Mapledurham is a quiet, rural village on the river Thames, hidden away down a steep, narrow lane. The village formed part of the landscape of The Wind in the Willows, and if you visit you can appreciate how extraordinarily well author Kenneth Grahame has captured the essence and feel of the place.

You'll find log fires burning, lots of cosy corners to lock yourself away, and a well stocked bar right at the heart of things.

Our chefs create delicious seasonally inspired menus in the style of modern British cookery, always including hearty pub classics as well as introducing something a little different, or a little lighter for all occasons.

We have a beautiful garden overlooking the local countryside, the perfect spot, we think to while away an afternoon

We look forward to welcoming you,
Sarah and the Packhorse team.

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Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 7th December

Thursday 7th December

On  Thursday the 7th December  we will be partaking in Christmas Jumper day in aid of Save the Children, with everyone who joins in receiving a free drink* upon arr...

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Christmas Dog Walk - Saturday 9th December

Saturday 9th December

Whether you have two feet or four paws, this is a perfect opportunity to burn off some calories (to make room for more) and take in a bit of fresh air amongst friends...

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Cheese and Wine pairing evening - Friday 23rd February

Friday 23rd February

Wine and cheese is a match made in heaven, but finding that perfect match for each wine and cheese can be one of life’s more delicious endeavours...

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January Dog walk - Saturday 13th January

Saturday 13th January

On  Saturday 13th January  bring your four-legged friend (and hats and scarves) to the pub for our monthly dog walk...

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New Year's Eve ~ Dining

Sunday 31st December

It's almost time to throw on your glad rags & dancing shoes & celebrate the New Year in true Packhorse style...

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New Year's Eve ~ Drinks Tickets

Sunday 31st December

It's almost time to throw on your glad rags & dancing shoes & celebrate the New Year in true Packhorse style...

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Burns Night weekend - Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January

On  Thursday 25th January  until  Sunday 28th January , we are planning a nod to Rabbie Burns by adding a smattering of traditional Scottish themed dishes onto...

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Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

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Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:

2023 Good Pub Guide

  • Good Pub Guide2020, 2021, 2022
  • Good Beer Guide2016
  • CAMRA Pub of the Season (Winter)2015
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AllTrails have kindly created a circular walk from the pub to help you work up that thirst/appetite. You can view the walk details via any of the routes below. (varying levels of tech savviness required -Ed)

The Packhorse and Chazey Heath an AllTrails walk

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