Thumbs-up for new uniforms at Plough

The new-look uniforms at The Plough, Alnwick.
The new-look uniforms at The Plough, Alnwick.

Dressed to impress, staff at an Alnwick social spot have been decked out in new uniforms.

The transformation has taken place at The Plough, on Bondgate Without.

Front-of-house employees have been given a more dapper look, replacing standard black uniforms with gear including brown brogues, tweed waistcoats and ties.

The chefs have received new aprons while the housekeepers have also been given updated uniforms. The clothing shake-up follows the venue’s takeover by David Whitehead, who also has The Jolly Fisherman, in Craster.

General manager Michael Bateman said: “This is all about standing out and being a little bit different.

“Everyone has done the black uniforms to death.

“We wanted to have something very different, but also give it a modern, classic feel.”

The new uniforms were launched last Thursday and have already proved a hit.

Michael added: “We have had really good feedback so far. There has been a lot of positive comments and the pictures of the new uniforms sparked a big response on our Facebook page since we posted them.”

Michael said that the style of the new-look uniforms was kept under wraps from staff for as long as possible.

He told the Gazette: “We wanted to give it a big build up and we tried to keep it a secret from the team for as long as possible.

“I think all of the staff have got pride in their new uniforms and they are really looking the part.”

Michael added that another new feature at The Plough is the introduction of serving rose prosecco on tap. This follows on from serving prosecco on draft.