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Summary

This “spacious” pub-with-rooms, in a “beautiful setting” just off the M6, continues to win the thumbs up for its “terrific” cooking (a mixture of pub classics with a twist, and more ambitious dishes).

£45
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

An updated pub-with-rooms, just off the M6, that seems to be on an even keel though it's “no longer associated with the (much-vaunted) Punch Bowl at Crossthwaite”; fans praise its “beautifully presented and blooming tasty” food.

£44
Good
Average
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Sibling to the Punch Bowl in Crossthwaite, this recently refurbished inn enjoys a “stunning location” (close to the M6 too) and has a “lovely airy dining area”; fans praise its “delicious menu” and child-friendly service, but the occasional sceptic can find standards merely “ordinary”.

£44
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A real treat” – this recently refurbished inn (sister of the Punch Bowl in Crossthwaite) is a “great all-rounder”, say fans, offering “adventurous” specials; sceptics, though, would say it’s “more of a reliable stopping point” (and just off the M6 too).

£43
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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9 pm

The Plough Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Plough Inn Restaurant in LA6, Lupton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Plough Inn restaurant.
Andrew S
An old roadside inn, but pretty featureless...
Reviewed 4 months, 1 day ago

"An old roadside inn, but pretty featureless inside and out, not helped by a pretty cavernous interior, with, I think, three large rooms and an anonymous corridor from the car park entrance. The menu reads well, with pub classics aplenty, and just a few more modern gastropubby dishes. But execution was very mixed on my visit. Service was particularly good - welcoming and efficient; concerned but not obtrusive. Sadly the food was a bit of a let down. A starter described as Queenie scallops, creamy leeks and gruyere with dipping bread. Was at most 5 queenies, though I think only 4 in a volcanically hot gruyere sauce with no trace of leeks, served in what I'd describe as a half height ramekin. For £6.50, very disappointing, though the massive hunk of bread was good. And not just me that was disappointed: a young boy at the next table saw scallops, which were clearly one of his favourites. The parents ordered them as his main course. When it came, he spent 5 minutes stabbing at the small bowl, and exclaiming "where are the scallops?" His mother had to give him most of her chips... A burger - looking nothing like the photos on their website that I'd seen earlier - was fine. Quite good flavour beef, despite being markedly overcooked. The brioche bun a bit tired. Bacon and Lancashire cheese toppings were fine, though neither of any particular tastiness. A side order of onion rings came sat in a pool of their own oil at the bottom of their bowl: the batter was good, though the frying didn't have the lightness and freshness of the best examples. Desserts were predictable pub classics and didn't excite me enough to order one. Jolly good beer, and a good selection too."

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Cow Brow, Lupton, LA6 1PJ
Opening hours

noon - 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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