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The Plough Inn Alnwick

Alnwick, Northumerland

(106)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
The Plough Inn Alnwick logo

The Plough Inn Alnwick

Alnwick, Northumerland

(106)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Welcome to the Plough Alnwick, where you can enjoy total relaxation.

Located in the historic market town of Alnwick and near to Alnwick Castle, the Plough Alnwick offers a relaxing and beautiful environment to enjoy your special day.
The Plough has a grand history, dating back to 1896, it was once a coaching inn and hunting lodge.

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Reviews (106)

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Sheila Hartley

27 September 2019

Great service and food

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Hartley Ian

26 September 2019

Lovely meal pleasant staff

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Rodney Gray

24 September 2019

Great little pub, nice food

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Glen Rimmer

23 September 2019

Friendly staff, good choice of gin. Nice cosy pub

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Colaborador de TripAdvisor

23 September 2019

Llegamos a este bar gracias a la recomendación del Lonely Planet de Gran Bretaña.||Pedimos unas pint de cerveza mi marido y de sidra yo, ambas súper buenas y para acompañar una hamburguesa vegana acompañada de papas fritas y ensalada y una …Read more on TripAdvisor

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Jacquie Levy

22 September 2019

Excellent food, friendly staff

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Derek Francis

15 September 2019

Canny place canny gin!

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Patricia Kingham

15 September 2019

Excellent meal. Good service. Friendly staff and surroundings lovely. Thank you.

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Nigel Wood

15 September 2019

Cracking hotel part of Punch chain now pricey bar tho

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Dawn Gill

15 September 2019

Loved this break away. The food and room was superb central to all areas we visited. Would reccomend and go again

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Richard Tate

8 September 2019

Nice place for food and drink. Staff always great.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

8 September 2019

We stayed for two nights and found the staff, location, room and food faultless.||Great to have 'free' on site parking and anyone who can drive 'should easily' be able to drive through the archway! (Our car is wide and we sailed …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Paul Aitkin

29 August 2019

Good quility food. Nice setting

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George Edwards

29 August 2019

Went for an early dinner on a Friday and bars busy but restaurant quiet until after 7:15. Staff very friendly and helpful, food excellent and reasonably priced.

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Kenny Campbell

29 August 2019

Excellent food and excellent service. Lovely place.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 August 2019

We were just stopping for dinner on the way through trying to avoid a traffic queue. We tried to find somewhere open on bank holiday Monday evening that would allow us to take a dog. The hotel bar was accommodating, the food choices were …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Stephen Scott

29 August 2019

Called in on the way home for any evening meal. The service was good, the menu was varied and the quality of food was good. Just what we needed.

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Vicki Rowland

29 August 2019

Had a lovely birthday meal - very obliging staff who looked after us so well and my steak was cooked to perfection.

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Anna Anderson

29 August 2019

Nice restaurant, good food and service

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Darren Rundle

29 August 2019

Lovely food, great atmosphere

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Pauline Montgomery

29 July 2019

Lovely comfortable bar area, upstairs superb restaurant, friendly efficient staff good food.

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Carole

29 July 2019

+Close to town centre Ample parking Contemporary rooms Great restaurant Friendly staff Good rates. -Small room- Coble No window/only sky light Very warm/ no ventilation.

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Nicholas

29 July 2019

+Food was excellent.. -Bed a little uncomfortable..

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Lucy Thorp

29 July 2019

Great food, good price, the whole family rated it 5 star!

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Lukáš Makovec

29 July 2019

I was on a business trip near Alwick. I spent some nice moments in this beautiful place. Greetings from the Czech Republic

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Frederick

29 July 2019

+The breakfast was good lots of choice . Did not like that each item was individually priced..

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Roger Young

29 July 2019

Nápojový lístek je běžný celoevropský heineken a strongbow cider. Vnitřní prostory zajímavě zařízeny. Milá obsluha.

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Keith Simpson

29 June 2019

Great food, great staff

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 June 2019

There were six of us for afternoon tea on Saturday. We arrived early and were offered tea and coffee straight away. When our friends arrived, pots of hot tea were brought to the table. The afternoon tea was one of the best I have had. A …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 June 2019

Fabulous food at this pub restaurant, prices were quite reasonable for both food and drinks. Would definately use again. They also provide breakfast which were not part taken of. A car park is available at the rear and is covered by security cameras and lights. More...

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Dave Walbey

29 June 2019

Called in here tonight 13/6/19 looking for something to eat glad we did the food was amazing fillet steak cooked to perfection and the steak pie was delicious staff were friendly and helpful next time we are up this way we know where to go for food 10 out of 10

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Expedia reviewer

29 June 2019

Gorgeous pub, great location and helpful staff. It was worth the effort of carrying our bags up two flights of stairs

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Lee P

29 June 2019

The restaurant had friendly staff, great food and a lovely comfortable eating room. The pub itself was welcoming and had a good, atmosphere.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 June 2019

My partner and I enjoyed a delicious dinner on Saturday night, food was tasty and beautifully presented, staff were polite and attentive. We had a lovely meal and would definitely recommend! Good choice of gin, wines and beers too. More...

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George Gray

29 June 2019

Very good George Gray plough

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Leo Hickey

29 May 2019

At first I only chose the Plough because it's walking distance from the venue of a wedding I was attending, but it was a lucky choice. This C19th coaching inn was fully redecorated recently and gives a very comfortable stay. Several guests …MoreAt first I only chose the Plough because it's walking distance from the venue of a wedding I was attending, but it was a lucky choice. This C19th coaching inn was fully redecorated recently and gives a very comfortable stay. Several guests joined me for dinner before the wedding, and were all well fed (pub favourites, locally sourced specials and novelties - Asian spiced hake for me - all dietary requirements covered). For breakfast I stuck to cereal and croissants hot from the oven, but there were several tasty cooked breakfast options too. Special thanks to Ellie for her help throughout the weekend. More...

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Martin Alan Gallagher

29 April 2019

Lovely pub with really friendly staff!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 April 2019

New ownership in the past few weeks which means a new menu. The old menu is still shown on the internet which they need to change quickly or people will be disappointed. New menu but still quality food. We had the steak pie, excellent …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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willum 09

29 April 2019

Good food and staff

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Arthur Boon

29 April 2019

Parking off road is nearby. Need to climb stairs to access restaurant. Having reached the restaurant, the service and food were well worth the effort. Although my wife and I have difficulties in walking, we were able to enjoy an excellent dinner with our friends. More...

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Jeff Pattison

29 April 2019

Pleasant atmosphere

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 March 2019

I booked a room for myself whilst staying up on Business, so it was very central to where I wanted to be the following morning in alnwick. There were no car parking signs, so I simply rang them. They gave we instructions, and to be honest I …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Kev Elleray

29 March 2019

Good food, certainly a step up from pub grub and decent value for money.

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Vicki Smith

28 February 2019

Lovely place to stay.Lovely rooms, but with only single glazing, there’s a lot of road noise.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

28 February 2019

Heres the surprise we have been twice and both times we were the only customers ||the food was really good ||||The staff are very helpful and the food very fresh and wholesome nicely presented ||The decor is welcoming with plenty of space …Read more on TripAdvisor

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Cheryl Ancell

28 February 2019

Great cocktails and decor. Helpful staff and good bar food

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

28 February 2019

Went in Amy was well presented we were well respected and looked after I wud recommend this establishment in the future the plough is the best place I have ever stayed the staff are well prepered and assertive I would highly recommend the plough as a place to stay

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Lindsay Brown

29 January 2019

Excellent value for money, friendly staff, amazing food, lovely surroundings

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michelle stanwix

29 December 2018

Lovely xx

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 November 2018

Upon checking in and settling into our room that we had booked to be a standard room for £145 we knew we’d been made to feel like we wouldn’t notice they were charging us for a standard double room but we were in a small double (£109). We …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 November 2018

The decor of the Plough is outstanding. The rest of Alnwick should take note. Staff are friendly and welcoming. This is a must for anyone who wants a touch of class. For Drinks with family and friends. More...

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Andrew Wallis

29 November 2018

Great place good atmosphere

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 October 2018

Large, comfortable room. Friendly, helpful owner. We had a good meal in the restaurant. (Would recommend the fish platter). Very good location, right by the castle. Good place. Only issue was that the Wi-Fi only seemed to work in the bar, not in the room. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

The staff at the plough were very helpful including the cleaning lady, there was a fair few in that room getting hair and make up done for the wedding. ||The room was nice and bathroom ok. If I was to be really picky, the maintenance of the …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

What a fantastic hotel this is, it is so good for Alnwick garden and castle, it is right in the town just down the road from barter books. Access to the town through the arch and you will love it. The room we had was very comfortable and the staff could not have been more helpful, the hotel is very boutique and well decorated. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We stopped off in Alnwick on our way further south and very happy we chose The Plough. The bar and lounge areas are cheery, really tastefully decorated and lit. We were welcomed with smiles and shown up to our room (3), which is large and …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Just Be

29 September 2018

Wow!!! Food was outstanding

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Jamie MacPherson

29 September 2018

Great place and atmosphere

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Ate here one night when staying next door at the bondgate boutique. Service was great, food was excellent. I had the skegan cocktail to start which was amazing as was the rump steak, not one bit of fat. would definitely visit again.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Had an amazing time the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and kind I would recommend this hotel to anyone I give it 5 star all the way fantastic hotel and staff best hotel I have been to ever can not wait to come back again

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24849114

29 September 2018

Great evening meal and friendly staff

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

The Plough is a lovely hotel, the decor and the people were lovely, our room was nice and quite large for a standard double. We are booked in for our wedding night and am looking forward to coming back. The breakfast was very nice, cooked …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We popped in here mainly because we were staying further up the road but this hotel bar is right next to a main bus stop! Ideal. |We enjoyed a few drinks in the outside area on a very hot spring BH. |Prices fairly reasonable and staff seem …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Matthew Tsang

29 September 2018

Good service. Close to Alnwick centet

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Marie-France Hébert

29 September 2018

The very best bowl of mussels I have ever eaten but the chips in dripping were not good and tasted burnt.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Incredible service. Super kind staff, that are always super helpful. Rooms are super nice and cosy... The building is beautiful. There is private parking for the hotel located behind the hotel. Everything inside the room is complimentary - Crips, tea, coffee.... More...

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Ian Jameson

29 September 2018

Very warm on a cold December day

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

This is a review of the restaurant inside The Plough pub/hotel.||||We ate in the upstairs dining room at the plough twice recently. We really enjoyed it.||||The restaurant is called The Meat Club, and therefore has a "meatcentric" menu, but …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Came here for a few evenings as was staying up the road at another hotel. Had tried to book in here originally but was full. Staff very friendly and especially knowledgeable about different gins that I was interested in. All served in big bowl glasses with appropriate garnishes. Will definitely try and stay here next time. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Called in for an early evening meal and we were very pleased with the quality of the food and the service.I would highly recommend the restaurant.The menu is just right and at mid price range.Just up from the castle towards the book shop in the old station. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We stayed overnight in one of the double rooms near the restaurant. We paid £110 for the room. It was very small and the en-suite had plumbing problems causing it to smell quite bad for the whole visit and when you ran water into the …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We spent last night Friday 27th July at the Plough , as we were going to a birthday celebration function at The Tree House restaurant in Alnwick Gardens.||The Plough was the perfect location,just 400 m from the Tree House.||We had booked …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We have just returned from a 2 day stay, the hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the town & surrounding area.||||A large car park, excellent bar & Charlotte was an excellent host & I can recommend the cocktails. ||||The hotel rooms are …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Tina Rowley

29 September 2018

Only had a a quivj drink but staff friendly, nice premises

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We have just returned from a 2 night stay . The hotel is great large free parking great location. The check in was good friendly young lady checked us in very helpful and informative. Room was some where to sleep . It was clean tidy clean …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Robert Dickinson

29 September 2018

Lovely place to visit for a drink and the food is out of this world.

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Luke Lawcock

29 September 2018

Nice

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

From the moment we arrived till we booked out the staff were brilliant friendly and efficient nothing was too much bother for them.|We stayed in Marra which was very spacious, bathroom small but had everything we needed. Had an issue with …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Costanza Giuliani Guastalla

29 September 2018

La recensione é divisa in due perché se la camera era un po' problematica... La colazione era paradisiaca. Con la camera abbiamo avuto un po' di problemi. Bella, pulita, ordinata, ma …MoreLa recensione é divisa in due perché se la camera era un po' problematica... La colazione era paradisiaca. Con la camera abbiamo avuto un po' di problemi. Bella, pulita, ordinata, ma completamente chiusa. Le finestre non si potevano aprire a causa di alcuni lavori e quindi avevamo a disposizione un ventilatore e una specie di condizionatore a presa. Non faceva caldo, ma ad un certo punto mancava davvero l'aria.La colazione é stata un'esperienza gustativa fantastica. Pensando fosse semplicemente una colazione a buffet ci siamo serviti è seduti al tavolo, quando poi la cameriera é arrivata a chiederci che volevamo del menù colazione. Salmone e uova sbattute o uova in camicia di mele caramellate e salsicce? La scelta era super varia, le porzioni generose e il gusto fantastico. Ci tornerei solo per la colazione, seriamente cosí buona da farci dimenticare l'incoveniente con la camera. More...

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Contributore di TripAdvisor

29 September 2018

La recensione é divisa in due perché se la camera era un po' problematica... La colazione era paradisiaca. |Con la camera abbiamo avuto un po' di problemi. Bella, pulita, ordinata, ma completamente chiusa. Le finestre non si potevano aprire …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Amazing menu, First Class service from very friendly staff, food superb, fish sharing platter and lobster salad so good!. One of the best Resteraunt’s I have been to! Atmosphere and overall decor very cosy and welcoming. Well worth a visit!! Situated an easy walk from the town centre! More...

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Geoff Nevin

29 September 2018

Not stayed here but a very pleasant bar to have a drink. Nice decor comfy settees.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

The staff were very friendly from the very start with Simon who greeted us and Charlotte on the bar and serving breakfast on the second day. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel for all round comfort and service in amiable surroundings. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

What an amazing weekend, hosted by an amazing staff team at the Plough. Splendid evening meal the night before; every food intolerance catered for, huge portions; fabulous menu,, difficult to recommend only a couple of dishes, but their …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Cas Acres

29 September 2018

The Plough has become a social hub for Alnwick. Although the drinks are rather expensive, the atmosphere and decor go a long way to making it worth a visit. I was last there for a evening event, the back room is beautiful, spacious and has …MoreThe Plough has become a social hub for Alnwick. Although the drinks are rather expensive, the atmosphere and decor go a long way to making it worth a visit. I was last there for a evening event, the back room is beautiful, spacious and has a good speaker system for speeches. The food (roast beef dinner and cheese board) was outstanding quality, putting most steaks to shame. More...

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Laura Shell

29 September 2018

Lovely location, great facilities and nice food

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Me and my husband stopped at the plough for 2 nights as we where at a wedding in alnwick gardens..we arrived late on the Thursday night due to bad weather traveling there ..what can I say apart from wow such a lovely friendly welcome she we …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

What a gem. This is a great establishment, the room was cosy, bed extremely comfortable and with fee parking. We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent. Could not fault and with breakfast included it is well worth it. Some might find it expensive but well worth it. Highly recommended. More...

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Dawn Hunter

23 July 2018

Amazing place with great and friendly staff great food and even worked around my fussy husband thank you so much

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John Bilsborough

5 May 2018

Very helpful staff. Good choice available, well cooked and presented.
We will go again.

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Nick M

3 May 2018

Nice enough with good food, just a bit over modernised so the interior is like anywhere else.

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chris arkley

23 April 2018

Really nice bar. Attended a wedding do there and it was beautiful

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Helen Gee-Graham

22 April 2018

Bit expensive but staff lovely and nice atmosphere

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Lord Warkworth

21 March 2018

The staff are superb and the food is great for the price. You won't feel unwelcome and you won't feel out priced. Dogs and kids welcome and when it is sunny, the front and back terraces are a real sun spot.

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Cas Acres

23 February 2018

The Plough has become a social hub for Alnwick. Although the drinks are rather expensive, the atmosphere and decor go a long way to making it worth a visit. I was last there for a evening event, the back room is beautiful, spacious and has a good speaker system for speeches. The food (roast beef dinner and cheese board) was outstanding quality, putting most steaks to shame. More...

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A Google User

15 February 2018

Excellent meal! Trio of game was superb

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Emma B

17 January 2018

Nice food for our Christmas dinner

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Kelvin Newton

2 January 2018

Came here for our Christmas doo... fantastic venue and great staff. The beers are limited but if you like a couple of the main players, you'll be OK.

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Jane Straker

5 December 2017

Brilliant service, waitress interested, friendly and helpful. Meal was lovely.

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david calvert

26 October 2017

Two decent hand pulled ales when we were here, though it's hard to get a big car into the car park

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Anthony Harbottle-Noppen

23 September 2017

Good drinks, fast service, pleasant atmosphere. Food looked good.

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Simon Jobson

11 July 2017

Delicious food, attention to detail is fantastic. I would highly recommend the plough.

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Ray Miller

17 June 2017

Service and kitchen can be a bit as slow, but I still think this is the best place to eat in Alnwick.

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Christopher McEwan

25 May 2017

Great service from excellent staff. Lovely atmosphere with good prices

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Emma Richardson

3 May 2017

Stayed in one the b&b rooms for a wedding. Staff were great, helpful and all lovely. Able to handle a gluten allergy with ease, even making gluten free cookies for our friends with the allergy. The bar and restaurant are very well decorated, as are the bedrooms. Breakfast was a high standard with hot options made to order which were lovely. Saw a range of rooms due to 4 couples attending wedding, including bride, groom, best man and bridesmaid. Being an old building, the rooms are all different shapes and sizes, and the cost alters for small or large which was nice to see as not all b&bs do that. Was a few things that weren't well thought through and gave us issues to work around. Wardrobes were squat and no other hooks in the room other than the bathroom so needed to carefully drape longer clothing as not to crease it (brides dress and bridesmaids dresses were hard to find long hanging space for within 3 rooms so considering the upcoming wedding farye could invest in some high hooks, away from bathroom or dressing table areas or offer brides a freestanding rack or valet stand). Coffee machines in a few bedrooms were plugged in, in the wardrobes so noticed a few of us moved them to bedside tables due to having wedding clothes in there, didn't want the coffee anywhere near the clothes. We had room 1 which is a small double, it was well decorated with lots of nice touches, complimentary water and snacks, good bedding, flat screen TV, coffee machine. Just a few niggles made it sub par, the bathroom used sani-flo so was noisy and smelled the entire stay. Mildew and cracked tiles stood out against the high finish in the bedroom. No shelf in the shower for your products. The dressing table was next to bathroom door so needed to move things or people clear to go in or out of the bathroom. The mattress could do with a refresh. Windows looked onto fire exit route and brick walls so did not open. Had a large AC unit which again needed to be relocated to use it and was not very effective and noisy in a small room overnight. The windows only had blinds which still let in the light of the fire escape after dark so adding to noisy and hot did not make for the best sleep. These things just gave our stay a few little challenges to work around but if the Plough can fix them it would be a wonderful small room. More...

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Paul Stephenson

27 November 2016

Had a few drinks here. Good atmosphere and bar. Range of gins,which pleased the wife who sampled several. The beers weren't half bad either. Worth a visit. Friends had also eaten here & stayed next door at the boutique rooms and they come highly recommended. Worth a visit. More...

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Working with Brides & Grooms to create their perfect day in the beautiful surroundings of our venue is both a pleasure and a privilege.

We work tirelessly for you to create the most amazing wedding day that will be in your memory for every.
Bespoke packages allow you to tailor the day to YOUR needs and requirements.

There is no basic package with The Plough Alnwick - only your very own designed and planned package for your special day.