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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18 Feb 2015

Making the most of a quiet Wednesday eve; bottling blood orange cordial to go on sale in Plowden Arms shop...
18 Feb 2015

@TheCoachMarlow rewarding chef Matt after his interview with @DonnaSThacker with bubbles and a smashing lunch!
16 Feb 2015

@DonnaSThacker how's he doing? No one left in the building to put the radio on for me!
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RT @ipanalysis: Lovely lunch care of @PlowdenGeorge today, and a walk along the riverbank.
15 Feb 2015


A religeous experience for the true foodie.

Martin Luton

" Always a wonderful experience...will keep coming back"

Stephen Hall's an amazing place, lovely 1920s feel with décor and music to match


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