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Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0RL, England
+44 16974 75770
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited The Plough Inn a few months ago after a review from a friend. The inside of the restaurant looked fantastic and very rustic. The staff were very friendly and seated us immediately even though the bar had a few locals being propped up by it. The food was excellent, I chose the hunters chicken which must have been... More 

Thank Grahmo
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came for a meal with friends recently. Overall my experience was disappointing which just goes to show that even with good reviews on here, that you can't take it for granted that you will have a fantastic experience. Maybe we were just unlucky on the night we were there??? Our table was booked early and the place was quiet when... More 

Thank Sh0rtShirt
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and I wanted to explain in more detail some points you have raised. When allocating tables we do so based on numbers. As the booking was for a three, this would be set for three, if a bigger than booked party arrives and tables are all booked out for the evening, it means that we would... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are from Canada and are visiting my cousin Elaine in Southwaite and i have a very bad shellfish allergy. The the plough was excellent in preparation and care taken with my meal. The food presentation was 5 star!!! Along with quality, price and service. Thank you it was very much appreciated. Barry & Penny

Thank Barry F
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience at The Plough. We are aware that severe food allergies can cause anxiety for customers we're eating out. So on this basis we will always do what we can to prevent this with up to date allergen recording so that customers are fully aware of what the dish contains. We are... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a disappointment - definitely no friendly staff, in fact we actually felt as though we were a nuisance! Meal was reasonable - but by no means spectacular. Wouldn't go back.

Thank busylizzie222
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

I was shocked to read this review as I cannot recall anybody that has complained recently about not been happy. All our staff are very friendly to customers as I insist on this and as our industry is food, I fail to see how anybody would be deemed a nuisance so I would like to get to the bottom of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stopped off here on the way back down to Yorkshire from Scotland. We always seem to struggle with places. Invariably, it's full, we haven't booked (very difficult to forecast when you might actually arrive in the middle of a 250+ mile trip) or the car park has no spaces. However, in this instance, all went to... More 

1 Thank Aits2011
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

As the Plough is conveniently situated just off the M6 many of our customers are enroute home or to Scotland and is ideally placed for a quick detour. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and hope if you are ever passing through again, you pop in. Thank you for the review More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the missus staff were very attentive and the food was gorgeous. Would definitely recommend and plant to return soon.

Thank Richard M
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Plough, it means a lot to hear feedback and to know what we are doing well and what can be improved on, so much appreciated. More 

Wigton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eight of us met up for a 60th birthday treat all the staff were very welcoming and the place was warm and friendly our meal arrived in good time and was one of the best we have had out. I had the steak pie and could not fault it every one else thought there meals were perfect . My only... More 

Thank joseph k
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at The Plough Inn and we are pleased you all enjoyed this. Our home made steak pie is one of our best sellers. We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well thought out menu, amazing food, all home made and delicious, friendly and efficient staff,comfortable and very clean surroundings, we will definately be returning. Brilliant!!!

1 Thank Sianne D
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Fabulous review thankyou for this. Even better that you will return, we look forward to it. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family meal for 9 people, all 9 had 2 courses and thought it was excellent. Couldn't fault the service, all very helpful.

1 Thank mjn13
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

We are so pleased you all enjoyed your visit to the Plough and your feedback is very important to us and means a lot. Thank you More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been unable to visit our usual haunt in Carlisle I found the Plough Inn at Wreay. We arrived half an hour earlier than our booked slot and were warmly welcomed by our host. We were a party of four and each one of us greatly enjoyed our meals. We will be back as the food was excellent/ The pub... More 

1 Thank Skypilot999
Jane K, Manager at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Plough Inn. The village is beautiful and all around are rolling hills and a special little church that is now in the top 10 of the best churches to see and more famous that it was built by a woman. We are very proud of our little village... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 16974 75770
The Plough Inn was tastefully refurbished with handmade brickwork and granite slabs, under floor heating adding to the warm, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in 2005. The bar has been built using hand-made bricks rescued from an old Cumbrian mill race, decorating its front is an old ploughshare, the rural connection continued with a part of the edging to the bar coming from a combine harvester. The Plough has a well-deserved, excellent reputation for it's food which is locally sourced, wherever possible. Meals are served between 12 and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday and between 5.30 - 9pm Tuesday to Sunday from March - November, The Plough opens on a Monday evening from 7pm for a fun quiz night which starts at 8.15pm. It is a £1 to enter and teams can have up to 6 players per team. A bottle of wine is raffled on the evening with the proceed going to the winners charity of choice. Free home made chips are given to all that attend on the evening. Tuesday evenings during March - November offer a small limited menu followed by a weekly acoustic music evening where musicians can come and play with other like minded folk or can just come to sit and listen and enjoy the music. A fun night is guaranteed for all who attend with a selection of real ales available from Corby & Hawkshead Brewery. It has been LocAle accredited by the Solway branch for it's local real ales and we are in the We hope to be in the 2016 edition of The Good Beer guide and have won CAMRA Winter Pub of the Season December 2015 and have just been nominated for CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016 so fingers crossed. We have been nominated 2014 and 2015 as Best Country Pub in the Carlisle Living Magazine awards and as a small family business are thrilled with the achievements so far since we took over the pub in May 2014. We have a real wood burning stove lit on a cool evening to add to the lovely ambiance of this Country Inn. We often have live music acts who come to entertain customers at The Plough Inn. The dates for these can be found both on the website and on The Plough Inn Facebook page. We can cater for up to 65 covers, weddings, funerals, birthday parties, special events, business/corporate lunches/meetings and training days. Afternoon teas are available on request, but must be booked. PLEASE NOTE - ALL OUR FOOD IS COOKED FRESH TO ORDER SO YOU WILL HAVE A WAIT WHILST YOUR FOOD IS COOKED. WE CATER FOR PEOPLE WITH VARIOUS ALLERGENS, PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WITH YOUR WAITRESS ON ARRIVAL

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