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

From September to May
Monday Closed
Selected Premier League games will be shown
Tuesday 5pm-11pm
Wednesday 5pm-11pm
Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday 4pm-12am
Food served 6pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-12am
Food served 1pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-11pm
Food served 1pm-4pm
Christmas Opening hours
Christmas Eve 12pm-1am
Christmas Day 12pm-2pm
Boxing Day 12pm-5pm
Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th 12pm-12am
New Years Eve 12pm-1am
New Years Day 12pm-7pm
Throughout the Christmas school holidays children get 50% off all food.

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 are now taking bookings for Christmas meals for the 1st December until the 22nd December.

You can book a table or the whole restaurant. The set Christmas menu will be £30 per person.

Booking in advance is recommended for Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Booking 48 hours prior is essential for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Fish & Chips every Friday during October and November 6pm-9pm (from £8)

Roast dinner every Sunday during October and November 1pm-4pm (from £8)

Premier League: We will be showing Premier League games throughout the 2018/9 season.

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.
Spanish Night Saturday 24th November – 7.30pm
We will be offering a selection of tapas for £30 per person. Pre-booking essential.
Quiz Tuesday 27th November - 7.30pm
Teams of 4 recommended, £1 per person.
Secret Santa Saturday 1st December
If you would like to take part in the Secret Santa, please put your name on the sheet in the pub. Names will be allocated on Saturday 15th December, the recommended spend is £5. Gifts will be exchanged on Christmas Eve.
Karaoke Saturday 8th December – 8pm
Come along, sing your hearts out and have some fun. Free entry and a drink for every singer.
Poker Night Friday 14th December
All skill levels welcome, new players will be taught. 50p per game, cash prizes available.
Quiz Tuesday 18th December – 7.30pm
Teams of 4 recommended, £1 per person.
Carol Singers Friday 21st December – 8pm
Come and hear the Carol Singers. You will get a complimentary mug of mulled wine or cider on arrival.
Christmas Eve party Monday 24th December – 8pm
We will be drawing the Christmas raffle and swapping Secret Santa presents.
New Year's Eve party Monday 31st December – 8pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve with us, there will be a buffet, dancing, entertainment featuring DJ Paul Trinder and a glass of bubbly at midnight. Free entry.
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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