Local News

Friday 9 March 2018

Mr. Phil Trout returns to the Eight Bells

(Created December 2018)
Branch member Tony Davis was at the Eight Bells for the last day of Nigel's tenancy on Sunday 16th December and first day of owner Phil 'The Trout' Troubridge taking back the reins on Monday. A good crowd was there on both occasions.
A couple of guys, both called Jeremy were handing out T-shirts celebrating Phil's return...

The picture shows the two Jeremies with Phil, staff member Julia and Tony Davis, East Hants CAMRA Pubs officer.

Bakers Arms reopens.

(Updated 26 November 2018)
The Bakers Arms in Alton High Street has now reopened under auspices of owners Adam Neller and Graham Trott, with Altonian Trudy Riley managing. There has been a thorough sprucing up of the bar area that does not detract from its cosy ambience.

Selborne Arms now open all day Mon-Sat.

(Created November 2018)
The Selborne Arms, Selborne is now open all day Monday to Saturday, full details on WhatPub.

** East Hampshire pubs featured in the 2019 Good Beer Guide **

(Created October 2018)
We are pleased to announce that the following pubs in our area are included in the 2018 GBG...(in no particular order!)
Alton: Eight Bells; George; King's Head; Railway Arms
Holybourne: Queen's Head
Lower Farringdon: Golden Pheasant
Selborne: Selborne Arms
Hammer Vale: Prince of Wales
Congratulations to all of them from the CAMRA East Hampshire committee.
[Others came close, but unfortunately we are only allowed 8 pubs for our area.]

Market Hotel, Alton reopens

(Created 3 September 2018)
(Also listed in "Pub Clips".)
The Market Hotel, Alton re-opened on 30 August with new manager Andy Fairburn and partner Jackie in charge. Very much a work in progress at the moment with one real ale, Sharp's Doom Bar, decently served but at least up to three are promised plus a full food service within a month or so. Accommodation will be available. The range of pub games promised will include darts, dominoes and crib as well as darts and pool. The venue is dog and child friendly and East Hampshire CAMRA branch wish it well for the future.

Triple fff brewery - onsite bar

(Updated 19 July 2018)
Triple fff is now able to open their shop for drinking on the premises.
The opening hours for the Brewery pub are...
Wed/Thurs 5-10 / Fri 5-11 / Sat 12-11 / Sun 12-6
Their shop is open...
Mon/Tue 9-5 / Wed/Thu/Fri 9-7 / Sat 10-5 / Sun 12-5

The George reinstates CAMRA discount

(Created 11 July 2018)
The George, Alton has reinstated the discount to CAMRA members - you now can get 10p/pint discount, AND there is "loyalty card" available giving you a free pint after you have bought 13!

Please support the petition to save The Star at Bentworth

(Created 9 March 2018)
The Star Inn at Bentworth is in danger of being re-developed.
The pub was voluntarily closed by the owner after many years of neglect and under-investment, and has declined offers from purchasers seeking to keep it as a pub, and now wishes to redevelop it for residential purposes.
If you believe that the Star should not be redeveloped, please support this by signing the petition here...