Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Ferryman is something of a landmark in Warsash, situated at the mouth of the River Hamble. The decor at this traditional pub pays homage to the area’s waterside heritage, with a range of nautical accessories on display throughout the cosy dining area.
On our visit, I chose to begin with smoked haddock fishcakes paired with mango and lime salsa, while my partner tucked into a crayfish cocktail in spiced Marie Rose sauce. This we followed with a plate of delightful rope-grown mussels in chilli, lime and ginger sauce, and chargrilled jerk chicken partnered with Cajun-spiced sweet potato fries. Both meals were wonderfully flavoursome, showcasing the chef’s expertise with spices. Too full for a dessert each, we chose to share the crumble of the week; a moreish treat filled with peaches, pineapple and a dash of spiced rum. We’ll definitely be returning to this pub soon to sample more of the menu. We were informed that the menus change regularly to accommodate the season’s offering, and there’s also a choice of specials available at the weekend that make the most of fresh ingredients.
In addition to catering for locals and those from further afield, The Ferryman welcomes four-legged visitors, with a range of doggie snacks available to purchase on a dedicated blackboard.