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A little bit about us, the Plough, and its History

The Plough Inn has been at the centre of village life in Lilliesleaf for over 200 years. Refurbished, renovated and re-opened in September 2016 with new restaurant, bar and accommodation - the inn has a new lease of life.


Whether you are a walker, a cyclist, a local, on tour - exploring the beautiful Scottish Border countryside by bike or car, or taking part in the famous local Ridings, The Plough Inn, Lilliesleaf is at the centre of the community again. Offering a great selection of locally sourced food, beautifully prepared dishes, and with something for everyone! The Plough's friendly team are here to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Enjoy the warmth of our cosy, real fires in the winter, or our pub garden in the summer with open views across the village and Border countryside.

Look forward to staying in one of our four ensuite bespoke rooms, at the end of an enjoyable night in our friendly bar and restaurant, with a Scottish style breakfast ready to greet you in the morning.


In the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, the Plough Inn serves the surrounding area and villages as well as welcoming all visitors. With activities such as a community popup shop, local meeting place for groups, and a place to come and meet friends at the end of a day for a drink, a chat, a bite to eat, or maybe one of our special Plough Inn evenings.

the early Days

A few historic photos of The Plough Inn, in the early days ...

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