Harden's survey result
“Effortlessly smart” pub with rooms on the River Test, in prime fly fishing territory – a “vibrant” place with a “lovely”, small sun-trap terrace in summer. It serves a very wide range of dishes, from an extensive array of tapas-y plates to substantial mains and steaks from the grill.
“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”.
|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|