Tel: 01638 720234
Welcome to The Tharp Arms, an eighteenth century traditional village pub steeped in a history as unique and angular as its roof. The Tharp Arms can trace its history back to the early 1700s when it was originally called Rodney’s Gibb. After many name changes, the pub eventually settled on The Tharp Arms in the mid-1900s to reflect the name of the family who own Chippenham Park. For many years, The Tharp Arms has been the centre of village life and today continues to enjoy the loyal support of the village locals and regulars from surrounding villages who enjoy the pub’s historic charm and lively, fun environment. In today’s modern world it is unusual to come across such a watering hole, but The Tharp Arms is a pub dedicated to providing its customers with a traditional drinking environment. The current landlords, Mark and Alison Daniels, work hard to maintain this ancestral approach to pub life and offer a warm and welcoming environment for everyone. Even with today’s 21st-century views on more flexible drinking hours, the pub opening hours are more in keeping with village life – although from this summer the Tharp is open all day on Saturdays. The landlady, Alison, offers traditional pub fayre four days a week and all food is freshly cooked on-site – and as the pub is small and customer-focused each meal is prepared individually, so please do allow the staff time to prepare and serve your meal once ordered. Alison’s husband, Mark, is responsible for the pub’s most important commodity – the beer! One thing the pub is famed for are the regular parties held, most notably at New Year and the August summer Bank Holiday, when every one is invited to let their hair down and join in with the theme and the party atmosphere. Many unsuspecting first-time visitors are liable to find themselves getting ‘Tharped’.