• Welcome to The Peterborough Arms

  • The Peterborough Arms as a farmhouse c1890

  • The Peterborough Arms as a public house before the First World War

  • Troops in front of the Peterborough Arms c1915

  • The Sackhouse on the Wilts & Berks Canal

  • Bridges on the Wilts & Berks Canal

  • Animals on the Wilts & Berks Canal

  • A lock on the Wilts & Berks Canal

  • The Peterborough Arms on the Wilts & Berks Canal

  • The Peterbrough Arms newly restored

  • The Peterbrough Arms newly restored

  • The Peterbrough Arms newly restored


the pub

Brendan and Michelle are our publicans. They have been running pubs for 30 years: at the start of their careers they trained with Samuel Smith's brewery in Tadcaster, completing twelve holiday relief placements before taking over the management of the Sir Gawain & The Green Knight in Connahs Quay, North Wales; then followed two management positions with Ansell's brewery first at the Wheatsheaf, Great Wyrley and then a seven year spell at the Beacon, Shrewsbury;


later they moved to the Swan at Martin Hussingtree for Marston's, before taking on their first leased pub The Farmers Arms Ledbury and then another lease at the Fox & Hounds near Bath for the last twelve years.

Over the years there has been dramatic change in the pub industry with pubs having to evolve with the growth of eating out, and the rise of the internet and social media. Sadly many pubs that were bought up by pub companies and major breweries have been forced to closed down amd sold to private developers.

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

Towns and villages have lost their pubs and with it their communities. So it is left to local groups and organisations like the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust to save the local pub. The Gazette & Herald reported on the pub's final chance back in 2013.

People are realising what an asset to local life a pub can make. Micro breweries along with CAMRA and other groups are helping to keep the great British pub alive for the next generation to enjoy.


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at the pub

Coat of arms of Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough

While we update them from time to time, our online menus are only indicative of what is being prepared in our kitchen at the moment


Homemade Soup of the Day £5.50

served with crusty bread and butter

Homemade Crab & Gruyere Tart £6.25 / £12.95

served warm on dressed leaves

as a main with salad and warm baby potatoes

Pan Fried Marinated King Prawns £7.50

with chilli, garlic, ginger, corriander and toasted garlic bread

Grilled Roundels of Black Pudding £5.95

topped with bacon and melted cheddar on dressed leaves

Grilled Goats Cheese £6.25

wrapped in parma ham on dressed salad leaves

Main Courses

Homemade Steak & Mushroom Pie £12.95

served with ale gravy, mash and steamed vegetables

Hog Roast £16.95

a large rack of roasted pork with crispy crackling, steamed vegetables, baby potatoes and rich gravy

Homemade Beef & Apricot Casserole £12.95

slowly braised beef with apricots in a sundried tomato sauce served with mash and steamed vegetables

Pan Roasted Chicken Supreme £12.95

wrapped in parma ham with gorgonzola sauce, steamed vegetables and baby potatoes

Main Courses

Roasted Cajun Salmon £12.95

topped with tiger prawns, served with baby potatoes and dressed leaves

Homemade Aubergine & Tomato Curry £10.95

finished with fresh corriander and yoghurt, served on a bed of basmati rice

10 oz Rib Eye Steak £18.95

with grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and chips
(add a sauce, blue cheese or black pepper £2.95)

Homemade Spinach, Mushroom & Feta Cheese Pie £11.95

with a tomato and basil sauce, baby new potatoes and dressed leaves

pub food

Coat of arms of Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough by Rs-nourse CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons

Further menus: Take Away; Traditional Pub Favourites



01249 247833

The Peterborough Arms
Dauntsey Lock
Chippenham SN15 4HD

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
12 pm - 2.30 pm & 6 pm - 9 pm
12 pm - 4 pm

Tuesday to Saturday
12 pm - 3 pm & 6 pm - 11 pm
12 pm - 10.30 pm

Monday closed