The Pub of Choice of Prime Ministers for many decades, The Plough is probably the most famous Pub in England, situated just outside of Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire.
Although Cadsden is just a tiny hamlet with few residents, The Plough is very popular with visitors from all over the world and is highly regarded for its no nonsense fare, of good honest food, plenty of it and at sensible prices.
The Plough is nestled in a little valley just beside The Ridgeway ancient trackway and is an ideal base from which to explore this popular tourist trail.
Often described as Britain’s oldest road, The Ridgeway meets and forms a part of the Icknield Way which extends from Salisbury Plain all the way to East Anglia.
Formerly a staging post for London coaches and dating back to the 16th Century,it is said that in 1643 a wake was held here for John Hampden by his beloved Greencoats. Who called in whilst escorting his body back to the family home at Great Hampden, from Thame, where he had died following the Battle of Chalgrove.
These days pubs are no longer as popular as they were in their heyday and The Plough has had to move with the times. It was completely renovated in recent years to appeal to discerning diners and overnight guests.
Gosh what a delicious Sunday roast we had here last Sunday. We were taken by some friends who are regulars and though it’s a bit of a distance from where we live, we were of the opinion that it is well worth the journey!!
We ordered three lamb and one chicken and all were extremely generous, tasty and veg were cooked perfectly. Plenty of room inside or outside and I was intrigued to see signs to The Ridgeway right outside so that makes it an interesting option for hungry walkers. We will definitely revisit!!
Stayed July 2016, travelled as a coupleLL, Hertfordshire
Six members of our family enjoyed another wonderful meal at The Plough. I would not miss coming here when I visit family. As usual the service and food were outstanding. I had Welsh lamb and it was very well cooked and tasty. Thank you Steve and staff for carrying on high standards in a special British pub.
Stayed July 2015, travelled with family
Walking with a group of friends in the surrounding countryside we had bitten off a little more than we thought we had so the Plough was a great place to arrive at for lunch. Downing a pint without it touching the sides we see that the decor and layout is comfortable clean and inviting. It has a wide range of beers spirits and wines. The menu is also extensive with a reasonably priced bar menu but a more expensive specials board. We sat outside in the sun ( remember that?) and our chillis, goulash and fish and chips arrived promptly were hot and were very tasty. Staff were friendly but an obviously new lad was having issues with the till!
A great place to visit as one of the neighbours did recently with his powerful Chinese friend… See photos in the bar! Chequers is within a large stones throw from it!
Stayed June 2016, travelled with friendsMichael W, Leighto Buzzard
I stayed at The Plough again this week and I very much enjoyed the friendly welcome. Comfortable accommodation and comfort food too. The slow cooked pork belly was delicious thank you.
A great “bolt hole” with uncomplicated, good food, beer and wine. My thanks to Steve, Sharon and staff.
Stayed July 2015, travelled solo
Four of us had lunch here and I have to say the food was really good and the staff all really lovely and polite. This is Prime Minister David Cameron’s local, although on this occasion, he wasn’t sitting in the corner! Three of us had the shoulder of lamb and I have to say it was really lovely and for me way more than I could eat, it was accompanied by roast potatoes plus a massive choice of fresh veg (hence why I was stuffed), the fourth had gammon, fresh egg and chips, which he raved about and said it was the best ham he had ever tasted. Two of them had desserts, which again they loved. All in all a lovely lunch in a beautiful location. Definitely would go back again.
Stayed May 2016, travelled with familyGill G, UK
Had been recommended by a friend and we weren’t disappointed. Good menu and included gluten-free options (necessary for my wife). Staff were attentative and were happy to check ingredients etc with chef. Lovely country pub/restaurant and looking forward to going back.