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Watch this space for general news about things occurring in our area...or just outside.

  • Hop Poles, Alton boarded up. Monday 21 October 2019

    The Hop Poles is currently boarded up - reason unknown.

  • King's Head CLOSED Sunday 20 October 2019

    The King's Head in Market Street has been closed since end September because of a dangerous roof issue.
    At the moment there is no clear indication of how long this problem will take to sort out and we in East Hants CAMRA wish Stuart and Christine our best wishes for a speedy as possible resolution.
    UPDATE 21 October 2019 :
    It will probably take at least two years to complete the works with lawyers arguing over responsibility.
    Even then there is doubt about it re-opening.

  • ** East Hampshire pubs featured in the 2020 Good Beer Guide ** Sunday 15 September 2019

    We are pleased to announce that the following pubs in our area are included in the 2020 GBG...(in no particular order!)
    Alton: Eight Bells; George; King's Head;
    Holybourne: Queen's Head
    Four Marks: Offf the Rails
    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.]

  • Triple fff brewery - onsite bar Tuesday 13 August 2019

    The Triple fff brewery is now able to open their shop (Offf the Rails) for drinking on the premises.
    The opening hours for the Brewery bar are...
    Wed/Thurs 5-10pm
    Fri 5-1030pm
    Sat 12-1030pm
    Sun 12-6pm
    Their shop is open...
    Mon/Tue 9am-5pm
    Wed/Thu/Fri 9am-7pm
    Sat 10am-5pm
    Sun - closed

  • Flowerpots Brewery and pub in Cheriton has been sold. Friday 12 July 2019

    Good news from the Flowerpots Brewery and pub in Cheriton which have been sold as a combined going concern to local entrepreneurs, with the old brewing team kept on, so we should see little or no change to their excellent beers.

  • Itchen Valley brewery - Beers in the brewhouse Saturday 22 June 2019

    Itchen Valley Brewery (just out of our area in Alresford) will be opening up a brewhouse tap for limited Friday opening from July.
    From Friday 5th of July, they will be opening our doors to the public from 3pm until 10pm every Friday for ‘Beers in The Brewhouse’.
    See https://www.itchenvalleybrewery.com/beers-in-the-brewhouse.

  • EHA POTY presentations Tuesday 28 May 2019

    Information on these presentations (with pictures) are here: EHA current POTY presentations

  • Planning application for conversion of the Star at Bentworth refused Thursday 9 May 2019

    The following link to the East Hants DC Planning page in respect of the latest planning application for conversion of the Star Inn at Bentworth to housing shows it was refused.
    This is a very good result for local residents and it follows on the recent refusal for the Queens Hotel, Selborne in underlining the importance of a robust Local Plan protecting community assets.
    The planning result is here...

  • Queen's Hotel, Selborne - decision notice. Monday 18 February 2019

    (From "our correspondent")
    On 13th February the EHDC Planning Committee almost unanimously threw out the application to redevelop the Queen's Hotel for housing. Councillors pretty well eviscerated the Officer's report and and asserted the primacy of Local and National Park Plan policies, particularly with regard to local amenity and tourist accommodation, and gave very short shrift to the idea that what the owner had paid and should expect as a return was any sort of material consideration. The "marketing exercise" came in for a lot of scorn as well.
    The Decision Notice can be found here: Queens Hotel, Selborne decision notice