The Old Plough
Situated in the pretty village of Braunston near the historic church, a trickling stream and picture-perfect thatched cottages, you’ll ﬁnd The Old Plough. Inside this cosy local you’ll discover dark beams, horse brasses and a cheerful hubbub rising from the bar. All is not quite as traditional as it seems, as landlord and chef Matt Howard has quite literally travelled the seven seas, honing his culinary skills on cruise ships and in kitchens around the globe, and he’s brought his adventuring home. We tried the sticky Korean chicken wings coated with sesame, followed by an intriguing and delicious coffee- and cocoa-covered steak. For summer, there are plans for a Korean-style barbecue in the garden, and on New Year’s Eve, Matt whipped up the ﬁve courses that were originally served in the Titanic’s ﬁrst-class dining salon. At The Old Plough, the charm and comfort of a traditional pub marries perfectly with inventive cuisine.