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The Plough Inn is situated at the top of the square in the picturesque village of Hillsborough, Co.Down. The famous family owned business boasts an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & wonderful food.

Originally established in 1758 as a coaching inn, the Plough has a rich heritage and with the current owners, the McGlones, having been in business for over 30 years The Plough is poised for a promising future.

Eat at The Plough

We offer great, hearty, traditional pub grub with an imaginative twist! Our lunches are not only made to satisfy and impress, but they’re also affordable.

Our serving times are as follows:
Breakfast @ The Vintage Rooms
Monday – Saturday 9am – 11.45am
Sunday 10am-1pm
Lunch & Dinner @ The Vintage Rooms
Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm (VR lunch menu)
Saturday 12pm – 4.30pm (VR lunch menu)
Saturday 5pm – 9.30pm (bistro evening menu)
Dining in The Public Bar
Monday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm (public bar lunch menu)
Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm (public bar lunch menu)
**Bar snack menu available every day from 5pm**
Dining in The Bistro
Monday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm (bistro evening menu)
Friday – Saturday 5pm – 9.30pm (bistro evening menu)
Sunday 12pm – 8pm (Sunday menu)

The Vintage Rooms Breakfast Menu

The Vintage Rooms Lunch Menu

Public Bar Lunch Menu

Evening Menu

Sunday Menu

Dessert Menu

Bar Snack Menu

Hillsborough Royal Brew Experience

Join our fantastic partner Nikki Elliot for a fabulous experience, discovering the history brewed and fermented in the Royal Village of Hillsborough in County Down.

‘Hillsborough Royal Brew’ is a lovely small-group guided 5K walking, wellbeing and heritage experience around lesser-known Royal Hillsborough. Completed by a wonderful beer tasting paired with locally-sourced Tapas tasting in an historic, private bar!

You will be guided on a 5km walk, exploring around the beautiful lake, forest and village, discovering the history brewed and fermented in Royal Hillsborough’s DNA.


For more info click on the poster below or check out Walk It Off NI at

Private Room Hire / Functions

Planning an event and need a private room hire? Got a big birthday coming up? We do weddings too! Contact Keith on 02892 682985 or with some details of what exactly you’re after and we’ll get back to you with some options!


Options to include but not limited to:

  • Finger Buffet
  • Hot Fork Buffet
  • 2/3 Course Set Menu

Book your table here!