Local News

Friday 9 March 2018

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.
Please note however that the pub will be closed from 5th to 12th November inclusive for roof repairs.

** 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.]

Bakers Arms closed.

(Updated 7 September 2018)
The Bakers Arms in Alton High Street has shut suddenly as of 5th September.
The Bakers Arms was originally a joint project between Graham Trott (of 'Triple fff' fame) and a former manager Railway Arms, who has since left the industry. The decision was taken by Graham to terminate the lease with Punch Taverns, particularly as the pub had not been doing very well lately in view of competition from White Horse, Hop Poles and Ivy House.

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...