Weary walkers, cyclists, well-behaved children and dogs are all very welcome at this privately owned bar and restaurant. So too are those interested in the English Civil War keen to follow the trail to the nearby site of the Battle of Cheriton, fought in 1644. Food is a high point, especially the game and fresh fish; portions are reputedly generous. Seasonal menus cover all bases, with dishes such as Malaysian chicken korma; Atlantic wholetail scampi; gammon steak and eggs; sausages and mash; and mushroom Stroganoff. Their real ale policy favours those brewed in Hampshire.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 10-3 6-11 (Sat-Sun 10am-11pm)
Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-9.30
Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 12-9.30
Food and drink
Real ales: Itchen Valley Hampshire Rose, Bowman Ales Swift One & Wallops Wood