The Plough Inn dates back to the 16th century. The cellar of the building was once a dungeon.
The Plough has been tied to the Donnington Brewery for many years.
A plaque on the front wall reads:
‘Ye weary travellers that pass by,
with dust and scorching sunbeams dry,
or ye be numb’d with snow and frost
with having these bleak Cotswolds crost.
Step in and quaff my nut brown ale,
Bright as rubys mild and stale,
Twill make your laging trotters dance,
as nimble as the suns of France,
Then ye will owne ye men of sense,
that ne’er was better spent sixpence.’
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Map Reference: SP 088294
Owner in 1891: Right Honorable Lord Sudeley (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1891: £11.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Hugh Andrews, Esq. (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1903: £11.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Plough Inn include:
1885 Isaac Busson
1891 Sarah Busson
1902,1903 Jesse Wiggett
1906 David Wiggett
1919 Frank Holton
1927 Frank Holtam
1939 Thomas Bowles
1990,1997 Wilfred Skinner (run by Andrew and Carol Porter)
2002,2010 Craig Nicholas and Becky Brown (moved from Halfway House, Kineton)