This was our watering hole 3/4 of the way round a very nice walk. Longstock is a lovely village and the pub looked delightful, which it was. Two staff were running the show one tall and slim with a smile, one short and slim with a scowl such that were there ever to be the rare moment that a smile might occur we could see a crack would appear simultaneously. Such a shame. Anyway after being miserably told we could set up a tab but I would have to give my card over if we sat in the garden off we went to said garden - which was a real suntrap, lovely with a peculiar sort of fire-pit thing in the middle which I bet is great in the evening.
Menus had some nice sounding dishes so we all plumped for starters with some (horrifically expensive) chippies. Miss Frown came out with the dishes and provided a nice counterpoint to the sunny day although there could have been a vestige of a smile, not sure.
However, the food was absolutely brilliant. Not expensive and the taste was excellent, all plates cleared and the chippies were on the money too.
Total cost was about £55 for 4 of us including drinks which was not too bad, but I didn't tip because of Miss Miserable. Sorry but these days I expect the staff to be out of this world, which I have to say is our experience generally.
I think the dining room would be a great place to eat and certainly the main meals seemed attractive and again not crazy prices, but not cheap.
Might go back for dinner one evening, hopefully when sunnier countenances are on show - by the way the other lady was very chirpy, she needs to infect the other one a bit, well a lot actually.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peat Spade Inn sits in a picture postcard setting in the beautiful village of Longstock in the heart of Hampshire. Located in the Test Valley, less than a mile from Stockbridge - the fly fishing capital of the world - the rivers and downs surrounding the inn are home to some of the best fishing and shooting opportunities in the world making The Peat Spade Inn an inviting refuge for country sport enthusiasts. After a long day enjoying the outdoors, head back to the inn to rest your feet, sit back and relax with a freshly poured pint of Upham real ale. With the Test Way passing close by, The Peat Spade is a popular retreat for walkers to stop by en route to refuel with some fabulous pub food. It's a great stopover too for those visiting the nearby historic cities of Winchester and Salisbury. This charming country pub is just an hour's drive away from London and the New Forest and provides the perfect place for a spot of lunch, a delicious dinner,a drink or two in the idyllic Hampshire countryside or somewhere to stay the night. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Peat Spade Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Peat Spade Hotel Stockbridge