Tichborne Arms

Hampshire - Tichborne

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

SO24 0NA

OS ref: SU5719930412

Tel: (01962) 733760

Email: tichbornearms@xln.co.uk

Website http://www.tichbornearms.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

View on: Whatpub

This excellent, thatched village pub dates from 1939 after its predecessor was destroyed by fire. It consists of two quite separate rooms ranged along the frontage, both accessed via a single porch. The larger is on the left and the wall panelling and counter are no doubt from 1939 (the projecting area on the left was incorporated into the pub, it is thought, in the 1960s). But, the more interesting, is the right-hand room which was obviously meant to be the more up-market of the two as it has an elegant display of timber wall panelling. Or does it? In fact it’s all a fascinating fake to create the impression of a posh finish.. The walls seem to have been divided up by double strips of a resin-based(?} moulding into which imitation wood sheets were inserted to create this antique appearance. It’s all very convincing. Were it not for this guide you’d never have known, would you? Casks are stillaged. 'Traditional' outside loos.

Thatched pub of brick rebuilt in 1939 which is little changed and has retained some original features. The original bar on the right has a bare wood floor and walls that look panelled but are in fact wood effect plaster! The original stone fireplace remains but with a modern log burner. The bar counter looks more modern and may have replaced a hatch? The present main bar on the left has a bare wood floor and was increased in size in the 1970s when former living quarters on the far left were amalgamated. The dado around the whole room, which must date from the 1970s, matches the bar counter front so it looks like it is also from that date. The bar back consists of a stillage of casks with shelving above and below some of which looks modern. It still retains outside gents and ladies little changed.

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