Sneak peak inside newly-refurbished boutique inn

Take a look at our video tour and picture gallery of the newly-refurbished Plough in Alnwick.

Ahead of tonight opening, the Northumberland Gazette has been given a tour around Alnwick’s newest boutique inn.

Refurbishment of The Plough, Alnwick.

Refurbishment of The Plough, Alnwick.

The Plough closed its doors over two weeks ago for some major renovations.

Plough owner David Whitehead, who also owns the Jolly Fisherman at Craster, said the theme of the new look is rustic mixed with a country lodge style, including tweeds and tartans.

Along with the dramatic facelift of the building has come a relaunch of the food offerings, with new menus for lunch, afternoon tea and and evening meals, created by executive chef John Blackmore. Starters include pig’s cheek, lightly fried in thyme breadcrumbs with apple ketchup, crackling, salad leaves and honey dressing (£6.95) and sautéed chicken livers and aged panchetta with roasted pine nuts and garlic bread crisps (£6.95).

Among the main courses are Aberdeen Angus burger with crispy panchetta, English Cheddar, salad leaves and barbecue sauce (£10); the Plough’s coq au vin served with Carroll’s Heritage new potatoes and fresh thyme (£12.95); slowly braised feather blade of beef with woodland mushrooms and shallot sauce (£14.50); and tempura of vegetables with a curried coriander dip (£10).

Desserts include lemon, apple and blackberry posset served with buttery shortbread biscuit (£5.95) and banana sticky toffee pudding with a muscovado caramel clotted cream (£5.95).