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.


recommended by 28 people 28 recommends


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Fresh as a summer's day... Buttermilk pudding, strawberries and lavender
1 days ago

RT @MikeAtherton: Delicious steak at @PlowdenGeorge came with little jug of marrowbone butter. I may die. But happy.
3 days ago

Looking good! Perfect for a nice sunny evening - mackerel pate with cucumber and apple
16 May 2015

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15 May 2015

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15 May 2015

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13 May 2015

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3 May 2015

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1 May 2015

Sous chef Michael v happy with his pork dish today. Loin, crispy cheek, black pudding hash, sage and onion pure...
1 May 2015

RT @canimorti: Love this place! Great beer awesome music and the best bar maids ever !!!!!!!!! @PlowdenGeorge
1 May 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