The French Horn, Alton


The French Horn

silver_crown 18/25 £££

Butts Road


Hampshire  GU34 1RT

Tel: 01420 83269


Gluten free: Just ask

Parking: Own car park

Wheelchairs: OK

Loos: Above average


Last week I was in Alton and not expecting to go out to lunch so didn’t have my camera with me; a shame because in the end three of us decided to try The French Horn.

I really wanted to tell you about it because upon entering the pub we had one of the warmest welcomes from the lady behind the bar we have had for a long time! It was lovely, why doesn’t it happen more often? She directed us to the restaurant area where we were also welcomed warmly by our sever. She immediately asked us what we would like to drink. We commented how wonderful to have table service, she responded that once over the threshold of her domain we didn’t have to move!

Two of us had white wine spritzers and one had a glass of wine. Our food was simple but good pub grub. Two cottage pies and one soup of the day. You should all know by now cottage pie is one of my favourite dishes! It was delicious and served with some lovely crunchy cabbage, both red and white and carrots. The soup was served with chunks of farmhouse bread.

No puds, just coffees served with those lovely finger biscuits, what are they called?  You can tell I was off duty, no note pad either!  I’d imagine here has been a recent refurb as the décor was very fresh.

If you are in the area I recommend The French Horn for wonderful friendly service and good pub grub.



Ladies Who Lunch Scoring: The French Horn

silver_crown LWL Silver Award awarded June 2015

Cost £££+

4/5 Quality of food

4/5 Variety of menu

4/5 Staff and service

3/5 Ambiance and décor

3/5 Value for money

18/25 Total yummy factor. Review CJ

Ladies Who Lunch: score key

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food and service.

The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head).

5/5 Cannot be improved upon

4/5 Very good

3/5 Good

2/5 Satisfactory

1/5 Poor

0/5 Terrible

If you visit, please tell them that Ladies Who Lunch in Hampshire sent you!