On 22-9-2010 barry2771 said :
"Wedged on the corner of Romsey Road and Mews Lane It's a stiff walk up from the City centre and a great selection of beer awaits you to slake your thirst. Wadworths 6x, IPA (£2.50), Bishop's Tipple and Horizon, which I'd never had before and is light in colour, but full flavoured and a bit like 'Summer lightning'. The new knowledgable landlord has fought hard for a 'guest ale'and has got Wells Bombardier. The pub has few levels to it, which is not surprising considering the slope it's built on and a small beer garden at the rear. The menu has changed towards British Standards since the old landlord & Lady left and looked good. Tuesday there's a FREE pub quiz and Sundays sees live acoustic sessions in the afternoon 4pm - 7pm. I'd say after 'The Black boy' the next must visit pub in the City."
On 28-6-2009 robep11 said :
"It's a small country pub situated in town, with a mix of styles to please the young and old.
There's plenty on the music system and live acts line up to keep the youngsters entertained, plus a variety of blues and jazz acts to keep the more distinguished members of society happy as they march toward their later years.
The menu is huge, and varied, with various comedy names for some of the dishes to keep you interested as you browse through all five pages. They seem to make everything on the premises and only use Hampshire, and more local, suppliers. The curries are excellent, as are the stews and other rustic goodies. Keep and eye out for constantly changing specials.
The price is low, and the quality is excellent.
Though i have to assume that burgers are their flagship, with up to 11 varieties at any one time, and obviously a customer favourite. Definitely the best burgers in town, if not the world.
With 5 varieties of, very well kept and maintained, ale on tap, it's a must on any CAMRA pub crawl, BII party or "Good Beer Guide" outing.
They are open until midnight seven days a week, which is a boon to those who work late, or want to prolong the experience of a pint of Stowford Press Cider a little longer.
It's the alternative pub for the discerning drinker, a safe haven from the rigours of life, and they can throw parties the likes of which the world has never seen!
After attending New Years Eve, all of the gigs so far and the infamous "Jerk Fest Caribbean Party" I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that everyone, young or old attend the next one! "