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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Coming up this week

Tomorrow 3/9

Special Event

Pie and Pint Wednesdays. A home made pie and a pint for 9.00


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!

@veggie_frog @thewhiteoakcoo well I obvs didn't get to go but Matt's been cooing over the lamb-shepherds pie and sweetbreads! Yum
5 days ago

@thewhiteoakcoo @veggie_frog @clivedixon67 oh, I would have done! I just wasn't invited. Had to stay home and look after Barney the Basset
5 days ago

@thewhiteoakcoo @veggie_frog wow! Total over-feed! Stuffed. Tq for amazing meal and service. Bk to work!
5 days ago

@veggie_frog @clivedixon67 @thewhiteoakcoo ...And the landlord n lady have just booked for tomorrow. A rare opp to meet friends for lunch!
6 days ago

@veggie_frog @clivedixon67 @thewhiteoakcoo @GoodFoodGuideUK exciting! Congratulations White Oak!!
6 days ago

Rain, rain, rain. Yawn, yawn, yawn! Come on August, know you're there somewhere?!?!
26 Aug 2014

RT @veggie_frog: Thanks for a lovely lunch @PlowdenGeorge! For Monday dining try @clivedixon67 at the White Oak, Cookham :-)
24 Aug 2014

@NewWaveSeafood Have you seen what we've don with your lovely tomatoes? Check out our last tweet....
21 Aug 2014

Tomatoes. Wonderful! From box to plate a feast of colours!
21 Aug 2014

@Sharonkuhl thank you Sharon! So glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you soon
10 Aug 2014