The Plough

“Interesting menus in Suffolk's highest spot” - AA Inspector



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Easily identified by an old plough and a weeping willow at the front, this part-thatched, 16th-century pub is tucked away on the pretty village green in Rede. On long-standing landlord Brian Desborough’s ever-changing blackboard menu look for lamb braised in Rioja red wine with vegetables and chorizo; crab au gratin; and diced chicken breast with creamy Stilton and celery sauce. The bar serves Fuller’s, Adnams, Ringwood and Sharp’s ales and 10 wines by the glass. At 128 metres above sea level, Rede is Suffolk’s highest point – verified by Guinness World Records.

The Plough
Phone : 01284 789208


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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