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French Horn

The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
+44 1420 83269
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, International, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have started visiting the French regularly due to the friendly welcome and attitude of the staff who always smile and are very pleasant - thank you

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank V5707FTchris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve reviewed before when out for dinner with friends, when I wasn’t too impressed! Returned for lite bites at lunchtime with an old work friend. Much improved time had

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nelson252
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the French Horn having spotted it when passing by on the Watercress Line [Vintage steam railway]. We received a very warm welcome and were seated promptly with menus. The focus of the menu is predominantly fish but nonetheless there is something to suit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SkiTuscany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the French horn for the first time in over 3 years. As it had gone slightly downhill in recent times. But it has new owners and I was so pleasantly surprised, it looks so much tidier and they’ve made the restaurant area feel much...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank er8791
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely impromptu visit for a very late lunch... Although they were quite busy, we were welcomed warmly by the barman who immediately showed us to vacant table. Drinks were delivered whilst we took stock of the midweek menu. TOH chose a rare sirloin, I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was with two business colleagues for social and business meeting at Fren Horn. We had excellent service from the owner and staff. Our simple lunch was served in timely manner. The food was very delicious. We had a successful meeting. I recommend the spot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wanake
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Always good for their Carvery and the staff are very friendly, they also have an interesting menu as an alternative. Reasonable prices so good for family groups or just the two of you !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank petersA7960RC
Reviewed November 18, 2018

We had lunch here on Saturday and were pleasantly surprised by what a good experience we had. The food was really good (basically pub classics but with some quite different items on the menu) - I had Pierogis (Polish dumplings) and my wife had sausage...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AFCWNick
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this charming pub on our way home with our 2 year old grandaughter. The service was so friendly and helpful. The menu was not huge which is a good thing as it was freshly prepared. My fish pie was excellent and my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cstewart940
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Disappointing that the ' special of the house', ( Polish dumplings) was off, except the veggie version. So , why is it the house special? Our burgers were well cooked ( just a touch of pink), although portions were not large. Chunky chips were delightful,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank balibob
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Response from cholloway48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easy access
July 7, 2016|
Response from Dannyc073 | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, we have three gardens but not a specific play area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 83269
  • E-mail
Cosy, historical country gastro-pub on the edges of Alton, Hampshire with the kitchen open 7 days a week from 12pm till 9:30pm serving amazing fresh prepared food. Come and try also our fantastic ales and wines. Surrounded by four gardens and cottages French Horn is a perfect place to relax and enjoy summer days. During cold winter we light up the fire places inside.. We are child and dog friendly. Chalets to stay in also available.
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