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“Lovely country side pub, great food, amazing service and comfy rooms”
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The Plough Inn
Reviewed 31 May 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights here over the bank holiday and to do a bit of walking along the thames path. We were picked up from Didcot station by the owner, John who could not be more friendly. John and his wife mary provided excellent, friendly service all weekend and could not do enough to help. The room was excellent, nice four poster bed with a rustic feel to it. Equally the chinese style food served in the inn was truely top notch.
John and Mary have only had this pub for 10 months, so take this into account when looking over old reviews (we stayed in the room described in the poor review and did not experience any of the same issues)... but I could not recommend this highly enough to anyone looking for a relaxed countryside retreat!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Booked this lovely Inn at very short notice and was not at all disappointed. It is run by a very friendly Chinese couple, who gave us a warm welcome.
The room was clean and spacious and perfectly adequate for our needs,with tea and coffee making facilities.
Even though it is on the main Abingdon Road it was very quiet
We had an evening meal there on both of the 2 nights we stayed.The cuisine is Chinese and on both nights the food was delicious and reasonably priced. They also run a takeaway service and were very busy on the Saturday night,but the service was good and attentive in what was a full restaurant.,nothing was too much trouble.
A good full English breakfast was included in the price and freshly cooked, it really set us up for the day.
I would certainly return to this Inn if I was in the area again

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2008

We stayed here last year and returned not realizing that it had changed hands.

The room had been left as a family room when we arrived and we had to ask them to put it back to a sofa as there was only two of us. We had specifically requested Room 3 as it was away from the main building. It smelt very damp and musty as we walked in and there we no towels. The bathroom wasn't as clean as it could have been (someone's toenail was on the floor next to the shower!)The hairdryer that was fixed to the bathroom wall was dangerous to say the least. The hose was broken in several places showing wire which got very hot if you tried to use it. There were broken tiles in the shower, no light in the close up mirror, light over the sink broken and no toilet roll holder.

The next morning we got up very early to get down to breakfast (it finishes at 8.15 on a saturday!!). It was advertised as 'light continental' Warm croissant - ok. Toast - awful, bread had been laid on a bleached surface or something. Tea - awful, water tasted like it was from an outside water can and not clean. We upped and left after a mouthful of tea. We went back to bed!!

That evening we tried to get an early night but the bar staff (who incidentally had been drinking all day) decided to sit outside out back door smoking and drinking till at 12.30 I had to ask them to keep the noise down. I got a little abuse before the lady owner called them inside.

Needless to say, we are not going back there again. For a fiver more, we could have stayed in a proper hotel with a full english breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2008

We stayed at the Plough the night before and the night of our wedding. The night before we had our rehearsal dinner there in their private dining room which was really amazing, and such fantastic food - everyone loved it! I then stayed there in the bridal suite with my bridesmaids that night and the Plough gave us some champagne to celebrate and we could use the sofabed in the suite which was really nice. I also stayed there after the wedding with my husband. The landlady who runs it is really friendly and nice, and the breakfasts in the morning are fab. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2007

Stayed one night here at the end of March and found it very disappointing. We were given a kind of chalet room opposite the main pub building and found that our ground floor window was directly opposite the pub entrance. This meant that both staff and visitors were constantly coming and going (and sitting and smoking) right outside our window. On a sunny afternoon we were disappointed to have to close our curtains just to get a degree of privacy. The decor was very tired - a handle missing from the bathroom door, mouldy grout on the tiling, poor levels of finish in the painting for example. The bathroom was unpleasant. It seemed like a hospital bathroom and had a very unpleasant smell of disinfectant. The welcome pack starts with a full A4 page of apology for poor standards, which is a dead giveaway.

Breakfast was good, though we had to ask several time for items which had been forgotten. The staff were pleasant and willing, though clearly inexperienced.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2005

Stayed here for a weekend years ago. Gorgeous, comfy room with enormous bed. Fantastic food, log fires, great selection of wines. Really cosy for a winter break. Completely non-smoking even then. Owners very friendly.

  • Stayed: November 1999
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Reviewed 17 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Plough Inn

Address: Abingdon Road, Clifton Hampden OX14 3EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Clifton Hampden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Clifton Hampden
Price Range: £80 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Plough B & B is a 16th Century building which has kept some of its original features such as its thatched roof and inglenook fireplace set in the heart of Oxfordshire near the river Thames. 2.7 miles to Dorchester on Thames, 4-5 miles to Didcot & Harwell, Milton Park and Abingdon, 7 miles to center of Oxford & university colleges. All of our rooms are en suite with hair dryer, trouser press, tea & coffee making facilities,a small fridge, 32" - 43" free view televisions with USB ports for playing home movies & photos, bluray player provided upon request, Wifi is free ( fibre optic broad band up to 200 meg. will be installed before mid of December 2015 ). * Please note there is no restauratn or pub in the building. * Free parking is ganranteed available even for 600 size van. There are a few restaurants nearby. The Barley Mow restaurant is 5 mins walk away by the bridge near the river Thames, The chequershere the chef cooks deliciou food is 1.1 miles and 3 mins drive or if you fancy a delicious indian or another traditional pub food is 1.3 miles to next village in Long Whitenham. The famous Crazy Bear hotel & Restaurant is also 3.5 miles away. A small village store & post office is across the main road. ... more   less 
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The Plough Hotel Clifton Hampden
The Plough Inn Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire

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