Historic City Pub in Oxford

Pub Since 1656

Our local hostelry has been serving towns folk and visitors for over 350 years. The Plough Inn now the Plough at 38 has been on this very site for all that time.

These days we pride ourselves on serving the highest quality traditional real ale and craft beer.

Our beers and lagers are brewed locally at XT Brewery near Thame in Oxfordshire and partially in our on-site copper tanks.

Tom Dick & Harry

Tom, Dick & Harry are our three x 1,000 litre copper tanks.

Tank Beer stored and conditioned perfectly using temperature control and carbon dioxide for freshness at every pour.

We have up to four beers specially made just for us at the Plough: Oxford Lager, Oxford IPA, Oxford Porter and Oxford Stout.



Our tank and keg beers cover our core craft range, seasonal brews, speciality Animal Brews and carefully selected guest beers and lagers.

Serving temperature is at a chilled 4°C.

Oxford Lager – 5% abv – A Continental Viennese style craft lager, unfined, unfiltered and Vegan – Exceptional full flavoured taste, crisp, pale and zesty, specifically brewed for the Plough.
Hops – English

Oxford IPA – 4.2% abv – A balanced, nicely hopped pale ale with a decent splashing of malts for a rich creamy colour. American style using west coast hops:
Hops – Chinook, Cascade & Columbus. Malts – Pale, Munich, Vienna & Caramalt.

Oxford Porter – 4.5% abv – A complex porter, rich, dark and smooth with a long finish. A porter with real character, dark roasted nut, coffee flavours and plenty of hops.                                                          

HOPS – Summit, Brambling Cross. MALTS – Pale, Crystal,  Carafa, ChocMalt, Wheat.


We have 3 traditional Hand-pulls serving cellar cool unpasteurised real ales.

Serving temperature approximately 13°C, perfect for cask ale.

XT 4 – 3.8% abv – Our most popular session Amber ale – Easy drinking, light, slightly malty, lovely hop finish:
Hops – Cascade & Brambling. Malts – Pale, Abbey, Melanoidin, Crystal & Wheat.

Animal Brews – 4.6% abv – Speciality one off experimental brews, covering the broadest range of taste sensations, our Animals change weekly.
Hops & Malts vary from brew to brew, look out on our chalk boards in the bar for details.

Guest Beer – From time to time we collaborate with many local and national brewers, only beer with exceptional quality makes it to our taps, keep an eye on our chalk boards for details.

our Pub

Our pub on the ground floor is relaxing, cosy with a great ambience, remember you can eat downstairs until 6pm or later if you need special assistance. We have disabled access on the ground floor, we are also dog friendly downstairs. Come in and sample our great beers, wines, lagers and food.

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