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The Golden Pot

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Odiham Road | Shaldon, Alton, England
01420 80655
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  • 63
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
steak to die for

Great meal tonight. Brie was fabulous, and steak melted in the mouth. Ice cream a bit ordinary, and only doom bar but really nice restaurant and staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Mim E
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great meal tonight. Brie was fabulous, and steak melted in the mouth. Ice cream a bit ordinary, and only doom bar but really nice restaurant and staff

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Found this little gem via trip advisor. Didn't realise how local it was to us until we arrived and worked out where we were. Exceeded our expectations in terms of decor and quality of food. Most importantly the service was amazing. All staff were warming and friendly and very very helpful. 12.5% service was added the final bill which I... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I would recommend this place without question. My roast was really nice and a decent portion. Staff were friendly and didn't interrupt us as they do at many places, although they kindly asked whether our food was alright (just the once!). I would definitely come again and hopefully bring some friends next time, rather than a quick meal and business... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We just had Sunday roasts at the Golden Pot and I for one am full to bursting!! Before anyone jumps in and says 'You didn't have to eat it all', I have to say I did - what to leave behind? The beef? No! The roast potatoes? No! The vegetables? Defiantly not! So why did I force myself to order... More 

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Upton grey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good atmosphere, cheerful staff, but a little rustic for a valentine meal, food good, tasty, but more attention needed to detail.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited as an extended family - 10 altogether. The food was very good, although some items on the menu were 'not available' on certain days, though the menu didn't state that. This was a problem only for the children who wanted the pizza. Not great! When small children have their mind set on something can be difficult to change! However,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Obviously difficult to marry what is obviously a locals pub with a serious restaurant. But felt uncomfortable hearing negative gossip about absent patrons, and surrounding pubs. Waited long times for attention for service, food was average and the portions were too too big as were the prices for pub food. I had been recommended here but was left feeling a... More 

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

We are sorry that you a feel that our lovely pub and restaurant was "a bit gossipy". But to be honest, most people go out to socialise, chat, and gossip. We as owners really do not have that much control over what all our wonderful customers choose to discuss. The Golden Pot would indeed be a soulless place if people... More 

Hook, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Golden Pot seems to have undergone several changes in management in recent years but, judging by our recent experience, the current ones have got it right. There was a busy atmosphere at Saturday lunchtime but we had a choice of tables in the restaurant and a not unreasonable wait for our food. We tried the specials menu and enjoyed... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After recently moving to the area my husband and i have spent some time trying to find a good pub that serve good quality food and drinks. Finally our search is over and we have found this little gem!! On arrival we were greated by the lovely staff behind the bar, we asked for a table for 2, but asked... More 

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2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm afraid that I simply cannot recommend this pub. I stopped in for a pint and it was the worst I have ever drunk in Alton. My friends beer was flat and lifeless and my Guinness had mysterious bubbles on the glass that the staff couldn't explain. If you are after a swift pint on the way home from work,... More 

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

We can only deduce that this is another unwarranted and unfounded review. What can i say? I personally clean all the lines for beer and ale religiously each week and we take pride in the quality of the product we serve. There is NO complacency at this pub. We have many regular drinkers who visit us on a daily basis,... More 

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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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