Pictures as Arkell’s pub the Plough in Cirencester reopens

CIRENCESTER’S newest landlords invited regulars to their revamped pub to view the decor and enjoy a drink.

The Plough Inn closed in October after landlady Liz Jackson retired aged 85.

It has now been taking over by Sam Edwards and Jak Doggett, who opened Sam & Jak in Cricklade Street last year while also running a busy catering business.

They have now taking on the lease of the Arkell’s pub in Stratton.   

“We couldn’t wait to get in there and get started,” said Jak. 

“We have both always wanted a more traditional offering but we assure you it will have our style and flavour all over it.

“The garden and field that come with the venue can be used for a possible foodie or music festival in 2023.”

The pair have become fathers in the last couple of years and both live in Stratton. 

“Pubs are about community, and always have been, somewhere to gather with friends or family, we want to continue this tradition,” said Sam. 

“Everyone knows The Plough and with the help of Arkell’s we hope to keep it thriving.

“We have tried to keep it traditional in style and have written a menu to reflect this with Ploughman’s, beer battered fish and our smoked ham eggs and chips. We also have a smoker that we will be using for ribs, beef brisket and mackerel amongst other things.”

A special launch night was held on Friday. 


Pictures by Paul Nicholls

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