The Tichborne Arms Great beers, superb meals, beautiful country setting

About us

Set within the beautiful South Downs National Park the village of Tichborne is a quiet rural idyll unknown to most. It is less than 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of historic Winchester, Britain’s ancient capital. The pub provides a hub for the village and a convenient pit-stop for walkers, motorists and cyclists alike.


Although the current building is less than a hundred years old, an inn has existed on the site since 1423. 
In common with most of the village, the Tichborne Arms is thatched but despite this it has a wood burner and an open coal fire to cheer customers on colder days. A large covered deck at the back of the pub provides smokers with a pleasant semi-outdoor room. Beyond this, we have a large garden with views over the water meadows of the nearby River Itchen. All you will hear here is the sound of birdsong and cows.


The pub is a genuine ‘free house’ enabling Patrick, the current landlord, a completely free rein to choose ales from any brewery in the country. This said, small local breweries are preferred and you are unlikely to find ubiquitous national brands on sale. Local breweries that feature include Bowman, Flowerpots, Flack Manor, Palmers, Triple fff, Red Cat, Hop Art, Hammerpot, Downton and Stonehenge. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list and eclectic examples from other breweries can often be sampled. Ale is served direct from the barrels which are racked at the back of the bar and covered with discreet coolers to keep the beer in the best possible condition. This eliminates the colouration of beer from beer lines and ensures a first class pint. The pub features in CAMRA’s ‘Good Beer Guide’ and has received numerous accolades on ‘Tripadviser’.


The emphasis here is on ‘old fashioned’ and it was once said that Patrick is keeping alive traditions that were dead before he was born. Regulars come here for real ale, real food, real conversation,  relaxation and good, relatively simple food. See our Menu page for more details.


We also hope you like dogs because, once again, this is not the place for you if you don’t. Our resident dogs, Honey and Rosie, welcome all their friends in all parts at all times. No wonder that Sylvester, our resident mouser, tends to stay in the landlord’s flat until chucking out time.


Aside from the birdsong, we do not believe in playing television programmes or background music - you may hear the sound of crackling logs, rustling newspapers, clinking glasses, conversation and laughter but during opening hours little else; the one exception being our annual beer festival when things liven up considerably! 


Tichborne is packed with history and the church of St Andrews is one of only two in the British Isles that is both Roman Catholic and Protestant. There are two separate altars and services for both denominations are regularly held. For more information click on the Village page. 

Hours

  • Mon: 11:45 - 15:00 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue: 11:45 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wed: 11:45 - 15:00 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thur: 11:45 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00
  • Fri: 11:45 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sat: 11:45 - 23:00
  • Sun: 12:00 - 19:30

Food Service Times

  • Monday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

    Evening Kitchen closed

  • Tuesday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

    Evening 18:00 - 21:00

  • Wednesday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

    Evening 18:00 - 21:00

  • Thursday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

    Evening 18:00 - 21:00

  • Friday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

    Evening 18:00 - 21:00

  • Saturday

    Lunch 12:00 - 14:30

    Evening 18:00 - 21:00

  • Sunday

    Lunch 12:00 - 15:45

    Evening Kitchen closed

  • Menus are indicative only and subject to change. Our Set Lunch menu is available from Monday to Friday. Our ‘Sandwich and Snack’ menu is available during both the lunch and evening sessions.