The Plough Shepreth
The Plough at Shepreth is no ordinary country pub. In fact, it’s extraordinarily quirky. There are the unique table decorations (fairy lights threaded into artisan gin bottles); a rustic scaffold-board bar; toilets clad in NME pages; vinyl records for table numbers; a railway departure board and record player on the bar. . . you get the idea.
Opened in its current format in 2014, having stood derelict for five years, current owners Nick and Jo Davis recognised its potential, and transformed it into a lively bar, with a reputation for good food, great live music and an exceptional offering of real ale, craft beer, gin, and cider.
The Mandolin Bar, boasting a fully-equipped stage, hosts ‘Open Mic’ jam sessions every Monday, where musicians of all abilities can showcase their skills. On Thurdays live music focuses on an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, soul and blues, and on nights without live music, you’ll usually find someone playing vinyl records at the bar!
Gin is a Plough favourite, with over 50 varieties to discover and the popular monthly tasting night, Vera’s Gin Club, now in its fourth year. Cider is also a big draw, thanks to manager Tom Canning’s choice of the best blends, which has seen The Plough named CAMRA’s Cider Pub of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Cuisine-wise, the pub offers ‘social dining’ - easy, fun and interesting dishes, delivered in a relaxed informal way - including stone-baked pizzas, Friday night fish and chips, and scrumptious Sunday lunches.
Upstairs, there are two spacious art galleries, hosting a variety of exhibitions from both local and national artists. These double up as private dining or conference rooms, and outside you’ll find a pretty covered terrace leading to the garden.
There’s so much going on, The Plough clearly lives up to its description as ‘the village pub with big ideas’.
12, High Street, Shepreth
Tel: 01763 290 348
Kitchen opening times
Mon-Fri 12 noon–2.30pm & 6pm–9pm
Sat 12 noon–2.30pm & 6pm–9pm
Sun 12 noon-3pm