A potted history of The Plough at Cadsden

001Formerly a staging post for London coaches and dating back to the 16th Century, The Plough is actually one of the oldest pubs in the Chilterns.

It is said that in 1643 a wake was held here for John Hampden by his beloved Greencoats, whilst escorting his body back to the family home at Great Hampden from Thame, where he had died following the Battle of Chalgrove.

Cherry orchards were once commonplace in this part of the Chilterns and The Plough at Cadsden traditionally held a Cherry Pie Festival each year to celebrate the year’s crop of fruit, like so many things this festival had not been upheld into modern times. Steve and Sharon were keen to revive this tradition soon after taking over the pub and it has been run successfully for some years now and marks an unforgettable date on the first Sunday in August each year, being open to all.

Most years the Cherry Pie feast takes place on the first Sunday in August and is attended by large numbers of people. There is always a variety of entertainments for young and old, so make a note in your diary and come and see what all the excitement is about.

Regular readers of the newspapers will know that The Plough at Cadsden is often host to some very famous patrons. When the Chinese President came to visit our Prime Minister at nearby Chequers, The Plough was chosen to provide a traditional fish and chip meal.

We never know who is going to call in here at The Plough, so don’t be surprised to see a few famous faces here. We do ask that our friends remember that celebrity guests are here for the rest and relaxation too, though a friendly greeting is always appreciated no matter who you are.

Plough at Cadsden 1900's
Plough at Cadsden 1950's