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The Golden Pot

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The Golden Pot
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Odiham Road | Shaldon, Alton, England
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Odiham Road | Shaldon, Alton, England
01420 80655
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and service

Booked our work Xmas lunch table for 10 and this was our first visit. Food and service were excellent and almost everyone said they would return with friends and family. High quality food and great atmosphere we will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
nicechicken
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Guildford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Booked our work Xmas lunch table for 10 and this was our first visit. Food and service were excellent and almost everyone said they would return with friends and family. High quality food and great atmosphere we will be back.

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Alton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

After a non stop weekend, we went for supper at the Pot. We were quite close to the closing time for food. We were made really welcome and offered anything from all the menus. Some had steak. I had the lamb chops. The food was great. There was loads of it! Fiona and Nick are great hosts!

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Farnborough
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've driven past "The Golden Pot" on numerous occasions in the past, and last night it was second choice as another pub was closed, but that is another story. Second choice? What a mistake!! One walked in, and the gale of chatter and conversation almost knocked one over!! We were immediately made welcome, a tab was set up (they trust... More 

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Droxford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I were passing by and stopped off for lunch on a weekday. There was plenty of parking. The staff were friendly and helpful. The decor is rather stark and functional and there was a loud TV on in one of the rooms. Only two other tables were taken. The menu is typical pub food and we were... More 

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Hampshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have eaten at The Golden Pot on a few occasions and decided to take a largish family group there for my son's 20th birthday as the menu seemed to have something to suit everyone. Fiona and the front room staff are always friendly and there has been a good atmosphere here whenever we have visited. As for the food,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I thought we would have a meal here as we were told it had new owners. I was very disappointed when shown to our table they are so close together I could hear everyone's conversation and it made me feel uncomfortable. I had the garlic breaded mushrooms to start was disappointed that they weren't homemade just rather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Good food although a tad pricey. Have never had a flat beer here, and very friendly staff. Great overall pub

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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'll let you into secret... The legendary *secret dish* not on the menu is the Lamb cutlets with minted gravy, butter mash and greens (secret because the chef, Nik has greek style lamb cutlets and cous-cous on the menu, but will turn happily create this English favourite!), Whilst you get 2 or 3 cutlets elsewhere, you get 4 or 5... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

So- be prepared to wait. In fairness it was relatively busy, but an hour and 15 mins to wait for food after being seated, and for them to forget 1 of our party of 7, then slap a service charge on without asking was a little bit cheeky if I'm honest. Good was great when it arrived, but severely tainted... More 

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Nik C, Owner at The Golden Pot, responded to this review

We thank you for your review. Whilst we are very happy that you were pleased with your food, we are very disappointed that you were not entirely happy with your overall experience. To wait a little longer than necessary for your meals was unfortunate. Our front of house staff all understand the importance of a high standard of customer care... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Restaurant quality food in a nice country pub. Very friendly service. Slightly more expensive than other pubs but well worth it. Everyone we've brought here has been amazed. Be warned: most of the dessert portions are massive.

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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: English

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