The Golden Pheasant
Gosport Road, Lower Farringdon, Alton, GU34 3DJ
Awarded East Hampshire CAMRA’s prestigious Pub of the Year award in 2016 and having come runner-up in 2017 and 2018 for their outstanding beer and ale, quality food, welcoming ambience and hospitality, The Golden Pheasant has – not surprisingly – earned a devoted following of regulars as well as Cask Marque and TripAdvisor awards. Known for quality dishes, both knowledgeably sourced and freshly prepared on the premises, this Hampshire free house is a home-from-home corner of foodie heaven that’s worth knowing about. The star of the show is undoubtedly The Golden Pheasant’s fish and chips: locally sourced and freshly landed cod in crisp, light golden batter served with triple-cooked chunky chips. Pair truly exceptional food with a relaxed and unpretentious dining environment, an atmospheric bar stocked with expertly selected local ale, 20 selected craft gins and a small but carefully drafted list of wine, and you’re left with a traditional foodie haunt that mustn’t be overlooked.