The Plough at Cadsden

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 at Cadsden

We pride ourselves on having some of the most comfortable and luxurious, bed and breakfast accommodation in the area.

Really good accommodation is not that easy to secure locally, our rooms are maintained at the highest standards, yet at very comparable room rates!

The Plough at Cadsden

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.


The Plough at Cadsden

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.

Buckinghamshire B and B Plough Cadsden

Under New Management

The Plough is now under New Management and its popularity is rising – See putting the colour back…

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Local Countryside

The Plough is the only pub on The Ridgeway ancient walkway, in fact it passes right outside our front door.

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Buckinghamshire B and B Plough Cadsden

Sumptuous Rooms

We pride ourselves on having some of the most comfortable and luxurious, bed and breakfast accommodation in the area.

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Opening Hours

In the summer months The Plough has extended hours and there is never a bad time to visit the area with its spectacular countryside..

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Our Visitors

The Plough extends a warm and friendly welcome to everyone who visits, from wherever in the world the have travelled.

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A history lesson

Formerly 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.

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Stayed for 1 night as part of a walking holiday. I had a fantastic stay. A warm welcome, a luxury room with excellent en-suite bathroom and a very good evening meal with good service. I had the rack of lamb and it was cooked medium-to-well as per my request. Followed with the crumble. All very tasty and nicely presented.

The room was large and comfortable and the bath nice and deep for a good soak after a hot day’s walking. The room was a bit warm and an electric fan would be a useful addition in hot weather. Very nice toiletries and towels. TV reception was patchy and not many channels available, probably due to location – perhaps a booster could be installed?

Fresh ‘contemporary rustic’ decor throughout, nice atmosphere.

As a solo female traveller of mature years, I greatly appreciated the feeling of welcome and hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble.

This was one of the best places I stayed during my Ridgeway walk. It’s pretty much on the Ridgeway and mentioned in the official Ridgeway guide. Highly recommended. Thank you!

Stayed July 2018

Annie, Yeovil

“Walking the Ridgeway”

If you’re looking for accommodation in Princes Risborough, then The Plough is definitely a place to consider. We arrived at 1pm were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our room No 4. The room was well appointed with everything you’d expect. The bathroom was very spacious with a fantastic power shower. We were asked what time we’d like breakfast and were not disappointed. Plenty of tea/ coffee offered and a lovely full English to set you up for the day. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2017, travelled as a couple

“Lovely Rooms”

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 friends

Michael W, Leighto Buzzard

“Welcome Haven”

Fantastic customer service, the staff are so approachable and they are REALLY helpful, really friendly. The food was amazing i couldnt fault it, a lot of choice. The interior was gorgeous too, very ‘oldy worldy’ but also in keeping with the modern times. Overall I couldn’t recommend this enough, whether a stop off when walking the ridgeway, or just to visit it was great! Will see you again. George x

Stayed July 2017, travelled with friends

United Kingdom

“10 out of 10”

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 couple

LL, Hertfordshire

“Perfect Sunday Roast”

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