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The Plough (Nottingham Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nottingham - Oatmeal StoutExceptional3
Nottingham - LegendExceptional1
Nottingham - Extra Pale AleExceptional3
Nottingham - Rock MildExceptional7
Nottingham - EPAExceptional1
Nottingham - Rock BitterExceptional7
Nottingham - Sooty Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Nottingham - Cock & HoopGood1
Nottingham - Foundry MildNot Tried0
Nottingham - SupremeNot Tried0
Nottingham - XXSNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Nottingham - Broadway Reel AleNot Tried0
Nottingham - LegendNot Tried0
Nottingham - RegalNot Tried0
Ossett - Big RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Picture 3. The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

27 May 2021 (Jack William)
Arrived here just before noon after a cycle from Newark. Recommended by Andrew - but unfortunately due to COVID restrictions it wasn’t opening until 2 (and I had a train to catch). Will have to stay on wish list for now.
08 Dec 2018 (Andrew)
Ah the plough. The TV was on in the main bar so we sat in the lounge bar. Only a handful in.
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalOutstandingly good. I just love this beer and this pint was in cracking form.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80Excellent
Nottingham - Sooty Oatmeal Stout4.80Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
Nottingham - EPA4.20Not Tried
23 Sep 2017 (Andrew)
The Nottingham brewery tap! Much the same as it's been since I first came here 15 or so years ago. Lovely place.
Nottingham - EPA4.20ExceptionalWorld beatingly good!
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80Excellent
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExcellentHad this on gravity (because something had happened to the beer engine) and through the beer engine. Interesting what a difference a sparkler makes.
Nottingham - Supreme5.20Not Tried
Ossett - Big Red4.00Not Tried
Nottingham - Foundry Mild4.70Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
21 Feb 2015 (Andrew)
The starting and as it turned out, finishing point of Cam and my mini tour of Nottingham. The Plough is a superb pub. It's the brewery tap for the Nottingham brewery whose beers are brilliant. When we arrived a handful of people were in. The Mild, Bitter and Sooty Stout were lovely. After we left and went to Canning Circus up the road, we came back because after the Plough, everything's just a little bit naff in comparison.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExceptionalLovely tan head on black pint. Wonderful rich deep sweet roasted flavour with an efge of tar and molasses. Just top stuff.
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalPale gold in colour. Hint of biscuit. Crisp. Mandarin. Just great.
Nottingham - Sooty Oatmeal Stout4.80ExcellentBlack smoky, roasted with hint of sweetness.
Nottingham - Supreme5.20Not Tried
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Nottingham - Broadway Reel Ale4.30Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
Nottingham - EPA4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Regal4.50Not TriedCraft lager
23 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
Great night out with Cam, Jes and Mike. The pub had been done up a bit since I'd been in last and I really like it. They still had the big tables in the main room. Not too busy but it was a Monday night.
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalPale gold and creamy in the mouth. Great lemon and grapefruit bitterness.
Nottingham - Legend4.00ExceptionalAmber brown. Light but with an astringent mellon-like bitterness
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20ExcellentLight yellow with creamy head. Earthy hops with subtle old style summer lightning bite.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExcellentCreamy jet black beer. Smooth and milky with mild citrus hops
05 Jan 2007 (Andrew)
Although I didn't visit the pub I did have the take-out.
Nottingham - Oatmeal Stout4.70ExcellentBlack beer with thin head. Rich oyster like body with a sweet sharp bite to the finish. Smoaky overtones and underlying maltness.
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80Not Tried
Nottingham - Supreme5.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
Nottingham - XXS3.80Not Tried
05 Jan 2007 (Cam)
Busy as always - clientele quietly enjoying top of the range beers - a warm welcome and some superb beer!
Nottingham - Oatmeal Stout4.70ExceptionalRich, oyster-y stout with creamy undertones and a marvellously burnt malt finish. As good a stout as I have ever had.
28 Jan 2006 (Andrew)
The main bar now has a plasma screen in the corner showing football. Not sure this is a good thing but they did turn it off after the game ended so at least we weren't subjected to a load of babbling rubish. There were quite a few people in so there was a good atmosphere in the saloon bar where we were sitting. Shame the Oatmeal stout wasn't on. Anyway the mild and bitter were so good I just alternated those.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExceptionalSweet sugary malt smell. Inital sweet hop taste replaced by a dark treacle/mollases burnt bitterness with a deep burnt treacle finish.
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalSummer hay flavours with a good buscuity malt and loverly light syrupy hop finish.
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Supreme5.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
07 Jan 2005 (Cam)
Planning a sad training schedule for a marathon!
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20ExceptionalVery hoppy and thirst quenching
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExceptionalSuperb - smooth and fruity
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalHoppy and light
Nottingham - Oatmeal Stout4.70ExceptionalFull bodied and warming
02 May 2004 (Andrew)
On a hot day there was no problem getting a pint of water which in many pubs would be baulked at. Sat in the back yard (yes yard rather than garden) which had a salt-of-the-earth feel to it. What a great pub. Later we moved into the pub with the dog and listened to Led Zep IV all the way through twice. Ace!
Nottingham - Extra Pale Ale4.20ExceptionalWhat a thirst quencher. Fantastic
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExceptionalWhat do you expect
Nottingham - Rock Bitter3.80ExceptionalA surprise as my first thought was I wouldn't like it. What a mistake that was
Nottingham - Cock & Hoop4.00Gooddark and slightly hoppy

About The Plough

The pub sign. The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 3EN.

Brewery Tap for the Nottingham Brewery. Lovely 1950s interior. In St Peter's Street in the Radford district.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG7 3EN