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About Us

About us

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about our traditional English country inn

At The Silver Plough you will find great food, a selection of real ales and a warm welcome from your hosts Mike and Katie and their dedicated team.

Set in the heart of the rolling Wiltshire countryside, this fine looking pub started life in the eighteenth century as a farmhouse, originally known as Ivy Clad Farm, it then became an inn after World War II which is fitted out with old carved benches and settles.

The pub also has its own skittle alley, which can be used for private functions and can also be hired for conferences and meetings. We are purveyors of our home cooked food and use local suppliers were possible.

We can make it the perfect weekend retreat, or provide comfortable overflow accommodation when family or friends are visiting, as we have two self-contained en-suite letting rooms.

We bake cakes!

We do not allow consumption of homemade or bought in cakes at The Silver Plough.

We are more than happy to bake a cake for you to enjoy after the meal, whether it be a small table celebrating a birthday or a large party.

Please discuss if you would like a cake baked when making your booking, we will need one weeks notice.

Chocolate Fudge

Lemon Drizzle

Victoria Sponge

Coffee & Walnut

£10.00 a cake

Any cakes brought unexpectedly into The Silver Plough will be able to blow candles out but not consumed.

If you enjoy good quality homemade cakes with icing then you will love our cakes, please note we are not professional cake makers, we will not be doing elaborate decorations and designs.

Please bring your own candles/decoration pieces to put on the cake if you wish.

Skittles Alley

The Silver Plough has one of the few remaining long alley skittle alleys which is available for private parties. The alley is a completely private room and is accessed through the Snug Bar. The Skittle Alley has one long table along side the alley which can accommodate up to 30 guests. If your party is larger, we can make the Snug Bar exclusive use with the Skittle Alley.

Parties using the Skittle Alley have a variety of options for food. We have a hot buffet menu which is the most popular for parties it is a selection of hot dishes that are served in large buffet style trays for the party to help themselves at £9.95 per person. The buffet trays cater 10 portions in each one, the hot buffet menu is not for individual ordering it is designed for large parties ordering the same dish in volume. E.g. If your party has thirty guests, three buffet trays of either the same or different dish will need to be ordered, this keeps it very easy for the organiser of the party. We would need the pre order one week prior to the chosen date of the party. It is ideal for work & birthday parties, anniversaries and family gatherings.

Please call to discuss through food options for Skittle parties. Please see menu choices under “Food”.

Job Vacancies

We are currently seeking a Chef de partie to join our team!

Please call The Silver Plough and ask for Mike or Katie for more information.

01722 712266

email CV’s to thesilverplough@hotmail.com

Opening times:
Monday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 22:30 Dinner till 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 –22:30 Dinner till 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00
Thursday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00
Friday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00
Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00
Sunday 12:00 – 21:00 Lunch/Dinner till 20:00

Christmas 2015 Opening times:

Thursday 24th December: 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00

Friday 25th December: Pub Closed

Saturday 26th December: 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || 18:00 – 23:00 Dinner till 21:00

Sunday 27th December: 12:00 – 18:00 Lunch till 16:30

Monday 28th December: 12:00 – 15:00 Lunch till 14:00 || Pub Closed

Funeral Gatherings

The Silver Plough is a perfect venue for wakes and family gatherings after a funeral. Offering privacy for your family and guests to meet and mingle in our snug bar. The most popular menu choice is our Finger buffet option, perfect for something light for family and friends to have with a cup of coffee/tea. The Silver Plough is ideally located in the picturesque village of Pitton and situated in close proximity to Salisbury Crematorium. We also have a large car park with up to 40 spaces. Please call and speak to Katie to chat through the different options and to organise the food, timings and the use of one of our rooms.

Please click on ‘Finger Buffet Menu’ on the food section below.




Food & Drink

Menu downloads below

The Silver Plough is the perfect destination when you are looking for somewhere to eat, drink and relax for the afternoon or evening. We have a beautiful south facing garden, perfect for those sunny days.

Mike the head chef and landlord seasonally changes the menu every two months, some dishes are kept on such as our classic favourite, Real ale battered hake, petit pois, chips and tartar sauce, other dishes are tweaked and others changed for something new and exciting. This creates a fantastic variety of choice throughout the year and enjoying produce at its best while in season in the UK whenever possible.

With supplies of fresh fish, meat and local produce, combined with our choice of superbly kept real ales and a selection of fine wines, The Silver Plough really is the perfect choice for food or just to enjoy a quiet drink.

Bespoke menus can be created for larger functions, please call or email us to arrange an appointment to speak to Mike for the food and menu’s or Katie to talk through the event.

We strongly advise that you book a table in advance to your visit to ensure you have a table when you wish.

Please call to book a table – 01722 712266

Meals are served Monday to Saturday from 12 noon, last orders 2pm and 6pm last orders 9pm.

Sunday meals, including Sunday Roasts are served all day from 12 noon last orders 8pm.


Bed and Breakfast

The Silver Plough offers two ensuite private rooms. One twin and one double.

The rooms are positioned around the back of the pub, we do not have televisions in the rooms, however Wi-Fi is available, there is also tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.

When you book a room, please inform us of your arrival time and the time you would like breakfast in the morning. We serve breakfast between 08:00am – 09:00am.


Double room £60 a night including breakfast
Room only £50
Single occupancy £50 including breakfast
Room only £45


Places & Walks

In the Area

Find out what is going on in the local area by visiting the ‘Visit Wiltshire’ website which is packed with information about things you can see and do.

Salisbury is well established in the field of Art and Entertainment. It hosts the well known Salisbury International Art Festival in May every year. Two weeks of fun and entertainment with a special theme each year. In September there is also an excellent Food Festival. For all details visit www.salisburyfestival.co.uk
For what’s on visit www.pittonandfarley.co.uk

There is plenty to do in the area and some interesting attraction, the most famous of all Stone Henge. We are close to the famous Cathedral City of Salisbury and ideally situated off one of the main roads linking the midlands to Devon and Cornwall, the A30.
Places of interest and what to do visit www.pittonandfarley.co.uk

Local Walks

Whilst in Pitton why not enjoy a leisurely walk. There are many beautiful country walks around the village, most of them with fantastic views across open countryside including the famous Salisbury Cathedral spire.

Pitton is on the famous Clarendon Way walk, a 24 mile walk joining the two Wessex cities of Winchester and Salisbury crossing the Test Valley between Kings Somborne and Houghton. It starts beside the waters of the Itchen in the heart of Winchester and ends near the Avon at Salisbury Cathedral. It provides a splendid variety of scenery along the way, ranging from the water meadows of the valleys with their charming villages through woodland – ancient as well as modern – to downlands with far-ranging views.

The Clarendon Way is named from Clarendon Park on the eastern edge of Salisbury. The Park contains the site of Clarendon Palace, a royal hunting lodge for Norman Kings, but later expanded by the Plantagenets into a great county house. Almost nothing remains now, only a few feet of flint wall lying a few yards from the Clarendon Way.

At Winchester one sees smaller remains which are even older, a few stones beside the River Itchen which are all that survive from the Roman wall built around the City in the 3rd Century. A mile down the valley lies the hospice of St Cross where even 400 years ago the choir boys carved their names on the stalls in the chapel.

From the Itchen Valley the route climbs to Oliver’s Battery, a hill from which the Roundheads bombarded Winchester in the Civil War, then on to Farley Mount, an extensive informal Country Park managed by Hampshire County Council. It goes on through Parnholt Wood, via Kings Somborne to the Test Valley and Houghton, then across open farmland to the valley of the Wallop Brook and the village of Broughton, a convenient half-way point.

West from Broughton the route follows a Roman road through Buckholt to Winterslow, crosses the hills with fine views to the village of Pitton, then passes through the woods of Pitton, then passes through the woods of Clarendon Park. Emerging from the woods the spire of Salisbury Cathedral beckons from the Avon Valley two miles ahead.

Salisbury to Clarendon Palace (3 miles)
The Way leaves Salisbury via Milford Street to Milford Road and Queen Manor Road. Through Rangers Farm, it bears right across a field and up to King Manor Hill where it enters the woods near the remains of Clarendon Palace.

Clarendon Palace to Broughton (8 miles)
Beyond the edge of the wood a left fork takes the walker to ‘Four Cottages’, then behind the houses it crosses the fields to the village of Pitton, emerging by the school. It takes the walker over the hills to emerge by the church at West Winterslow then on to Middle Winterslow and along the Roman road to Buckholt. A well-defined track leads direct to Broughton.

Broughton to Oliver’s Battery, Winchester (9½ miles)
The way lies along Rectory Lane then takes a path along the back of the village to join a track leading to Houghton. A short length of road leads to a footpath which crosses the River Test by a footbridge and shortly also crosses the Test Way. After passing through Kings Somborne the Way turns south-east across farmland to Parnholt Woods. There follows the stretch through Farley Mount Country Park then on minor roads to the outskirts of Winchester at Oliver’s Battery.

Oliver’s Battery to Winchester City Centre (3½ miles)
After passing through the housing estate at Oliver’s Battery, walkers cross a main road on a footbridge and descend via an old track, Whiteshute Lane to St Cross. They then follow the network of streams along the Itchen Valley, past the Winchester College playing fields to the City centre.

Click here to download the clarendon-way.pdf

Contact us


The Silver Plough

White Hill

T. 01722 712266

Please leave your details and Mike & Katie will get back to you as soon as we can.

The Silver Plough can get very busy and we would encourage you to phone ahead to avoid disappointment. If you would like to make a reservation or book a stay with us, please contact us on 01722 712266

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