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The Plough Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Road | Alvescot, Carterton OX18 2PU, England
+44 1993 842281
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area last Saturday and so googled local pubs for a spot of lunch. The Plough seemed the best of the bunch when it came to Google reviews and the fact that they openly welcomed dogs sealed the deal. Upon arriving without a booking, we were warmly welcomed and shown to a good-sized table in the bar... More 

2 Thank Nick W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local favourite of my families, we went for a Christmas meal there last week. All the food was outstanding and they kindly provided a delicious 3 course vegan option for myself. The staff were all friendly and helpful.

2 Thank Lois V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food and service, really impressed by the standard. 15 friends got together and not one bad word to be said. All I can say is go and try for your self, you will not be disappointed.

2 Thank DAVID R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, lovely setting, friendly staff. What more do you want? My very fussy 75-year old dad was hugely was impressed with the steak too - no mean feat! Will be back.

2 Thank Huw T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This pub in the local village has changed hands many times, but has always been very good value..The new owners have taken it up a few notches. They have thinned out the tables, therefore, you don't feel as though you belong to the table next to you..The food is amazing, all freshly cooked to order, never had a bad meal... More 

2 Thank noreen7273
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Plough is a definite favourite of ours, the staff are friendly, helpful and the food is excellent. The specials are varied and seasonal. A true gem of place and a credit the management and staff. A warm welcome always.

2 Thank Colin W
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

They have a new chef at this very familiar and well liked eatablishment. He has brought a higher standard of eating out which is good to have more locally but at a higher price.

1 Thank Gillian W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We visited alvescot for the fireworks and had a really warm welcome in the plough. The guys opened early for us so we didn't miss the fireworks. The pre order was great and appreciated. We had two brilliant steaks that were some of the best I've had in years. Our daughter had bangers and mash and she loved it. Highly... More 

1 Thank neilohendo
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My family often goes to The Plough for the Sunday roast. The food is consistently good and it's a great place to bring guests. When I had family visiting from the U.S., everyone enjoyed the typical English country pub fare. Actually, I'm not sure it's fair to call it 'typical.' I'm sure it's above average. Really fresh and expertly prepared.... More 

1 Thank jakahn
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Once again a fab visit,this is our favourite place by far,we are a tricky family to cater for,gluten free,autistic grandson who won't eat plus vegetarians,nothing phases this lovely place,had a brilliant lunch,thank you Stewart and your fab lady and team,b e back soon.x

1 Thank Judith L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Alvescot, Carterton OX18 2PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Carterton
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 842281
Traditional village pub serving well kept ales, excellent locally sourced food in an informal yet professional environment

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?