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Best pub in town

Proper boozer with old rock art round the walls. Recently playing Led Zep during the afternoon... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Chippenham, United Kingdom
There’s no other place I would choose to drink in Chippenham!

I feel so comfortable and respected when I visit the old road. Staff are friendly and fair. Great... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Old Road, Chippenham SN15 1JA, England
+44 1249 652094
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Proper boozer with old rock art round the walls. Recently playing Led Zep during the afternoon session. Fridays afternoon sees a good mix of collars & ties, hi viz and locals all just enjoying the craic. Excellent beer.

Thank UNool
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I feel so comfortable and respected when I visit the old road. Staff are friendly and fair. Great music, live comedy and bands! Everyone is welcome including dogs which makes it even better. Brilliant place definitely worth a visit!

Thank westtori
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place with my boyfriend, sister and her boyfriend for a late night pint. Beautiful beer garden with friendly staff and locals. Great pub and they do live music throughout the week too.

Thank Hotelreviewchick
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I have to declare an interest first-up: this is my 'local'. The O.R.T. is one of the few pubs of its kind left in town. It has a solid and loyal clientele, including the town Morris Dancers. From this, you can probably guess that the...More

Thank DaveDColeman
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This Pub has everything you could ask for, and other things you couldn't imagine. It's one of those rare places that attracts surreal happenings, more on a par with megalithic stone circles than other hostelries. It's always full of locals, always buzzing with news, the...More

Thank robinh361
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Proper old school pub choice of quiet good well kept beer , or live bands and gigs whatever you prefer , warm welcome great atmosphere

Thank Paul L L
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have seen some of my favourite comedians at this venue... i.e. Russell Wood! Otter beer ok, but wine comes in small bottles - however it has changed recently and is now very good. Great pool room and garden.

Thank bmcream
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Anyone looking for a welcoming atmosphere, great drinks at reasonable prices and fantastic music, this is the place for you. You wont find mainstream music played here which is a refreshing change. Great bands play here regularly also. This is a great pub with character...More

Thank Travloler
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

In Chippenham you're usually stuck with mainstream 'bars' that play Bruno Mars until your ears bleed. The old road is a proper boozer with proper beer and proper music. It is the best pub in town and all of the staff are ace and always...More

1  Thank Rugby3636
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Just a nice proper pub. Only had the opportunity to visit the couple of times when in the town but have found it welcoming with a good selection of real ales and great scratchings and at reasonable prices. And pints were pints not short measure....More

Thank 945michael
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Catherine B
2 September 2015|
Response from robinh361 |
Yes, particularly during the folk festival, which it's integral to. They also run open mic nights, where anybody, with or without an instrument, is welcome, particularly first-time performers.