The Plough is actually one of the oldest pubs in the Chilterns.

Formerly a staging post for London coaches and dating back to the 16th Century.

It is said that in 1643 a wake was held here for John Hampden by his beloved Greencoats, whilst escorting his body back to the family home at Great Hampden from Thame, where he had died following the Battle of Chalgrove.

Cherry orchards were once commonplace in this part of the Chilterns and The Plough at Cadsden traditionally held a Cherry Pie Festival each year to celebrate the year’s crop of fruit, like so many things this festival had not been upheld into modern times.

Most years the Cherry Pie feast t00k place on the first Sunday in August, it was attended by large numbers of people, many travelling from many miles away.

The Plough pictured above, is a colorized image fabricated by Stephen Green from an original monochrome picture dating from the 1920’s, the photographer of which is unknown.

You never quite know who is going to pop in for lunch at The Plough

Regular readers of the newspapers will know that The Plough at Cadsden is often host to some very famous patrons. When the Chinese President came to visit our Prime Minister at nearby Chequers, The Plough was chosen to provide a traditional fish and chip meal.

We never know who is going to call in here at The Plough, so don’t be surprised to see a few famous faces here. We do ask that our friends remember that celebrity guests are here for the rest and relaxation too, though a friendly greeting is always appreciated no matter who you are.

President Xi and The Rt Hon David Cameron Prime Minister, is reproduced by kind permission of Stephen Hollings, former owner of The Plough at Cadsden.