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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@tomfooled I can somehow manifest myself on twitter but not in person being a ghost!
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@tomfooled how was that cider then? ok too?
44 minutes ago

No large parties tonight, quiet tables by the fire available, perfect for a bit of romance!!
8 hours ago

@tomfooled errr....absolutely, I make St Nick look like Scrooge! Go for the spiced cider it's laced with brandy, will make anyone jolly!
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2 days ago

@CBellUK thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit!!
4 days ago

RT @CBellUK: Another fantastic meal at the Plowden Arms last night. They say they're a gastropub but they're much, much better than that. @
4 days ago

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold....but ours isn't in the pot nine days old. Great cod loin dish with pease pudding on todays menu
10 Dec 2014

New wine list gone on today. Will wait 'til they all go home and raid the cellar!!!! #naughtylittleghost
3 Dec 2014

RT @EdibleReading: Last but not least, the incredible Plowden Arms. Beautiful, accomplished food (and gorgeous crockery):
2 Dec 2014

Reviews'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