A HEREFORD pub has reopened after two months of closure for a major revamp.

The Plough in Whitecross Road, Hereford reopened on May 30 after an eight-week closure and a major £400,000 refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs.

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The revamp has transformed The Plough into a top-quality family and dog-friendly pub with what Star Pubs says is one of the best games rooms in the area.

Its unique décor includes striking digital wallpaper and artwork displaying Hereford’s history and cidermaking links, while the machinist metal and wood stools and leather-covered seats are a nod to Hereford’s tanning history.

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The layout with its staged area enables new landlord Dean Tortalino to host live entertainment every weekend and a Sunday evening quiz. Different bars also make it possible for customers to hold private functions at the pub.

The games area has a new pool table and digital darts, and TVs showing live Sky and TNT sports. And for those interested in pool and darts, Dean is keen to set up teams and for theme to compete in local leagues.

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A new eclectic menu with everything from light bites, small plates and pub classics to chicken tikka masala and Singapore noodles means there’s something for everyone. Children have their own menu to choose from.


The Plough is now open from 12 noon to 11pm daily.

Mr Tortalino said: “The Plough looks amazing. There’s nothing like it in Hereford. The team and I have been busy training staff on the new menu and drinks."

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The new landlord said he had invited a couple of locals in ahead of the opening to give them a peek at the changes. 

“They were amazed by the transformation, giving the new look a big thumbs up," he said.

Bruce Wellman, operations director for Star Pubs: “I am delighted with the refurbishment and think the community will be too.”