What was a pub, dating back to the 1700's, is now a good neighbourhood restaurant, offering a seasonal menu offering bold flavours and adventurous dining.
An early Spring snapshot brought 'Ham Hock & Jowl Terrine with Vegetables à la Greque, Scotch Quail Egg & Savora Mustard’'; 'Scallops with Cauliflower Panna Cotta, Curried Raisins, Roasted Cashews, Pedro Ximenez & Apple'; ‘Nut Roast with Smoked Celeriac with Spicy Lentils, Sprout Leaves & Chestnuts’ and 'Beef Carpaccio with Octopus, White Onion Ice Cream, Alexanders, Pickled Cornichons & Shallots' among the starters.
'Partridge with Haggis Bubble & Squeak, Salt-Baked Turnips, Kale & Crisps'; 'Herb-Crusted Hogget with Jerusalem Artichoke, Faggot & Red Cabbage'; 'Pollock Loin with Vanilla Cauliflower, Pickled Beetroot, Soubise, Chickpeas & Lovage' and 'Butternut Squash with Polenta, Toasted Seeds, Ricotta, Oatcake & Rainbow Chard' listed among the mains.
Depending on the season, good puds might include 'Beetroot Meringue with Sorbet, Goats Cheese, Pistachio Sponge & Blood Orange'; 'Madeleines with Butterscotch Sauce' and 'Coffee Parfait with Mascarpone, Dehydrated Chocolate, Cocoa & Marsala'.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sat & Sun 12.00-14.15; set L25.95 (2 courses), £28.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains £20 to £25
- Seats: 40, plus 15 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off in the low £20's
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but Bar upstairs
- Nearest station: Winchester Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Mon-Fri; 24th Dec-7th Jan
- Outside eating