The Plough Bolnhurst Review

The Plough Bolnhurst Review

The Plough Bolnhurst is the epitome of a cosy English pub. Think open fire, wooden tables and really good quality, well cooked, seasonal food.  You will find the Plough, a beautiful Tudor building, tucked away in the Bedfordshire countryside. I had the pleasure of eating here with a friend just before the country locked down.

The Plough Bolnhurst

We start with some freshly baked sourdough bread. As a huge fan of bread (read our other reviews and see!), I was delighted to see that we could buy a loaf from the pub shop to take home with us. I did of course! 

The menu:

The menus are of a minimum of 2 courses. You can choose between The Seam (£25 for 2 courses or £30 for 3), or the Furrow (£35 for 2 courses or £42 for 3). Do check the website for serving times and days. There is also an additional menu offering steaks and extras. We chose 2 courses from the Furrow menu. 

The mains:


We headed straight for the mains this visit. I opted for the Roasted cauliflower which was served with cep mushrooms, cauliflower purée, goats cheese bonbons and onion relish. A really tasty, rich dish. 


My friend enjoyed the roasted Yorkshire partridge with braised savoy cabbage, pomme Anna, confit shallot, and a bacon and red wine sauce. As first time partridge eater, she loved this! 


The Plough Bolnhurst

For dessert, we both chose the chocolate and mandarin soufflé. A rich chocolate soufflé with a dark chocolate sauce, served with a hazelnut and butterscotch ripple ice-cream. Super-sweet and delicious with oodles of silky chocolate sauce. We both thoroughly enjoyed this dish and were glad that we had saved space!

The Plough Bolnhurst:

The Plough Bolnhurst is the perfect venue to catch up and be cosy with friends and loved ones while enjoying some really well cooked food. Definitely worth a visit and we are looking forward to visiting again.

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22 thoughts on “The Plough Bolnhurst Review”

  • Everything looks so delicious! I love that dessert! That is heaven for everyone with a sweet tooth! Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us.

  • Looks like you had a fab time for sure sure. It has been great being able to go back out to eat and drink again even if it is outside at the moment x

  • The food sounds wonderful there. I really want to get out and eat. Not many restaurants near me that are open that I am aware of.

  • The souffle is so impressive! Everything looks so delicious and hearty…what a fantastic place to check out! I wish I lived closer to try it myself!

  • The food at The Plough Bolnhurst looks absolutely delicious, the roasted cauliflower and partridge looks so appetizing as well. Can’t wait to head out to a pub again to enjoy a delicious meal.

  • That food at that place looks really nice and the prices are fairly reasonable. If it’s an old style English pub, does it mean it has a nice selection of craft beers and ales?

  • It has been so long since I’ve been to the pub and the food from the Plough is making my mouth water. I would love to try the chocolate and mandarin soufflé when I visit.

  • The roasted cauliflower sounds like a different and tasty dish. That must have been delicious. Dessert sounds like heaven, OMG how jealous am I !!!!!!

  • All of the food looks absolutely delicious and will have to try and get there when I make it to the other side of the pond 😉 I am so hungry now and will have to try and make something extra delicious as that bread looks amazing!

  • My mouth’s watering after reading this post! I like these traditional English pubs, I’d love to visit and eat here one day.

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