This idyllic family-run country pub is known for its quality ale, delicious food and friendly service. The range of local beer and ale on offer represents the best of Hampshire breweries and when the weather permits, visitors are encouraged to take a pew in the beautiful beer garden, especially when you can make the most of happy hour every day from 4pm until 6pm.
The à la carte offers a varied selection of fish, meat and vegetarian starters. Pan-fried wood pigeon with black pudding, new potatoes and watercress salad, crispy whitebait with homemade tartare sauce and a squeeze of lime, and breaded Brie with cranberry sauce are all popular starters. The main menu includes fresh supreme mussels, charred rump of lamb and the locals’ favourite, beer-battered cod and chips. The burgers are equally impressive, topped with the likes of bacon, Cheddar, Camembert and chilli jam. The homemade puddings range from British pub classics like sticky toffee pudding to Italian-style chocolate parfait served with fudge, honeycomb and salted caramel ice cream. The Sunday roast is a firm favourite; expect quality meat, seasonal veg and all the trimmings. Whether you book a three-course meal with family and friends, or stop by to sample one of the local ales after walking your pooch, this dog-friendly pub is worth visiting.