The Fish and Chips served in 'The Fisherman's Rest' - opposite the beautiful ruins of Titchfield Abbey where Shakespeare conducted his love triangle with the Dark Lady and the preening, young, gay Earl of Southampton - are the finest I have ever tasted. The batter is 'shatter-crisp' and the fish inside succulent and tender. Excellent!
Only two things hold 'The Fisherman's Rest' back:
(1) The chips, which, though better on my second visit, need to rise to the splendour of the cod. They were a touch oily rustic and need to be bone dry.
(2) A tiresome rustic (called 'Ken') who claims to be an expert on Shakespeare but who, on his own admission, has never read a line of Shakespeare since he was at school! He hangs round the bar times and asks for money for guided tours. Avoid Titchfield Ken like the plague!
Otherwise, 'The Fisherman's Arms is fantastic!