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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Beautiful old building packed with character - flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, ancient beams, old vontagew tin toys in the playroom, and various different dining areas. Martin the owner is wonderful, and his staff are equally so - attentive, polite, and like the old sitcom Cheers, they remember your name. Food is superb - fish and chips, or the locally-sourced steaks... More 

Thank Mike M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A building that oozes character also serves up a unique experience with its gin menu (there are several hundred to choose from plus the opportunity to create your own) that makes you wish you had't got to drive home. The food we had was of excellent quality, if a little on the small size for the price: my wife's lamb... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A comfortable restaurant with a choice of eating in the main room or options in the bar area or outside if the weather is good

Thank graham w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with 5 other friends last night. Lovely surroundings and attentive staff. Food was nice I had the lamb rump which was tasty. Dessert let it down for me I had sticky toffee pudding which was more like a sponge cake without any dates etc with a shape that made me think it was brought in and microwaved.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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