Completely renovated in 2014, The Plough at Lupton is a stylish boutique pub boasting luxurious
B&B accommodation and fine dining. Here you’ll find beams and blazing fires,quirky design features and a wealth of clever visual references to its countryside location through interior design.

LOCATION

Whether guests are looking to explore the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales or Kirkby Lonsdale,
the inn is the perfect haven to return to. The real plus point here is that you’re within striking distance of the Lakes, but without the Lakes prices so you get more for your money!


AMBIENCE

There’s quite a relaxing vibe here; it doesn’t feel formal or stuffy. Staff were particularly friendly and when we needed emergency toiletries they didn’t stock, they even offered to nip out for them to help us out! We’re sure that level of service would have to be subject to staffing levels but nevertheless we were impressed.


PRACTICALLY SPEAKING

The hotel was easy to find and there was plentiful parking. Check in was quick and easy and there wasn’t a huge trek to the rooms either.


ROOMS There are six bedrooms to choose from – all come equipped with luxury linens, decadent toiletries and can cater to couples and families alike. We stayed in the Torsin Suite which they describe as the Jewel in their crown and it was undoubtedly the largest hotel suite we’ve ever stayed in at a whopping 685 sq ft. Once in our room it was particularly well equipped with
mini-bar, Illy coffee maker, a lounge suite, indulgent reading matter and even a retro record player complete with Vinyls. Complete with a dressing area, expansive lounge seating, table and sumptuous super-king bed, the en-suite was larger than most hotel rooms. That had a large walk-in shower, his and hers sinks and a deep, rolltop bath.

 
DINING

The Plough has a large restaurant serving local produce in seasonally focused menus. The full menu is available in both the restaurant and bar, where four-legged friends are welcome so this has the feel of a real country inn downstairs.

The menu was more varied than most and portion sizes were hearty enough to fill without being uncomfortably large. The standard was high and presentation exquisite so regardless of whether you are staying or not, this is a great place to book for dinner anyway.

The local produce element shone through yet again in the high-quality breakfast ingredients.


PROS/CONS

PROS

Inspiring décor perfect for a romantic stay, excellent restaurant, exceptional value for money.

CONS

The air conditioning was a little noisy in the en-suite but we turned it off and used the spot lights
instead.

OUR VERDICT
Rooms start from £85 a night and £135 for The Torsin Suite. We thought that was incredibly good
value for such luxury!  We have never actually stayed in such a huge hotel suite, so if you’re staying for a few days, this would be more like having your own bespoke floor in a superb country pub.  There were lots of lovely little touches here, such as the individual, impossible to lose key fobs, authentic vintage rural dressing in the main lounges and bars downstairs, and yet it still had a home-from-home cosy feel, albeit a luxurious home-from-home!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Plough at Lupton
Cow Brow, Lupton, Cumbria,
LA6 1PJ
T: 015395 67700
E: info@theploughatlupton.co.uk
W: www.theploughatlupton.co.uk