The historic Miner’s Arms can be found in Funtley on the outskirts of Fareham. The pub’s intriguing past stretches back to the 1800s, and its name is a nod to the team of 19th century Welsh miners who dug the new railway and who picked this traditional pub as their watering hole of choice.
We arrived on Friday evening and, as I had hoped, the venue was bustling with locals. A great selection of ale on tap make it ideal for a quick drink, while the range of traditional pub fare means this pub is irresistible to those looking to dine. To start, we chose the calamari with lemon mayonnaise dip, and the tasty chilli prawns. Both were a delicious start to the evening. We followed with mains of wholesome moussaka served with side salad, and juicy home-cooked steak and ale pie with buttery mash. With just enough room for a dessert to share, we opted for the indulgent chocolate fudge cake. We left happy knowing we’d found a new home from home.
While a little off the beaten track, it is worth making the journey to stop off at this village pub. The Miner’s Arms is a pint-sized gem, providing a hub for the local community, welcoming visitors and locals alike.