About Us


Emigrants to the United States in the early 1990’s  Marion Ryder & Jerome Donovan opened their first restaurant The Bards, quickly followed by The Plough & the Stars. Over the past 20 years, their restaurants have become an integral part of the neighborhoods they are located in.  With an innovative approach to Irish cuisine Marion & Jerome earned local and national media attention including a feature article in the renowned and influential ‘The Robb Report.’ Marion and Jerome’s success is due to their proprietary style, a genuine caring for, and a dedication to, providing an exceptional experience to their customers. Their professional leadership and culinary expertise has earned several awards including a James Beard Award and  their restaurants have been featured on CBS; FOX; NBC; ABC and Food Network a few times. Their restaurants are routinely recommended on numerous Airline flight magazines for visitors to the North East United States. the Plough & the Stars is Philadelphia’s premier Irish Pub.

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Mon. – Sat.)
and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sun.)

11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (Mon.- Fri.)

10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)

Bar menu
2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon.- Fri.)
and 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)
as well as 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Sun.)

Our bar is open until 2 a.m. 365 days a year

Our Gallery