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The Tichborne Arms

In a village with a tale to tell

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: Monday to Friday 11.45–3 (Tuesday to Thursday 6–10.30, Friday 6–11, Saturday 11.45–11, Sunday 12–7.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2, Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


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

Getting here

Follow pub signs from B3046, south of A31 between Winchester and Alresford.

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