The Jolly Farmer
Binstead Road, Blacknest, Alton, GU34 4QD
Occupying an enviable position near the picturesque Alice Holt Forest and Frensham Pond Nature Reserve, The Jolly Farmer is the ideal destination for countryside-lovers. With attractive traditional decor, a large beer garden and friendly staff, it’s a great spot all year round. To start, diners can enjoy ﬂavoursome dishes like duck liver pâté with caramelised onion jam and toasted sourdough. We’d recommend taking advantage of the excellent selection of Fuller’s seasonal ale, though you may prefer something from the impressive wine list to complement your meal. For mains, why not sample grilled salmon with spiced bulgur wheat, spinach and hazelnuts? Alternatively, you might like to indulge in pan-fried chicken breast with parsley potatoes, spinach and chorizo butter. A trip to this popular eatery isn’t complete without perusing the pudding menu and indulging in the likes of apple tarte Tatin with ice cream.