Welcome

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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May Dog Walk - Saturday 25th May

Saturday 25th May

If you haven’t joined us before, we meet at the pub for  10am  where we’ll throw on some tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches and say a few hellos and how do-you-do...

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Bank Holiday Monday Roasts - Monday 27th May

Monday 27th May

If you love our classic roasts, you will be pleased to hear we are extending our Sunday roasts to the Bank Holiday Monday, from the traditional beef to lamb, mixed roast, to ...

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Live Music May Bank Holiday - Monday 27th May

Monday 27th May

What better way to end the long bank holiday weekend than at your local pub? We will be joined by Mirror Effect playing live music from 1pm in the garden...

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Father's Day - Sunday 16th June

Sunday 16th June

If you have a fantastic Father figure in your life then treat them to a Sunday Roast fit for a King!  We will be serving our Sunday roasts alongside our daily menu all ...

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English Wine Week - Monday 17th to Tuesday 25th June

Monday 17th to Tuesday 25th June

The 20th June heralds the Summer Solstice, what better way to kick off the start of the summer than with a celebration of  English wine ...

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Meet the Brewer Dog Walk - Tuesday 18th June

Tuesday 18th June

Join us for a  dog walk with a difference...

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Flower arranging and Prosecco evening - Wednesday 26th June

Wednesday 26th June

On  Wednesday 26th June , Jan from  Heaven Scent Florist  will be joining us for a flower arranging master class...

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Summer Garden Party - Saturday 20th July

Saturday 20th July

Join us on  Saturday 20th July  for our legendary  Garden Party,  the evening starts at  5pm  and goes on until late...

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Charity Dog Walk - Saturday 27th July

Saturday 27th July

Reload for our monthly pub walk...

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Petting Farm and BBQ - Saturday 24th August

Saturday 24th August

On  Saturday 24th August , Basil and Crew will be joining us with their array of adorable animals for the children (and adults) to feed and pet from  12-4:30pm ...

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Dog walk - Saturday 31st August

Saturday 31st August

Don't forget we hold our pub walk each month, join us on Saturday 31st August when we are heading out for a walk through the local countryside and lanes...

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Menus

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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Recommendations

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
Love pubs? Like walking? Read on...

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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