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The Cotswold Plough Restaurant

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Bourton Road | Clanfield, Clanfield OX18 2RB, England
+44 1367 810222
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, this is amazing. I absolutely loved it here. The food was good and the creating gin experience was fantastic. Really enjoyed myself. Try the Gin Pantry. There are so many gins to try. If you like Gin go you must come here exceptional.

Thank Sandra G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish, the food was wonderful. Had a great meal and some amazing gin to top it off. Well worth a visit.

Thank Matty T
Derby, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came with some friends and had a lovely evening by the open fire. Staff were very friendly. The gin collection is amazing and the staff are very knowledgable to help you try something new. We only ate a snack but the food looks nice and was not unreasonably priced.

Thank trh217
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mission , to create a perfect Gin from a selection of botanicals under expert guidance. The botanicals were laid out on the table and I had to smell each one and decide whether I liked the smell and if it could be included in the final receipt. The botanicals were placed in groups of sweetness bitterness and blenders. The... More 

Thank Nigtay62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a lovely meal at the Plough having first experienced blending our own gin. The gin blending was very interesting and entertaining under the guidance of a true gin master. We then moved on into the dinning room for a very enjoyable and delicious meal. Would highly recommend the gin blending or tasting followed by dinner for a very... More 

Thank Nikki M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had supper with a group of friends on a Monday night. We all chose from the Christmas set menu and everyone enjoyed the meal. The Classic Christmas Meal was plentiful, the steaks were well cooked and all the puddings were yummy. We were very well looked after in a private dining room with cosy fire. The restaurant is recommended... More 

Thank Simon F
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good quality food and nice atomosphere. The gin pantry has to be seen to be believed never seen so many different gins. Agin tastings and make you own available. Menu is a bit liimited but all very tasty

Thank Robert T
PloughClanfield, Front Office Manager at The Cotswold Plough Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robert T, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with many. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and our unique gin pantry. Kind regards, Reception More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wonderful from start to finish - welcoming staff, great afternoon tea, amazing gin tasting with Robin, lovely evening meal, and delicious breakfast. Many thanks!

Thank lmthatch
PloughClanfield, Public Relations Manager at The Cotswold Plough Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancé came here for Sunday lunch and it was absolutely great. Very nice beef, good dessert and relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Sam H
PloughClanfield, General Manager at The Cotswold Plough Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed Sunday lunch with us. Have you sorted out your big day yet? If not then do drop us a line as we offer lots of different things of weddings including exclusive use. We look forward to hearing from you, if you have got it all sorted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We booked the gin tasting experience which involved 2 hours in the company of Robin, our guide through the history of the drink and the various flavours, infusions, combinations and possibilities. Different tonics were tried along with 6 or so gins, and all in a very convivial atmosphere. This is a lovely experience, really good fun and interesting too. Then... More 

Thank David W
PloughClanfield, Public Relations Manager at The Cotswold Plough Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for your review. It is great to read that you enjoyed our atmosphere, the gin experience with Robin and dinner. Which dishes did you choose? We look forward to welcoming you back and all your friends that you recommend us too. With best wishes, From the whole team at The Cotswold Plough More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bourton Road | Clanfield, Clanfield OX18 2RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Clanfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1367 810222
The Cotswold Plough is a perfect example of a 16th Century, stylish yet informal hotel. The hotel is perfectly located to explore landmark Cotswold towns, the rolling countryside and the Dreaming Spires of Oxford.
Bampton, home to Downton Abbey, is right on the doorstep, Burford only 15 mins away and is the nearest hotel to Kelmscott Manor home to William Morris in 1878.

The Cotswold Plough has 11 elegant, confortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and a bar serving local ales, quality everyday dining options, open fires and a sunshine terrace for Al fresco dining. The hotel offers something for everyone all year round, with an idyllic charm that allows guests to relax in comfort and there is free Wifi throughout. The restaurant serves an a la cate menu of seasonal mouth-watering dishes. Whereas the bar offers a more traditional British menu and the hotel's most unique offering: a Gin Pantry with over 150 individual gins and an incomparable knowledge of these drinks and their accompaniments.

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