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French Horn

The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
+44 1420 83269
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, International, British, Pub, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really good pub and restaurant in Alton, Hampshire, on the A339 very close to the A31. The menu has a good variety and there is a nice choice of well known beers and some unusual lesser known. I had the battered cod which was...More

Thank shorexcursions
Reviewed 5 days ago

There have been many comments about the French Horn in the past, not all of them complimentary. Having been there 5 times in the last 6 weeks, I can honestly say that the food, the beers / ciders / service are excellent. A couple of...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went an evening after a walk. We had a steak well cooked only a little to salty and fish and chips served on a plate covered with paper. The price is average-high for a normal pub food. Waiter very kind asked us if everything was...More

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for late lunch Easter Monday.They were quite busy but happy to offer us a table.Service super from all lovely staff and food very good.Made the day!

Thank KAren L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate dinner here with my teen-aged daughter. The service was very good and the managers were particularly attentive. It's not a super posh inn but it does have a lovely feel. Highly recommend.

Thank Delia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we lived near by, we thought we would try Sunday lunch at the French Horn. The new people have changed the restaurant a little but more significantly they have improved the quality of the food. We had an excellent Sunday Lunch albeit at 6Pm...More

Thank IMAK1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten several times at The French Horn in the last 3 months and has never disappointed. So with a house thats in chaos due to redecorating made the decision to go there to eat tonight ( not a hard descision) Even though it was...More

Thank shulaking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back at the FH for a while. Lots of choice on the menu. Great food and lovely service. Back next week!

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had driven past the French Horn over 200 times in my company car on my way to Portsmouth from Reading. Never had time to stop. Now retired, we decided to stop today on our way to buy a horse. Immediate friendly welcome as soon...More

1  Thank BandD59
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Wanted to try here again with its new management and not disappointed. Limited menu but good fresh dishes, slightly different from the norm. Crabcake starter a wee bit bland but the veggie tartlet was excellent whilst the chicken stuffed with feta was lovely albeit I...More

Thank Graham P
Monika K, Owner at French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Many thanks for your review. As you well described the French Horn is "not your average pub food so well worth a visit" that's what it is: Fresh home made food cooked on order. We are glad you have found something on the menu you...More

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19 February 2017|
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Response from cholloway48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easy access
7 July 2016|
Response from Dannyc073 | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, we have three gardens but not a specific play area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 83269
  • E-mail
Cosy, historical country gastro-pub on the edges of Alton, Hampshire with the kitchen open 7 days a week from 12pm till 9:30pm serving amazing fresh prepared food. Come and try also our fantastic ales and wines. Surrounded by four gardens and cottages French Horn is a perfect place to relax and enjoy summer days. During cold winter we light up the fire places inside.. We are child and dog friendly. Chalets to stay in also available.
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