The Plough is in the village of Birdbrook on the borders of Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

We are a traditional thatched pub equipped with beams, log fire, thatched roof and spacious beer garden which is the perfect setting whether you are coming for drinks on a sunny afternoon or a three course meal on a winter's evening and everything in between.

Food is served everyday, please check the menus for serving times. There is a 'Classic Pub Menu' served at all times and specials that change daily.

Greene King IPA and Sharps Doombar are the regular beers with guest ales being introduced often.

Regular evening entertainment takes place, please see our what's on section for more information. If there is anything that you would like us to put on please get in touch.

The village of Birdbrook is not just picturesque but filled with the friendliest people you could hope to meet. Why not come along and meet everyone.

To see the history of the pub please click here.

The Plough

Opening times

Beginning of May to end of August
Monday Closed
Selected World Cup games will be shown
Tuesday 5pm-11pm
Wednesday 12pm-3pm – 5pm-11pm
Food served 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm
Thursday 12pm-3pm – 5pm-11pm
Food served 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm
Friday 12pm-12am
Food served 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-12am
Food served 1pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-11pm
Food served 1pm-4pm
Throughout the summer school holidays children get 50% off selected menu items.
From September to May
We are closed from:
Monday 3rd September – 4pm Friday 7th September
Monday Closed
Selected Premier League games will be shown
Tuesday 5pm-11pm
Wednesday 5pm-11pm
Thursday 5pm-11pm
Food served 6pm-9pm
Friday 4pm-12am
Food served 6pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-12am
Food served 1pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-11pm
Food served 1pm-4pm

We serve food from Wednesday to Sunday. Our Pub Classics menu changes on a regular basis and we have regular food themed nights. We will always try to accommodate any special needs or requirements. Please just call and ask!

We organise a variety of events throughout the year so people can get together and enjoy themselves.

Other events may be added, please check Facebook for updates.

Upcoming events

Monday night football
We will be open on Monday evenings from 5pm-10.30pm if any of the top 5 teams are playing.
If there is a match you would like to watch that isn't in the top 5, please let us know.
Party Saturday 21st July – 7pm
Damien will be celebrating a special birthday, everyone is welcome to come along, there will be a buffet and disco in the evening.
National Wine and Cheese Day Wednesday 25th July – 7pm
To celebrate we will be offering a complimentary cheese board for 2 people for every bottle of wine purchased.
Poker Intro Night Friday 27th July – 7pm
Come along to learn how to play Texas Hold'em, all are welcome. Free entry.
Surf and Turf Feast Saturday 28th July – 7.30pm
Come and enjoy a set menu for £35 per person. Pre booking essential.
Quiz Tuesday 31st July – 7.30pm
Teams of 4 recommended, £1 per person.
Chinese Night Friday 3rd August – 7.30pm
A Chinese buffet will be ordered from The Lantern in Clare. Booking essential, price per person £10.
Live Music Saturday 4th August - 8pm
Swing along with Stir Fry – Old style swing, vocal and instrumental numbers inspired by the Rat Pack/Bobby Darin/Wayne Newton/Elvis etc. Free entry.
Premier League Saturday 11th August – 3pm
We will be showing Premier League games throughout the 2018/9 season.
Afternoon Tea Week Tuesday 14th August – Friday 17th August
Afternoon tea will be served from Tuesday–Friday 12pm–3pm. £15 per person. Pre booking essential.
Steak Night Saturday 18th August – 7.30pm
We will be offering a set menu for £35 per person. Pre booking essential.
Poker Night Friday 24th August – 7pm
All skill levels welcome - if you have never played before we will teach you. £2.50 buy in, with a re-buy available. Cash prizes. Free entry.
Bar Olympics Saturday 25th August – from 2pm
It's time to go for gold at The Plough Bar Olympics. Entry is £2 per person, prizes will be awarded and there will be a trophy up for grabs. Games will include darts, pool, shooting gallery, higher lower and more.
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August
We will be open from 12pm–7pm, a barbecue will be served from 1pm– 4pm.
Quiz Tuesday 28th August – 7.30pm
Teams of 4 recommended, £1 per person.
Spanish Night Saturday 9th September – 7.30pm
We will be offering a selection of tapas for £30 per person. Pre booking essential.
Karaoke Saturday 15th September – 8.30pm
Come along, sing your hearts out and have some fun. Free entry and a shot for every singer.
Poker Night Friday 21st September – 7pm
All skill levels welcome - if you have never played before we will teach you. £2.50 buy in, with a re-buy available. Cash prizes. Free entry.
Quiz Tuesday 25th September – 7.30pm
Teams of 4 recommended, £1 per person.
Race Night Saturday 29th September – 8pm
We will be holding a race night in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Get your name down to be an owner, jockey or trainer for just £2 – there must be a minimum of 40 purchased.
Event ideas
If you have any ideas or suggestions about future events please let us know. If you or anyone you know would be able to help us put on an event please do get in touch.
Bar front

The Birdbrook Plough
The Street, Birdbrook, Halstead, Essex CO9 4BJ
Tel: 01440 788066
Email: thebirdbrookplough


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