The Plough Inn
“Affectionately held in the locals’ hearts” - AA Inspector
Below Farleton Knott, a hill from which locals once warned of Scottish unrest, stands this apparently simple roadside pub. Any notion of simplicity, however, is quickly dispelled on entering this stylish 1760s inn. Oak beams, leather sofas, colourful rugs and antique furniture impart a farmhouse feel. Brathay slate tops the bar, where Lakeland brewers such as Tirril and Bowness Bay augment Kirkby Lonsdale’s own Monumental ale; more than a dozen wines are served by the glass. Polished oak floors lead into the restaurant, where open fires and wood-burning stoves do a sterling job when needed. Beautifully presented food is served from noon through to 9pm, with quality and local provenance the keynotes. Spiced game terrine with fig and cinnamon chutney; violet artichoke and mozzarella may kick things off, then continue with beef, onion and stout pie; or braised Cumbrian lamb neck fillet, roasted broccoli, courgettes and pearl barley.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About The area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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