Selecting a restaurant is a layered process. What starts as a quest for nourishment, turns into a journey of discovery where unexpected elements heighten the experience and get you coming back for more. Delicious morsels from the chef, fine wines selected with careful consideration, and a rich history serving the ultimate brew make for a mouthwatering event, and that’s just the beginning of The Plough at 38 experience.

Tantalise Your Tastebuds

Food undoubtedly comes first in any restaurant experience, and with The Plough at 38’s a la carte and set menus, patrons can satisfy any craving. Whether you’re drooling over the Loin of Wild Venison or Truffled Jerusalem Artichoke on the a la carte menu, or an up-market British Fish and Chips on the set lunch menu, The Plough at 38 has just what you need.

All of our ingredients are from local suppliers, to serve our guests wholesome, fresh, seasonal home-cooked meals, of only the highest quality.

Wind Down With a Wine

The Plough at 38 takes wine seriously. Before any item makes it to the wine list, our staff perform tastings, ensuring that only the most exquisite wines, the perfect accompaniment for our menus, are available for our patrons. 

Meet Our Head Chef

Head Chef at The Plough at 38, Jan, has quite an impressive resume, working with some of the country’s finest chefs during his time at The Fat Duck Group, Gilbey’s and The Chequers Inn, Weston Turville.

Bringing his expertise to The Plough at 38, Jan has crafted our menu with his renowned style of contemporary cooking. Harnessing only the finest local ingredients, to turn a classic dish into a modern mouthwatering event.

Independent and Proud

The Plough at 38 is an independent restaurant, proud of our ability to keep all decisions and directions in-house to ensure that we remain a local business for the local community. It is through our independence that we can keep control of our supply chain to ensure our guests receive nothing but the best ingredients from local suppliers.

We are proud to invest in the high street, rather than shopping centres and we are happy to be free of any franchise affiliation.

Historically the Finest Watering Hole in Town

The Plough at 38 may have only opened its doors in 2019, but our modern brand is honoured to belong to a rich history at this fine premises, which was one of Oxford’s oldest watering holes.

In 1279 this establishment was two tenement houses, which were then rebuilt and registered as an inn on the 2nd September 1656. Until 1924, this local hostelry served thirsty travellers, town and gowns people, before spending almost a century as a tailor.

Proud to have been able to return the premises to its glory as a fine alehouse, The Plough at 38 has kept a wealth of historic pictures on the walls inside to remind the community of the transformation these beautiful buildings have experienced and just how lucky we are to be able to enjoy it now as a spot for fine dining delicacies.
Come and visit us today to feel for yourself The Plough at 38 experience.