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Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
+1 603-968-4412
11:30 - 21:00
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Roasted chicken is one of those underrated meals I believe but here it was perfect. The portion initially looked small but because the only bone to the piece came from the small drum stick (think chicken wing) the rest of the chicken part (sorry i am not good with the names of the different parts) was boneless and had enough... More 

Thank Brian W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome restruant! I really liked the drink selection and the assortment of delicious foods. Also a great view of little squam!

1 Thank Anthony G
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It's always nice to know that places like this still exist. Right on little squad lake, with great food and atmosphere, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. To our surprise the food was above average, and I only say that because of some of the reviews we read before dinning here. I LOVE places like this. We sat... More 

1 Thank Frontrowjoe
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great way to end a long day of traveling. We needed a quality meal in a comfortable setting and that's exactly what we got. Very attentive service followed by a well prepared dinner. Remember to ask about Walter

1 Thank Bill F
Walpole, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Excellent setting, service and food! Looking forward to returning during summer months to see the lake and surrounding landscape.

1 Thank 519Marla519
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Good view on the lake, good food, service was ok . Clean but way out dated . If they change the carpet it would be better for ambiance;) But food was great!

1 Thank Mozhdeh K
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We ate here twice over the weekend we stayed in Holderness. It was good food and the staff was friendly.

1 Thank Travelynn1262
Squam Lake
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

To have a restaurant open year round so close to my house!! The food, the staff, the drink pour all exceptional. I highly recommend the seafood sauté!

1 Thank ExpSquam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I frequent this place (1 or 2 times a week) and I have never had a bad meal or experience. The servers are friendly, and the food is always fresh and delicious -- worth every penny.

1 Thank foodientheblowfish
Medford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here for my dad's birthday. Everyone ordered seafood and all of the meals were good. The snowball dessert was great too, and they even had a candle! One bad thing was that we ordered the Brussels sprouts app, which was delicious, but it turned out that all of our meals came with Brussels sprouts as the veg...

2 Thank Andy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Holderness
  • Phone Number: +1 603-968-4412

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?