The Plough, Harborne – A Gluten Free Review

If you’re from Birmingham and you’ve not heard of The Plough, where have you been…?

The Plough sits in the heart of Harborne and is renowned for being a big hit. As well as features in The Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer they have won numerous awards in the last 5 years! It’s one of the friendliest pubs you’ll see with a delicious menu and huge array of bar drinks on offer. They’re well known for their roast dinners on Sundays (you usually need to book as it’s in demand that much!), 2-4-1 pizzas on a Monday…yep you get the idea.

Now, in terms of gluten free food you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised by the menu. You haven’t got the typical ‘caesar salad’ or ‘mushroom risotto’, you’ve got things like a ‘Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with a Sweet Potato Hash’ or a ‘Buffalo Chicken burger’.

They also serve gluten free brunch! Again, you won’t get bored with what they’ve got on offer –you’ve got your regular ‘Eggs Benedict’ and ‘Eggs Royale’ as well as less-so-regular things like a ‘Potato and Okra Hash with Chickpea, Poached Egg and Chilli’.

The menu for your pals can be found here and the gluten free menu for the gf clan can be found here.

Ali and I were invited to sample their gluten free evening menu and thus, as you can imagine, I was pretty excited.  We decided to visit on a Friday night, which as you can imagine is one busy evening in there. But, if you can take a buzzing atmosphere like us, you’d love it.

We started with a few drinks  [can I just say that their rhubarb cocktail at the moment is THE BOMB] before ordering the food. Paper straws were being served….winner winner.

I went for the pickled garlic mushrooms on gf toast with a side mozzarella and tomato salad and Ali had a huuuuuuuuuuge pizza topped with rocket and prosciutto. It was deeeelicious. I probably shouldn’t have chosen something quite so garlicky as we’d planned on seeing friends afterwards, but it was too good not to try.

The staff throughout our visit were lovely and made sure we were so well looked after – if any of you read this, thank you!

Our visit was short but incredible. Have you been to The Plough? What did you think?

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