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The Tichborne Arms

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Not as old as its thatched roof might suggest, for this village pub was built in the mid-20th century to replace its burnt-down predecessor. If the pub's name rings a bell, it's probably because of the famous 1870s trial of The Tichborne Claimant, a crooked East End butcher pretending to be heir to a local baronetcy, and the subject of a 1998 film, starring John Gielgud. Antiques, prints and other artefacts attractively clutter the rustically furnished, dried-hop-strung bar, so there's plenty to look at as you relax with a pint of Hop Back or Red Cat real ale, or JJ's SuEcider (sic). Owner-chef Patrick Roper's short daily menus may well feature fillet of sea bream with creamy prawn sauce; medallions of pork tenderloin with apple and cider sauce; and mushroom tagliatelle, as well as at least one vegetarian option. A beer festival takes place in the tree-shaded garden over the Summer Bank Holiday weekend in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Mon-Fri 11.45-3 (Mon 6-9, Tue-Thu 6-10.30, Fri 6-11, Sat 11.45-11, Sun 12-7.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2, Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Hop Back, Palmers, Bowman, Red Cat, Flack Manor, Stonehenge Ales
  • Real ciders: JJ's SuEcider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer BH


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Follow pub signs from B3046, S of A31 between Winchester & Alresford

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