The Save the Plough campaign group are reporting that The Plough pub on Sandygate Road will be close after today (Tuesday):

After Tuesday of this week, the Plough will be closed. There’s no information about what is going to happen after that.

Whether Enterprise have another tenant lined up or are considering a sale is anybody’s guess at the moment.

Last summer, the pub was listed as an asset of community value.


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The Plough pub on Sandygate Road has been listed as an asset of community value.

This means that that in the event of it being put up for sale the group lodging the application would be given time to come up with a bid to buy it. There is no guarantee that this bid would be accepted by the seller.

With the rumoured threat of the pub being sold and turned into a convenience store, a group of regulars have launched an online petition and a paper petition in the pub that you’re invited to sign. There’s also a Save the Plough Facebook community group which they’ll use to keep everyone up to date.

The Plough is one of three remaining pubs in Crosspool and it is believed that a public house has stood on the site for around 400 years. The pub is famously located opposite Hallam FC’s Sandygate stadium, the oldest football ground in the world.

Save the Plough Facebook page

Save The Plough (Crosspool) petition – Now closed

Community pub ownership – Campaign For Real Ale

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