All day, every day- the main menu is served between 12noon and 9pm.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Plough at Lupton
The Plough is a beautifully appointed roadside inn with a big emphasis on food. We have a large restaurant where we accept booking all day, as well as a bar area where dogs are allowed.
We also keep some tables in the bar free from reservations- perfect for impromptu food!
Excellent food, faultless each and every time . We will definitely be back!!
Very accommodating as we were 45 minutes earlier than we had expected though I did phone up and ask if our table was available. My only adverse comment is that all long haired staff serving food should really have their hair tied properly back and not loose as it means that they tend to be touching it frequently which I find very unhygienic.
Food was really really good. It just took a little too long to come. One of our waitresses was fantastic
We live in Warrington & travel on a regular basis to have a meal with you because we love it. I brought my mum & sister on Sunday because they haven't been before. Even though we enjoyed it it was so cold. I asked if we could have the fire on & my sister had her meal with her coat on
food was lovley and service was very good
I came in on Saturday night, it was for my birthday. I was very disappointed - we have been to the plough quite a few times, it’s one of my favourite places to eat, we waited over 45 minutes for our drink to arrive, the service we had wasn’t great, we felt like we had been forgotten about, we wanted deserts but they didn’t come for our order (we approached 2 of the waitresses) but i was getting really un patent so we didn’t get one, we asked for the bill, it didn’t arrive, so we ended up going to the bar and asking for it ourselves... I won’t be rushing back any time soon.
Lovely atmosphere and delicious roast dinner
Hi we came for a meal at the bar few weeks ago and had a nice meal so last night I booked again for last night but this time the restaurant as I wanted to talk my wife for a quiet romantic meal. Once we arrived we where told the restaurant was closed, I said I had a booking and no one had told me it was closed and I have an emailed confirming. So we where put in the middle of the bar area which was loud and we couldn’t hear each other and a few dogs around our feet. Now I don’t mind this if we where just nipping in for a quick meal from a walk but I wanted something different so wasn’t happy. Travelled an hour to get to your pub too so we were disappointed. The food wasn’t as good as last time don’t know if because your restaurant was closed your chef was off but my wife got a mushroom soap what was like dish water had no salt and pepper in it and no flavour, no chef would of served that if tasted. The mains were fine but not as good as last time we came. Didn’t have desserts as it was to loud, people at the bar drinking really loud I understand as it’s a bar but that’s why I booked the restaurant, an email telling me would of been nice. The bar was packed so don’t understand why some of the smaller groups could of been in the restaurant, I had a look in to your restaurant and looked nice shame we couldn’t use it and probably won’t be back.
Thank you very much to Katie and the team for looking after us so well on Friday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, we look forward to seeing you again!
Service was slow and we had to chase for drinks etc.. Value for money was poor on reflection as we only had main courses with no starter or sweet and our bill was still £25 a head for the 8 of us. The staff were friendly and polite but were obviously very busy as seemed short staffed for the size of the bar and restaurant. Food was delicious but not sure we’d hurry back. All out of roast dinners before 5pm so poor planning there.4/8 of our party would have chosen this option.
Great food in a friendly atmosphere. All six poeple attending said they had enjoyed the meal. I had the seas bass & that was excellant.
Lovely decor, nice furnishings. Very quiet in restaurant, we were only ones there! Would prefer slightly more choice on menu. Baked Camembert was delicious.
Online booking system failed when I tried to add a person to the booking. Nobody answered the phone when I called several times during the evening before. I finally got through in the morning, to find that the booking amendment had worked after all. Service very friendly, but slow! Food good.
Great food Perfect balance food vs atmospheric vs family across 3 generations Thankyou
Service was extremely poor - over two hours for lunch.
excellent and very good food indeed for both adults and cjhildren
A very good experience over all. As we were having lunch in the bar it would have been nice to have a wider choice of lighter options. We received excellent service and our party of 5 all enjoyed our food . We will certainly be returning. Mike
DISSAPOINTING. No sense of Christmas as the ‘occasion’. Food took too long to come to table between courses. We waited over three quarters of an hour to actually receive the main course! When it finally arrived the plates were cold, the food tepid. BIG emphasis on food? ..... The FOOD served: Creamed, truffle cheese - tasteless. No plates to eat this on and had to use the one paper napkin presented to place the toast on. Main course: mass produced rubbish. Turkey - pre sliced precooked slices. The vegetables were not cooked. Sprouts are not nice semi-raw. The ONE Carrot on my plate - I couldn't get the knife to even cut into it. Served semi- raw The Christmas pudding was a ' suety mass ' and was an absolutely tasteless 'slab' on the plate, smothered in cream... The pudding cutlery provided had only a spoon - no fork to accompany this. Staff did not have the time to listen or cope. Its attention to small details that makes the difference. If you are insisting on providing quantities of mass produced food, suggest the level of the cuisine provided would have been better provided by a well-known nationwide baking establishment. If you are going to provide a 'special event ' experience, suggest you look after all guests ' equally and provide some sense of 'occasion' on the day. A small quartet in reception and someone to meet and greet guests’. The free Bucks Fizz provided used cheap sparkling wine topped up with cheap orange juice - was flat and not nice. Other tables within the main part of the restaurant were noticeably attended to with more enthusiasm than the smaller tables, situated in what was clearly and previously the bar area. DO NOT site tables NEAR or BESIDE outside doors. The constant opening and closing of the front door to: '6 drinking customers’, ruined the ambiance and we sat in the cold as a result.. We had a surly response to... ‘Closing outside doors’, as other people might want to come in for drinks'... We counted 6 drinkers in the 4 tortuous hours we were there. Clearly there was too much to do for the serving staff to cope with & the kitchen was not co-ordinated with the level of service and quantities of food required and as a result the food was badly delayed, hence tepid. If one wants a drink - nice surroundings, but the management have no idea of how to conduct an 'occasion', or, if they did - they would expect to be treated better than this. ‘Special’, as an adjective: better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual - is not The Ploughs' motto.
The promise was far better than the delivery. Starters were very slow arriving and the children's meals , which were pre-booked to arrive with the starter, did not arrive until the adults main meals just over one and one-half hours after we sat down at the table. All the meals had been pre-ordered and we sat down at the appointed time. Staff were very pleasant and apologetic; and we can only assume it was a melt down in the kitchen. Still, it did spoil what we planned as a very special 'family get together'.
Always very enjoyable.
There were aspects of the food which we really enjoyed, particular highlights were the squid and the duck. The whole meal was however let down by the Pheasant breast main (we had ordered three) which unfortunately had been left to dry out, perhaps under the heat lamps, and was very tough and dry. The mash and pear accompaniment was however very tasty. We were dining with a small child so had no inclination to delay our meal otherwise we would have sent all three mains back to the kitchen. It was a shame as it could have been a very good meal as the kitchen clearly can produce good well prepared food. Service was in general a bit lack lustre, took our order for mulled wine, waited after other drinks arrived and only after going to the bar to enquire were we told there was no mulled wine. It was also on the bill so we had to have it removed. I love to have a drink in the Plough, we are local, the venue is very comfortable. Just thought it was a real shame the Pheasant was left to dry out before it got to the table.
Beautiful food, lovely spacious dining room, friendly staff ~ perfect! X
Been to The Plough a few times. Today the service was very poor in terms of both time waiting and forgotten orders. Sat at table at 2-30 but food arrived at 3-25. Drink order had to asked for twice. Desert for one arrived promptly but the other three deserts ( just cakes from the bar area) failed to appear until I asked. Not sure if new staff, understaffed or just a bad day.Usually excellent service.
We had a lovely time. The food was amazing and it was really cosy with the fire lit. Staff were very attentive. Look forward to next time :-)