Head passed the yummy mummy stretch of Lordship Lane (passed Dulwich’s independent shops, delis, cheese shops and brasseries) in the direction of Forest Hill, and you’ll come to The Plough, a large, comfortably scruffy, Mitchells & Butlers pub with over 20 real ales and ciders on draft, that does a *dead good* Sunday roast.
We whiled away a few hours here on Sunday afternoon, trying a few weiss beers and pale ales and were impressed not only with the drinks selection (included a good range of wines and hot mulled wine or cider) but with the superb Sunday roasts.
We shared a portion of salt and pepper squid with lime mayo @ £5.75 for starters, then K had 21 day aged West Country beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables (root veg, cabbage, etc) and red wine gravy @ £13.50.
I had a half roast Shropshire chicken (also with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and red wine gravy) @ £12.00, and we shared a side of cauliflower cheese (crunchy and cheesy – just right) @ £3.50.
We usually skip dessert in favour of a savoury starter course. But here we were drawn to The Plough’s dessert sharing platter @ £8.50 (why aren’t dessert sharing platters more common? Starter sharing platters are commonplace, so why not desserts?…) comprising:
~ lemon + lime crumble tart
~ chocolate brownie + double cream
~ salted caramel + chocolate tart
All in all we were really impressed. This looks like a nice enough pub from outside, and it went way beyond our expectations.
More of the menu:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: British, pub, Sunday roasts
~ Address: 381 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
~ Postcode: SE22 8JJ
~ Tel: 020 8693 4236
~ Nearest stations: East Dulwich, North Dulwich, Forest Hill
~ Website + menus: The Plough website
~ Photos on flickr: images of The Plough food
~ facebook page: The Plough facebook page
~ Location: The Plough map
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