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The Plough at Hanney, Wantage, Oxfordshire

The Plough at Hanney

4.8
4.8
88 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Set in the picturesque village of West Hanney,This beautiful thatched pub offers great british pub classics, and small plates, with a vibrant pub atmosphere. This community owned business has new tenants who have been lucky to win a fair few awards in their time.
The Plough is the ultimate country pub and offers an incredible atmosphere and dining experience. Housed in a stunningly thatched public house, customers can choose to eat in the beautiful eatery, in the cosy bar by the fire or in the beautiful sun trapped garden.
With a passion for supporting farmers, the kitchen sources food from the very best local farms, knowing where each item comes from, from farm to plate. Owain even uses the produce from his family farm in Wales! Cooking is modern British and menus change daily depending on what is fresh and seasonal - Luke is particularly passionate about his small plates menu, ensuring that th plough is something for everyone.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    07811 352879

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

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  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

    Notable Wine List

  • Oxford/Oxfordshire

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  1. s

    sophies

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another fabulous meal at The Plough. Super Delicious food, buzzing atmosphere and the loveliest Landlord around. Couldn’t recommend more!
  2. TC

    TiffanyC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub and pub garden. Superb food. Great friendly service. Highly recommend.
  3. M

    Menace

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went especially for Sunday sounds. Great food, atmosphere and music. Had a lovely evening.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, lovely team. We were very impressed!
  5. SG

    SueG

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first Luke’s Sunday lunch. Exceptional! Highly recommend!
  6. H

    Hoges

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pub. Music was maybe a bit loud in the restaurant. Great food friendly staff. All round great atmosphere, we will be back.
  7. PM

    PeterM

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Visited this pub on Saturday and was surprised by the difference since my last visit. We were greeted by the landlord who was welcoming. The ales the y have on tap are excellent as is the wine my wife had. With the food being freshly cooked there and was a small wait, but not too long. The food when it came w as excellent. My only problem was being sat in the corner in a low seated chair, which made eating harder. Otherwise it was excellent. Will visit again.
  8. SF

    SamuelF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and service as normal.Ham egg and chips is sensational
  9. WR

    WillR

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic quality pub food, but with interesting flavours and ideas added to all dishes that you wouldn't normally find in even the best gastro pubs. Nice wine list where everything is available by the glass, which is a really nice touch.
  10. J

    Jamie

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and food quality. lovely atmosphere. Will be returning.
  11. RH

    RichardH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very pleasant pub to visit with good wholesome food, not a massive menue but what they do is done very well. Owain is of course a legend on the hospitality front there are very few to rival him in this area!
  12. M

    Monty

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely thatched pub. Excellent landlord/host. Delicious food.Attentive service. Secluded pretty garden .
  13. DR

    DavidR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is so right about this pub. The food is excellent, efficient friendly service, outstanding atmosphere
  14. PH

    PeterH

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb lunch Food was really good. Landlord and service very attentive. Great value
  15. TW

    TimW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, picturesque location and great service.
  16. a

    ab4650

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, lovely food, one very happy family. Bone marrow was epic!
  17. J

    Jamie

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brilliant food and welcome. Nice recent changes to the menu.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I was very curious to try the starter: ‘ Miso panna cotta’. - Never eaten a savoury panna cotta. - It didn’t disappoint! Creamy, unami savouriness. Grapes added a fruity dimension and the crispy, chilli nut brittle with parmesan : Yummy! Mains: Battered haddock and ‘fat chips’: Delicious, light, crunchy batter (loved the salt flakes on top). Flaky white haddock. The chips definitely passed my ‘chip test’: Hot, crispy, golden, fluffy on the inside. Sea bream and vegetable fricasse: Perfectly cooked fish. Crispy skin. Fillet a bit small, could have eaten two! (But we acknowledge fish is expensive ). All in all, an excellent lunch. Great to see Owain again!
  19. KH

    KatherineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Food was amazing and a great atmosphere.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Sunday Lunch. Service and food was fantastic
  21. BM

    BenM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, would highly recommend The Plough to anyone. The only downside is the landlord is very Welsh!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful attentive staff who made us feel very relaxed because of their willingness to help Thanks
  23. TL

    TeenaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pub very welcoming and had a friendly atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was plentiful and delicious . Hubby especially pleased with his choice, which was the sea bass . we will be visiting often.
  24. SS

    SimonS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful welcome, nice table in the garden, delicious sirloin and sea bream, and very friendly and considerate service throughout.
  25. JS

    JimS

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience here....food, drink, staff, all great and a lovely ambience!
  26. R

    Rose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and very good service. Will definitely go again.
  27. B

    Belindaporter

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their roast beef dinner and starters. We were too full for pudding. Extra gravy was bought when requested. Lovely food , lovely staff lovely time had by all, Thanks Plough
  28. KG

    KatieG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Couldn’t have been any better!
  29. AL

    ALANS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly couldn’t fault it ! Nice place, good food etc
  30. LT

    LizT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and attentive service and good beer! Great improvement since Owain and Luke took over in May 2022. Definitely one of our favourite pubs again now! Thanks!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Great beer.
  32. SB

    SimonB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambience. Definitely to be recommended
  33. TW

    TomW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Where do I start what a pub, it has recently been taken over and given a new lease of life. It’s situated in a lovely village right by the church, the pub itself is a lovely thatched building with a well kept beer garden with if you want a locals pub game which I’ve never heard of before, but sounds like a splendid way to spend an afternoon in the sun drinking some cold ales. The food was some of the best pub food I’ve had ever. I highly recommend the Crayfish Broil if on the menu. The staff were attentive and well mannered and you can tell all of them have either worked in the trade for sometime or been trained by the charismatic Welsh landlord Owain! If your not a beer or g and t drinker they have a good wine list and the cocktail menu is fun, give the picante de la casa ago. If your visiting the area you must give this pub ago, we went to Diddly Squat farm and Blenheim palace and then had a mid afternoon Sunday lunch and then drove back into London which is not a bad drive an hour and 30. Get yourself here you won’t regret it! I’ll be back very soon!!!
  34. ML

    MichelleL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a must go to place. Food was amazing, so was the staff and the price was very reasonable
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming and vibrant ambiance, great service and amazing Sunday roast. Well done Owain and the team, we shall see you soon.
  36. C

    Cocoaclive

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    3 of the 4 diners had really good main courses, unfortunately the Beetroot Tart Tatin was masquerading as a main course and was more of a starter -so very poor value but very nice all the same. Having eaten there before and enjoyed the chocolate marquis 3 diners ordered it - it came as if a single portion had been sliced into three - again very poor value for what it was. The cheese of the week was excellent. The bill contained significant errors - an extra bottle of wine and an extra beer were on the bill. Although rectified immediately it was pointed out, there was no satisfactory explanation of how this had happened. The menu needs to change - got to have some new choices. We have menu fatigue after just two visits. Dining area is rather crowded.
  37. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal for our first time at The Plough - the staff were friendly and the food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be returning!
  38. PC

    PandCJ

    Oxford

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Plough has recently reopened under new management and chef manager. The team have worked hard to transform the interior and exterior garden from a tired state into a lovely tastefully decorated and welcoming venue. Very friendly welcome and delicious interesting food for our lunch. We highly recommend a visit here; you won’t be disappointed.
  39. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food...our table for two was a little cramped under the stair The service was very good........will go again
  40. SG

    SueG

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first meal since Luke and Owain arrived at The Plough, although we have enjoyed drinks in the garden on a few occasions. An awesome meal in relaxed surroundings with excellent service. As our local we will be back to work our way through the menu. Congratulations guys on a job well done.

FAQs

The Plough at Hanney is rated 4.8 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Plough at Hanney

Church St, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 0LN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wantage

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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