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The Plough Inn Pub and Our Surroundings

12 Jun 2017

A building that combines old world country charm with state-of-the-art facilities conveniently placed just a couple a couple of miles off junction 36 of the M6 motorway between the Lake District and the Peak District. The Plough Inn at Lupton combines delicious home cooked food with a beautiful and luxurious boutique hotel. Perfect for a birthday lunch with family and friends or a romantic weekend with that special someone..... The Plough Inn really is the ideal destination.

Our rooms are to die for

The minute you step into our unique pub boutique you will feel at home. As the fire roars in the corner and the smell of freshly cut flowers fills your senses, a feeling of happiness will overcome you. As a staff, any guest entering our establishment is treated with the upmost respect and your every need is catered for. We believe that your Plough Inn experience has to be special and perfect in every way.

This ethos is reflected in our beautiful rooms. Effortlessly stylish, elegant and wonderfully luxurious, just a night in one of our Boutique Suites will allow you to escape and indulge in an atmosphere of sheer comfort and relaxation. The Plough Inn’s Boutique Suites are totally unique in terms of their luxury and bespoke romantic style compared to anywhere else in the area. 

With bathrooms that are kitted out with Aslotel toiletries, fluffy towels and lush dressing gowns, and as for our huge bathtubs with monsoon showers.... Well it is the definition of relaxation. For a wonderful night's sleep, slip into your own super king-sized bed and slide between crisp cotton sheets that are gorgeously smooth against your skin; rest your head on a feather pillow and curl up beneath a super-soft duvet. Getting up in the morning will be extremely difficult.

Eat at the Plough
‘The way to people’s heart is through their stomach!’ At the Plough Inn we are a great believer in this, with our locally sourced food, innovative menu, fantastic cask asks and soft drinks, and person-centred service.  A meal at the Plough Inn, will be a meal you will wax lyrical about to all your friends and family. Whether it's fine dining or a lunchtime snack, at The Plough Inn we have something for everyone. Our talented team of chefs only use the finest and freshest ingredients to produce truly spectacular meals.

You will fall in love with our freshly made market soup or you can share our mouth watering baked Camembert. If you love a heart warming pie, well our Cheese and Onion Pie will be right up your street or if you like your meat rare try our Bavette Steak which is a Colombian deliciously. Please click here to check out our incredible menu. 

Our superb surroundings

A beautiful walk
Ingleton Falls at Ingleton, just outside Kirkby Lonsdale, is a fantastic walk for all the family, and it's dog-friendly. You follow a circular trail through woodland and you can see some unique geological features as well as rare birds and plants. At 4½ miles, the walk isn't too strenuous, and the real rewards are the truly spectacular waterfalls that drop 30 metres in places. 

You don't need to go into the heart of the Lake District to enjoy a good walk, yet most people turn left at junction 36 of the M6 and miss the great viewpoint that Farleton Knott can offer if you turn right. The impressive limestone pavement is clearly visible from the motorway and there is something oddly relaxing about looking down on to the busy M6 while you are climbing the 800ft peak (walking time: two hours) and feeling quite smug. Views at various points stretch toward the Howgill Fells, the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire and the Lake District, and watch out for the paragliders who regularly take off from the summit.

A spot of shopping
I'm sure a lot of people have heard of Ruskin's View and many make the trip to Kirkby Lonsdale specifically to gaze up the Lune Valley and see exactly why John Ruskin referred to it as "one of the loveliest scenes in England". However, after taking in the view, make sure you walk back down the side of the church to the whole new world of boutique shops, which is almost like taking a step back in time. 

Kirkby Lonsdale has gradually changed from being a proud little market town into the heart and soul of the South Lakes dining and drinking scene. There are eight great pubs serving good quality food and some of the finest real ales – many from the relatively new and award-winning Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Company. But it's not all about the food – artists and art lovers will find much to enjoy here, from the wonderful Finestra Gallery, which showcases the work of many fine local painters, photographers and sculptor.

A shoot to thrill
Clay pigeon shooting at Crabtree Farm, just a couple of minutes from The Plough, is a great fun activity for all ages. You can simply turn up with your gun (providing you have a licence) and shoot up to 100 Clay Pigeons from £17, or book specific packages such as those for first-timers and teams. It's open twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday. 

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