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Small, family-run free house in charming town centre

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

A well-restored former coaching inn in Alresford’s Georgian main street, where Hampshire real ales hold their own against contenders from Cornwall and Devon, and 18 wines are available by the glass. The bar dining area and candlelit restaurant offer game terrine, apple, pear and fig chutney; and smoked haddock and mussel chowder to start; then steak and Guinness pie, mash, greens and gravy; and confit of French duck leg, dauphinoise potatoes, spinach and cassis sauce. There’s a good value two-course menu available at various times during the week. Station Road. opposite the inn. leads to the famous Watercress Line railway.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Sharp's Doom Bar, Itchen Valley, Otter Bitter, Bowman Ales Swift One, Irving Frigate Golden Bitter
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

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In village centre

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