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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Went for an early dinner and parked in car park while I checked they were serving as this was not covered on their website. This took a while as the only server was busy. Unfortunately the kitchen did not open for another 30 minutes which...did not work for me. Went back to my car and left. A few days later I got a parking ticket from an ANPR system they have in their car park. My car was in the car park for 15 minutes while I was in the pub and while I was waiting to ask about food. No one in The Plough told me there was a need to enter my registration number in any system and I did not see a system. Very unimpressed. Maybe they feel its better to make money from motorists than sell food. I will not be visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Lovely pub, great location, good service. Just don't have the veggie burger! It was honestly the worst one I've ever had (like a reconstituted vegetable soup from a packet made a bit solid and formed into a patty). So bored with pubs serving up rubbish...vegetarian food like we've got no taste budsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Absolutely amazing pub. I booked for a staff Christmas Dinner. They were so helpful and accommodating from first contact. Catering for all Intolerances etc. On arrival the staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was fantastic. The food... omg best food I've had out...in ages. Definitely worth every penny. It's a shame I'm not local, but if I'm up this way again, I will be returning. Thank you allMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

We come back every year for a girls night out. Wonderful pub with such lovely staff and the owner is just delightful. Food fantastic and worth every penny. Highly recommend this ‘real pub’ at Christmas. Lovely decorated and very Christmassy. Can’t wait to come again...next year!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Lively pub with a wide variety on the menu. It was decorated for Christmas and the food was tasty, great stop on our way to Cotswolds from London. Enjoyed chatting with the owner about our travels and his!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Great pub with excellent selection of beers & other beverages! Friendly landlord and staff! Great beer garden and tables on grass area Does great chip! Dog friendly

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

When don't I go great pub and food and the staff are lovely .The ducks love it there and definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

We had dinner at The Plough Saturday evening and also returned for Sunday roast on Sunday. As usual we had a very warm welcome when we arrived and our drinks order was taken as soon as we were ready. After ordering food it was served...within about ten minutes on both occasions. The food was faultless. Cooked perfectly and so tasty. All the staff were friendly, polite and chatty. Nothing was too much trouble. Both occasions they were quite busy and coped well with the demand. Very reasonably priced We have no hesitation in recommending The Plough, Wolvercote Green, Wolvercote, Oxford.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Recent BBC Clips about Rudest Restaurant In The World should come to The Plough for lessons. This by far and away the rudest restaurant I have ever visited. Abominable service mediocre food that took 1 hour to serve two starts and a main and had...the nerve to charge £ 1:50 for 500 ml of soda water x 2. = £3:00 / litre. twice the price of petrol. Then had the nerve to bill me for £ 52 and charge my card for £ 62:15. That is Daylight Robbery and illegal. BEWARE. DO NOT DINE AT THIS RUDE RESTAURANT AND CAREFULLY CHECK THE CHARGE ON YOUR CARD. I am outraged. There are definitely degrees of abomination and this is the bottom of the barrel.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

The pub sits alongside a canal and some fields with indoor seating and a large patio seating area. Kids and dogs are welcome and there is a playground in the fields as well as a dog menu. The pub itself is a mishmash of styles...including the service. The quality of service varies widely between staff and is little like Fawlty Towers meets Little Britain. The food choices are not typical of most pubs but are tasty and reasonably priced. Somehow it all works and is an enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel nearby and wandered down to this pub with the kids for dinner. The menu is extensive with something to suit everyone and the portions are generous. The place has a lovely cosy, local pub vibe and the staff were...very friendly and helpful. Wish there was a pub like this at the end of our road! Will definitely return if we’re in the area again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

This is a pub we've been going to for decades, and it was a favourite of my friend who died near the start of Lockdown. We had to have a very small funeral, and his daughters wanted to celebrate his life at last. The pub...gave us full, free use of their "library" room with access to a TV screen to connect to a laptop for a slideshow of photos of and by him. They didn't demand that we buy a catering package, though I know they do offer them, but were content to serve drinks and food as people wanted to order them. They allowed us to use our small portable record player so that we could play albums from his vast collection, and no one in other parts of the pub seemed to mind. The staff were lovely (they always are, to be honest) and the food was excellent and well priced. The Plough opens on to Wolvercote Green, just yards from the Oxford Canal, so the setting is lovely too. His friends were able to gather and reminisce about him, just as we hoped, and we left feeling we'd done him justice at last. It was a very positive experience that we'd waited a long time for, and we are very grateful to The Plough for facilitating it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Lovely pub and lovely owners would always recommend for a family and friend to go with great food, Friendly welcoming pub, great out side views and beautiful inside.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

We visited on a wet Sunday with my son daughter in law and Luna It was busy but not loud and no kids running around. A great atmosphere Staff were very friendly and helpful. The landlord cooks the roast dinners on a Sunday We had...4 roast beef dinners with Yorkshire pudding all homemade very fresh vegetables it was very tasty. Plenty of meat roast potatoes and vegetables very delicious. The landlord even came over to speak to us which was really nice touch. There was plenty of outside and inside space very clean inside and outside pluses the toilets. I would really recommend this lovely pub and restaurant. We will be back Thank you for a lovely hearty lunch. It's dog friendly which is great as we take out little French bulldog Luna everywhere with us she had lots of fuss which she loved.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

Food was horrible, looking at other reviews it seems the kitchen must have been shut and they got us something from another 1 * pub.. Food thrown on plate, chips cooked in old oil and did not look like other people's pictures of food.. Onion...rings were soggy and greasy.. Burger was okish but just burger and cheese.. Home cooked ham and egg was packet ham.. 1 star food but so different to other images people shared I had to double check it was the right place..More

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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