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Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub

859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
+1 603-968-4412
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
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1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding menu ! Excellent food well presented and graciously served. Welcoming staff in a dining room with gorgeous views of the lake. A bit pricey but worth the price. Ample parking and clean restrooms.

1  Thank Len R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location with interesting views of a classic lake harbor. The food and service is always acceptable. There can be a little wait time when filled with tourists, but it's worth the time to settle in to a good meal. I'll bet Fonda and Hepburn...More

2  Thank Russell C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to lunch here on a quiet Tuesday. There was a private party in the main Restaurant but the bar has plenty of tables and places at the bar to sit. We each ordered a "Basin Burger" ($11.00) A nice meat...More

1  Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

After a long day skiing we stop at this restaurant heading back to our hotel in Lincoln, NH. What a great choice, service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious. We tried the Burger, The Steak Sandwich and the Chicken tenders. Everything was to...More

2  Thank mafe1999
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I stayed at the Inn on Golden Pond in Holderness, NH December 31st to January 2nd, celebrating New Year's--my fourth time this time of year. Two couples from England and I went to Walter's Basin for dinner on Monday night, January 1st. I had the...More

2  Thank BostonBrownie
Reviewed 3 January 2018

What's to say......The view of Squam Lake is wonderful, the food is excellent, the staff is most accommodating, and you leave feeling refreshed, well fed, and satisfied with the amount you spent.

2  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We shared loaded chips for an appetizer. Tons of cheese, some jalapeños, and sour cream on the side. Yum they disappeared quickly. Three of us got fish, and my husband got a Cobb salad. Reportedly the trout and salmon were awesome, and my husband very...More

2  Thank Bealeave
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Big portions of heavy food. I did not care for the mussels at all--in a heavy sweet sauce and did not taste fresh. My husbands burger was fine. Salads were pretty good, but big, so I should have just stuck with the salad as a...More

1  Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We ate at Walter's Basin after taking the Experience Squam boat tour of Squam Lake. We had a table overlooking the lake so the view was great. The food was delicious and the atmosphere warm and cozy. Three of us had the seafood saute which...More

1  Thank LuckyPenny8
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were just driving through, on our way to Maine, and spotted this cozy looking place right on the water at around dinner time. We chose to eat in the bar, and got a window seat with a great view of the lake. The food...More

2  Thank Timothy A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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