The Plough at Normanton: The 'proper' Nottingham pub that's been named the best in the county

The pub is preceded by its great reputation The pub is preceded by its great reputation
The pub is preceded by its great reputation
It’s got a delicious menu and hosts wonderful events including an upcoming ABBA tribute night

A ‘proper pub’ near Nottingham has been hailed the best in the county, at a recent awards ceremony.

The Plough at Normanton has been crowned the best of the best in the National Pub & Bar Awards 2024.

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Each year the award crowns the best pub or bar from nearly 100 counties across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

In the East Midlands, The Plough scored the top spot for Nottinghamshire, while other nearby winners included The Railway in Belper, Derbyshire and The Forge Inn, Leicestershire.

The Plough at Normanton is highly regarded by locals and visitors alike who praise the food, service, and friendly atmosphere.

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The pretty ivy-clad pub is located on Old Melton Road in Normanton-on-the-Wolds, and has been described by a punter as “first-class every time”.

It is rated four out of five stars on TripAdvisor and has more than 220 top-tier reviews.

Jennifer H said: “Excellent food and service. Visited for birthday celebrations. Great atmosphere, high-quality food, and set at a reasonable price point.”

While Beryl M said she “can’t wait to go again”.

Antwasthere said: “This place is consistently good and would recommend if you want proper pub food. Definitely will be returning.”

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The Plough is dog-friendly and even has biscuits behind the bar for your pad-footed pal.

It offers a happy hour deal from 4pm-7pm on Wednesdays through to Fridays where pints cost just £3.50.

It also hosts several fun events including the upcoming tribute night, which includes a BBQ and performances from an ABBA tribute act.

Menu highlights include epic Sunday roasts, pimped-up pub grub such as halloumi burger and flat iron steak and decadent desserts such as banana parfait.

Get more information about The Plough or book a table online here.