all year except 25 Dec, restaurant closed Mon eve and Sun from 6 pm (food service ends 3.30 pm).
bar, restaurant, private dining room in Hideaway bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden (alfresco drinks and meals).
all day in restaurant, Hideaway bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in all public rooms, not in bedrooms.
per room B&B single £90-£110, double £110-£140, D,B&B double £140. Set dinner (6 pm-7 pm Mon-Fri) £24, a la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A popular pub-with-rooms in a tiny, ‘beguiling’ village close to the Thames, The Plough’s warm welcome and foodie credentials are appreciated as much by locals (and their dogs) as by guests from farther afield. Owners Sebastian and Lana Snow, who also run The Five Alls, Lechlade (see Shortlist), have honed a contemporary rustic mood that complements the original 17th-century features; the bar has a flagstone floor, stone walls, mismatched tables and chairs, including a pommel horse repurposed ‘from some ancient gymnasium’. The more formal restaurant with ‘thoughtfully’ spaced tables and ‘two showpiece lamps created from bicycle frames’ offers a daily-changing menu by Sebastian Snow and George Tauchman. ‘Delicious, nicely presented’ modern British dishes including scallops and bacon kebab, roast pepper relish, rocket leaf; crispy cracked pork, braised red cabbage, potato cake, sage and apple relish. There are ‘interesting craft beers, a good wine list’. Upstairs, the compact, shabby-chic bedrooms have ‘reasonable storage’ and ‘large, comfortable bed with good linen’. Light sleepers may want to avoid the four rooms above the bar or, as a Guide insider says, ‘This is a pub where you are better to join in.’
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