Eating & Drinking

Where to eat and drink in and around the village:

Papermakers Arms, The Street, Plaxtol

papermakers2-150x150“Recently having undergone a refurbishment under new owners Graham & Sue, The Papermakers has been given a new lease of life, offering fantastic home cooked food, fine wine and great beers all served in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.”

“Thoroughly recommend eating in the Papermakers Arms.  We had a lovely meal with friends just before the New Year and the food and service were excellent.  Lisa Nichols, St Albans”

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The Golding Hop Tea House, Sheet Hill, Plaxtol


Offering Artisan teas from T2 made with spring water taken direct from our own spring, Artisan specialised hand-roasted coffee, normally from a named plantation of the day and ground to your order.

We offer teas, coffees, the best cakes, hot paninis, cream teas and afternoon teas, cold drinks which can be enjoyed inside or in our Tea Garden as well as on the verandah.
We are dog-friendly and, as far as we know, the only horse “ride-through”.

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The Kentish Rifleman, Roughway, Dunk’s Green

kentish_rifleman-150x150“the fact remains that this is a genuine and very decent pub, serving good beer, and perfectly happy for you to go there and simply have a pint or two, and also serving what in my experience are well-cooked and very edible meals”

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The Plough, Plough Hill, Basted

The-Plough-Inn-Basted-150x150“Friendly country pub .. perfect to relax outside and lose an hour or two. Nice atmosphere and great location. Well worth finding.”


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