How to keep those New Year resolutions…

Ahead of The Plough’s Detox and Hangover Cures event on Wednesday 11th January 2017, James Hardy, founder of Livefit and habit change expert shares 5 tips to keeping new years’ resolutions. At the event James will demystify the science behind detoxing and hangover cures. This lively presentation will take in a demonstration of how to make tried and tested hangover cures, how …

Five Spanish grape varieties you need in your life this summer

Spain has always offered good value when looking for full flavoured and full bodied wines. It’s native grape varieties burst with flavour after they have spent the summer basking in the warm Mediterranean climate. So which of these native Iberian grape varieties should be on your drinking list this summer? Albarino. Fresh, light and lively.  A fantastic drop to enjoy …

Mysterious Mezcal

If you enjoy a smoky Isla single malt then there is a distinct possibility you’ll enjoy Mezcal. I’m not talking about the mass produced ‘Monte Alban’ complete with dead worm that can be found next to the Jose Cuervo gold Tequila in every heavily themed Mexican restaurant. I’m talking about family-made, artisan Mezcals from the tiny villages of Oaxaca where …

Let there be light

Jane Rockett co-founder of interiors online emporium Rockett St George has kindly guest edited our new look newsletter this month. At The Plough we’re big fans of Rockett St George and their exceptional quirky style that reflects our design ethos. Below Jane shares her tips for achieving perfect lighting – the most important component of any room design. Turn it …

The Rise and Rise of Japanese Whisky

It’s been a great year for Japanese whisky, the pinnacle of which was the fact ‘The Zamazaki single malt sherry cask 2013’ was judged by Jim Murray’s whisky bible to be finest drop in the world. Accolades don’t get any higher that that. So is it just this one Japanese whisky that is out on a pedestal or is it …

Food On Film

Watching a film about a subject you have a vested interest in can go one of two ways. So it was a relief and a pleasure to see two films recently that entertained on a number of levels. Both could not have been more different from each other but both captured the essence of cooking for an expectant public, being …

Sustainability the way forward

We are always trying to improve the way we do things at The Plough and the way we run our business is no exception. For the last 12 months we have been working with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to help us decrease our impact on the environment and increase our contribution to the community. We were recently awarded ‘One Star …

Embracing The Movement Of Craft Distilling

We like to do things slightly differently at The Plough – we like to offer our customers an experience that they can’t get anywhere else. We also like to offer you the finest products available on the market. Craft distilling or micro distilling (as it is also known) is on the up – it grew from the micro-brewing trend which …

Follow the story of Annie Metcalfe

Follow the story of Annie Metcalfe a member of our Plough family as she spends a year living, working and breathing New York, discovering the best food, drink and nightlife that one of the worlds greatest cities has to offer. https://www.mysiteanniemetcalfe.com

The Smoking Hot Food Trend for 2014

BBQ is one of the big things in the restaurant industry this year, and we are not talking about incinerating a few burgers and sausages over the flames of a recently lit pile of charcoal, we’re talking BBQ American-style, slow cooking, smoking ovens, fire pits, wood selection, pulling pork, burnt ends and beef ribs the size of cricket bats. BBQ …

Silver Linings Cookbook

We love our food and drinks at The Plough so getting inspired by visiting and reading about other restaurants is easy. We love our industry, so seeing great operators do well makes us happy. We seek inspiration from many sources and thought we would share a few of our favourite books with you. We hope they inspire you too, broaden …

The Plough “Back to the Grind” Round-up special

The Plough “Back to the Grind” Round-up special. New for 2014:  Plough Blend Coffee- we’ve spent a good part of last year working with our coffee roaster ‘Has Bean’ to develop a blend of coffee which we feel is perfect for our customers, and finally it’s here “Kickhas” exclusively for The Plough. It’s also available to buy in 1kg bags …

The Plough Round Up

  What’s been keeping us busy: Decorating the pub for Christmas. Well done Sarah and Jim, it looks amazing. What’s selling like hot cakes: New Years Eve tickets for our 1950’s High school prom. What’s selling like hot wine: Hot wine! Our homemade mulled wine is now available and very good it is too. What’s been on the hi fi: …

Plough round up Movember special

  Why we’re excited: The Plough is Birmingham’s official mo hub. Whats it all about: Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities. https://uk.movember.com/ What’s going on: Old school barber shop shave off 1pm till 7pm in our very own barbers chair. …

The Plough Round Up

Where we’ve been; Champagne. Adam and the gang spent a few days with our wine supplier Fraziers visiting the Joseph Perrier champagne house. https://www.frazierswine.co.uk/brands/Joseph-Perrier-Champagne.html What we’re pleased about; 2 runner up awards in the Observer’s Annual Food Awards, best place to drink and best Sunday lunch, thanks to all who voted for us. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/20/ofm-awards-best-pubs-bars What we are are looking forward …

The Plough Round Up

What we’re drinking Penderyn single malt Welsh whisky. @Penderynwhisky Where we’ve been Dan’s been in New york drinking beer at the Chelsea Brewing Co and eating brisket burgers from Delany Barbecue Smoke Inn while taking a trip along the high line. Lucky him! @CBCbeer https://delaneybbq.com/about/ Toy of the week our very own mini yellow submarine, free beer for the first person …