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 Selected Comments in Hampshire

Zoe Lewis-Taylor
 Dreadful
Just awful, truly awful. Avoid it.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Andy Locke
 
My wife and I have visited twice recently
and both times have found excellent value for money. Food as good as anywhere locally. Excellent Cleanliness In toilets and eating area. excellent and friendly service in fact the only thing I found slightly challenging was the parking. All round 10 out of 10.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013Rating: rosettes

Mandi ayling
 Toilets
When visiting recently the toilets in both men an woman's were disgusting and so was the disabled toilet the food was cold and wasn't very nice at all
Friday, April 19, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Matty Reeves
 Awful service and the food is not much better.
Third and last time! To be honest this was a late booking, we tried to get into the Fishermans Rest at Titchfield and could not, but the The Osborne had space - that she had given me an early warning and the fact that we have had two previous disappointing visits - but our daughter just got news of a University place and so we wanted to celebrate so took the booking.

I will not go on, but the service on all three visits has been awful, this time we were in for two hours for just two courses and no check backs; which was probably deliberate as I would have been sending the food back to the kitchens; the food is your basic pub grub which is warmed up and crucified but charged at gastro pub prices, so not worth it!

So what I have learned over my three visits, book in early at The Fishermans Rest and get gastro pub food at normal pub food prices.

Take the review for what it is, you pay your money and make your choice, but for £120 I expect better service and far better food; though to be fair we were probably the last table in, so it must be fair play to serve the kitchen left overs!

Just awful, the Reeves Family.
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: No rosettes

J Taylor
 Dissapointed
Went here with 6 people in july, booked a table ....no problem, but when I wanted to book for 14 people, have been told can't do it!!
Must be doing well to turn down that sort of money!!!
Monday, July 30, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Elizabeth
 FELT VERY OLD
felt very old and i'm only 22
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nicky
 Food was over priced and poor quality
Tuesday, March 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dan
 Brilliant
Brillaint quality food.
I had a rancher burger and it was the BEST burger I have ever had. I would highly reccomend. Came with sauces. Portions were good, but I could have done with a few more chips.
Would highly reccomend.
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

katie and andrew gallienne
 great pub great food!
all of our meals were hot and there was plenty on the plate. excelent service and at very good prices.
Saturday, February 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

A Hamerton
 Disaster
Went for a meal yesterday. Awful experience. Waited 30 minutes for waitress to take order, then we had to ask. Soup was awful, too salty. The main course was awful, tasted like warmed up chips and scampi. Also had to wait 30 mins for this to arrive, couldn't finish it. Back door was continuously being opened sending awful draft through room, had to wear a coat it was so cold. Will never go there again. The view was lovely though.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Disaster
Waited over 30 mins for a simple lunch, then only arrived after we had taken another 10 mins to catch eye of a waiter. Then they took money and did not bring back any change. Phoned Manager to complain that day (2 weeks ago) and he said all the right things and promised to get back - guess what no call. Avoid would be my recommendation. gave a 1 rating as food was of an acceptable standard, nothing for service or manager
Tuesday, September 13, 2011Rating: rosettes

John
 Lovely place & thoroughly recommended!
Been several times to the Chineham Arms and have always enjoyed it. Staff are friendly and food was really nice.
Friday, September 9, 2011Rating: rosettes

Chris
 
Fairly good service, one meal however was unedible so got a refund ,the chicken with taragon saucewas thick and rubbery & not a chcken breast as in the menu no bubble & squeak. Also how do you get out of the car park? no instructions so had to go out the in very dangerous!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sally Ware
 nice view
Took my dad for a meal there on Fathers Day, it was awful but he enjoys the view from there so we took him again on Tuesday this week to celebrate his 83rd birthday. The staff were brilliant but once again the food was awful. The whitebait and calamari were overcooked. The chicken/leek pie pastry was dry and the carrots rubbery. The mixed grill steak & gammon were disappointing and there was no chop with the mixed grill. Unfortunately chefs do not seem to have the necessary training these days probably because all the food is microwaved. We will not be eating there again.
Saturday, August 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

cb
 never again
lovely seafront pub with lovely garden and views.service was not too bad but unfortunately the portions are very small and barely warm.£12 for 5 small ribs, 4 wedges and a spoonful of coleslaw, not worth the money. we will not be eating there again.
Friday, July 29, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Lisa Green
 Bon Apetite
I came here in a party of 4 and loved the beautiful setting. The staff were very efficient and helpful and I loved the ginger cat that seemed to own the place!

The menu was great and I could hardly decide what to eat. Scallops were lush and the waiter helped choose a nice wine that would complement the food. Everything was perfect and I felt the price reflected well on the cost of quality local food lovingly prepared.

A high class establishment for anyone who likes gastro pubs. We all loved it and will go back again.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mrs Alison Lambell
 what a disaster
We took visitors for a meal on 16th July at 8.30; the starters were brill, the bottle of wine was warm, the steak was all gristle, bubble and squeak does NOT contain turnip, Eton Mess should actually have meringue in it and lemon syllabub is not squirty articial cream layered with lemon curd! Wish I had read this page before booking and I would have suggested going to the local Beefeater or Harvester!!!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, July 17, 2011Rating: No rosettes

SS
 Nice enough but won't hurry back
Lunchtime meal, fairly busy, food did not take long to arrive and service was good.

Measly portion for main but the dessert was big disappointment. Sticky toffee pudding was dry with little sauce and looked like it had come out of a tin accompanied by a very small scoop of ice-cream. At over £4 this really was not value for money.

Views are spectacular but certainly not worth the prices charged for mediocre food.

Won't be going back and would not recommend eating there.
Friday, July 8, 2011Rating: rosettes

SueTP
 Average pub with acceptable food.
I had lunch here recently and thought it fairly average, with room for improvement; certainly not somewhere I'd go for an 'occasion'. The food was obviously not home made although perhaps home cooked could be claimed and while acceptable was in no way special. I'm not a big eater, but thought some portions a little on the small side. The staff, though, need to review their idea of customer relationships - shouting 'I don't know what you're talking about' along the bar in answer to a customer's straight-forward request is not attractive or endearing.

Overall, a pub which is OK for a quick convenient lunch, but not worth travelling to.
Monday, July 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

Leah
 Amazing Food
We visited for Sunday lunch and were absolutely amazed at how wonderful the food was. The Italian cook (he refuses to be called a chef) brought our meals to mouth watering levels that we weren't expecting - quite possibly the best, most authentic italian we have eaten in england. The pub itself is a little off the beaten track, and does seem to attract a mostly local clientele. However, by the end of our meal we were all questioning why this place wasn't packed for Sunday lunch - the food was THAT good. There are quite a few pubs around this area, but if you're visiting I can only say that you should make the Queens Head the top of your list.
Sunday, June 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonmous
 
Recently went to this pub for a quiet drink and bite to eat with friends while on a weekend away. Food was cold when brought to the table and we returned it 2nd time it was still luke warm so we asked to speak to the manager, we were greeted by an angry French sounding man who said he was in charge and what did we want because it was lunchtime and he was busy. We advised that the food was cold and we would like it returned and a fresh plate brought out. Obviously the manager didnt like the request and told us if we didnt like the food we could f**k off and eat somewhere else! Obviously we were shocked and disgusted by this outburst and immediately left the pub. If you go here make sure you dont have any critisism or you will be heavily insulted!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

richard
 Family visit from Oulton Broad.
Well we thought we would give it another try. Long wait for food the girl forgot to order the mains and after 90 minutes and just the starter we left. Beer is good. Scenic great. Staff so very poor. Will try again in 2012 ?? Matbe
Friday, May 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

paula knight
 great place to eat
tasty, well prepared food and friendly service. reasonable prices and nice surroundings. absolutely recommend it
Sunday, May 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

Jones
 Such a let down
The staff need to listen to what people say - we weren't alone in complaining, but they know people will turn up for the beautiful views and are blase about comments and not at all conscious of the appallingly slow service. when the food arrived it was not hot. So disappointed - we really wanted this to be a lovely evening.
Monday, May 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

harris
 
what a disappointing evening. Food arrived just warm after 70 minutes. The manager is arrogantly dismissive of people's comments and needs to be more customer focused - but he knows people will turn up for the views. Such a shame.
Monday, May 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Matthews
 
Dropped in last week to see if there was any improvement from the last time we were there. Had to wait over an hour for our food. We also had a coupon for a mini pud (good publicity idea) but we didn't realize that mini also applied to the main meal. Very disappointed - will leave it another year before we 'might' try it again. Pity as the location is great.....
Saturday, April 30, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Angela Parry
 Great cider, soda water £1.50 mediocre food.
Gorgeous thatched country pub with sunny garden. The cider was good but charged £1.50 for straight soda water. The Sausage baguettes were half a baguette with sliced sausage heated through and onions and tiny salad garnish for £6.50 each. Sadly we will not be visiting again.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mark
 Fantastic food
Sunday, March 13, 2011Rating: rosettes

katrina pearce
 delicious homemade food.
So glad we found this fabulous pub, loved everything about it. We will be returning very soon. We visited on Sat 26 Feb 2011, and while our dog made himself at home in front of the log fire we enjoyed a most delicious meal, I can highly recommend the mushroom and hazelnut wellington, and they even do alcaholic hot chocolate. Wish we lived nearer so this could be our local.
Saturday, February 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

Chris Barnes
 Worst meal in 10 years
We travelled from Dorset,Hampshire,Surrey and London for a 60th birthday meal - it was lamentable.Chips cooked in old dirty oil,the cheapest half cooked chicken breast masquerading as 'roast chicken',inedible bean chilli,just awful.60th birthday ruined,absolute joke.
Sunday, February 13, 2011Rating: No rosettes

daisy rock
 fantastic
Absolutely fantastic
We came to celebrate my mother in laws' 75th birthday and had the most amazing meal. My starter was huge slice of foie gras, served with a confit of fig and a shot of sweet wine - & was to die for. This was followed by a perfectly cooked fillet of beef,again with scrummy foie gras, on a bed of spinach served with a port jus. The chocolate nemesis was to die for. The other guests in our party had salmon, oxtail and pork - all of which was absolutely execellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

david furguson
 fantastic
arrived here on saturday lunch and had a great meal, service was excellant, prices are high but worth every penny.
will be back without a problem
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

Anna
 
came here for meal in the week. Restaurant totally empty, no ambience, staff indifferent (as though they knew that we wouldn't enjoy meal) we ordered a starter (for me) and main (my partner) pear salad consisted of four microscopic slices of pear arranged around my souffle. my partners burger (at £14) was woefully average and the so-called 'hand-made' chips were like McDonalds only probably more tasteless. The whole 'meal' came to £35 with 'service' and we felt that we had been 'stuffed' without feeling stuffed. Completely underwhelming and pretentious, we won't be coming back
Saturday, August 21, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Phil Hemsley
 
The Osborne view could be a great pub,with it's lovely views.
But It's not.
The service is awful.
We waited an hour and a quarter for our meal. When it arived It was
berly warme.and of poor quality.
We waited another half an hour for
our dessert
We were hoping to see the fireworks at Cowes, so booked a table. I couldn't beleve that the staff were allowing people who had just come in for a drink, stand by the tables in the restaurant area and use our table to put their drinks on, also standing in front of us obstructing any view we might have had. I was hoping for a romantic evening with my wife, but it was more like sitting in a railway waiting room.
It turned out to be a very dissappointing eveneing and one that I won't be repeating.

Saturday, August 7, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Carole
 Great location but do not eat the food!!!
I am a local and have eaten at this pub many times and every time I always say I would never eat in there again. I have not eaten in this pub since before Christmas 2009, heard the had new managment. My friend visited me yesterday from London we were going to eat at gunwharf but decided to try Osborne as it was such a fantastic day. Sat at the Terrace decking area which was fantastic. We ordered a Lardey Board and Mezza as they had no sandwich on the menu. The food arrived and it was very poor, the dips had a crusty coating where they had been sitting around, the roasted vegetables consisted of a few onions and aubergines that had been cooked in a microwave with no oil, the tossed salad was a few very brown lettuce leaves without any dressing...only tossed in water, the olives were a few dried up black ones, a couple of microwaved pitter bread, garlic bread..the list goes on but it was discusting and I could not actually eat it. We were also not provided with plates and had to eat the meal on napkins. I promise you that this pub has not changed and you really should not eat here. It is very inconsistant and I have complained many times to the management and the Brewery's head office. They have a fantastic location and therefore rely on the trade this brings. DO NOT EAT HERE BEWARE!!!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010Rating: No rosettes

wendy marsh
 
after visiting this pub several times in the past with our grandchildren, we were dissapointed with the standard of food we had last week.Soup of the day was served with supermarket bread and butter, not crusty bread or even a bagette. Jacket potatoes were three baked new potatoes, not a traditional jacket variety. Beans on toast - the cheese on top was forgotten, then added in the kitchen, but not grilled, just a handful dumped on top. We will look for somewhere else in future. Are they beginning to penny pinch, because the standard was very poor.
Monday, July 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

Trish Dores
 Very dissapointing
Went for my son-in-law's 30 Birthday last night. 29/06/10
Were told there was a bit of a wait - ordered at 7.45 and got food at 9pm. Small portions, luke warm no garnish. Dessert took half an hour 2 large brownies ok but the smallest scoop of icecream you ever did see. Beautiful location and views. Just need to get organised and employ more staff. Will not go again
Wednesday, June 30, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Jeremy
 The very best
If you want the best in a British Pub you have it here - Atmosphere, service, food, drink all superb. You haven't been to the best until you have been here
Wednesday, June 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Heather
 Hit and miss
Being pretty much a regular, the Osborne is a great place but do try and go there when it's not heaving (weekend evenings or public holidays). There aren't many staff on so they're usually running around with their hair on fire. We've had experiences where it was the best food ever and the most wonderful atmosphere, and times when the fries and veg were cold, the meat very fatty/bland, the wait interminable and the staff outright rude. It's serendipity whether you'll enjoy it or not but the beer is excellent and the decor and view lovely. Well worth taking the risk.
Saturday, June 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

joe
 food was nice
Yummy food escpially the scampi and chips delicouis but nearly every thing was dippied in tagle foot what if people don't like it.
Thursday, June 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

seth jakeways
 fantastic atmosphere and fine food
Having been decidedly average for decades, the Tichborne Arms now embodies everything that one expects but seldom finds in a traditional English pub. A great atmosphere, welcoming patrons, excellent food and fresh local ales, constantly changing, always good.
As someone else commented, can be quite riotous on occasion, but then if you don't like the sound of people laughing and having fun then may I suggest a library canteen as a viable alternative.
Saturday, May 22, 2010Rating: rosettes

Lesley and Dave Strudwick
 
Very dissapointed..So called , Shepherds Pie was only about three mouhtfulls, served in a very shallow dish..We took one look and did not even start the meal..Staff were polite when we requested a refund, but as we were in a hurry it gave us problems getting a meal elsewhere. A total waste of time. It is no good doing two for one if the meal is so small....We are members of a very busy band who eat all over the UK and abroad and this is by far the worst (smallest)Shepherds pie we have ever been offered. Two men sitting on the next table having coffee, agreed that they would not have accepted it as an adult meal. We will be interested in your comments.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010Rating: No rosettes

John
 Poor service
Good food. Fantastic location and stunning views across the Solent.

But be prepared to wait too long for your food. Waited 40 mins for starters and then nearly an hour for the main course. Add onto that a further 25 mins for your desert and you're hanging around for quite some time.

I know you go out to dine to experience the whole ambiance - but when you're left waiting too long for your food, it takes the shine off it.

This is the second time we've experienced this poor service.

As I was paying the bill, a fellow diner was complaining of having to wait for over an hour for their main course. Give the staff their due, they refunded the price of the main course - but surely it would be better to get the service right?
Friday, April 30, 2010Rating: rosettes

Vanessa Wickham
 Lunch
We just turned up on the off chance on a very busy weekend afternoon, we have never eaten there before and we thought the food was wonderful. They made an effort to accommdate us as they had all the tables reserved, the service was good considering how busy they were. We loved it and are going again this weekend, I would totally recommend it.
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

Bethany
 
we went to the osborne for a meal yesterday, it was lovely the staff were friendly, the food was good and the views even on a grey day were stunning. An all round nice family friendly pub.
Saturday, March 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

Ezekiel
 
I find it hilarious that you 'reviewers' on here moan about the service and your food but have you ever considered that the waiters and bar staff are extremely tired and constantly overworked. If you want to complain about the fact you had to wait an hour for your food then instead of yelling at the people who are trying their best to help you enjoy your experience. Ask the brewery and head office why the hell they think that for a pub of the osbornes size it is acceptable to employ so little staff members.
Friday, March 12, 2010Rating: No rosettes

R Jones
 Can't fault it
The Osborne View was the location of a family gathering on Saturday, so was not my choice (actually I had never heard of it). It will now be my first choice for just about any occasion, the location is stunning, the pub is spotless, the staff were friendly and very efficient and the food was excellent. I would happily recommend it to anyone.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

James W
 Wonderful
I have been to this pub on several occations over the last few years. Ihave to say I have never had a bad experience, yes when its busy you can wait a bit but I have never waite more than about 1/2 an hour for food (which has always been very good). The bar staff have always been very efficient & friendly and the waiters have always been attentive & equally friendly. I could not recomend this pub enough, is it perfect? No, but it isn't far off in terms of the view, the food & the staff. If only other pubs were this good this often.
Thursday, February 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Edwina Iddles
 Fantastic
Whatever people say about bad service is probably just telling of their attitude to teh staff there. WE've been several times and the service is outstanding. One waitress rememebred our order (7 people) off by heart, the food came quickly and fi there was a delay it amde no difference; we'd gone out for family meals on all occasions and enjoyed each other's company and the wonderful food. Rather than waste time complaining just enjoy being in teh prime location by the sea and enjoy teh excepllent service and enjoyt eh family or qulaity friend time.
Sunday, February 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

amanda barfoot
 A long wait for food which ended in disappointment
We went to this pub for lunch today and arrived shortly after 12. We ordered drinks at the bar and was served by a very abrupt and unfriendly barman who had no idea what eye contact is, even when he was speaking to you.

We then finally ordered food, my husband ordered from the ordinary menu and I opted for the 3 course lunch. We waited about half an hour for the starters to arrive which were ok but then had to wait for another hour for the main course to arrive. When it did the tuna was over cooked and dry sat on a bed of soggy vegetables that were swimming in oil. My dish of chicken, salad and chips left a lot to be desired. The salad was dry and wilted as if it had been on the plate all morning and the chips might as well have been wood chips. When the waiter did the 5 minute check my husband complained and the waiter went off to speak to the manager. The waiter refunded the cost of my husbands food but we still left the pub feeling very disappointed. What we had planned to be a relaxing lunch turned out to be a stressfull clock watching afternoon that could not be considered enjoyable.

We have decided that this pub is ideal for a drink and somewhere to relax and enjoy the view but we will never eat here again.
Thursday, February 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Julie Bailey
 Proper English Pub
Stumbled across this quaint pub whilst walking The Itchen Way. We were worried about going in as our welly boots were caked in mud, no need to have worried as in the entrance were about 2 dozen other pairs. Wellies removed we found the only remaining seats at the lounge bar. What an atmosphere, everyone was friendly, the surroundings were so oldy worldy. My Husband can not stop talking about the lovely cask ale he had! It was a lovely experience, never been into a pub with no shoes before, will definitely come back again.
Sunday, January 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

Alexa Davis
 disappointing food and appalling service
We had to wait over an hour and a half for our starters to arrive, after more than 4 complaints.During this time, we were not offered complimentary drinks or given a small side dish to pick at. I am 16 weeks pregnant and ended up being violently sick as my blood sugars dropped so low - something which the staff did not seem to bothered about. When the food finally arrived, we were so ravenous we cleared our plates, despite the food being tepid and over-cooked. We then had to wait another hour (and complain a further 3 times) for our main courses to arrive. Again, no offer of complimentary drinks. One of the meals was sent back as the steak, which should have been medium-cooked, was burnt to a crisp and inedible. My salmon fish cakes looked and tasted like they had come out of a packet and were swimming in a buttery sauce which left them soggy and greasy. The chips and peas were stone cold too. My dessert, which should have been an apple and blackcurrant crumble , was all crumble, no fruit. When you pay $10.50 for a three course meal, you don't expect a gourmet dining experience however you do not expect to be served inedible food. I have tasted better food in school canteens and onboard aeroplanes. Serisouly - everything about the place (other than the decor and stunning views) was shockingly sub-standard. The WORST place I have ever dined and certainly have no intention of ever returning. My advise to anyone? Give this one a miss.
Saturday, January 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Jono
 Lunch with friends
Met friends for lunch here today (Saturday), very busy with stunning sunny views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The food took an hour to come and when it did the French Fries were cold... Lasagne, scampi, overcooked sausages and mash. Come on guys all you need to do is reheat them, ,seemed like it was all a bit lazy.
Saturday, January 2, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mrs S Clark
 
5 of us visited the pub last night. Our pre-booked table was ready and waiting.. Service was good and most of the food was nice and hot. Definately visit again with it's roomy interior, friendly staff, wide menu and great views across the Solent in the summer.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Rose
 Disappointing, this time.
We took my mother for a 'birthday lunch' at the Tichborne Arms. Were unable to get to the small bar to order because of a noisy group of young men. We persevered and ordered roast dinners (sunday lunchtime). It soon became apparent that conversation would be impossible over the noise of the group of the bar. Another group came in and then left, presumably because of the continual shouting at the bar. We did not want to change our minds over food as we had ordered by this time. We asked the landlord whether there was anywhere quieter to eat. He said that there wasn't. The group of ten or so at the bar got very loud and raucous. The food came quickly and it was good. But we could do little but eat it and go as soon as possible. It would have been good to have the same freedom to talk to friends and family as those who were at the bar. Very disappointing and no concern for the well-being of everyone in the pub. It's good to see some merriment in the festive season but not to the detriment of others. It was apparent that we were not the only ones who felt this way.
Sunday, December 20, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Pete Vandepeer, Whitchurch
 Watership Down new management
The Watership Down is now under new management since November 18th. We have only been in there once since but the signs are promising. Had the Sunday roast and it was excellent - good meat, fresh veg, crisp roasties and a huge Yorkshire pudding. All accompanied by a decent pint of Hobgoblin. The standard weekday menu reverts to the pub staples - pies, bangers & mash, burgers, baguettes etc. We are looking forward to trying them !
Saturday, November 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

Gill Peek
 Food good, if you're willing to wait hours for it!
Good location, beautiful views, lots of tables, but obviously not enough staff to cater for that many, as we had to wait 1.5 hours for our meal. Would normally have had a sweet and coffee, but had wasted enough time just waiting for the main meal!
Monday, September 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

daktari
 Location good, food Ok, service awful
Visited midweek lunchtime, took over 2 hours to be served starter & main courses ( had planned to sample puds - but ran out of patience!)
Food good value for money, but limited choice for older more traditional diners looking for standard British fare
Wednesday, August 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sharon
 
What a fantastic place to eat, with stunning views across the solent to the Isle of Wight. We went there Friday evening and were soon seated by a very helpful lady. We ordered our food,Starters and Mains. The starters were soon cooked and absolutely delicious. Our very attentive waitress then cleared our empty plates and we did not have long to wait until our mains arrived beautifully cooked, hot and tasty. Dessert was just as good. The staff although rushed off their feet due to it being Cowes firework night and having so many customers, in our view were great Polite friendly and helpful. We are looking foreward to the next time we have a meal there Well Done Everyone.
Sunday, August 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Andy Jolliffe
 So disappointing!
Unfortunately I don't get to eat out anywhere near as often as I'd like to, and so try to go somewhere special when we do. The Watership Down has always been one of my favourites - great beers, good service, excellent home cooked food and reasonable value. So wow what a shock when I visited tonight! Ė and so much so that I felt compelled to write a review - something I would never normally do. On arrival the bar was deserted (on both sides), after a few minutes we were served drinks by the 'chef', while apparently his partner was on the phone in the kitchens. The greeting was friendly and welcoming after the false start and we were shown to our table with candles burning - nice touch - and which we'd reserved as it always used to be so popular, but tonight the place was nearly empty.
We were left with menu's and after waiting ages realised that perhaps we were supposed to order at the bar. We were and we did. Waited an age for it to arrive and when it did the main dishes (Steak Pie and Toad in the Hole ) were hot and wholesome, but both were served on a bed of frozen peas and limp and bland frozen carrots . I'd expect to get better from a Harvester at a fraction of the price. Decided to brave the desert thinking not much could go wrong with a cheese board - again so disappointing with dry crumbly cheeses (stilton and brie) served with a slightly stale french bread.
The foods not awful and we ate much of it - it's just about on a par with the large pub chains and the quantities were generous enough, but the quality was so far below the standard for which this pub had become famous. I'd like to wish the new owners well, but they'll need to improve the quality fast if they don't want to lose more 'regular' customers - I won't be making the effort to return any time soon, and if this evening was anything to go by it seems that maybe many others have had a similar experience. It is such a shame and loss to see a once previously thriving business almost completely empty of customers at 9:30pm on a Summer's evening, and I only hope The Watership won't become yet one more casualty adding to the statistics of pub closures.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

LAURA FREEMAN
 
WHAT A GEM ! REC0MMENDED BY FRIENDS AS A TRADITIONAL FAMILY RUN PUB IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING WHICH IS ALL TRUE. WHAT THEY FORGOT TO SAY WAS EXCELLENT HOME MADE FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. MY HUSBAND IS A PAIN WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD BUT HE HAS ASKED TO GO BACK FOR HIS BIRTHDAY. A REAL TREAT. THANKYOU TO YOU ALL AND SEE YOU VERY SOON.
Friday, June 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

stacey
 extremely lazy staff
went for lunch with my friend and her baby, first of all was told had to collect food if eating outside. was given a buzzer , they buzzed just to say there wasnt any goats cheese for my jacket potato. then my friend collected food , girl behind bar called hannah said to my friend you can go through that door. ( which wasn't open). my friend was carrying two plates she wouldnt open door another woman who was also rude eventually opened door. we was there for two hours they didnt clear up until we left. you would of thought they would of helped us as one of us had to look after baby while other collected food. would not recommend to anyone who wants good customer service. also got 3 tiny bits of brie instead of the goats cheese. not worth £6 for a jacket with hardly no cheese or salad.
Monday, June 15, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Karen
 soda and lime - very pricy
Lovely pub but the cost of a pint of soda and lime was £2.30! extortionate. When I commented to, I think, the landlady, she was very dismissive and told me this was the going rate. Not so! I drink this regularly and have NEVER paid as much as £2.30. Very disappointing attitude.
Sunday, April 19, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Charlie Bloom
 Great beer and good food!
Patrick and Nicky run an excellent country pub with very good quality food, well prepared and presented. There is a friendly old English feel to the pub.

There is sufficient variety on the menu to satisfy most and the beers are there for the true beer lovers left in this world. Barrels at the back of the bar, on tap and exactly as thre master brewer wanted you to taste them. What a joy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anthony
 Great Location, iew - Shame about the food ...
Went for Sunday lunch - lovely looking pub with great views, though seems to be more of a lager pub than a beer place which is what this location deserves.

We ordered food, then waited 45 mins before asking the staff to chase up our order. Eventually got our dishes 10 mins later.

One dish was lukewarm and disappointing, the other one seemed to have been re-heated and was pretty poor for the prices charged. I saw several burgers go to a nearby table and 10 minutes later saw them all make there way back to the kitchen, pretty much untouched. The table behind us also had to ask the staff where their food was.

This is a large establishment, with a big menu, trying to cater for a large number of clients. Clearly, on this Sunday, they were not able to cope with the quantity of people through the door ordering food, and the quality suffered badly.

Perhaps they should restrict food to a certain area of the pub and a certain number of covers, to keep it to a manageable level, or get Gordon Ramsey in to sort them out.

We may go back for drinks sometime and to enjoy the view, but would not eat here again, in the foreseeable future.
Monday, February 23, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Dave Vickery
 Watership Down Inn
Why are there so few pubs this good?
We found this last weekend whilst house hunting in the area. It was wonderful. Friendly? Yes, tick the box. Cosy? Yes, tick the box. Good homemade food? Yes, tick the box. Value for money? Again, yes, tick the box. This was a very rare example of doing what it says on the tin. The food WAS homemade (even the mayonnaise) Not a sign of a huge blackboard with a hundred and one dishes that a barmaid, unluckier enough to be nominated to work in the kitchen will happily take out of a box from the freezer and microwave for you. This pub had a good but small menu. It was just right. Good local food. Itís really not rocket science. Any landlord/chef-proprietor reading this would do well to take the lovely trip down to Hampshire to see how to do it right. If you havenít been, go. Ban the microwave. Five stars in my book, any day. Brilliant!
Sunday, February 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
very friendly and old fashioned pub, great ales and a lovely roaring fire in each bar, and the food is great. recomended highly
Tuesday, February 17, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sara
 Fab Pub
Lovely little pub, good home cooked food and a live band on Friday. Great atmosphere! Highly recommend
Friday, January 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

N
 What a change!
I lived in the area 5 years ago and this was my local - horrible horrible horrible. It has been refurb'd this year and I returned today - I was really shocked - it is lovely. Nice open plan, comfy leather sofas by an open fire. We took our baby in with family for a Christmas holiday drink and a bite to eat at lunchtime. Food freshly cooked and tasty - great value. Will be returning soon now that we are living back in the area again.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

Derek Davies
 
Forty-six of us from our over 60's Club went in for lunch today.(11th December) The tables were clean, the staff were all friendly and the food was excellent (and it came by the plateful) What surprised me was that the customers who popped in for lunch were getting exactly the same top quality service as we were. On a rating of one to five, it must score seven !!
Thursday, December 11, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Andy and Chloe Dale
 We've just eaten the best food in the area to date
Great atmosphere, with lovely music, and ale. The food was freshly homemade, with lots of attention to detail. I had a delicious homemade burger and my wife had the brie de meaux tart. Outstanding!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008Rating: rosettes

Peter
 Best of British
Of all the local pubs I have eaten in none can shine a light on the Osborne View for a combination of the Food, Atmosphere, Friendly staff and of course the View.
Rain or shine, there is nowhere localy I would rather go for a family meal.
Sunday, October 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

Boogie
 Ambience and atmosphere
Firstly the folks are lovely, welcoming and friendly, the pub is not pretentious and offers warm atmosphere, great ale and lovely pub food. As a pub that did not, in my mind, have any special something in the past, the place feels great now, for daytime walking break or evening relaxing drink or food, thumbs up P & N, you have brought some spirit to the place.
Saturday, October 25, 2008Rating: rosettes

Stephen Howard
 Outstanding Beer and Fantastic Atmosphere
This is a proper pub, the new landlord and lady are very friendly and knowledgeable about the fantastic real ales on offer, allowing you to try before you buy! The food is good honest pub food and the ambience is fantastic, the resident labrador making the place feel all the more homely. The decor gives it a wondeful cosy feel, with a log fire constantly on the go. I cannot reccomend this pub more, for anyone wanting real ale and a real english pub, this is the place to go.
Thursday, October 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Lauren Feilder
 
I came to the Osborne View about six weeks ago; I could not have been more impressed by the atmosphere or quality of food. Mine and my friends meals were exceptional. The service was quick and efficient and the view was amazing! I have since recommend this place to other members of my family. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Saturday, August 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Cherry Smith
 
I cant believe the last entry. I was there the same night and I can tell you there was a large group near the door swearing behaving agressivly and then finally came to blows with a family who had had dinner at the pub and was trying to leave. If it hadn't been for the landlady intervening there could have been a nasty incident. I also can't understand the comments about the food. Since the menu change the quality and speed of the food has dramatically improved, the staff are always polite and we go there because there isnt normally any trouble.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007Rating: rosettes

pleased
 
A lovely pub by the river Avon. Excellent food,very fine wines both at reasonable prices. superb decor. A freindly atmosphere and very helful and pleasant staff. Well worth another visit or two or three.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

Daryl Presdee
 Garbage
Went on a Saturday nite about 8 with my father in-law, it was fairly busy but not packed. Got a table easy enough and ordered a couple drinks. We ordered some food which arrived in about 40 minutes, not bad I suppose. My father in-law had the steak and tanglefoot pie, looked great, unfortunatley I ordered the 8oz sirloin steak with tomato, field mushroom, fries and peas. I've had a Mc Donalds with more beef and the field mushroom was about the size of a 50p cut in half, this was complemented by a dozen cold fries and a miniscule tomato all for a princly sum of £10.95. What a rip off. There was also nearly a fight with a load of girls blouses at the front door; too which rambo and the other bar staff tried to look tough but failed badly. Handbags were raised but never used in anger. Company was great, caberet was entertaining but the food was cr*p. Take my advice, go to the Talisman in Tichfield Common, same menu, same beer, better atmosphere if you can get a parking space it is very busy, says it all really.
Monday, January 15, 2007Rating: rosettes

gordon seaman
 
just had the most wonderful xmas dinner on xmas day. the food and the staff were second to none.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

M Smith
 Great food - awful service
Rude bar staff.

Felt like we were troubling them to actually hand over our money.

Sky sports idiots shouting not stop in the bar ! swearing and rude.

NOT RECOMMENDED
Saturday, December 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Daniel P C Scholes
 hi names dan
stuart seems like a good landlordas i do not know him very well the pub is really nice the pizza was very nice i hope that the friendly atmosphere doesnt change as it was and hopefully stay a great pub for some years. ps good luck to the new young chef whome has been working there for a few days now.
Thursday, December 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Adrian
 My community pub
Great pub for meeting the locals, they always have someting going on including live music and a great quiz nigth. I had the Black Rock Grill meal which was stunning its such a good idea and great fun to cook your own food.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Marc
 sheila's comments
May I be so bold as to recommend that before you bemoan an establishment, and then publish your diatribe on the World Wide Web for all to see, that you have the good grace to at least spell check your workÖ
Anyway, I have dined (and drank) at the Leather Bottle on many occasions and although I do not have the sophisticated palate of the Matthew Fortís of this world, I have never had a bad word to say about the food/service/cleanliness of the pub (note the word pub and not Michelin starred restaurantÖ)
So, as a regular of the establishment I would say: please do not be put off by the odd nay sayer and come and enjoy the warm friendly family atmosphere!
N.B. Incidentally, I have never worked there
Tuesday, November 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

George Stokes
 Great venue
I was taken to The Osborne View with my family last week. It was a bit of a special occasion (My birthday). I was a bit worried by reading this site befor we went, but I have to say we had a lovely time. The food was good, the girl that served us was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble & they had even decorated the table with balloons. We will definately be going back, in fact we have booked in for Christmas day.
Monday, October 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

claudette abbott
 dissapointed
Dogs should not be allowed in pubs or anywhere near where food is served. People with animals need to respect other peoples feelings.. I am a dog lover but would not dream of taking my dog to a restaurant. They are not human although some people treat them as such. It is quite disgusting to have animals in a restaurant.
Friday, October 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 After working in the kitchen
after working in the kitchen here for 8 months i have to say that hardly any of the food is microwaved and if it is, then it is freshly preapared either the previous night or that morning.
however the food quality is generally determined on who is cooking, the long term chef cooks high quality food while those that cover for him are usually slower and slightly more rushed. on saturdays we can take from £100-300 in food orders and so varies enormously
Friday, September 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

jan saccomanno
 great setting, good food, good service.
You have to get a better wed site and description of the Inn.
Monday, September 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 A traditional pub
Ian the landlord and his wife make you very welcome in this pub with awards for its wide range of real ales. The food is pretty splendid too.

Some of the staff are a little odd; look out for the one that looks like a hairy question mark!
Friday, September 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul
 MacDonalds with optional beer!
A great pity that since the refurbishment, this pub has become a busy restaurant with no local atmosphere and a pretty poor choice of beers. Visitors arrive, wait considerable time to get served food, then go. Given its lovely location by the beach, it could be a tin shack and people would still come from miles around.
Ratings:
As a pub = 0
For the view = 5
Friday, September 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Paul Hingston
 waterloo arms
The post code for the premises is wrong and should be SO43 7AS and the owner is Mr Paul Hingston
Monday, September 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Lipsiot
 Not a pub any more
Used to be OK but was shut down a long while back and is now being converted into (I think) offices
Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Bob
 Do not eat here
Perhaps a nice pub for a drink, but definitely do not eat there. After over 1 1/2 hours wait for food, it was very mediocre. Appalling service and no apologies for lack of service or latteness of food. Will not be returning
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

M. Howell
 Reasonable pub food
Don't go looking here for a gastropub. The food was acceptable but not exceptionable.
Starter - New Zealand Mussels with Blue Cheese. A bit of mistake as the large mussels were overwhelmed by the cheese.
Main - Sirloin Steak - good and cooked to my requirements, chips not great. Pudding - good selection, Tiramisu was good but not the best I have had.
What we paid for 3 course plus drink at bar and bottle of wine worked out at £30/head - In my view a bit high for what it was.
Sunday, September 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Simon Griffiths
 Beer festival dates error
just a quick e-mail, i have recently been informed that you have been advertising our forthcoming beer festival for the 8th-10th September when in fact it is on the 15th-17th September.

Please could you amend this to stop further confusion.

Many Thanks

Simon Griffiths
Dog & Partridge (Yateley)
01252 878382
Tuesday, September 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

mrs poet
 made to feel important

My family suprised me with my 40th birthday here. I had a fabulous time, the meal was devine the service was excellent. The waiters had excellent customer service and could not do enough for us they even suprised me with a slice of cake with a candle in. Thank you to all the staff we will be back!
Friday, September 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jack Snelgrove
 Jobs
Do u have any jobs avaible in the kitchen
Friday, September 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Bernard
 Pub burnt down
This pub had a serious fire in 2005 and is in the process of being re-built.
It currently has a new thatch roof but the inside is still gutted. Waiting a re-fit I guess.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Nikki
 Friendly, traditional pub with real ale/good food
The beer includes a choice of two real ales which are generally very well kept. The food is excellent with generous portions. A varied menu choice is supplemented by a small specials board. Booking advisable. No food Sunday evenings.
Saturday, August 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mr & Mrs Hampton
 Great Place
We just had a lovely day out on the south coast, walked along the beach etc etc. By far the best part of my day was lunch at The Osborne View. We went in with our dog & our baby, I had to go via the beach with the dog & my wife was helped by a member of staff to the garden with the push chair. We then had a lovely meal, the timings & service were perfect. We can't recomend the pub enough. They could do with a lift to the garden though (all those stairs!!).
Friday, August 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Julie
 Lunch Hour!
On one of the very rare occasions we were able to take a full hour for lunch we decided to eat at the Osbourne, it was a Wednesday and very quiet so thought an hour would be long enough. How wrong could we have been. We placed our order at the bar and took our drinks to the table and enjoyed the view. After 45 minutes a waitress came to us to tell us that we should only have to wait another 15 minutes, we told her how long we had already been waiting and she told us that we were told at the time of ordering that we would be waiting at least 30 minutes, we were not told this. Another 25 minutes passed and still no lunch, we were already late getting back to work so asked for a refund, this request wasn't received well and suffice to say we have not been back since. As we were leaving 2 huge 3663 trucks were outside delivering supplies!
It is such a pity as the Osbourne enjoys a beautiful location and we would definately use it regularly both for business lunches and
with friends and family if the service was better.
Monday, August 21, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sally Hall
 Always a good place to eat
Had a great meal with a group of friends, the staff were quick and efficient and clearly explained the menu to one of our party with food intollerances. I can't understand some of the comments on the site but all I can say is, I often go to the Ocborne and have never been disappointed. I think some people think their dogs should be tolerated anywhere regardless of the fact that people are trying to enjoy their food!!!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alex Cox
 very disappointing
When I ordered the food wanted to add some extra saute potatos - sorry can only have that with Steak there weren't busy! I feel shows lack of customer service

Food had no real taste and a disappointment for the money spent.

Loads of potential WASTED!!
Saturday, August 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

sarah
 great food and service
both food and service was excellent, would recommend to any body looking for a good night out with either family or friends. food was great and the surroundings where amazing. was made to feel very welcome. had a great time!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

allen jones
 sirloin steak special.
after tiring day touring around dorset and hampshire coastline,we found overnight accomadation at the crown inn fordingbridge.
We chose the sirloin steak special from the menu, and found taste and texture excellent, well presented, and incredible value for money. Well done, 10/10








Sunday, July 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

JJ
 Awesome Pub
This is the greatest pub i've ever been to.Super friendly staff and great food and atmosphere!
Saturday, July 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mrs M Shearing
 Made to feel very unwelcome
We have been to the Osbourne View on a number of occasions, mainly because they have always been very dog-friendly. However, they have recently adopted (in my view) a rather stupid rule that, although dogs are allowed in the garden and the ground floor, they are not allowed on the stairs that link the two! Our (very small) dog is rather old now and a little unsteady on her legs so we were carrying her towards the stairs when an extremely officious young man shot across the pub to inform us in a rather unpleasant way that we would have to take the dog back outside around the back in order to reach the garden. I pointed out that we were actually carrying the dog and that I understood dogs were allowed in that part of the pub. He just repeated that we would have to go outside with her. All this discussion meant that the dog was actually in the pub for far longer than she would have been had he just let us through! Whilst I helped my elderly mother-in-law down the stairs, my husband had to walk about 200 yards around the back which entailed walking along the shingly beach and climbing over two breakwaters! Whilst I fully accept some pubs must restrict dogs, I wish they would make this clear and not adopt some hairbrained rule that seems to exist solely to make some customers feel unwelcome. (I must say, the other members of staff were extremely helpful and polite and I am taking issue here only with this jobsworth and the actual policy.) On another subject, we were lucky to arrive early and get one of the few tables on the decked area as these were the only ones with sun umbrellas. The tables on the grass had no shade and we were told the staff did not have any umbrellas to put out. So if you have small children, be aware they may be sitting in full sun throughout the entirety of your visit.
Monday, July 3, 2006Rating: No rosettes

nikki
 a pub for everyone
this is great pub, with friendly people the landlady is very nice and it is a pleasure to drink there
Thursday, June 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

louise
 not paid enough
i belive the staff are excellent and deserve to be paid more as it was great service thank you
Tuesday, June 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phil Davis
 Friendly local pub with atmosphere
The new landlord has resurected this once average local into a thriving venue offering friendly personal service, a well stocked cellar and a creative value-for-money menu.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ian Bennett
 Fantastic Night Out
A friend of ours invited us to the Osborne View for her Birthday. We looked it up on the Internet to see where it was and was a bit alarmed when we came across this website which gave it some very mixed reviews. 8 of us turned up last night and the staff immediately re-positioned some tables so we could all sit together. We were amazed at the speed of the service. The starters were served within five minutes of us ordering and the main meal was promptly server once the starter dishes had been cleared. The girl that served us was friendly and charming and could not do enough to make us feel comfortable. We will definitely be going there again!
Monday, June 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tim
 Great food, service and setting
Had a wonderful Sunday lunch sitting outside in the sun. Having lived in North Hampshire for 3 years, it took us too long to find this great place - we will certainly be back!
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Graham Webber
 Great rooms, great food, great welcome
The Peat Spade has just re-opended after an extensive refit and as a consequence the rooms are extremely well appointed and comfortable.

The food is fantastic. There is a full English breakfast that is full of flavour and not fat or sauces and a dinner menu that si full of local, seasonal produce and fantastically well cooked, served and priced.

The atmosphere of the whole place is warm and unpretentious even if you are not fishing on the nearby Test. The landlady/owner, Claire, always ensures that your needs are met and exceeded.

Booking for dinner is absolutely necessary. Don't leave lunch bookings too late either.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hammy
 See below
The Very Best.
The Old House at Home is without doubt the very best establishment in Hampshire - the owners Oli and Suli Williams are the nicest people, and Jason is a great chef and the food is excellent in every way - if I could live there I would be very happy. Please dont listen to any bad reviews as who ever has written one clearly doesnt understand good food and excellent service.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

tom jenkins
 great food
both me and my husband had the most delightfull meal at this pub.
we drove from london to devon and pulled into hook and found signs to newnham. walked into little village pub and found the menu to be a selection of the finest
of european dishes i have seen.
food was great, simple classics done with great detail.
main courses were amazing.
pudding... honeycombe ice cream to die.
and the cheese selection was great not just chedar and brie...
wow will be back.

charlotte you should try cooking at home for once and not just microwave food you will then really understand the time and effot that everyone does at this pub........maybe mc donalds is your style and a milk shake
Monday, May 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

vic
 Very Dissapointing
Potatoe wedges with BBQ sauce and cheese arrived without BBQ or cheese. Complained and received pot of BBQ sauce and bowl of cold grated cheese. Chips soggy. Started a tab with credit card which resulted in a £1 charge to my card!
Saturday, May 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

CHARLOTTE
 BLOODY AWFUL
My husband and I went for a meal on a Thursday evening, we sat in the non-smoking area and were the only people there. From the time we arrived we were totally ignored by the owner (lady) who seemed too busy chatting to all her friends in the bar. The level of service we recieved (or rather didn't) was appalling, not once were we asked how our meal was, nor was our wine poured. The starters were boring & unimaginative, the main courses were average, we decided not to go any further as we just wanted to leave. We asked for the bill only to have a 10% service charge added, which we asked to be taken off! We thought the whole evening was a total disaster and we won't be returning.
Friday, May 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

J.Worthington
 A1
Congratulations to the
New Management and New Chef.
We all had a great evening with very good food and extremely pleasant staff.
Thank you very much and we will be seeing you again soon.
J.Worthington
Monday, May 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Karen Dickson
 Very Good Pub..with resturant Qualitys
Very welcoming and Friendlyservice,Food always top notch never had a Bad meal and Priced excellent Great Work Boys .
Love IT.
Saturday, May 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

A Murphy
 Lovely!
Great pub, fantastic food - never had a bad meal there!
Wednesday, May 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Colin Hyatt
 sunday lunch 30/05/2006
Starter.. Fantastic. Prawn cocktail was very nice. Maybe to large a portion but still very tasty.

Main meal.. Terrible. I had roast turkey which seemed to be more like a Bernard Matthews processed meat. Not very tasty and obviously not very fresh. As with the roast potatoes, again processed and obviously cooked from frozen, mostly still quite raw on the inside. Then when things couldn't get any worse !.. Vegetables ( covered in cheese ) Broccoli which I donít like. Cauliflower cheese which I also don't like. Carrots which I do like ( but had residue of cheese on them..yuk..So I asked the waitress for Vegetables without cheese.. Sorry but none available..Eating at 12.30pm I can only assume that the vegetables for the rest of your lunchtime covers had already been prepared ?..

My friends meal of Spare ribs ( which he had a refund for ) was more like spare tyres A bone with very little meat and excessive fat..

Hence not a very nice meal.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Neil Thomas
 Events
Events 2006
First Sunday of Every Month Live Band at 2.30pm

April 23rd St. Georges Day Celebrations

May - mild in May - 2 Different Milds each week - CAMRA Mild Promotion to incourage more people to drink Mild in May.

May 1st - 1pm BBQ and Yateley Morris Men

May 20th - Eurovision Evening 8pm

September 8th/9th/10th - Beer Festival 15+ Real Ales, 2 Real Cider Live Bands, and Yateley Morris Men

September 16th - Massed Morris Dance - Saturday 5.30pm - over 100 Morris Men danceing

December 14th - Thursday 8pm - Carol Concert with Brass Band and Free Mulled Wine - Turning on off the Yateley Christmas Lights

December 26th - Boxing Day 12pm -
Tradional Mummers Play by Yateley Morris Men
Monday, April 17, 2006Rating: No rosettes

neil thomas
 Best Pub in England - Dog & Partridge - Yateley
if you havent visited before, just get in this pub as soon as possiable and visit its a great pub, just excallant, the real ales on offer are top quailty, they have 3 on offer 2 through handpumps and 1 through a barral on the bar,

has been in good beer guides

london pride, spitfire and quest ale
sky sports, log fire, pool table, juke box, dart board, accomindation, real ale, real cider, sepertate rooms for smoking, drinking, eating, and quiet area, beer gardarn, seating on village green, box stop dirctley outside pub, nukber 3 stops outside pub, regular events throughout the year!! live bands, good mixture of young and ol visit this pub!
Saturday, March 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Kay
 pleasant country pub,great food.
There was a large group of us from 93yrs to 2yrs and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.The staff were friendly and helpful.The sunday roast was very nice and its worth going for the dessert's alone- HUGE !
Monday, March 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Disappointed
 Bad customer relations
Limited vegetarian menu, but the WORST thing was my husband got food poisoning from undercooked lamb, was sick for 2 days and when I telephoned to let them know was simply told I'll let the chef know! We will not be going back there.
Thursday, February 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Ben Jordan
 Awful Service
I happen not to be a drinker. I have to pay the price of beer for a pint of coke, which is something I have learned to accept. However...

I ordered a pint of coke at the Osbourne View, and received a3/4 pint measure, served in a clearly marked pint glass. I then challeneged the bar staff, who told me there was a small and large on their machine, and that had I wanted Ice and Lemon that the glass would have been full.

At £2.15 for 1 pint of watered down, bad tasting coke I was a little annoyed at this response. I asked them to top it up and they flat refused. I then requested a receipt so I could see what I had paid for...

Coke 20OZ, which to my mind is 1pint. A pint measure glass should be filled to the appropriate level I would presume. As I was there with friends I returned to my table after being told that once again, for the 4th time of visiting they had no curley fries.

My second drink was the same. A 3/4 full glass was placed in front of me. With my previous receipt and a good deal of frustration from the poor attitude of the staff I was determined not to be short changed. I asked my server this time to top up my pint, and he grudgingly did so.

If that was beer, and he gave a short measure, or even too much head in many cases, bar staff would rightly expect to be told about it and sturnly asked to sort it out on many occasions. Why should coke be any different! At the price they charge for coke, it should also taste like there is some 'fizz' in it, and some coke, but it just tasted like sweet water, which happened to be brown.

This is by far and away not the first time I have been let down here. I have ordered food on two seperate occasions, which has been forgotten and has had to be re-ordered.

We booked prior to the recent refit a large party, for around 30 people in the conservatory. It was an 18th Birthday party with family from around the country. The first main course arrived an hour before the last, with half of the people having finished their food before some had received theirs.

The Children's meals were the last to be brought out, which as anybody reading this can imagine is not the way to have calm, quiet well behaved children in your establishment.

The views are stunning, and it is convenient to me, but after each visit i find myself wishing the swordfish was still standing, or that there was another good local alternative.
Monday, February 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Paul
 Good Ale, Nice Place
Good Ringwood Ales (owned by the brewery. OK food. Nice atmosphere.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

justin
 great
brill food and great live music well done
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

hampshire lady
 Good dinner after Guildford theatre
Very good starters,lots to chose from. However far too much on plates for the main course which was a terrible waste of good food.
Excellent welcome and good service. Would return sometime.

Monday, February 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Claire Pereira
 Got there early, but got a poor reception :(
We arrived here at 10 past twelve, which we thought would have been early enough to get a table, but after a very quick scout around, we were told really abruptly that all the tables were booked and no further comment or advice was given, so we went elsewhere :(
Sunday, February 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Len
 Very helpful at short notice
15 of us turned up at the Osborne View at 12 noon 12/2/06 after visiting Solent Coastguard offices. Although all tables were reserved we were advised that 1 table for 10 was available till 2.00 pm. If we could order quickly and be away by then it would be ok for us to use it. There was no objections by the staff when we rearranged the table to fit in the extra chairs. Our food was ordered and arrived within 20 minutes. All staff were polite and courteous. I have not been here for some time and think the refurbishment has made a vast improvement. Would definitely go again and recommend others to go.
Sunday, February 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

neil thomas
 Dog & Partridge
Quailty Pub,
Always a great Tankard here
Beer Festival Febuary 24th/25th/26th 10+ Real Ales & 1 Real Cider

Great excallant pub, good for all ages young and old!

must visit this pub for an ale or two
Sunday, February 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Adam Esq Bacon
 DONT EAT HERE RUBBISH SERVICE
YES THE PUB IS A VERY NICE BUILDING, YES THIS PUB DOES HAVE GREAT VIEWS........HOWEVER THE STAFF WHO WORK THERE ARE NOT ONLY RUDE BUT VERY POOR AT DOING A GOOD JOB. I WAS VERY VERY ANNOYED AT HAVING TO WAIT ONE HOUR FOR MY FOOD WHEN THERE WAS ONLY A 30 MIN WAITING TIME ON DISPLAY, IN A VERY EMPTY PUB. NOT ONLY WAS THE FOOD A COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE MONEY I PAID FOR IT. SMALL PORTIONS AND THE FOOD WAS ONLY MILD WARM, WHICH MADE ME EVEN MORE ANGRY!!!! EVERYTIME I WENT TO THE BAR TO ORDER A DRINK I SEEMED TO GET COMPLETELY BLANKED BY THE STAFF SERVING AND WAS ALWAYS ONE OF THE LAST PERSON TO BE SERVED!!!! WHY???? I REMEBER TAKING MY MUM TO THIS PUB A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAVING A LOVELY TIME THERE. NEVER HAVE I BEEN SO DISGUSTED IN MY LIFE AT THE SERVICE I RECEIVED I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THE OSBOURNE VIEW AGAIN IT HAS RUINED ITS OWN REPUTATION. ITS USED TO BE A NICE PLACE A FEW YEARS AGO, NOW I WOULD RATHER SPEND MY MONEY AT TAKEAWAYS FRIENDLY SERVICE QUICK FOOD. OR EVEN BETTER GO TO THE OLD SHIP DOWN THE ROAD BIGGER MEALS HALF THE PRICE GREAT SERVICE.

PLEASE PLEASE IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO READ THIS DONT GO TO THE OSBOURNE VIEW SAVE YOURSELF SOME MONEY!!!!
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: No rosettes

jonh miller
 chocking
chocking. no caracter! no athmosfere! service... no smiles! very poor. sorry.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sam
 -
Excellent pub for either eating or drinking or both!!!! Best food I have for a long time and all the staff were very pleasant.
Excellent pint of Tongham Tea to boot.
Sunday, January 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

David Theobald
 q
Without doubt the best pub in the area where imaginative dishes using fresh ingredients are plentiful. Staff always welcoming and pleasant. Suggest that Mike (Jan 6th) and Ben (Oct 05) stick to their local Harvester as they obvoiusly don't appreciate quality.
Friday, January 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Kath
 Very very good
I have always liked The Greyhound, it might not be everyones cup of tea, i wouldnt call it a 'pub' it is a restaurant and serves high quality food, its worthy of a michelin star, if it hasnt already got one.As for the staff, i suppose it depends who's on.I recommend it and am going there again on Friday!
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

James
 Fantastic
Firstly what a view! Even on a wet & miserable day, there is nothing like having a great pint of beer whilst watching the brave kite surfers try there stunts on the solent. Over the last few months having recently moved to the area my family & I have become more or less regulars. We have eaten at the Oz. on many occasions & have never had to wait an inapropriate amount of time, we have always enjoyed the food, which has always arrived looking good, tasting great & hot. I must say that I was quite annoyed at some of the other messages on this site. I have met both Paul & Jenny and would certainly not classify them as rude. Looking at the other comments they were either within the first couple of weeks of opening or seem to be led by some imagined slight, personaly I would be over the moon to be asked for I.D. Without wittering on forever, the pub is great, the staff are great, the fact that there is a bar in the garden on hot summerdays is great, the occational events at the pub are great (This New Years Eve was the best I have ever attended), the views are great & the food is great. Overall fantastic.
Saturday, January 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Kelly Fegan
 Age Discriminant, Rude Staff!!!!
Went to the Osbourne view for a meal on the 7th Jan at around 5o'clock. Was immediately greeted by a very rude man asking me for I.D, having not even removed my coat let alone ordered anything i was a little annoyed to be greeted in this way. After close inspection of my driver's license I was told I was not to drink alcohol as I only held a provisional license. This was only part of the problem. After waiting 20mins for a lukewarm starter we then had to wait a further 50mins-an hour for our main meal! Whilst waiting my partner who is 24 ordered some drinks for which he had to wait for 10mins to be served at a quiet bar. By the time we recieved our main meal the restaurant was empty!! Everyone had been served before us even people that had arrived a good 25mins after we had ordered. I would recommend that the staff at this restaurant take a course in customer services!! I have never been so appalled by the quality of service in an establishment such as this. Needless to say I won't be returning...EVER!!!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006Rating: No rosettes

mike
 very avarage
we had our christmas lunch in december 05 there, not cheap , not good , in fact for the price bloody exspesive . service alright but the owners & staff are very up there own backsides . there are normal people in this world not just money people . please remember we all live in the same world
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

jessica
 what a place
got lost driving about , found the cricketers in turgis green, not many people there but lovely place food very nice and service good. beautiful place to take some one speacial , we are glad we got lost and found this place , will be back and will recommend
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

sheila
 must get staff to stop sending e-mails
helen mcleans comments : you must of worked there , staff are friendly , food was very avarage very over priced , we sat there on our own ,speacials ( not a lot of choice ) Please could some one tell the owners to invest in a cleaner very,very dirty
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: No rosettes

kurt
 nice place food very poor and staff dreadful
was recommended to come to this place from friends who had been in the past , Must of been a few years ago, staff were very off with you and food was the worst we have had ,would not recommend this place.sorry but they must get there staff to smile & sack the chef.sorry again, dreadful will not be back.
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: No rosettes

kim
 you have just got to eat there & see there menu
The best exotic steaks we have found in the south of england
the service was brill , the bar staff & the waitresses were great fun and the food was not to be missed
Thanks for a great night and great food
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mark perkins
 very friendly but modern local pub
Pub which has changed hands earlier last year(2005) young couple have freshened and revitalised tired pub, with new menu and lots of real ales. Been back on 4/5 occasions and pubs is getting better each visit. Keep up ther good work
Wednesday, January 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Fit Blonde
 UK Binge Drinker (My Dads Bruce Lee)
What happened to that chinese guy and his good looking mate with spikey hair who sometimes dj on a saturday night? Not only are they fit but they play wicked tunes.

Cheer up miserable bar staff, instead of standing around chatting maybe you should serve drinks then maybe you might keep a few more customers in?

I thought they had changed the licensing laws, WHERES YOUR LATE LICENCE?
Saturday, December 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

keith
 A cut above the rest
A modern feel, traditionally presented. The Fox and Hounds over great service, with a smile. The staff are friendly and willing, trying to meet you every need - which they can with food as good as this. Home cooked and tasting of heaven, you just must go and check it out.
Friday, December 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Keith
 have you longing for 'those good old days'
A welcoming, friendly atmosphere, the Black Horse has traditional values whilst offering a world class service. PRIDE is at the heart of everything they do, Putting the punter first, they make you feel at home and I would recomend it to everybody.
Friday, December 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Keith
 biggest insult ever
This is the most inhospital pub/resturant I have ever known. mainly due to the landlord and his predudism to anything outside the 'norm'. On 2 seperate visits the 2nd only due to rumours of it being under new management, we have been rudely spoken too and treated like 2nd rate citizen. I would strongly urge everyone to avoid this place until new management or an official public apology is issued.

Friday, December 23, 2005Rating: No rosettes

P Futcher
 great food &service
Really good food and very friendly staff. Nothing was to much to ask for.
Thursday, December 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs D Baxter
 Excellent, good value English food
Obviously has changed hands recently and now has restaurant / wine bar in place of smoky lounge as previously; no smoking, children admitted, excellent good value for money English food. Fresh & clean surroundings, with original artwork on view.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Check Out Beerintheevening.coms comments
This Pub has won the Camra Pub of the year more times than I can recall.

It regularly receives rave reviews in the local News and Ale Magazine.

Check out the comments on Beer in the evening as it gives a more balanced review than the other post about this pub.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

brian
 great food
advise anyone to book atleast 2/3 weeks in advance for there great sunday carvery realy nice food well done
Wednesday, November 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Fairly basic pub and dining area
The food was real Pub food plenty of it beautifully cooked and I have been to some good restaurants but this was excellent. Thoroughly recommend it
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

mr walsh
 a very big thank you
went for dinner on tuesday the 25th with five clients from the states and had a enjoyable night. service was good, food was great and a very nice wine list. keep up the good work and we will be back soon.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

N. Worship
 Excellant Food
The Harvest Home, as myself and partner found out on our first visit had recently changed ownership. The food was excellant as was the serice, standards and cleanliness the pub was very busy on the Saturday night that we visited with many locals surrounding the bar. The atmosphere was very welcoming, we can highly recommend!
Saturday, October 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

aldershot towny
 the best dance music in aldershot on a saturday
if you like house and dance and dont like cheeks check it out :)
Saturday, October 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brian Ormsby
 Wonderful
Yes, a treasure of a pub and surely an institution. Always pop in for a cider on my travels.
Thursday, October 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ben
 V.Disappointing,:Clearly not the restaurant it was
The Old House At Home lets itself down badly and by no means warrants the price point at which it positions itself.

Whilst the food was average to good - the standard of service was complacent verging on dismissive, and cleanliness through-out the restaurant poor.

A restaurant lacking in ambience doesn't benefit from lackadaisical staff.

Cognacs served in tumblers over ice, G&T with no lemon, cloudy pints of bitter - all smacks of an alarming lack of awareness, doing good products a disservice.

If I were the chef I'd be looking to ply my trade elsewhere.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andrew Vavvle
 Supreme little pub, big-up yourselves
A fantastic pub, I must recommend the beans - a house speciality. Free-range chickens are a nice touch, and taste great. The landlord is baaaad on the air guitar. Watch out for the bull that is kept in the chicken shed round the back sometimes it escapes (there has only been one recorded fatality to date).
Saturday, October 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Zara
 What is your fax number?
g
Friday, October 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jon Walsh
 Great village pub !
Great beer, great food (especially curry nights!!!) and great live music.
Terrific landlords - Mike and Lynn.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

ricardo pereira
 Fantastic food, service and ambience
best pub/restaurant for miles around
Tuesday, September 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

ALEX NICHOLLS
 Absolutely fantastic
We came to celebrate my mother in laws' 75th birthday and had the most amazing meal. My starter was huge slice of foie gras, served with a confit of fig and a shot of sweet wine - & was to die for. This was followed by a perfectly cooked fillet of beef,again with scrummy foie gras, on a bed of spinach served with a port jus. The chocolate nemesis was to die for. The other guests in our party had salmon, oxtail and pork - all of which was absolutely execellent.
Suki, you have done marvels! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Madeliene Cox
 Absolutly gorgeous setting
its just been all done up looks beautiful and offers a great service, the staff their are really friendly
Monday, August 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

june hampson
 fab pub
the owners are so welcoming - we were invited to the hog roast with cousins and thorughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the place - wonderful
Wednesday, August 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dan Smith
 Very Friendly Inn
Stayed there last summer and enjoyed it so much we are heading back there this week, (01/08/05) Cant wait. The room at the front over the pub is particularly nice.
Thursday, July 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

R Palmer
 very poor
The food is very poor i would imagine that it is all taken from the freezer and nuked, give it a miss
Wednesday, July 20, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Simon Fletcher
 ~Extremely poor quality food~
Poor quality microwaved food. Unfriendy landlord. Beware of this establishment. Ruined my holiday to the New Forest.
Friday, June 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

dan smith
 bird in hand
hear they r doing more home cooked food now, well worth a visit, hot food, cold beer

what else could u want
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

nina
 great pub always lively and fun.
has a great food menu which is reaonably priced, and ther is always something going on in the evenings.
At the weekend is open til 2 am.
and thursday night there are over 30 drinks at £1 and it's open til 2am
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andrew Gumbrell
 Best pub for miles.
Wonderful warm welcome from Linda and Niall.
Excellent food and well-kept real ales.
A gem of a pub for locals and visitors alike.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

michelle
 terrible food and attitude
Thursday June 9th, my boyfriend and I had a few drinks and a meal at your pub. The bar staff were fantastic. The food was terrible: I had steak which cost me £10.95 which is average but only if it tastes good, the sauce which cost me an extra £1.50 was like milk not the consistency of a sauce at all. My boyfriend is a vegatarian so had a pie which had very litle inside it and te accompanying vegetables were not enough to feed a six stoner let alone a burley bloke. I did complain only to be told by the food manager that basically tough luck. I went away feeling very 'ripped off' and his customer care was non-existent. The saddest thing is that the managers have lost an awful lot of business from that incident because we eat out alot and have lots of friends and colleagues whom we will be telling our story and definitely not recommending the Osbourne to anyone. I was going to have a birthday gathering for my son's 18th and also my friend was going to have her 40th at the osbourne. If you think that each person of the group knows another 10 to which they would have recomended good food then that amounts to thousands along the line.
Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Shirley Valentine
 upset child
My daughter has previously worked there and she left because of poor treatment. She used to come home crying from work. do not apply for a job here.
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

jack the dog
 terrible manger.
manager shouts at junior staff and makes them cry. food is no good . DO NOT GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Gordon Hansborough
 Never again!
When we walked in, expecting a pub atmosphere and good food we were greeted by an attitude worthy of a foreign dictatorship. The beer was served ungratiously, and had no freshness. The menu is just simply overpriced, as is the wine list. Although our food was well prepared they seem to take portion control to its extreme. But worst of all the staff seem to think they are doing you a favour by letting you dine there, which is probably why the restaurant was largely empty.
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Gordon Hansborough
 An unexpected find
The last time we came to Stockbridge we made a great mistake by eating at a restaurant in the High Street which masquerades as a pub. It was very expensive, (London prices at least),the staff were arrogant and the food mimimalistic. Thank goodness we then found the Peat Spade, in nearby Longstock, a picture postcard village. Delightful people, both attentive and welcoming, really excellent food at affordable prices and a small but well chosen wine list. What's more the beer was real and well cared for. What a find! They do seem to have been discovered though so we will book next time.
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

G
 great
good night out specially on a friday and saturday night its a great laugh
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Willie
 NOW McCarthy's Bar
Great IRISH PUB

Very Typical
Saturday, June 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Phil Townend
 Very Nice
Excellent food and nice pint. Good beer garden with outside play area for kids up to 6 years.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

brenda wells
 its a joke
pub don't open untill after 12
rob the manager is rude
toilets are filthy and not cleaned on weekends or public holidays
no tv no music its a crap pub.
went there in 2003 it was fantastic
Monday, May 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

danny
 a real thatched cottage
The building is supposed to be the second oldest in the area dating back to the 16th century.Giving a real good atmosphere to drink in.
Sunday, May 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

bar fly
 BEST PLACE FOR ALE
a very good selection of ale with a large beer garden
Sunday, May 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jayne Cresey
 Would be our local if it was closer!
We have been to the Osborne a few times since the referbishment.
Although busy due to popularity, we have always found that the food is worth waiting for, especially the puddings! The waiting staff are always on the ball and polite. Will be back there soon!
Thursday, May 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

MARK AND ANITA
 GOOD BEER AND FOOD
GREAT PUB USED TO USE IT A LOT , SAY HELLO TO BISH AND TOPPER FOR ME .
Thursday, May 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sally Hall
 A good meal and great atmosphere
The new Landlords Jenny and Paul are doing a great job since the renovation and although it's apparent that they are understaffed for the new popularity of the pub, they should be praised for keeping the staff motivated and the customers happy.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jen
 Happy Days
So much goes on in this pub compared to the others in town. You would love it and become a regular!
Monday night is the local league Darts Team along side with the local league pool teams.
Tuesday night is quiz night
Wednesday is mid-week football. No food from the menu though a game only at half time that you can buy a cheeseburger for £2
Thursday (term time) is student nights
Friday is Pool competitions (knock out)
Saturday night (not every week) is Karaoke

All the big football matches are shown at the weekends on two big screens, smaller TVís everywhere else. On days of big matches the place is packed out to the max! get there early for a table or at least a seat. You still get severed in good time!
The pub is regularly raising money for local and national charities. (nice to see it) check out the raising thermometer at the notice board at the back of the pub!

Charoke know as Karaoke is for charity where you pay to sing and if youíre bad the price is doubled to get you off stage.
Local bands do play monthly on a Saturday night. Check out posters.
Rugby is popular and you can win the best seats in the house for big matches.
Prices on drinks are really cheap, monthly offer change and some offers stay permanently low.
Plenty of office works use the pub in the day for lunch. Itís the busiest for that reason. Friday lunch times get there early for a table. Nice sandwiches at good prices! Plus they have a Beer garden for the summer with a BBQ, plenty of tables!

The Staff are really friendly and remember people and faces and what you regularly drink! You feel atmosphere here itís a friendly local pub and you are welcome. Hence why they donít have bounces like in town there is no call for it here.
You can play a local at pool but be prepared to lose.

Food is cheap, roast dinners are popular and rather large portions, excellent prices and value for money. Monday to Saturday 3pm-8pm you can get two dinners for £5.95! Same days and times you can get two 8oz steaks and a bottle of house wine for under £11! Bargain.
Burgers are huge and have to be cut in half!

the staff are friendly a really local pub in fleet with a big bunch of different characters! Great for pool and darts lots of things going on.

All ages use this pub so you canít feel old nor young just great fun!!
Tuesday, May 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

paul
 poor
This place needs a new landlord!... Someone that cares about the place! When you ask for food at the counter, cooks are very reluctant to cook for you. Will wait till landlord has left before visiting again.
Monday, May 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

emily
 best pub ever!!!!
happed to get lost one nite and stumberled into his pub got a very warm welcom had a lovely atmospher ill be back soon !!!!!!
Thursday, April 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs Sue Wisdom
 Dreadful service and food!!!!
We visited on Tuesday 19 April as a party of 6 adults. Having telephoned beforehand and been advised that we could not book as it was a weekday but it wouldn't be a problem. We were therefore surprised that it was difficult to get a table however a very kind waitress eventually found a table for us.
When we ordered our meals, we were advised that the wait was approximately 40 minutes. This was OK as we were having a drink and catching up on things, however after 1 hour and 10 minutes we were still waiting! When we queried the whereabouts of our meals, we were told it would be around another 10 minutes - 25 minutes later and another 2 trips to the bar to chase our meals, they finally arrived, a total wait of 1 hour and 35 minutes!!
All of the meals were only lukewarm and one of the orders was wrong! Where had they been to only be lukewarm we asked ourselves. At this point, we were so starving hungry that we just made our dissatisfaction known to both the waiting staff and the landlord and then ate them! One of the party had a steak & tanglefoot ale pie which had obviously been microwaved as the meat inside was indeed hot but also dry and the pastry was like a rock!
When we finished and very begrudgingly paid for the meal, we again made our dissatisfaction known. The waiting and bar staff were most apologetic - the landlord? WELL, HE'D DISAPPEARED!!!
We certainly won't be returning or recommending you to anybody, indeed we will be ensuring that as many people as possible (including the brewerey know just how bad your pub now is!
Tuesday, April 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Teresa Brinkworth
 One of the best!
This is regular stop for us on days out from London and overnights for long weekends. They welcome dogs which is a big gold star for us and our two pooches, plus all the staff are friendly, they have a fantastic open fire for cold nights and an unfortgettable hog roast at weekends. One of the best ever!
Monday, April 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

S
 please note
NO CHILDREN ARE NOW ALLOWED - THIS IS AN OVER 18S PUB ONLY
Monday, April 25, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Chris
 Good honest local
Good, honest food, friendly staff, eat there regularly as we live within walking distance. Never had trouble in the pub(or out) and are never likely too as customers are all friendly locals
Monday, April 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Helen McLean
 Lovely atmosphere, excellent food
Lovely atmosphere, excellent food (plenty to choose from on the menu, plus additional specials) all at a very reasonable price. Well worth a drive out to visit, but booking is advisable.
Saturday, April 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

claire
 its great
great ale
great home cooked food
great settings
great garden
Wednesday, April 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Reay
 The Crimea Inn
Quality beer in a quality atmosphere served my quality people -a real pub
Tuesday, April 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

J Kane
 good
Had a lovely meal, we missed the rush hour and decided to eat about 4pm. Food was good value and service very good. Have been again twice since. Says it all really
Monday, April 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

mike hill
 sunday lunch
We were a family party of 4 and were advised of 40-45 minutes wait for our order of 4X roast beef.
True enough it took the full 45 minutes to come, & then the food was warm but not hot oh, and the baked spuds were under done. After our order, waiting time went up to 1 1/2hrs which is ridculous. Staff friendly and helpful, pity if they suffer for the bad planning and management. Sorry you'll have to do much better before we'll eat there again.
Monday, April 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

kym goulding
 loving the name
i love the name of this pub as my ex name is karl farmer
Monday, April 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Smith
 miss the old staff at osborne view
what happend to the old nice staff at the pub? i miss the nice and frendly swedish cheffs and the hard working waitering staff.

Monday, April 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Philippa Rasmussen
 Excellent traditional Englsih pub
Very traditional English pub with a superb menu of quality food. Well recommended.

Nice friendly staff
Friday, April 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Pound
 praise
My wife and I with our son and d-i-l an 2 grandchildren were with you last Saturday for lunch. We were most impressed, the ambience was good, the food was excellent and very well presented, and the staff very helpful. The younger members returned the following day. If we have a criticism it is the long wait for the puddings - those who just had coffee had finished and were ready to go before our puddings arrived. Perhaps this could be looked at. But by and large - well done!
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

paula barber
 we had a great time
we had the opposite experience give them a chance try again we had superb service lovely food and we left a tip. We found them particularly helpful and met every request. we are going again this weekend
Monday, March 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs. J. Waters
 sunday lunch
We came to try your sunday lunch with our two well behaved five year olds today. We had a wait, which we expected as it was a sunday, however we did not expect, or were even advised that the wait would be over an hour. When the food arrived the order was wrong, the food was luke warm and the salad garnish had also been waiting at least an hour in a hot kitchen. This cost us £36.40, not value for money by anyone's standards! However, I would like to add that the waiting and bar staff were very good, polite and helpful. It is surely unfair to treat your staff in this way too, as they are the ones who are faced with complaints, and there certainly plenty of those! We will not be visiting again and will not bem recommending you to any of our friends. Yours disappointedly, j.waters.
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jim Boswell
 Chef came to our rescue
Searching for a meal on the long road back to Somerset from a disappointing C&G Final at Lords cricket ground we stopped at three pubs in the Candovers area but none had food available.
We were about to give up as we meandered the dark lanes but came upon the Woolpack. Here too initially we were told that the kitchen had just closed. However the chef, a cricket lover himself, who was having a drink in the bar said NO PROBLEM and opened the kitchen to serve the six of us. Full marks for excellent hospitality and food.
Wednesday, March 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Clive Molyneux
 Great Service and food.
Great Service and food.

Staff friendly and helpful.
Sunday, March 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bernard Startup
 Great place to eat
The pub is actually in Longstock near Stockbridge. Myself and my partner Sarah Hinman own and run the pub. We major in food using mainly organic and local produce. I am the chef and Sarah runs the front of house where she has devised an eclectic mix of wines and beers, some of which are either organic or bio-dynamic. We run a very relaxed but professional business. Are aim is to make people feel thoroughly at home, enjoy their time with us and leave with a feeling of wellbeing. We look forward to seeing you.
Bernie Startup
Thursday, February 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

perry hewlett
 best pub in town
the white swan is one of if not the most friendliest pubs ive ever had the pleasure to drink in. The atmospher is fun friendly and everyone is so welcoming. The sofa area was just perfect for relaxing in yet you have the games area complete with pool,darts and fruit machines.If you have chance to visit in the summer it has a large garden to wile away the hours whilst relaxing in a fun friendly aymosphere. My fiancee and i are looking forward to our next visit immensley.
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

chiili beer
 good for real food stopover
nothing but charm.good food (real)quiet lunches a must.tucked away from a27,but not more than a minute away from motorway.real ales.old fashioned values(see opening times).sundays a storm! last of few real pubs left.chilli a must if eating!!
Wednesday, February 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Miss J. Penelrick
 Andover inn
I would like to commend you on your management of this wonderful pub. I enjoy myself on every visit and the company in which you keep is always worth my visit!!!!
Tuesday, February 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andrew Wilcox
 New Landlords
Are continuing an excellent tradition of real beer and food.
Monday, January 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Stinchcombe
 The best pub ever?
A fantastic rural pub with a fine selection of real ales, fantastically priced food with large portions and the best pub quiz I have every been to.
Friday, January 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

TC
 Friendly, cosy and great ale
The bar maids are gorgeaus, especially the one that works Saturdays, recommend this pub to anyone
Saturday, January 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

mystery
 dj
banging dj there on a saturday nite
Saturday, January 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

mr r.g. thron
 ace
one of the best pubs outside of london. the front of house staff are friendly and always willing to help, there is never anything they will not do for you.
on are visit we were thrilled to find the menu had changed from the night before when questioned about changes the young waitress rebecca said that the chef changes the menu everyday. the choices ten starters and thirteeen main courses are a joy to the eye.
we started with scallops, tiger prawns and fresh squid in a thai dressing it was stunning so fresh and crisp my partner had bloody mary consomme which was a golden clear soup with the power and bite of a well executed bloody mary in a glass, when i asked about the chef jason reeves i found he had worked in some very fine london restaurants and that his talent goes from strengh to strengh with every dish he produces.
there is two in the kitchen and well the restaurant was full and the food all came out with gasps from other customers.
are main courses consisted of a large skate wing with morocan influance and baby vine tomatos 8 out of 10 whilst annie had fillet of venison with a sauce that was full of punch and intense flavour the meat so tender and pink.
the wine we had was fantastic the owner's olly and sukie are vine fanatics and the selection is one of the best i have seen.
finally puddings arrived a stunning chocolate nemesis and home made honey combe ice cream the only two dishes that stay on the menu were first class.
this was a real treat to find this pub.
thank you to olly and sukie for this ace place to eat and of course jason for his hard work and effort in constructing every dish.
Wednesday, January 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

R.I.Turner
 Old House At Home - Hook
This is one of the best pubs for miles around. Food and cooking is superb.
Monday, December 27, 2004Rating: rosettes

Roger Ashman
 Ate there last evening food was superb
First time here as guest of my son and having eaten at restuarants all around the world this place takes some beating for good quality,fresh food. Service was excellent, mine host hilarious and food superb. 10/10 Thanks
Friday, December 24, 2004Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Aldershot's finest restaurant
I can highly recommend the cumberland sausage in onion gravy on creamy mashed potatoes.

Part of the charm of this pub is the adverse slope of the pool table and the charismatic staff especially the fruity red-head.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Lucy Parratt
 new telephone number
The golden pot's telephone number has changed to: 01420 80655

Contacts are: Melanie Hatch and David Scholes
Friday, December 10, 2004Rating: rosettes

karen terry
 Terry-Short
My grandfather was the landlord of this pub. Does anyone know have any stories or information. His surname was Terry-Short. Haven't been to the pub for a while but I remember it's great in the summer.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

Denis Parkr
 The Deers Hut Liphook Hants
A warm welcome by friendly people, good reasonably priced food, and a good selection of beers. Touring field a bit boggy at this time of year, clean WCs etc.
Sunday, December 5, 2004Rating: rosettes

Kelly
 Traditional Country Pub
The Cricketers pub has traditional real ales from Wadsworths and fantastic home cooked food. This is a country pub with plenty of nearby walks. There is a beautiful flower garden, old open fires in the winter. A great atmosphere and great time!!!
Thursday, October 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

mrs marple
 Great Pub, Great Website
http://www.cricketersinnlongparish.co.uk
Thursday, October 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

Pete Clarke
 What a lovely pub
The best sunday lunch i have ever had. Great friendly atmosphere and all for very reasonable prices. The best sunday roast by far
Saturday, September 25, 2004Rating: rosettes

Helen Hardy
 Somthing else
A pub (real one) in the middle of nowhere, offering great beer food and unbeliveable music last friday a young lady from New Orleans and it was free!
Monday, September 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Terry
 Real England
Great Food
Great Beer
Real music
Super Staff

Very reasonably priced, cheapest in the area
Monday, September 13, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mr L Jones
 AMAZING
Little Character Public House with friendly locals and cheery staff. FAMILY RUN FOR OVER 100 YEARS. A must go to experience
Sunday, August 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Jonathon Smith
 Poor Food Pub
Once a superb pub, but the last few times I have visited it I was extremely disappointed by the service, the food options and the quality of food. The pub has changed management lately and probably explains the demise.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

andrew colwell
 Village pub, good pool table area
Good traditional food at lunchtimes,
Gets busier evvenings with lively atmosphere particularly in public bar/games area
Thursday, October 24, 2002Rating: rosettes

steve
 wow
atmosphere, great beer and food
Sunday, April 1, 2001Rating: rosettes

Tim
 New Name...
Magnum's in know officially The Bang Bar. Sounds bad buts its the same place with a lick of paint. They do the same nights at the weekends, some very good, some very bad, depending on your taste. Their will be a night to suit every taste, from Rock to Latin Jazz.
Wednesday, December 27, 2000Rating: rosettes

Ant Veal
 Address Correction
This pub's actually in Hartley Wintney, not in Hook.There's only 60000 pubs in the country. They've the top 60% in this guide.
Tuesday, April 18, 2000Rating: No rosettes


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