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The Market Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Market Square | Alton, Alton GU34 1HD, England
+44 1420 82350
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Alton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here with 2 tear old daughter, very comfortable and always warm, the staff are lovely and enthusiastic, the surroundings make you feel as if you are lost somewhere in London with the chilled out music in the background and the rustic look of the table and chairs make it feel more exciting, there is always something new... More 

Thank peed0ff
Alton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

sofa's and chairs that do not match and all look a little worse for wear. Live music that was far too loud, so that we could not hear each other (and we sat in the other bar). All in all, a little expensive, trying to be what it is not and disappointing.

Thank Hannah B
Herriard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends for lunch however we only stayed for a drink as the kitchen is apparently being refurbished. Members of staff sat the bar eating while not selling food is rather off putting. Furniture seems sparse, tables and bar sticky and a general feeling of apathy. I used to love the vibe in this pub but this visit was... More 

2 Thank fotobites
Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Extremely disappointing. Staff member had no greeting or smile. Has no idea how to serve the soft drink Lime and soda. Despite being the only two people in there on our arrival the music was too loud to talk over and the food which was not freshly cooked took 40 minutes to come.

1 Thank lindtinhants
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

Situated in the heart of Alton, The Market is in an ideal spot. I love the deco - so girly and quirky! Didn't try the food but was made to feel welcome as a solo female cradling a glass of (good) wine. I left before it got too busy but what I saw of the clientele was nice. Guy serving... More 

2 Thank Maggie B
Yateley, United Kingdom
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586 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Up-market hotel and pub in Market Square. Nicely decorated with sofas round an open fire. Cheerful staff. Evening meals available but only a short menu.

1 Thank bparkercars
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

A great pub venue with an excellent atmosphere. A different live band on most weekends. I have always had excellent, varied and well priced food. Best chef in town! The staff are extremely bright friendly and always there to help. A venue you can spend a whole day at or just come for an evening meal. I would highly recommend... More 

2 Thank Lawrence H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Used Bar 200 to celebrate my 50th. A really cool environment in a really cool hotel. No room hire just a commitment to invite 50 other old gits/girls who would drink lots - which they did! .... and stayed open until 12.45am too They set up the bar beautifully and could not have been more helpful during both the preparation... More 

3 Thank Matt J
Alton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

We are local and popped into the hotel for a catch up and a meal. The food was lovely, nothing was a problem. We were warmly welcomed and well looked after. The wine was good and there was no urgency for us to leave even though it was late. The hotel is comfortable and attractively decorated, adding to the inviting... More 

2 Thank Trudy C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Love this place! Great decor and atmosphere. The staff were really friendly too. Ate there for the first time last night and wasn't disappointed at all. The food was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Will definitely be going back.

3 Thank Effiehants

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Market Square | Alton, Alton GU34 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 82350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?