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
Monday 28th May (Bank Holiday) 12pm-7pm
Monday 18th June (World Cup Tunisia v England) 5pm-10pm

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.

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.
Bank Holiday Monday 28th May
We will be open from 12pm-7pm, a BBQ will be served (weather permitting) from 1pm-4pm.
Quiz Tuesday 29th May – 7.30pm
We would recommend teams of 4. £1 per person.
National Fish and Chip Day Friday 1st June – 6pm
Fish and Chips will be served from 6pm-9pm. Available to eat in or take away.
Thaxted Morris Ring Weekend Saturday 2nd June – 11.15am
The Annual Thaxted Morris Ring event will be returning to Birdbrook, come and watch the traditional dancing outside the pub from 11.15am.
Murder Mystery night Saturday 9th June – 7pm
£25 per person, includes a 3 course meal and coffee – Booking essential by the 28th May with a £10 deposit.
Football World Cup Starts Thursday 14th June
We will have a sweep stake sheet available from the 1st April. £2 per country.
England are in Group G which consists of Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.
Monday 18th June       3pm      Belgium v Panamaworldcup
Monday 18th June      6pm      Tunisia v England
Saturday 23rd June      12pm      Belgium v Tunisia
Sunday 24th June      12pm      England v Panama
Thursday 28th June      6pm    England v Belgium
We will be open from 11am on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. We will show all other games in the World Cup where possible.
Fathers Day Sunday 17th June
Food will be served in two sittings, 1pm and 3pm. 3 course set menu – £30. Booking essential.
Karaoke Saturday 23rd June – 8.30pm
Quiz Tuesday 26th June – 7.30pm
We would recommend teams of 4. £1 per person.
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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