Plough Group makes £500k investment

(L-R) William, Derek and Richard Patterson from The Plough Group.
(L-R) William, Derek and Richard Patterson from The Plough Group.

The Plough in Hillsborough is to create 15 full and part-time jobs with a £500,000 investment in its new ‘Vintage Rooms.’

Hillsborough’s iconic Plough Group of bars and restaurants is approaching its 36th year of business in July, brothers William, Richard and Derek Patterson, who currently employ 220 people locally, are gearing up for the launch of their newest venture, The Vintage Rooms, which will open later this month.

The Vintage Rooms will serve as a unique lounge bar experience in Hillsborough and is sure to attract foodies looking for that something different for lunch or a night out.

Situated at the former Bar Retro site, The Vintage Rooms will add another unique offering from the Patterson family who have continued to evolve their business over the years to include the popular Plough Inn which also includes The Bistro and Simply Seafood; The Pheasant, Annahilt, and The Tannery, Moira as part of their portfolio.

The Vintage Rooms in addition to offering a sit down lunchtime deli offering, will include a takeaway option for customers to enjoy the famous high-quality and innovative dishes from The Plough Group on-the-go.

In addition to the lunchtime trade and the exclusive drinks offerings on-site at The Vintage Rooms, the restaurant will also offer daily afternoon tea and casual dining in the form of sharing plates in the early evening from Wednesday to Saturday. Visit