The Plough, Shiplake

This foodie hotspot near Henley in Oxfordshire featuring traditional charm with a contemporary twist and great seasonal menus

21 February 2024Add to My FavouritesSave

The Plough at Shiplake is a gastropub is full of original charm, with low hung bare beams and brick-surround fireplace, yet cool with contemporary décor. Diners are greeted by a sleek bar where they can order a pint of the Marlow Rebellion or perch with a martini while they wait for their table.

Contemporary art on the walls gives the place a modish air but the sofa by the fire and sideboard with vases of flowers gives it a homely feel too. All about attention to detail – low lighting, soft velveteen chairs and upbeat indie music creates a gentle buzz.

Foodies will love the quirky menu, with modern combinations and beautiful presentation of the food, however there’s also enough on the menu for more simpler tastes. From a la carte menus to special set lunches and a Sunday set lunch, there’s reason visit throughout the week with the monthly Flight Club (read our review here) is a real highlight. Featuring live music, a surprise five-course tasting menus and expert wine pairings.

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Plough Lane, Reading Road, Shiplake, RG9 4BX



0118 940 3999

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Opening hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12pm – 10pm
Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

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