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

Sunday 20/4

Special Event

Easter Sunday (12pm)With an Easter quiz to keep children occupied, our famous Sunday roasts and plenty of Chocolate where else would you want to spend Easter Sunday?

Monday 21/4

Live Sport

Open on Easter Monday (12pm)In a change from our usual opening hours we'll be open at lunch time on Easter Monday from 12pm-4pm serving food until 3.30pm.


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!

Some old school famous drummers dining with us today...still not clocked up as many hours on the circuit as me though!
6 days ago

@welliesandchips always a pleasure my dear! Enjoy the all looked splendid indeed.
7 days ago

@puns_N_roses I spy you! Hello. Nice meal so far?
6 Apr 2014

@veggie_frog @getreading oooh, sounds intriguing! Where can one read about this 'delight'?
3 Apr 2014

RT @TelegraphPics: In pictures: Dog owner creates 'bucket list' for dying pet
3 Apr 2014

Scrummy Mummies at The Plowden tomorrow 2.30-5pm. Tea, cake, sandwiches, kids, a natter...#nom #cake #schoolrun
2 Apr 2014

@veggie_frog @puns_N_roses Sorry it took a while, couldn't grab anyone's attention, paranormal antennas not working! Sorted now tho...
2 Apr 2014

Congratulations to @BrakspearPubs for scooping a prestigious award in the annual #PublicanAwards - well done!
26 Mar 2014

Just read that one pub a week turns in to Tesco. Research by @CAMRA_Official How hideous!
21 Mar 2014

1p off a pint of beer again! Thanks @GeorgeOsborne
19 Mar 2014

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