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“Great dinner with friends”
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Hawkley Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Liss B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
448 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
“Great dinner with friends”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We popped in with friends - we haven't been here for years and years (not since Big Al was here with his swamp donkey cider!!!!).

Once you find the place (no mean feat even though we are locals!) the welcome is warm. The bar area is very narrow, so the chances are it will feel like a 'crush' as you come in the front door. Don't worry, there's more room round the side and back.

The two ladies opted for beetroot salad with goats cheese - very nice and more cheese on the board that initial impressions would suggest. Husbands went for soup (thick) and the egg on toast - which was a real winner (warning - it's quite large - good job my husband can tuck it away!).

Main courses were great too and followed up by a cheese board (between the girls), blueberry thing and my husband went for the chocolate.

We can't confirm that value of the dinner as our friends wouldn't let us pay and we never saw the bill! I suspect it was more than your average pub meal (our main courses were £15 or £16 each) but nonetheless, it was a good night!

p.s. the pub is dog friendly

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We booked Hawkley Inn on our Wedding Night (3rd of May). It was absolutely fantastic. Our reception was held down the road and we walked back to the Inn late at night. When we entered the room it was beautiful. Red roses, champagne, lovely little adjustments and a personal note from everyone at the Inn congratulating us on our Wedding day. We really didn't expect this and it was so incredibly kind and thoughtful of the staff at this wonderful Inn. Everything about the room was excellent and super comfortable. The breakfast was gorgeous and it was a very relaxing place to start the day. We cannot recommend this Inn highly enough, the staff are all so friendly and welcoming and we can't wait to go back!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Lovely friendly place that I would recommend to anyone. Staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms are very cosy with great views. Food and selection of beer are best. Situated in a great location for walks and relaxation. Owner and staff can't do enough for you, and must say a big thank you for a amazing stay.

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sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed at The Hawkley Inn last weekend while we walked part of the South Downs Way. We arrived Friday evening and sat outside on the benches with comfy cushions. The food was so good on Friday night we decided to eat there Saturday night too. We were given a table for 5 in its own room which was nice and intimate , I loved the nice touch of prosseco in an ice bucket on the bar and enjoyed a cool glass. Our party had three rooms and all of them were clean ,comfy and nicely decorated. There was a lovely deep bath which was very welcome after a day on the downs. The view from our window looked out accross a field of rape, beautiful! Simon the host was really friendly and did all he could to make our stay very enjoyable.

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Romsey, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2014

After about 20 hours in a plane followed by Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals, you cannot imagine our pleasure and relief at the beautiful room allocated to us at Hawkley, featuring a large and comfortable sleigh bed into which my wife promptly melted. Our inchoate babbling some hours later miraculously resulted in a "flight" of regional ale and two excellent dinners.

We spent three nights at Hawkley, the local inn for the lovely village of the same name. While others may have been walking the South Downs, we were busy motoring around the South East, comfortable in the knowledge that at the end of our travels, a great bed awaited and a hearty breakfast in the morning.

The Hawkley staff are flexible and pleasant, keen to make their Inn bend to the needs of their guests. The breakfasts were not tied to the menu, but rather open to a mix and match approach to suit the guests' taste. Thanks to the Hawkley Inn for making the start of our holiday so comfortable.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went here Sat 18th May 2014 Lovely old Pub with nice garden were there with family and a 4 year old, the staff were very helpful and obliging but unfortunately the menu was limited . no childs menu, no fish or chicken meals and only the meat pie was served with vegetables, what we had was acceptable but would like to see at least fish on the menu.

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richmond, va
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great atmosphere and staff! What a pleasant restaurant in a quaint village. The beet root and goats cheese salad was splendid. The men thoroughly enjoyed their Ploughman's. The chips are the best in England! Well worth the time to stop and is NOT expensive for English fare.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hawkley Inn
Address: Pococks Lane | Liss, Near Petersfield, Liss GU33 6NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Liss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Liss
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawkley Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hawkley Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of delightful tranquil village, close to the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex border.Downstairs you will find an unspoilt, little changed traditional pub serving a huge range of locally brewed real ales and locally crafted ciders as well as really good, home made country pub food. Outside there is a spacious, well maintained beer garden and upstairs there are four superb bedrooms, all recently created and boasting the highest standards of comfort with luxurious large double beds, powerful showers, free wi-fi and everything else you would expect in a luxury hotel room.Hawkley is very well situated for those wishing to explore the outstanding countryside on our doorstep and for those who need to be near Petersfield, Alton, Basingstoke, Portsmouth or Guildford. ... more   less 
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