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

next Wednesday 8/10

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!

It's British Roast Dinner Week! Today's option - Roast partridge, stuffing, redcurrant jelly and all the trimmings! #BRDW
2 days ago

@EShaffner Wonderful my dear. So glad you enjoyed my favourite little haunt!
6 days ago

@thewhiteoakcoo you open for Xmas day lunch? We're not so wanting to make recommendations for those who approach us...
24 Sep 2014

The staff are getting ready to celebrate the return of lord and lady next week with a few fizz cocktails on the specials this weekend.
18 Sep 2014

@TimStreather ok no worries have you written down for next week 7 people and 7 pm- is this right?
18 Sep 2014

@TimStreather yeah no problem- what time do you want the table for?
15 Sep 2014

First Sunday without lord and lady and everything seems to be going swimmingly- maybe the lackeys do know what they're doing after all!!!
14 Sep 2014

@veggie_frog @thewhiteoakcoo well I obvs didn't get to go but Matt's been cooing over the lamb-shepherds pie and sweetbreads! Yum
28 Aug 2014

@thewhiteoakcoo @veggie_frog @clivedixon67 oh, I would have done! I just wasn't invited. Had to stay home and look after Barney the Basset
28 Aug 2014

@thewhiteoakcoo @veggie_frog wow! Total over-feed! Stuffed. Tq for amazing meal and service. Bk to work!
28 Aug 2014