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“LOVELY COUNTRY PUB AND GRUB”

The Flower Pots Inn
Ranked #145 of 208 Restaurants in Winchester
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

I've stayed here many times in the B&B rooms in a separate building next to the brewery and always had a warm welcome and good stay. The rooms are functional and very clean, with tv and tea making bits and pieces. Bring your own toiletries as only a tiny bar of soap is provided, but enjoy the powerful shower. The 2 top floor rooms are very airy, both with opening skylights that are very welcome on the odd warm evening.
The pub itself is not for those who love juke boxes, gaming machines or nattering on mobiles while others try to relax. Children under 14 aren't allowed in the bar, nor are phones. It is an old fashioned pub with scrubbed wooden tables and popular with those who appreciate a decent pint and place to enjoy it. In the winter the hosts, Jo and Paul, have a log fire roaring away and in the summer the pretty beer garden is at it's best.
Over time I've eaten my way through the limited but very good value menu. There is nothing fancy here, steaks, chilli, huge bacon rolls-good fresh pub grub. The steak I had on my last trip was cooked to perfection and tasted superb, all for around £10. Breakfasts are very good, all freshly prepared while you wait and with good quality ingredients.
If you are looking for a relaxing pint and a bite to eat that won't dent the wallet, then try here.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Flowerpots beers are excellent (Hopton Pale is my favourite so far, too bad they produce only in March), the pub is very cosy with lots of outside tables in a nice environment. I have never eaten there yet, but it's always busy with people eating, so it's just a matter of time for me to do the same. I've been there 3-4 times now and we have always been served quickly and friendly. I've been there first time during their annual beer festival (August bank holiday) and it was a great experience with lots of their beers available plus a large number of other beers.

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

A lovely country pub that brews its own beer on the premises. Quite small inside but it has character and beer is £2.50 a pint and not £3.60 like so many other places with thieving landlords. Food is basic but good enough for a nice night out for home cooked food. I love it.

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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This is a classic unspoiled pub 15 mins drive out of Winchester. Family owned and run with their brewery alongside.
Beer poured from the fresh barrells behind the bar. Simple food to go with the excellent. drinks.
Dog friendly.
Does not need to be high in the ratings list. It is always busy with regulars. One Saturday last summer, a couple flew in by helicopter. Says it all.

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Thank chesilfan
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

this place was recommended to me recently, so having a mid week day off, i decided to try it out. from the outside it look very pleasant - in fact, the typical country pub. however, inside it was very basic and if i'm honest, quite tatty. there are 2 bars so i went into the lounge bar. a couple of very small tables, 2 armchairs, 2 small benches and a few other chairs dotted around. the food menu was quite varied, but seemingly overpriced for the food offered. one good point is the absence of gaming machines and juke boxes. beware, they do not accept credit/debit cards - just cash or cheques. as for the local brews - i've certainly had better. weather permitting, there is a garden to the rear of the pub and they do arrange tours of the brewery. would i go there again? maybe.

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2  Thank bobwinmill
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