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The Hen & Chicken Inn

Character coaching inn off the A31

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Highwaymen, hop-pickers and high clergy have all supped and succoured here in this noble, three-storey Georgian road house. They’d still recognise some of the comfortably traditional interior – timeless panelling, beams, old tables and inglenook; maybe, too, the little wooden barn in a corner of the grassy garden, standing on its painted staddle stones. The reliable country menu is strong on local produce; start with calamari; or home-made Scotch egg; then move onto hunter’s chicken; sausage and mash; sweet pepper and goats’ cheese tart; or a gourmet burger. It may be hard to resist the sticky toffee pudding.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 10am-11pm
  • Lunch: all week 12-9
  • Dinner: all week 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Badger Tanglefoot, Fursty Ferret and Best Bitter
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press and Rosie's Pig, Badger Applewood, Old Mout

Price guide

  • Main course from7.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

2 miles from Alton towards Farnham on A31. Adjacent to petrol station. Signed from A31

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