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The Golden Pot

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Odiham Road | Shaldon, Alton, England
01420 80655
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An amazing Sunday lunch

We had Sunday lunch here to celebrate a friends birthday and the food was superb. We ordered our starters, my friend and I both had the garlic mushrooms on toast which was delicious, my husband had the mackerel pate which was really tasty and my other friend ordered the deep fried brie and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Theresa P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had Sunday lunch here to celebrate a friends birthday and the food was superb. We ordered our starters, my friend and I both had the garlic mushrooms on toast which was delicious, my husband had the mackerel pate which was really tasty and my other friend ordered the deep fried brie and there was nothing left on the plates.... More 

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Thank Theresa P
Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Saturday night and my daughter and boyfriend came from London and took me out for dinner - "Lets try the Golden Pot" was the suggestion and what a cracking suggestion. As soon as we walked in the atmosphere was warm (guess that's the log fire) and friendly and bright and cheerful surroundings with paintings adorning the walls of... More 

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Thank Shelley G
Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here on the weekend just gone with a few friends, and we ate off their new menu (I had previously eaten here before). The food was absolutely brilliant, and it was nice to see a new range of food on offer, it was cooked perfectly well and the service was excellent as always here.

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Thank marrioa05
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for 4 on the evening of January 3rd. This was the first time we had eaten at the restaurant, after living in Alton for many years, following a recommendation. We were not disappointed. We were served by Abbey who was very good, and we had scampi, a fillet steak, fish and chips and sausages and mash. All... More 

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1 Thank Kolimpia
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us went for a meal just before Christmas, the staff were friendly offering a good menu with a wide choice. We were all delighted with our choices. Food was cooked and served to perfection. Would highly recommend a visit here.

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1 Thank Pinyan61
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My cousin and his wife took us here for a meal when we stayed with them in November. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was very good. Three of us had two starters, rather than a starter and a main and no fuss was made. The whitebait was a little over-done, but otherwise the food was delicious, especially... More 

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1 Thank EVWA123
Bembridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

it;s Christmas and I have just moved from the Isle of Wight back to the Mainland. My partner and I wanted to celebrate, but everywhere was booked up. But the Landlady gave us a table in the corner of the restaurant away from the party-goers. We had the party--goers menu which was excellent - I had the venison. The food... More 

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1 Thank AnneNoon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Since Fifi and Nick have taken over and reinstalled the bar, the Pots has become a really friendly country pub with a warm welcome behind the bar and a bunch of friendly locals at the bar. The guest ales are rotated and recently HSB, Landlord and Old Speckled Hen have all been favourites. There is a varied menu and the... More 

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1 Thank shonbo
Corfu, Greece
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Well I have to say the best meal to date in the Alton area, Superb service, stunning food and lovely owners. What more can I say. Love the fact they were happy to accommodate us vegetarians. Superb hot clean fresh food. Open fire and a really nice aura, felt homely. To sum up our experience the total opposite to what... More 

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1 Thank DPL608
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit in many years, we booked and were glad as the restaurant soon filled up. Pleasant and efficient service and good food, with child sized portions offered from the main menu. All our meals were tasty and well cooked, the Christmas decorations added to the atmosphere and we will no doubt be visiting again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Odiham Road | Shaldon, Alton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 01420 80655

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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