Located a short way out of Winchester, The Plough in Itchen Abbas is all about quality, wholesome and classic British fare and hospitality. Doubling as both restaurant and inn, this Station Hill spot specialises in home-cooked dishes that use locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible – the meat is from Evans Butchers in Alresford and fish hails from Premier Fish in Salisbury. As for the dishes themselves, well, you’ll be in for a treat. Think beer-battered fish and chips, roast pork loin with all the trimmings and chicken, ham hock and leek pie, with mash and gravy of course. The Plough Itchen Abbas knows British food, and knows how to do it well, so whether you’re in for a weekend away or just dining out, you won’t be disappointed.
Great Sunday lunch, staff really helpful and welcoming Will add to our must return to list Pricing competitive and represents good value based on quality of the food.
Its busy at the weekends so booking is sensible but there is a reason for that the food is really good are the staff are friendly, our default choice when we are in the area. Also dog friendly in bar area.
This was our second visit to The Plough as although a 40-45 minute drive it is a good midway meet up place for my wife & I to catch up with my brother & his wife. Both times the food and service has been excellent. Last night 3 of us had the Tasting of Pork which consisted of tenderloin, pork cheeks, pork belly, Dauphinoise potatoes, black pudding croquette and apple puree. It was sublime. It is good to go somewhere and have a good meal it is something special to come away having had a truly memorable meal. It was certainly one of the best meals I have had for a long time. Desserts did not disappoint either a lovely chocolate and peanut mousse, superb sticky toffee pudding and two had apple and custard crumble tart which was something very different but fantastic. A lovely place to dine and I would not hesitate to recommend it.