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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Pie Week - 4th to 9th March

Monday 4th to Saturday 9th March

From  Monday 4th until Saturday 9th March  we are making the most of  British Pie Week...

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Mothers Day - Sunday 10th March

Sunday 10th March

Click below to book a table with your family, we’ll be serving our Sunday Menu of roasts and favourites...

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March Dog Walk - Saturday 16th March

Saturday 16th March

On  Saturday 16th March  bring your four-legged friend to the pub for our monthly dog walk...

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Easter Weekend Petting Farm - Saturday 30th March

Saturday 30th March

Join us on  Saturday 30th March  where Basil and Crew will be joining us with their  petting farm  from  12-5pm ...

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Easter Egg hunt - Sunday 31st March

Sunday 31st March

The Easter Bunny is promising to visit, join us between  10:30am and 12pm on  Easter Sunday  to see what he has hidden in the garden!   Tickets are £5...

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Easter Monday Roasts - Monday 1st April

Monday 1st April

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

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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
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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