With Christmas now just 7 weeks away, if you want to make sure you and your loved ones have a truly magical and memorable time this year full of tempting festive feasts and warming winter cocktails, you’ll need to make sure you book the best venues in Hampshire now before there are no spaces left. If you’re struggling to find the perfect setting this year, there are few finer places to celebrate the festive season than in one of Fuller’s gorgeous country pubs.

Full of character and charm, each and every Fuller’s pub is different but every one boasts the same high standards when it comes to fresh food, exceptional service, and first-class real ales.

This year, Fuller’s aims to do everything it can to guarantee a Christmas pub experience you and your close ones will never forget. With ingredients carefully selected from the country’s best local suppliers, their Christmas menus are full of tempting festive treats that are sure to delight, all cooked to perfection by their skilled chefs.

This year, you can even save 20% off your table’s food bill if you book for the 3rd, 4th, 10th, or 11th December.

Read more about Fuller’s charming country pubs in Hampshire below and click on the titles for more information about what these special venues can do for you this Christmas.

 

The Alice Lisle

With its picturesque countryside location right in the heart of the stunning New Forest National Park, The Alice Lisle is a must visit if you’re planning a leisurely and invigorating winter stroll through this beautiful part of the UK and need a place to stop off and warm your cockles. Blending a modern and traditional chic style with exposed brick walls and beams and stylish shades of sea-green and grey throughout, there are few more charming or cosy places in the county to catch up with friends and family over a cracking meal or warming mulled cider.

This year, let The Alice Lisle make your Christmas one to remember. Whether you’re looking for the ideal venue for a Christmas party, drinks with your colleagues, or Christmas Day lunch with the family, their dedicated Christmas coordinator will ensure your Christmas dreams come true this year. Enjoy a delicious festive cocktail or mulled Cornish Orchards cider by the roaring fire as you listen to your favourite Christmas tunes and then tuck into a festive feast you’ll never forget.

With ingredients carefully selected from the finest suppliers across the country, enjoy Christmas mains like roasted Usk Vale turkey breast with apricot and turkey stuffing, pigs in blanket and gravy; roasted Gressingham duck breast with tarka dhal and raita; or braised shin of Scottish beef bourguignon with parsnip puree. Then, indulge in incredible desserts like their famous Christmas pudding made by soaking fruit in their very own Fuller’s Black Cab Stout.

 

The New Forest

Situated at the edge of the charming village of Ashurst in one of the country’s most stunning national parks, the New Forest, this idyllic country pub makes the perfect pit stop after a long day taking in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Bring your four-legged friends out of the cold and into this warming and welcoming establishment and relax with loved ones by the cosy bar with a pint of Fuller’s real ale as you toast to the new year.

From large Christmas parties with your friends and family to office drinks and delicious festive dinners, let Fuller’s take care of your Christmas this year. Why not try their festive finger buffet menu featuring tempting winter treats like breaded Somerset brie with cranberry and chilli relish, London Porter smoked salmon with celeriac remoulade and capers, and wild mushroom and polenta cakes with truffle aioli. With just 6 items for £15.95pp and 9 items for £18.95pp, this is a dining experience you’ll be dreaming about right up until next Christmas.

Their Christmas Day menu is also a triumph. With fizz and canapés on arrival, start with the Gressingham duck rillette or crab cakes before moving onto delicious mains like the beef Wellington, chestnut crusted Chalk Stream trout supreme or roasted Usk Vale turkey breast. For dessert, enjoy the chocolate swiss roll, pear William tarte tatin, or Fuller’s Black Cab Christmas pudding followed by coffee and indulgent chocolate truffles.

 

Mayfly

Pulled straight from a postcard, this riverside pub is the ideal place for a charming and cosy countryside Christmas gathering with your close ones this year. Sat on the bank of the River Test and surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful views, there really is no beating this picturesque setting. Take a brisk stroll down the river and breathe in the invigorating country air before stopping off at this popular local pub for one of the bar’s unique craft beers, cask ales and stouts.

This Christmas, Fuller’s is thrilled to be offering its guest some truly tempting festive drinks. Try the “Pride & Passion”, a fresh and fruity drink made with passion fruit and Tanqueray Gin and perfectly balanced with their own London Pride, lemon juice, gomme and Fruit de la passion, or the “Espresso Martini”, a sophisticated combination of fresh espresso coffee, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and shaken with Smirnoff Black Vodka. The “Cornish Orchards Mulled Cider” is also a must try, full of festive flavours that will put you in the Christmas spirit. Made with cider and apple juice and infused with fresh oranges and hand-blended spices, this makes the perfect tipple this Christmas for relaxing by a log fire and listening to all your favourite festive tunes.

Fuller’s also has an exciting range of festive menus this year including a Boxing Day menu comprising of tempting treats like the roasted celeriac soup with blue cheese tortellini and hazelnuts, roast Sirloin Shorthorn beef from Chalcroft Farm, Hampshire served with duck fat potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, honey roasted carrots, swede, savoy cabbage and gravy for the table, and Vintage Ale sticky toffee pudding with Fuller’s salted caramel ice cream.

 

 

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