Rose & Crown
Crows Lane, Upper Farringdon, Nr. Alton, GU34 3ED
The Rose & Crown is one of those pubs you wish you had at the end of your road. You’ll want to soak up the sun in the pub garden while enjoying the beautiful scenery; you’ll rave about the delicious homemade fare and admire the charming interior. Located in the quaint village of Upper Farringdon, the pub is believed to have been built by Edward Knight, Jane Austen’s brother. The menus offer hearty, homemade food created by the chef, Sarah, and dishes go down a treat with locals and visitors alike. Expect to see the likes of whitebait served atop a green salad with tartare sauce, or mussels served in creamy ale and herb sauce for starters. Feast your eyes on the selection of main dishes such as the Rose & Crown beef burger, beer-battered cod with hand-cut chips and pie of the day. Vegetarians will be delighted to see options like feta, olive and rocket tart or beer-battered halloumi. Accompany your meal with a pint of cask ale or glass of wine from the varied list that boasts choices for all tastes and budgets. The pub takes great pride in welcoming everyone, including four-legged friends, little ones and ramblers to ensure it remains the hub of the community. After you’ve refuelled, why not follow Austen’s footsteps and explore the village before reaching the nearby parish of Chawton, where Jane Austen’s House Museum sits?