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The Plough Inn in Ipswich reopens with new look following £280,000 refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 17:12 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 27 June 2017

The Plough has reopened. Pictured landlady Michelle Bird. Picture: JASON BYE

The Plough has reopened. Pictured landlady Michelle Bird. Picture: JASON BYE

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The historic Plough Inn in Ipswich has reopened to the public after a major £280,000 refurbishment.

The Plough Inn in Ipswich has reopened. Picture: JASON BYE The Plough Inn in Ipswich has reopened. Picture: JASON BYE

Investment by the owners, Stonegate Pub Company, includes developing its community links, entertainment and the food and drink offering in the pub, in the heart of the town and next to the Old Cattle Market bus station.

There are familiar faces still, including the managers of 19 years, Paul and Michelle Bird, behind the bar.

The popular community pub is introducing a fresh new look with historic embellishments, a modernised bar area and an overhauled beer garden complete with astro turf and uninterrupted sports viewing.

Adam Sellars, Mark Searsby and Anthony Jenkins at the reopening of The Plough Inn in Ipswich. Picture: JASON BYE Adam Sellars, Mark Searsby and Anthony Jenkins at the reopening of The Plough Inn in Ipswich. Picture: JASON BYE

All was revealed at a VIP event on Friday, June 16, with menu tasters, a meet the brewer with Lilley’s cider handing out samples of their new flavours and Adnam’s brewery explaining tricks of the craft beer revolution trade.

“We pride ourselves on being a great community pub and want to give something back to our locals. A bit of TLC is exactly what we need, its brand new and ready for the summer sunshine,” Mr Bird said.

With three upgraded HD sports screens, the pub now has nine screens and a projector so there is plenty of room for sports fans to unite.

Summer socialising wouldn’t be complete without a brand new food menu, with 100 variations of dishes including traditional pub favourites like pie and mash to extensive vegetarian options like the vegetable panang curry.

Opening times have extended now opening at 9am everyday.

Drinks haven’t been left out either with an expansion of craft beer including Adnams dry hop and Blue Moon. Tutti Fruity and Cherry blush cocktail bowls are set for a summer sell out as the warmer months will entice locals to the revamped beer garden complete with decking and a brand new seating area.

3 comments

  • As Ipswich Man says 'lick of paint etc etc. I bet we still have to stand in a corridor to see any bands playing there . Why the music is not given the space in the far room, I don't know

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    The Kentish Man

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • Love the pub, I use it as my local. But come on, be realistic, there is no where near £280,000 spent on the refurb. Lick of paint, new mirrors, toilets, matching tables and chairs. I reckon the prices will rise at some point to pay for the "280,000"

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    Ipswich Man

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • Nice to see a pub having a facelift instead of closing down... good job!

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    Mark Solveland

    Monday, June 19, 2017

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