One of the best things about living in Cumbria is the sheer quality of food. There are so many amazing pubs which do food you expect to see on Masterchef. I had the pleasure of visiting The Plough Inn at Lupton for Sunday lunch with my mum and I have to say that it was one of the best Sunday dinner’s I’ve had!
There was such an calming atmosphere from the moment we entered and we received such a warm welcome. Throughout our whole meal, the staff were friendly, approachable and none of the conversations felt forced (which is something, both as a customer and a waitress I always try and make sure!) and we just felt so valued as customers.
The decor of the whole place was beautiful as well. Simple yet stylish with lots of instagrammable little places throughout!
Eating at The Plough
One of my favourite foods in the whole world is salmon so, obviously, when I saw there was a salmon mousse roulade on the menu I HAD to get it.
It was such a fresh dish to start the meal off with (and as you can see, they aren’t mean with the portion sizes either!)
Seeing as we had gone for Sunday lunch, I couldn’t not have the Sunday roast. I opted for beef but they also had slow roasted pork which sounds absolutely delicious! It came with roast potatoes, kale, carrots (fresh and mashed) and parsnips with a crispy yorkshire pudding on top which was delicious.
The beef was served slightly pink and cut like butter and you could tell the gravy was homemade as it was gorgeous (I enjoyed it so much that I actually got extra gravy because, lets be honest, a roast needs to be drowning in gravy)
I think one of the reasons why there are so many amazing places to eat in Cumbria is because a lot of places opt for locally produced food and locally sourced meat. When you have good quality produce, cooked well you’re in for a good meal!
I am such a dessert girl and what really interested me was The Plough Inn’s different range of desserts. It wasn’t your generic chocolate cake and sticky toffee pudding – instead there were things like peach and raspberry crumble and prune and ginger pudding.
However I opted for the elderflower posset which came with sweet pickled blueberries and a gooseberry and elderflower sorbet. The posset was quite sweet but when you had it with the pickled blueberries and sorbet, the sharpness really complemented it.
Also, sweet pickled blueberries. I need to just take a moment to share with you HOW AMAZING these are. It gives them a sharpness yet also brings out their sweetness. If you ever have the opportunity to try them, do it because WOW.
If you’re heading to Cumbria, I really recommend this as a place to head to for some food. It’s such a great foodie place with a warm and friendly atmosphere!
I went with my mum and if you’re interested in reading what she thought of her meal, head on over to her website!
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