Find this deservedly-popular foodie pub in this pretty Test Valley village, just north of Stockbridge. It's decorated on a fishing and shooting theme, with photographs, fishing rods and other memorabilia, still serving very much as the village local offering real ales.
It belongs to the successful Millers Group - also encompassing The Anchor at Lower Froyle and The Queen's Arms at East Garston.
You can eat in bar, outside terrace or more formal dining room.
On the food front, an early winter menu brought 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Onion Marmalade & Toasted Homemade Guinness Bread'; 'Trealy-Farm-Cured Venison with Beetroot & Orange Chutney, Wild Rocket & Parmesan'; 'Portland Crab Mayonnaise, with Brown Crab Paté, Toasted Chili Bread, Avocado & Rocket' and 'Wood Pigeon Breast with Homemade Pesto Bread, Stornoway Black Pudding and Salad with Balsamic Dressing' among the starters.
'Tomato-Stuffed Red Pepper, Topped with Irish Goats Cheese & New Potato Salad'; 'Whole Plaice with Caper Brown Butter, Skinny Chips & Herb Leaf Salad'; 'Pan-Fried Barbary Duck Breast with Pearl Barley & Pea Risotto & Beetroot Jus' and various Steaks from the Grill - listed amongst the mains.
Leave room for the likes of 'Sticky Toffee Pudding'; 'Poached Pear with Almond Parfait & White Chocolate Ice Cream'; 'Cambridge Burnt Cream' or perhaps 'Baked Cherry Cheesecake'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30 (Sun 15.30); mains about £13 to £25; set L Sun £20 (2 courses) to £25
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.00; mains about £13 to £25
- Seats: 45, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a well chosen list, kicking off at around £15, lists some prestigious bottles
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Andover Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available