About Us


History

The building which is now the
Plough Inn was built in the early
17th C as one of several farms on
the Wigglesworth Estate.
The enterprising farmer’s wife
began to sell ale from the
farm kitchen in the mid 17th C and
the Plough Inn was established.
As the farming declined, the buildings were fully converted
to a delightful Country Inn.
The Inn has continued to evolve
over the years, each improvement
serving to enhance
the charm and character
of the original farm buildings.

 

Some of our guests have claimed they have experienced
the presence of a friendly ghost. Perhaps it is the spirit of
Gladys Saxton, a past landlady, or Mary Anne Harrison, a chambermaid, who both tragically died in
a fire at the Inn during 1945.

 

Bedrooms

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Today, the Inn has 8 very comfortable and well-appointed en-suite rooms,
a few of them featuring the original oak beams. Twin, Double, Four-Poster
and Family Rooms are available. Rooms on the ground floor have
extra wide doors making them suitable for the less mobile.
All rooms are equipped with Tea and
Coffee making facilities, Clock/Radio,
Colour Television, Direct Dial Telephones
and Electric Panel Heaters
that can be individually adjusted
to maximise your comfort.

 

Restaurants

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Our attractive HARLEQUINS Conservatory Restaurant, with a delightful collection of ornamental clowns, has fine views of the hills, limestone scars and stone walls for which the Yorkshire Dales are famous. The original farm well (over 30ft deep) is featured in the restaurant.
Our atmospheric Oak Room Restaurant
has original Oak-panelling and
Leaded-light Windows.
A display of old photographs and cultured pearls provides
a fascinating visual history of the Inn.

 

Bar

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Our cosy bar has a real fire, oak beams,
and a unique collection of shoehorns.
Yorkshire brewed hand-pulled ales –
Black Sheep and Tetleys – feature amongst
the many drinks available at the bar.

 

Garden

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Our large garden and patio have
plenty of tables for eating, drinking
and watching village life go by.
The Village Stocks can be found in a
corner of the garden – a useful deterrent
for the over-exuberant guest!
Parking is not a problem
– the car-park can accomodate
a large number of cars and coaches.