We've been a public house since the 1600's and are proud of our history, word has it Jane Austin rode her horse and cart here from her home in Chawton to meet her friends for an ale or two!
Sadly you won't find Mr Darcy or Elizabeth Bennet at the bar but you will find our friendly and welcoming team ready to serve you with some great food and drink!
We hold a Cask Marque Award for serving great quality draft beer & real ale and always have six real ales on tap including the local brew Alton Pride. We also have an excellent selection of wines by the bottle or glass.
You can enjoy a drink in our traditional bar with open fire place, which we use daily in the Winter or outside in one of our three large gardens.
All our food is freshly prepared by our Chefs Kevin and Alistair and we have delicious daily specials alongside our menus. We're well known for our great Sunday roasts so best to book in advance for those and our Chefs are happy to discuss any dietary requirements you may have.
And not forgetting the Watercress Line which goes right past the end our the pub, we love watching the steam trains go by while enjoying a cheeky pint!
We look forward to seeing you soon.