50 Castle Street, Farnham, GU9 7JQ
With his grandfather and father in the trade before him, running a pub is in landlord Tom’s genes. His infectious enthusiasm creates an atmosphere of bonhomie in this quaint, nautical-themed hostelry. The food offering is also exceptional. To begin we sampled garlic mushrooms atop bruschetta, and crispy calamari paired with sweet chilli sauce. To follow, my poached salmon was very flavoursome, as was my partner’s rich steak and ale pie. The generous portion proved too much for companion, though I refused to be beaten and opted for something from the mouth-watering dessert board. The lemon posset looked almost too good to eat, adorned with summer fruits and accompanied by a shortbread round and a drizzle of coulis. We wholeheartedly recommend dining here, though if you’d prefer to just sample the drinks offering, the myriad gins and Cask Marque-accredited ale selection mean you’ll be spoilt for choice.