Review on The Plough Scalby

Dating back to 1899, The Plough is an impeccably preserved country inn that is at the heart of the picturesque village of Scalby, just three miles north of Scarborough and the perfect gateway to the North York Moors National Park. The Plough sits in a small group of forward looking gastropubs which also includes The Cooper Horse Restaurant & Cottages and the popular Mayfield Hotel, Pub & Carvery in Seamer.

The Plough has undergone a stylish refurbishment by acclaimed interior designer Rachael McLane, blending the buildings traditional trappings with contemporary design elements. The restaurant is a cosy and welcoming space with walls adorned with mirrors and evocative pictures of the village and surrounding areas.

The restaurant offers a wide range of culinary delights which includes a weekly changing Specials board. The menu kicks off with tapas style dishes ideal for sharing along the lines of cured mackerel with tomato and fennel or confit duck and chorizo spring roll with rhubarb ketchup. Follow on with Yorkshire cider braised belly pork with black pudding and caramelised apple sausage roll, grilled hispi cabbage, thyme braised potato, apple and crackling or from the sea there's beer battered fish and chips served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. To finish it's hard to resist desserts such as malted peanut butter brulee with a chocolate chip cookie or the warm treacle tart paired with clotted cream and gingerbread crumb.

To accompany the food there's an interesting variety of local craft ales and a fine selection of spirits and wines. Should you wish to extend your visit and explore this glorious area further, The Plough has eight charming bedrooms, a cottage and an apartment.

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Gastro pub / Modern British


Jon Smith

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30 Mon-Sat (8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00 Mon-Thu (9.30pm Fri-Sat)

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Facilities at The Plough Scalby

  • Childrens menu
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


The Plough Scalby
21 - 23 High Street
North Yorkshire
YO13 0PT

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