Harden's survey result
“A lovely setting in the rear garden and welcoming atmosphere throughout” helps earn solid ratings for this 19th-century pub-with-rooms on the River Test, at the epicentre of Hampshire’s world-class fly fishing territory. Culinary highpoints include its “no-choice set lunch that’s excellent value”.
“As well as having outside seating on the River Test” this 1800s gastropub-with-rooms wins praise for its “lovely locally sourced foods, great ambience and good service” from (nearly) all reporters.
This “pleasant, popular” gastropub-with-rooms in a building dating from the 1800s was taken over by an ex-Peat Spade team a couple of years ago; feedback remains a tad muted – no doubt because, as one reporter puts it, “the hype [it was a recent Michelin Pub of the Year] had let me to expect more” – but it’s still “pretty good for down in the sticks”.
This 500-year-old pub with rooms, was taken over – and lavishly revamped – by an ex-Peat Spade team in 2013; views are a bit polarised – fans say it’s “consistently good”, but sceptics say that it “did not live up to expectations” (perhaps raised in recent times by the tyre men, who made it their ‘pub of the year’ in 2014).
|Wine per bottle||£32.95|
31 High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6EY
|Monday||9 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||9 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||9 am-3 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||9 am-4 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Saturday||9 am-4 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Sunday||9 am-7 pm|