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Plough (formerly BrewDog) (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hackney - Golden AleExcellent1
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale Excellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
G2 - Otava IPAExcellent1
Hackney - Best BitterExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Picture 1. Plough (formerly BrewDog), Homerton, Greater London
Picture 2. Plough (formerly BrewDog), Homerton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A bonus pub visit and pint as I dive in here to avoid a mid-afternoon downpour. Just a light custom at this time.
G2 - Otava IPA4.40ExcellentA golden, full-bodied IPA – featuring The Plough constellation on the pumpclip.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
09 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I’m early for an event nearby so pop in here for a quick one in the early evening. Only a couple of customers, but a nice atmosphere, with some great blues music on the speakers.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentSublime, smooth, black, chocolaty porter.
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
04 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Opening night and the pub is surprisingly quiet. I think it is what is called a ‘soft launch’. Nice atmosphere and beers in first class condition.
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Excellent
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00Excellent
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale 4.50Excellent

About the Plough (formerly BrewDog)

The pub sign. Plough (formerly BrewDog), Homerton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Homerton, Greater London, E9 6JP.

This pub was present as the Plough in Homerton High Street by 1734, when landlady Martha Collins was summonsed for keeping an “ill-governed and disorderly ale-house”. Eighteenth century sales documents reveal that the pub had at that time stabling, a skittle ground, a shuffleboard room, a garden and its own slaughterhouse. In the early nineteenth century, beer was brewed on site. The pub was then acquired in 1835 by the Buxton and Hanbury families, brewers of Spitalfields; the start of what became a long association with Truman’s Brewery. The old pub was demolished and rebuilt in around 1877 and again rebuilt in 1898 as it exists today, with a distinctive, octagonal corner turret. The pub has had a chequered start to the 2000s, trading for a while as Jerry’s Bar & Restaurant and more recently as a BBQ restaurant and wine bar. The pub re-opened in September 2013 after an extensive refurbishment and return to traditional pub values. It is now all one room, with a stripped-back decor and simple furniture. The old bar back has survived, as has a decorative glazed tile panel of a ploughman and his team. In December 2016 this pub was added to the growing chain of BrewDog pubs and yet it abruptly closed again in May 2017. Reopened and reverted to original name Plough by Tiny Dancer Group with several national real ales.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 6JP