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The Plough Inn

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Main Road | Alvescot, Carterton OX18 2PU, England
+44 1993 842281
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and service. Nice beer too. Used to be dump back in the 80s, but a few good managers later and now saved from the brink. For any pub to survive these days - this is what it takes.

1 Thank williamsdesilva
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying close by for a few days and The Plough was recommended by our B and B. It did not disappoint! We each had a different dish and all 3 of us thought they were excellent. The buttery mash with the liver and onions rated a "best mash I've ever tasted" an the rare rack of lamb was... More 

Thank Pauline S
Carterton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed. The menu is small but a great selection. If you like a good steak this is the place for you.

Thank NeilSmith1275
Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice glass of IPA and a Sauvignon Blanc set off the evening well. The food that followed was really good: slow roasted belly of pork melted in the mouth and the vegetarian dish had some taste with interesting flavours. Where we were originally sitting was quite noisy, sandwiched between two parties (having a really good time!), so the waitress... More 

Thank OxfordHolly
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit the plough there is a warm welcome and a pleasant atmosphere. Food is excellent and there is a varied choice. My birthday boy chose to come to the Plough and what a great choice. Love the place and people. Keep up the great work...

Thank Colin W
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came on a Monday as we know weekends and evenings get busy. Nice pint of Wadworths 6X to get us in the mood and we went straight for mains. My shoulder of lamb was excellent and the 'liver' and 'ham egg and chips' went down just as well. The owners and staff were friendly and very helpful. This is... More 

Thank BigBadBobbieBrown
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

There's not enough words to describe how amazing this pub is! The food is always to a high standard and is very well presented on the plate. Some might say it's over expensive, but wouldn't you rather pay that little bit extra for more on your plate and better quality? The roast dinner is to die for! You just try... More 

Thank Millie S
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154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I have driven past this pub for years and have never been in it before but will definitely go back. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The place was busy and bustling with a good atmosphere. The food was excellent work a wide range of choices including steaks. lamb Li ef ham egg chips burgers etc My garlic prawns and... More 

Thank Miss_Adventure09
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

My Husband and I enjoyed a nice romantic dinner the first weekend of February. As we have many dietary stipulations (we are healthy eaters and Pescetariens). As there were just a few vegetarian/Pescetarien (fish) options, we felt a bit uncomfortable but decided to ask if we can have the dishes cooked in a more healthier way e.g Baked (rather then... More 

Thank Joy B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Another excellent meal at The Plough Inn, beautifully cooked scallops for starters, followed by sea bass on a bed of smooth potato mash enhanced with onion and then the most heavenly pavlova. My husband had a very juicy sirloin steak on the bone followed by marmalade bread and butter pudding which he said was delicious. Very attentive staff, very nice... More 

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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
USD 15 - USD 38
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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Bampton, Oxfordshire
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?