An idyllic 18th century Gastro pub situated in the heart of Chaddleworth village.
Chaddleworth | West Berkshire Villages
The Village lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs. The village also has a uniquely named pub - The Ibex. It is said to be the only pub with that name in the whole of the UK. An ibex is a wild goat, distinguished by the male's recurved horns.The village itself is believed to be around a thousand years old - with the village's St Andrew's church dating back to 908 AD. However a hoard of 134 Roman coins found in 2010 suggests there may have been an earlier settlement in the area. It is also rumoured there are a number of haunted tunnels under a home in the village.Rumour is one leads to the nearby RAF Welford.
AMENITIES AND FACILITIES
The Village Hall is hired by voluntary organisations, meetings and private individuals. The hall is disabled friendly, there is a kitchen and a car park.
Pilates classes Thursdays 17.40-18.40. Tel No:07980 448119.Wednesday Walking Group meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
The Downland Gardening Club is for anyone in Brightwalton, Chaddleworth, Leckhampstead and Fawley. Meetings are held in each village in turn, the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm. There is a raffle, chat, coffee and biscuits. There are talks such as bats, country crafts, canal boat painting etc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for info, tickets or further information.
FOOD AND DRINK
The new landlords describe The Ibex as “An idyllic 18th century Gastro pub situated in the heart of Chaddleworth village”
The cricket club meet at the Village Hall and they have a Facebook page.
The West Berkshire golf course welcome visitors during the well and by arrangement at the weekends.
There is a village website, varied Facebook pages and individual websites. Radio Kennet is the local radio station
St. Andrews, is part of the West Downland Benefice. There is a Holy Communion every third Sunday at 10.30am
Rector: Rev. Miri Keen. Tel No: 01488 648164
The doctor’s surgery is the Downland Practice at Chieveley. The defibrillator is in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn.
There is a bus service The Group can provide transport for going to clubs, outpatient treatment, doctors’ appointments, shops etc. Ring 01635 578394 Monday- Friday 9.30-11.30 am.
THE PARISH COUNCIL
The parish council can be contacted by e mail: email@example.com or telephone on 01488 639203. Agendas, Minutes and Downloads of the meetings can be found on the website.
When out and about walking, there maybe a chance to see some Highland Cows.
CHADDLEWORTH | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGERS: HISTORY
The village of Chaddleworth lies below the Southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs. The south-east corner is called Nodmore, the hamlet of Southend a mile to the north east, in the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south, is Ploughly, RAF Welford is founding this area. The parish consists mainly of farmland with scattered woodland, Evidence of human habitation in Chaddleworth is rumoured to be Romano- British, although unsubstantiated. The Manor was owned for most of the middle age by the Priory of Amesbury in Wiltshire. It passed down to George Kerr Nelson who sold it to the Wroughton family of Woolley, the northern part of the parish meaning wolf clearing. It was a Middle Age village that was, like so many, deserted because of plague and unemployment. It originally had a motte and Bailey castle. A collection of 12th century pottery was found, suggesting the Manor House may of being built during the civil war, it was apparently used as a hunting lodge by King John, who visited in 1207. It is not clear when the Manor House to Woolley Park. The Wroughton family pew and tablets can be found at the church, St. Andrews, behind a Norman doorway. A village hall was erected in 1897, a wooden sub frame clads with corrugated iron and was called the iron room. It is used for a gardening club, bingo, bring and buy and jumble sales and cricket meetings. There are three around barrows at the south end of Woolley Down. The church is believed to be substantially late 12th century with many alterations. The school was founded in 1719 by the will of William Saunders.