Established in 1868, the Plough Hotel in Footscray has reopened its doors in April 2013 after six months of renovation.
The Plough had been an iconic hotel in the west for many years, & with Footscray and the West on the cusp of an explosion, the new owners saw an exciting opportunity to be part of this development and offer a great food and beverage destination on this side of town. 'The Plough Hotel has always served as a meeting place for the local community and we hope to continue this generosity of spirit' says Melissa Nolte, one of the owners.
The Hotel's restaurant and bar is the newest addition to the West Side's pub scene, with a menu focusing on pub favourites, share plates and pizzas. New Head Chef, Scott Thomas and the team created their dishes to complement the warm, stylish surrounds of the bistro, restaurant and casual dining areas. Everything pickled, sauced, crumbed and preserved is made in-house and their produce is sourced locally wherever possible. Even the milk comes straight from the farm!
A large emphasis has also been placed on designing the drinks menu to showcase Victoria's regional wine and craft beer markets. The Plough Hotel's philosophy is to support smaller producers who have embraced a passion for the particular product that they make and those that feel similarly excited about what our vast state has to offer.
With 40 wines (12 by the glass), eight taps, and another 15 local bottled varieties of beer and cider on offer, all hand-picked and tasted by the team there's plenty of choice.. The selections will change regularly as they continue to source new, interesting & seasonal produce, based on the quality and ethos of each supplier. This selection criteria applies right down to the coffee - from Castlemaine, and soft drinks - from Hepburn Springs.
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- Private Room
- Outdoor Seating
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- All Cards Accepted
- Private Function
- Beer Garden
- Function Room
- Family Friendly
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- Disabled Parking
- Wheel Chair Access
- Licensed FoxSports Broadcaster
- Modern Australian
- Pizza/Wood Fired Pizza
- Gluten Free
- Mains $20-$30
- Entrees under $20
A relaxed and modern interior within this establishment. We made a booking of four. Staff was friendly and attentive. The steak was done perfectly as requested for medium rare. However, it did get pretty loud as a few more people came through out the night. The food came out a bit slower but reasonable given the number of people here. Also, if you're intending to use the good food vouchers here, they've stopped accepting it here.
The outside of this place does not look very appealing but the interiors are modern and welcoming. Their staff are friendly and accomodating however, this place can get a bit noisy at times and can affect your enjoyment of their food and atmosphere. I had the lamb burger and was cooked to perfection. Full marks on the food but the environment a so so.
A friend of mine at work had recommended this place, which I’ve been meaning to try out for some time. Fantastic pub, building established out in Footscray dating from mid 1800. We had a Sunday brunch here, the atmosphere was great and service friendly. We ordered croquettes which had crab, fennel, chive creme fraiche with buffalo mozzarella to share for entrée. As for the main we had the wagyu burger & roast duck breast which came with potato, roast fig. Too finish up we shared a pudding which had salted caramel ice cream all just little over $100. Really enjoyed the meal and the presentation of the food was great. Highly recommended and would definitely return again.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner experience at the Plough Hotel. Id been meaning to try this establishment out for the last year or so as the Plough is an iconic establishment in Footscray.
The renovations look great and is modern and inviting. It was a Tuesday night and it was quite busy. We ordered the goats cheese stuffed zucchini flowers as a starter and the steak and wagyu burger for main. Scotch steak perfectly medium rare. The prices and serving sizes were reasonable. The brioche bun for the burger was a little too sweet for my liking but the meat was delicious. All the condiments (sauce etc) are made in-house. Very worthwhile dining experience.