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Plough and Harrow, Welling

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A souless boozer, just about worth a quick pint after getting off train
milo71 - 6 Jul 2011 16:13
Thanks Boswell. I've pretty much given up finding a boozer within walking distance of home.

I will offer a partial retraction of my previous posting of the Plow. I will usually call a sh*t pit a Sh*t pit. I'm also happy to give credit where its due.

Walking past last evening it was clear it had been recently renovated. We were just waiting for a pizza takeaway and decided to have a look. More for a laugh than anything as SWMBO couldn't believe how bad I said it was.

What a difference. Its now clean and bright. Perhaps a bit too bright. Almost hospital operating theatre bright. Still a far cry from what it was. We just tried a quick half of the Courage but it was spot on. Again the exact opposite of the previous visit. The atmosphere too had changed. It felt a lot friendlier. The chavs seen previously were absent and a couple of suited and booted gents were present. Even as we left the landlord said 'thanks' and 'see you again'. This is now definitely a different pub than the one I visited in May. It may never appear in a CAMRA guide but its now worth stopping in for the odd pint.
Zaphod - 18 Sep 2008 16:41
Astute comments Zaphod. But that's Welling for you- the pubs there were uniformly dreadful 25 years ago. And I have no reason to think they were any different 100 years ago either.
Boswell - 9 Sep 2008 16:06
How one small area like Welling can have so many sh*t pubs is worthy of a Torchwood investigation. The plow & harrow is another in a growing list of places to avoid like the plague. Despite the previous comments I decided to check it out. Depressing miserable type of pub. If you've ever wondered where old chavs go to retire, its this place. I did make the cardinal sin of not checking my change and ended up paying £4.20 for a pint of rancid Courage. I should have clued in when the barmaid had handed it to me with the coins all wrapped in the notes, then promptly vanished out the back.

I'm beginning to think someone in Welling is forging Cask Marque plaques and flogging them to the local pubs for £2 a go. I can't believe that anyone could have accredited that pint of sewage. This is the 4th pub in the area with a plaque that I've had an 'off' pint in, in the last 2 months. At this rate, I may go teatotal.

As Marshall said 'had one drink and left ever to return again'. All in all a 'harrowing' experience.
Zaphod - 13 May 2008 10:01
It is true to say that apart from its convenience to the Railway station, there isnít a great deal here to warrant a worthwhile journey from afar. The horseshoe shaped interior is fairly basic and featureless with a pool table at one end and the usual standard beers. Just the 1 Ale (Courage Best) although to be fair, they have Cask Marque accreditation so it is obvious that they do care about the beer quality, all of which makes you wonder why they have 3 redundant hand pumps. To answer my own query, the customer base appears to be more along the lines of Stellaheads than CAMRAnauts. One major plus, there is a surprisingly large and well kept beer garden to the rear that make the pub more of an attraction on a balmy summers evening. Other than that, it is functional enough place for the local people who use it but a passing pint is perhaps the favoured approach by everyone else.
RogerB - 14 Apr 2008 15:37
Wish I hadnít bothered , had one drink and left never to return again
marshall_1965 - 31 Aug 2007 12:05
The Plough & Harrow is an extremely run-down rough and ready regulars pub with a pool table and not a lot else. I've been in worse pubs, but this certainly isnít a place to look out for.
HTM69 - 18 Jul 2006 13:42

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