Silver Plough, Pitton bought by Chickpea Group

The team behind the Wiltshire based Chickpea Group are excited to have acquired a sixth pub this summer. The Silver Plough in the pretty village of Pitton near Salisbury will make a great addition to their collection of country boozers with rooms.

Sitting centrally in the South Wiltshire village of Pitton, the pub itself dates back to the 18th Century and is packed with charm and period features. Ethan, Jordan and Tommy have closed the site for initial refurbishment and will reopen in late August.  As part of a two-phase project, the plan is to then renovate the upstairs and the old skittle alley to form 7 bedrooms and work is set to start on these in Spring 2024.   

The Silver Plough’s spacious interiors boast beamed ceilings, wooden floors, and cosy fireplaces. There will be three large areas for dining inside with space for around 100 covers. The beer garden is situated at the front of the pub with plenty of space to enjoy a meal or drinks in the sunshine.

As with the groups’ existing sites, the food offering will be of great importance and the team are excited to work with the abundance of excellent local suppliers here in the South West. Diners can expect the usual ‘Pub Bangers’ menu of hearty fare as well as a wine list from Gardner and Beedle, and their own beers under the business’s new brewery in Wiltshire, Rude Giant Brew Co.

Their recent opening, The Queen’s Head in Broad Chalke, is also about to commence works to renovate the upstairs to create five more bedrooms, in addition to the existing four which are now open in an annexe building behind the pub.