The Furrow – all week, Friday & Saturday evenings there are additional dishes
The Seam – Wednesday to Friday Lunch; Wednesday & Thursday Evenings
Our menu names may seem a little unusual, and although we know some of our guests will be well versed in ancient ploughing terms, why we chose them as titles may elude you!
We have always had three menus at the Plough, in different forms over the years. Our main menu is the heart of everything we do, and always has been. It is the starting point for the Plough and for our kitchen, and so it is only right that this should be called ‘The Furrow’ which to the uninitiated is the trench cut by the plough and therefore the purpose of the machine. This term also pays homage to our name and the ancient farmland we inhabit.
We have also always had our ‘blackboard menu’ so-called as for many years it was written up on the blackboard. The board has long gone so it seems silly to keep calling it that. The purpose of this menu was to provide alternative dishes using the off-cuts from our main menu. We continue the tradition and skill of preparing as much of our carefully sourced produce as possible on site. This means our chefs become skilled in butchery, bakery, fish preparation, and making stocks and sauces from scratch. The by-products of this process are all equally delicious, and as an ethical business we believe in making use of everything to reduce wastage, particularly animal products. This menu therefore reflects and acts in tandem with ‘The Furrow’. In keeping with the theme, we decided ‘The Seam’ was the right fit – this being the Plough vernacular for the trough between the sod, which is the cut and lifted soil to create the furrow. Good seams should be neatly pressed close to stop seeds falling in, reflecting the time and effort our chefs put into this menu.
Finally, the ‘ins and outs’ are our snacks and lighter dishes. This is food designed to be a tasty bite with a glass of wine or a pint. ‘Ins and outs’ are the point at which the plough enters and exits the field at the headland, and so perhaps the first and last word of what The Plough is about.
Dedicated farmers, fisherman, divers, growers, cheese makers, winemakers and all the people in between that introduce and bring us together, delivering every day to our kitchen door. We have worked with some for over 20 years, we know the people behind our food and drinks really care as much as we do about what we deliver to you.
Our chefs create honest food using their skills to enhance and compliment the flavours with influences from around the globe.
Respect for everything is the mantra, it starts with suppliers and understanding what it takes to deliver exceptional produce, then how we treat these ingredients with the knowledge that it has taken time, great effort and occasional risk to deliver. Reducing waste, using as much of the produce we possibly can.
Adnams have been our main supplier of beer for over 12 years, and more recently with a range of their spirits. A responsible and sustainably run business producing quality and award-winning products.
Nene Valley Brewery are a small local independent brewery producing a range of interesting beers, all of which are gluten free!
Saxbys Cider, from sausages to cider! Family business producing authentic cider using fruit from their own trees where possible, using traditional and modern techniques.
We look for something different and there many more options from both local and popular suppliers, including a fabulous Whisky collection; worth booking a taxi home!
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