I live in Alton and have visited all the pubs in the area and this is the best bar none.
Previously the Alton Bridge had a mediocre reputation but since the new owners have taken over it's become everything a good pub should be.
Clean, stylish, comfortable, friendly attentive staff and excellent food and drink.
In the past month I've been down to the Bridge 4 times and have had an excellent experience every single time. Great burger, great pie, great homemade chips, great Sunday roast (it comes with an extra jug of gravy, nice touch).
The only place to go in Alton if you want to eat al fresco, tables, benches and tiki huts right by the side of the river and a big field and football net for the kids to play safely to their hearts content.
As mentioned above the staff are truly excellent and I can't praise them enough.
I'd love to keep this place a secret so I can enjoy it to myself but it deserves to be a success so if you're in the area get down there!