This old pub gave us a warm welcome and, although we hadn't booked a table for Saturday lunch, they managed to find us one behind the bar and, importantly, close to the wood-burning stove! Pity that they weren't keeping an eye on it, and let it go out by the time we came to leave!
A good menu with lots of choice. The three of us all chose different dishes but, whilst we were waiting, enjoyed some olives and ciabatta with our drinks. I had an excellent pint of Flower Pots Bitter, from the brewery of the same name in Cheriton, in the same county (Hampshire). There were also three other Real Ales on tap.
The food was excellent although I must admit I would rather have had a proper pastry crust on my Steak and Ale Pie, rather than flaky pastry. The only disappointment was the Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert, which really wasn't up to scratch.
However, these are relatively minor issues and, at just over £20 each for drinks, main course and dessert, there can be no complaints over value for money. We will certainly come back again, when in the area.