The Plough – East Dulwich

Head past 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.

Salt + pepper squid with lime mayo

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.

21 day aged West Country Beef

Half roast Shropshire chicken

Cauliflower cheese side

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
~ ice-cream
~ sorbet

Dessert sharing platter – good call!

Bar area – spoilt for choice for cask ales

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:

IMG_0355b_pork and crackling at The Plough
Sunday roast – Norfolk pork with crackling @ £12.00

Hand pressed burger with pulled pork @ £12.50

Restaurant info:
~ 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

The Plough on Urbanspoon


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