenty of guests, always served well, and with a smile. The food is also excellent - unpretentious, proper home made stuff. The kind of place you never want to leave - wonderful.
thomashenry - 8 Dec 2008 11:50
Every time I get back to Wales and manage to visit this place, it re-asserts itself as the best pub I know of anywhere in the UK. There is nothing I can fault about it - The surroundings are cosy inside and on a nice day the beer garden is very pleasant, the staff are friendly and helpful, the beer is top notch and constantly changing, there are always at least 4 guests but even the more constant Wye Valley beers are fantastic. There's a good range of ciders, scrumpys and liqueurs too. They also sell Welsh Penderyn Whisky which is seriously worth a try if you appreciate a good single malt. The food is excellent.. Not the most extensive or varied menu, but what they do is done extremely well using local produce and is served very efficiently.
I can't say I agree with the comment made by acrylic about a middle class atmosphere with people keeping themselves to themselves. It's rare that I don't manage to get into a conversation with a stranger there and the place is very popular with the local farmers who do anything but keep quiet in a corner.
I really cannot rate the beer highly enough and you'd be hard pushed to find anywhere close with such a well kept and varied stock. During the two consecutive nights I was there in the last week, I managed to sample: Tomos Watkin's Grand Slam, Oscar Wilde mild from Essex, a summer ale from the Isle of Purbeck brewery, Rhymney ale and Sweet Jane (I forget the name of that brewery) and that was before settling back to the Wye Valley ale. There was not one bad pint among them.
lovejoy - 11 May 2008 20:44
Having only ever been here in the daytime i find it quite resturanty, not somewhere to get talking to strangers at the bar -since there's only a serving hatch- but not bad for a bite to eat (as a vege i recommend the stuffed peppers.) while observing familys out for the afternoon. A middle class atmosphere where people tend to keep themselves to themselves, nice big garden for sunshine and bbqs, and top range of beers, scrumpys and perry. You don't have to miss out if your driving but can take home the ales in reused 2 pint milk cartons for the same price as drinking in.
acrylic - 17 Mar 2008 00:12

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