A traditional 18th century inn…

The Plough is a traditional 18th century inn, which is part of an important cluster of 18th century buildings surviving in the Christ Church Road conservation area. Over two hundred years ago when The Plough was first founded, it was a typical rural country Inn, there were few other buildings nearby, even a horse-ride to London could take a whole afternoon.

Surprisingly, the rural atmosphere is still there, a couple of minutes walk brings you to the edge of Royal Richmond Park, where Henry VIII hunted deer (These days the king would have to content himself with golf or horse-riding; the deer are protected).

An ancient plough hanging outside the entrance is a relic of the time when the Inn itself was a collection of farmers’ cottages circa.1530