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

Saturday 20/9

Special Event

The Start of the British Food Fortnight (12pm)How can we pass up celebrating this one? It's what we do best! For two weeks we'll be showcasing some of our all time favourite dishes and in a rare occurrence sharing some of our precious recipes too!

next Wednesday 24/9

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!

@TimStreather ok no worries have you written down for next week 7 people and 7 pm- is this right?
59 minutes ago

@TimStreather yeah no problem- what time do you want the table for?
3 days ago

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

@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

@veggie_frog @clivedixon67 @thewhiteoakcoo ...And the landlord n lady have just booked for tomorrow. A rare opp to meet friends for lunch!
27 Aug 2014

@veggie_frog @clivedixon67 @thewhiteoakcoo @GoodFoodGuideUK exciting! Congratulations White Oak!!
27 Aug 2014

Rain, rain, rain. Yawn, yawn, yawn! Come on August, know you're there somewhere?!?!
26 Aug 2014

RT @veggie_frog: Thanks for a lovely lunch @PlowdenGeorge! For Monday dining try @clivedixon67 at the White Oak, Cookham :-)
24 Aug 2014