Charming pub with low beams and a river in the garden
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Open all year
It’s said that the name of this 15th-century, timber-framed pub comes from an Old English phrase for a meeting of three rivers, but there’s only one here – The Test, world-famous as ‘the birthplace of modern fly fishing’. You might even spot a brown trout or two while sitting on the patio in the charming rear garden. There’s a log fire to warm the low-beamed bar, where you’ll find local ales Itchen Valley and Flowerpots. Menus feature modern European and traditional dishes – maybe seared fillets of sole; heritage carrot and tarragon gnocchi; or wild boar and apple sausages – and the restaurant has an AA Rosette. Suites provide excellent overnight accommodation.