The Plowden Arms

Welcome to The Plowden Arms

Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside
on the main road between Henley on
Thames and Reading, just a few minutes walk from the River Thames, The Plowden Arms is a delightfully old traditional country pub.
Providing relaxing surroundings for all seasons, we have a cosy bar area complete with a real log fire as well as a function space which opens on to our large beer garden.
We're unashamedly old fashioned; our food menu focusses on high quality, favourite and forgotten dishes from bygone eras with daily specials, whilst on the bar you'll find traditional ales, a carefully considered wine list and a monthly changing forgotten drink such as dandelion and burdock or gin fizz.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.


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I love the 1920's feel to the place...I visit the the Plowden Arms whenever I'm in the area.

Riyad Gokce Zade

A warm, welcoming country pub with top notch food and beers...

micky denehy

Great service as ever

Geoff Hawlop

Latest Tweets from George, the Plowden Ghost!

RT @pcardno: Very much enjoyed lunch at the Plowden Arms yesterday. Great service, lovely food, great environment! @PlowdenGeorge
2 days ago

Plowden recipe wins award in America! Simply marvellous.
3 days ago

New menu today....hungry yet?
18 Jul 2014

@muddystiletto @GeorgiaHLacey Well hello ladies. Georgia, always a pleasure. Hero, we look forward to welcoming you one day soon...
13 Jul 2014

RT @MarkLordPhoto: @PlowdenGeorge Don't worry Barney, I'm sure I will be back again soon - I know how much you like me visiting the pub! ht
12 Jul 2014

RT @MarkLordPhoto: @PlowdenGeorge just found this in the car. I will bring it with me!
11 Jul 2014

@MarkLordPhoto you bringing the sunshine to today's garden shoot?
11 Jul 2014

RT @hilarymscott: So the best places with views include @Orwellshiplake @SwanStreatley @Swanpangbourne @Tea_Barge @PlowdenGeorge http://t.c
8 Jul 2014

Returning pub to former glory today, new signage going up! Pics to follow later
8 Jul 2014

#homegrown #allotment #rawtrade homegrown beetroots donated to make this yummy pearl barley 'risotto'...
1 Jul 2014