The time now in Ruislip
Miller and Carter Ruislip
AKA The Plough
This section is due an
overhaul....as the pub has been overhauled
since it was written!!!
The Plough is on the main road out of Ruislip towards Ickenham, on Bury Street. You only have to look at the building to realise that parts of it are very old, whilst other additions are newer. Part of the Beefeater chain.
Where it is, by road
On Bury Street. From the roundabout at the bottom of Ruislip High Street take the exit signed to Harefield/Rickmansworth. The Plough may be found along here on the right after about one mile. It is set back from the road and quite tricky to spot.
Telephone Number -
Web links that may interest you
Access via public transport
Fair. The H13 running from Ruislip Station stops more or less outside
Pub Crawl Potential
Fair. It is a bit far to walk in to Ruislip, about one mile to the High Street. The Six Bells is about 1/2 mile out and to the right, The Woodman may be nearer, but you would need to know how to get through the streets opposite and the latter offers poor return transport links.
NOTE: This pub was totally refurbished in 2012
All information below should be considered "out of date"
Now part of Miller and Carter web link
Ruislip Online review (old now and out of date)
Externally the Plough looks very nice, half timbered with a plethora of tile roofs and garden to the front. Inside it has to be said it is a bit of a disappointment, but it is difficult to say why. I suppose because it is not really a pub and only trying to be one as such. It is a restaurant and the bulk of it is given over to this. There are two small bars to the front of the building which are both pleasant, if basically furnished, and real ale is offered. This pub backs directly on to Ruislip Woods, but does nothing to embrace it.
The "musak" is louder in the loos than in the bar.
Visitors views (click to submit)
Anyway, for whatever reason, probably nostalgia, we pop in to the bar area for a drink and for the last 3 or 4 visits, we have found it boring, unfriendly, in need of a lick of paint and for the most part empty. The last time was a Sunday lunchtime, when most of the pubs in the area have at least a bunch of regulars, but at 1.30 there were only about 6 people in including us. We did say that was the last time we'd go. Shame, because it could be so good, given it's position and size.
I expect the attraction as mentioned above is the restaurant side of things.
Valerie Jo Heron
It looks lovely from the outside and even to the layman you can see that parts of the building are very old, other extensions newer.