The Plough Inn is located in the Somerset village of Congresbury and has been a pub since the 1800s. Unusual today for being made up of several interlinking small rooms we enjoy an atmosphere that harks back to older times while enjoying modern comforts.

We aim to ensure your time with us is relaxing and enjoyable. During the colder months a real log fire and candles on the table sets a warm welcome

In 2013 Congresbury became the site for The North Somerset Butterfly House, a tropical butterfly house with a remit to work with the local community and authorities to benefit local conservation initiatives, conservation based education and the local economy.[34]

Our pub is renowned for cask conditioned beer from local and regional brewers and we figure in many national guides. We have a team of talented chefs and are proud of our increasingly widespread reputation for the quality of our meals.

The village had a school founded in the 1870s that was split into separate infant and junior schools in the early 1970s. In September 2009, the two schools were re-joined as one primary school.

From snacks and drinks to our lunchtime specials: all the information you need is now available online.

Congresbury’s Kate Herbison won the Somerset County Bowls Association two-wood title at the championships held at Bath’s Bloomfield Bowling Club.

If the village votes Yes then the project team will be able to move the plans forward to build a modern multi-use facility for use by all age groups subject to the final designs and finishes being submitted for public consultation and approval by North Somerset council.

Friday 7th October – 7 pm to 9 pm for 8 – 12 year olds at The Old School Rooms.

North Somerset's area covers part of the ceremonial county of Somerset but it is administered independently of the non-metropolitan county. Its administrative headquarters is in the town hall in Weston-super-Mare. Between 1 April 1974 and 1 April 1996, it was the Woodspring district of the county of Avon.[12] Before 1974 that the parish was part of the Axbridge Rural District.[13]

The Congresbury Market Cross, situated on the junction of Broad Street and High Street, will be examined to see if more steps exist below the road’s surface.

North Somerset Council has taken part in discussions with Congresbury Parish Council and Historic England about how to put in some form of protection for the cross, but before protective engineering works can be put in place, the structure of the cross needs to be fully understood.

Strongvox Ltd have submitted an outline planning application for up to 24 dwellings and construction of access from Brinsea Road with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for subsequent approval.

Around 70 people packed the Methodist Hall to hear from Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) and local authority representatives.

North Somerset council has set Thursday, September 15 as the date for a village referendum on proposals for a new village hall/community centre in Congresbury on the King George V playing fields.

At the heart of The Plough is our range of cask conditioned beer selected from West Country brewers such as Yeovil Ales, RCH. Butcombe, Cheddar Ales, Otter and St Austels among many others. We are once again in CAMRAs Good Beer Guide and keep six beers on tap in the best of condition.

Congresbury has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. Sporting facilities for the football club,[17] tennis club,[18] and cricket club (formed in 1844),[19][20] are provided by the umbrella organisation, the Congresbury Recreation Club.[21] The Recreation Club is also home to several skittles teams and darts teams. The village also offers fishing in purpose built lakes and the River Yeo itself.

There is an annual village fete held at the primary school.

From a pint and a panini for lunch or Calves Liver with Butter, Sage and Bubble and Squeak from our evening menu and our Chefs Peter and Nicky Jane or Venison Steak with Black Peppercorn Sauce from our Specials Board with a glass of Shiraz The Plough offers that little more. Our pudding board has Guiness and Chocolate Cake and New York Style Cheese cake among other dishes from Sharon - our pastry chef.

The Vicarage includes an early 19th-century vicarage and former Priest's House from around 1446. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[11]

Kate, Congresbury’s only representative in this year’s championships, got off to a slow start but found her rhythm on the heavy green more quickly than her opponent to win comfortably.

There is a Methodist chapel on Brinsea Road (B3133) which was constructed in 1878 to seat 150 people.[14]

The local council responsible for education is North Somerset Council. Congresbury has a pre-school and St Andrews Primary School. Secondary education is not available in the village and so many of Congresbury's children commute daily to the nearby village of Churchill to attend Churchill Academy and Sixth Form.

The village has many recreational groups,[23] including Cubs, Scouts and Brownies, a bell-ringing club, a youth club and the Congresbury Youth Partnership.[24]

There was a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 12th September 2016 at 7.30 pm in the St Andrews Room, at the Old School Rooms, Congresbury. The draft minutes for the meeting can be found here. Supporting documents are available via the Council Meetings tab. 

The Anglican Church of St Andrew in Congresbury, Somerset, England dates from the 13th century but was extensively altered in the 15th century[15] and has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[16]

The village voted on Thursday 15th September 2016 on proposals for the new village hall / community centre. There was a 70% vote in favour of the proposals to have planning permission. That means the Right To Build order for Congresbury will be issued by North Somerset.

In the heart of the village there is also a bowls club,[25] which has an annual competition open to all.

Congresbury Bowling Club ladies have won the Weston & District Ladies League for the third consecutive year.

Further details can be found on the North Somerset Council website where you can add any comments, full details here. 

Welcome to Congresbury Parish Council     

Captain Ruth Horton was presented with the trophy by league secretary Sandra Milliner, of Victoria Bowling Club, Weston-super-Mare.


The parish is represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom as part of the Weston-super-Mare county constituency. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is also part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Early drawings of the Scheduled Monument – which is also Grade II listed – show four steps, as it does today, although postcards from the early part of the 20th century show stones underneath the bottom step.

For information on village events, clubs and societies please click on the link to the village website here If you would like to know more about the history of Congresbury click here  If you wish to connect to North Somerset Council please click here .

The monies raised will go towards replacing recently stolen equipment.

To make sure the excavation can be carried out safely the slip road between Broad Street and High Street will be closed for a week. The site will be made secure by Skanska, who will break the road surface so that the archaeologists can begin their work. Skanska are carrying out the work free of charge in order to support the community project.

An electoral ward exists in Congresbury. The area and population are the same as shown above.

Congresbury’s strong community spirit was demonstrated again when residents gathered to hear about the latest development scheme for the village.