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Old Road Tavern, Chippenham

Old Road
Chippenham
SN15 1JA
Phone: 01249652094
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Reviews of Old Road Tavern (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Graham Coombs left this review about Old Road Tavern

Wonderfully unspoilt or a bit grotty, depending on your point of view, but something of a classic and the only pub remaining on the north side of the railway. A rather jumbled layout of half knocked-through rooms lies around a small central bar, with sundry knick-knacks around the walls ranging from a ship's wheel to tennis racquets. A room to one side holds a pool table, the back room has a dart board and a sports TV hangs to one side, apparently only used for specific events not just on all the time. At the back is an unkempt beer garden and a 'barn' available for functions. Th beer range is the main draw though, with the six ales at time of visit being Bath Gem, Otter Ale, HPA, Robinsons Pint of Thrones, Stonehenge Danes Revenge and Summer Lightning.

On 25th April 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Old Road Tavern

Traditional town pub, slightly hidden away since the road layout was altered for Mr Brunel's new-fangled railway, but subsequently quite handy for the station. It retains a multi-room layout, with small lounge and public bars on either side of the compact central servery, with another small (partially opened-out) room at the back housing the dartboard, and another in a side extension of some age. Bath Ales Gem, Otter Bitter, Summer Lightning, Wye Valley HPA, Prescott Grand Prix (£3.90) and White Rat cider divided equally between the bank of three handpumps on each counter. Well worth seeking out.

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Philip Carter left this review about The Old Road Tavern

This is an old type of pub, a proper pub with locals who know each other are engage in friendly banter. It may not have the plush decor of the big chains, but I felt at home when I visited, and, being from London, it is a nice change from the high price and stand off altitude you get in many London pubs.

On 1st June 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Chippenham, 0.26 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Melksham, 7.14 miles, 2 hr 17 min walk (show)
Bradford-on-Avon, 11.95 miles, 3 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Road Tavern, Chippenham
25th Apr 2019, 12:36
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25th Apr 2019, 11:46
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 October 2013 by Moby Duck
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 25 April 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thurs-Sat - last updated 25 April 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 October 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport - last updated 02 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi - last updated 01 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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