The Plum Pudding
“Proper village free house serving old-breed pork” - AA Inspector
The name ‘Plum Pudding’ derives from the nickname of the Oxford Sandy and Black Pig, one of the oldest of British breeds and bred in this area. The dog-friendly bar of this pub stocks local and regional ales such as Loose Cannon, and the Plum Pudding’s pork specialities may include gammon steak, fried free-range egg, fresh pineapple and chips, and different flavours of specially made sausages. Alternatives such as filled baguettes and sandwiches, home-made beefburger, aged steaks, and beer-battered cod and chips appear on a menu of confirmed pub favourites. Beer festivals are held in April and October.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
Located at the heart of England, Oxfordshire enjoys a rich heritage and surprisingly varied scenery. Its landscape encompasses open chalk downland and glorious beechwoods, picturesque rivers and attractive villages set in peaceful farmland. The countryside in the northwest of Oxfordshire seems isolated by comparison, more redolent of the north of England, with its broad views, undulating landscape and dry-stone walls. The sleepy backwaters of Abingdon, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington and Witney reveal how Oxfordshire’s old towns evolved over the centuries, while Oxford’s imposing streets reflect the beauty and elegance of ‘that sweet city with her dreaming spires.’ Fans of the fictional sleuth Inspector Morse will recognise many Oxford landmarks described in the books and used in the television series.
The county demonstrates how the strong influence of humans has shaped this part of England over the centuries. The Romans built villas in the pretty river valleys that thread their way through Oxfordshire, the Saxons constructed royal palaces here, and the Normans left an impressive legacy of castles and churches. The philanthropic wool merchants made their mark too, and many of their fine buildings serve as a long-lasting testimony to what they did for the good of the local community.
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