Sometimes when you’re hungry, you’re not in the mood to get dressed up and dine at a fancy restaurant. You’re also not in the mood for a take-away. You’re in the mood for some nice, hearty pub food in a relaxing setting. We all have our local pub that we go to but if you don’t, I’ve found a pub for you to try out. It’s the Plough Inn and they’ve updated their menu too and so extensive was my research of the pub for you that I even took my whole family so that they could taste the menu and report back!
The Plough Inn is located in Killingworth Village, the old part of Killingworth before the new town was created. It’s a quiet, leafy suburb perfect for a local pub to be situated. It’s 18 minutes by car from Newcastle City Centre so not that much of a trek to go and try the new menu.
The Plough has parking allocated for up to about ten cars but if you’re unable to park within its car parks, then street parking is available around the village as it’s a fairly quiet village.
Pets are welcome at the pub but they do have to stay outside. There is outdoor seating outside and even a doggy water bowl should you beloved pooch want a drink!
As mentioned above, The Plough has made a few changed on the menu so I was keen to try these new additions.
As starters, we decided to go for quite a few choices, not only so everyone could get a taste but also to really get a feel of the menu. We ordered The Breaded Torpedo Prawns, The Glazed BBQ Chicken Wings with the Blue cheese sauce, The plain potato skins (plain was our choice ) the loaded garlic bread with pulled pork and the corn nachos for one.
We all enjoyed the starters; the potato skins were nice and crispy which made us all pleased but my favourites had to be the chicken wings and the prawns. I’m a big fan of seafood so I’m please that they had this on the menu.
As you know, I’m a steak fan and so my choice was quite obvious but everyone else ended up going for different things. Most of the meals were served on hot skillets and came out sizzling. The last time I was served like this was whilst I was on holiday so it was a nice homage. One of the boys ordered the steak fajitas and these came ready for him to create his own fajitas which I thought was a nice touch and kept him busy!
Daddy’s mixed grill was so filling that he couldn’t even finish his dessert! The meats were well cooked and the chicken was tender and juicy.
Daddy really didn’t have much room for dessert but decided to have a go anyway. I was always going to have dessert because I like to give a fair review of the dishes on offer and not because I really, really, love desserts!
I opted for the new dessert on their menu – the Pink Gin Bar. I was quite looking forward to the gin element of the dessert but I found it difficult actually taste it. That didn’t take away from the overall dessert but it would have been a nice touch. there was also chocolate fudge cake ordered and this was served with chocolate sauce. This was served warm and it was a nice thick slice. So big that daddy was able to share it with me!
One of the boys had a chocolate brownie but disliked the fact that they had eaten it so quickly as was so good. They ended up sharing daddy’s leftover cake with me! The showstopper though was the Oreo Sundae! Everyone was envious of that dessert chosen and sadly, I didn’t get to taste it but the smiles and ‘hmms’ told me all I needed to know.
Yes, I would actually. It was good value for money, especially for a family of six! The pub always has good deals on, including one for the over 60’s. What’s not to like?
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