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The Plough Inn Wreay

££ - £££, British,
Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0RL, England
+44 16974 75770
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0RL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked the plough inn for a family Christmas get together. Around 20 of us made the meal and we weren't disappointed!! Superb food served hot and with a smile!! Might even have sorted a job for my daughter when she turns 16 :) we'll...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 265alw
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It was our absolute pleasure serving you all today. You have an amazing family and your daughter was a stunner. Make sure you send her our way when she’s left school. We are so pleased you all Enjoyed you’re food and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pub, which functions more as a restaurant, was recommended to us by several people. We visited for the first time this week and found the welcome good, the ambience fine, but the menu was more limited than a typical restaurant. The offerings were of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sandy B
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly if something is marked as gluten free, it has to be gluten free by law. The chefs have to check every ingredient to ensure its gluten free and I can 100% assure you this is a gluten free dish and we don’t use soy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal at the Plough last night, everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. I ordered the pork platter, while my partner had the Balmoral chicken, and both meals were perfect. Good menu choice as well, service was also excellent, will definitely return! Thank...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wtjm
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review your visit to The Plough. The Balkoral chicken has been a partyicuksr favourite on our Specials Board this week. Lovely comments, much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and extensive menu. Warm place to be on a cold day with an equally warm and welcoming host.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DonaldM101
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. It was bitterly cold so nice to see people venturing out. Hope to see you back in the future. Lovely comments Many thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying in Gretna for our 1st anniversary and we decided to try The Plough as it is only 15 mins drive away and had some great reviews. I must say that we weren't disappointed, the place is amazing ! We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jonathan M
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your first visit to the Plough and the comments are amazing. We appreciate all reviews we get and it’s wonderful to hear that we are getting things right. Hope to see you again when back in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this establishment for first time yesterday although we only live 4 miles away. friendly greeting as soon as you walk in. Pleasant staff, prompt service and the food itself was superb. Will be visiting again very soon. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JMG55
E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review your first visit to the Plough. It’s lovely to hear positive feedback and we hope this will be the first of many visits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Plough Inn at Wreay is Superb!! It is a warm and friendly pub with excellent and helpful, friendly staff. Serving excellent ales (and other refreshments) The food is generous in proportions and is well presented, very tasty and well prepared. Will certainly call again...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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E4696XYjanek, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou for the lovely comments and taking the time to review your visit to the Plough. It’s fantastic and humbling to know that customers enjoy the Plough as much as we love it. Much appreciated Brian and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 for Sunday lunch after reading the good reviews on here and we weren’t disappointed. Lovely little pub with friendly atmosphere. The food was delicious, all home cooked and served by attentive staff. The bread served with the starters was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank moneyconvertor
Jane K, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Many thanks for the stunning review and lovely comments. How to see you all again very soon

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

My Husband & I we’re up in The Lakes and we visited Jane & Alex at their Pub The Plough Inn, Wreay for lunch. The food was superb, I had steak fajitas and Hubbie had the Curry of the day. It was so well presented...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jane K, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely words. It was lovely to meet you both and we hope you come back and see us again if in the area. Many thanks

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Decided to celebrate my sons 30th here on sat night and could not of wished for a better family meal. Had 2 children with us and they were well looked after as much as the adults - even putting mr tumble dvds on the tv...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen N
Jane K, Owner at The Plough Inn Wreay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thankyou for taking the time to review your family celebration to the pub. As grandparents we know how difficult it is to keep toddlers happy and Mr Tumble always works in keeping boredom at bay. Look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

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Raymond B
15 December 2017|
Response from E4696XYjanek | Property representative |
Hi We have a children's menu available on our website and our Facebook page. All our food is freshly cooked to order and made from locally sourced products at all times. Hope this helps.
1 May 2017|
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Response from E4696XYjanek | Property representative |
Hi We are approximately 4 miles off junc 42 of M6
29 May 2016|
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Response from E4696XYjanek | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately trip advisor does not offer facility to offer food versus opening times. Monday we only open for charity quiz 7-11pm Tuesday's we are closed Wednesday - Sunday 12-3pm(2.30pm last food order) 5.30pm - 9pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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