A number of famous people have lived in or around Polebrook.
Ginger Baker lived in Polebrook during the 1970s often riding at Polo events at Ashton Wold. This is an interview from 1978 that appeared on ATV from his house in the village.
Clark Gable, the actor was stationed at Polebrook airfield for most of 1943 during. Major Clark Gable was stationed at Polebrook to produce a recruiting film for aircraft gunners. While there, he flew five combat missions as an observer.