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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Garden

It calls itself the Pub on the Hill and, at an elevation of 220 metres, it's entitled to, although it sits in a dip. Allegedly a recruiting centre during the run-up to WWI, it backs on to Ashford Hangers National Nature Reserve. Inside are winter log fires, a spacious bar and a charming restaurant with a vaulted ceiling and wooden settles. Hampshire real ales Ballards and Ringwood Best are served in the bar, and the menu offers a wide range of tempting dishes – free-range chicken and pork terrine; smoked salmon and dill pâté ; Saida’s Mococcan chicken couscous; squash, butternut and leek stew; and The Trooper’s speciality, slow-cooked half shoulder of lamb. Among the desserts are pistachio meringue with Turkish Delight ice cream; and gin and sorbet martini. There’s a mid-week set menu too.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Xmas & New Year (contact pub for details)
  • Days closed: Sun eve & Mon L (ex BH Mon L)
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6.30-9, Sat 7-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Ringwood Best Bitter, Ballards, local guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A3 follow A272 Winchester signs towards Petersfield (NB do not take A272). 1st exit at mini rdbt for Steep. 3m, pub on right

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