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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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Ely, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it appears we had dinner here on an evening when they were short staffed in the kitchen (we overheard a comment from the staff to some customers who were turned away). The building is lovely, the interior of the bar area quite cosy and the staff very pleasant, but we had to wait a very long time for our... More 

Thank Angela B
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, with small dining areas for almost private dining, great food and helpful staff. Excellent on a sunny day. We will be back.

Thank Oxfordmartyn
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed overnight after a tutored Gin tasting. Room, while in new part of building, was very comfortable and immaculately clean, as was large bathroom. Food was generally very good: an excellent cheese platter for lunch ( Hereford Hop is amazing !), dinner was lovely though the item was led than warm in contrast with all the other staff we encountered.... More 

Thank Lidette
Warminster, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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196 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 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
1 review
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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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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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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$20 - US$42
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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