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Review: The Plough at Huddlesford

The Plough at Huddlesford is hidden away deep in the South Staffordshire countryside near Lichfield.  I came across it when trying to discover via good old Google some more places to try out near home.  This one came up and I wasn’t expecting too much but then I looked at the menu online and it looked interesting.  And thats not something that often happens anymore I’m afraid so I was intrigued.

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So, off we toddled one lunchtime and this is what we found. A cosy interior, a few nods to trying to modernise with the ‘wallart’. Not entirely my cup of tea but decent none the less. I did like the cupboard chock full of stokes condiments and local producer Pips Hot Sauce on the tables. I also liked the bar with trays of sandwiches in brown paper bags to take away alongside several homemade cakes on stands.

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There was a good choice of lagers and ales for Lee and a good selection of other drinks too. We noticed they were hosting a beer festival in a few weeks so that might be one to look out for.

Food wise Lee started  with the Soup of the Day – Summer Vegetable Minestrone which he enjoyed. He found it a little under seasoned but no complaints apart from that. I chose Crispy Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw. The pork seemed like pulled pork that had been fried which was decent but not outstanding and I enjoyed the starter overall although the flavours lacked a bit of punch. I remedied this by pouring over a decent whack of Pips Hot Sauce!

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For mains I went for the Buttermilk Chicken, Maple Bacon Peanut Butter & Pickles. The burger was actually really great – with juicy tender chicken, sweet crunch bacon and sharp pickled onions chillies and gherkin. The slaw was light and fresh and went really well.  Peanut butter on a burger, well the jury’s still out on this a little. Lee went for something a little more unusual in the Packington Porchetta with Saute new potatoes spinach and red onion. The sauce on this imparticualr was great – glossy and just thick enough and with great depth of flavour. Thumbs up.

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Desserts for me didn’t quite hit the spot as much as the savoury courses, although Lee seemed like a kid in a sweet shop with his Cookies and Cream Sundae. I guess you can;t go wring with ice cream gooey cookies and chocolate sauce.  I had the Pecan Pie which had a good flavour but I found quite cloying.

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Overall we had a really nice meal, and although there was little nitpicks here and there, we certainly will be keen to head back over and try it out again.

http://www.ploughinnhuddlesford.co.uk

 

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