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The French Horn

$$ - $$$, British,
the butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
+44 1420 83269
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
the butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
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1 - 10 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pub grub, but hot and fresh. Very friendly staff, very accommodating too, as we arrived quite late in the evening.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is as welcoming and friendly a pub as I've visited. It sits conveniently half way for my friend and I to meet for lunch and we are never disappointed. The waitress we usually see (who has no business looking as young as she does?!)...More

Thank cathyej
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Second time here after a visit to family. Called in on the off chance and the friendly and welcoming staff managed to squeeze us in. The menu had lots of choice and we opted for the Roast. It was absolutely delicious. Well presented and well...More

Thank ShazziB
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have rated this pub highly previously but it has recently lost it's atmosphere. The Manager, Stuart, is no longer there and what a difference this has made. The pub is lifeless and quite unwelcoming. Last time I was there, there was a young child...More

Thank cholloway48
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Arrived 20.30 Hrs Saturday evening, Pleasant greeting, staff made you feel welcome Wine arrived in cooler, no rush to order, but staff appeared when we was ready food was good nice size meals . a nice evening , pity the toilets are in restaurant ,as...More

Thank wallyhunt
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Been visiting the French Horn for a while now, meeting my friend for lunch. We are always greeted with a pleasant smile. The food is lovely and good value for money, as much as I can eat. We are never rushed and it is always...More

1  Thank kim H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

They have a beautiful new menu, so much more variety than before - more options for vegetarians too. Food was really tasty and great presentation. Would highly recommend going to try!! The home-made chicken Kiev was delicious 😍

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant lunch here and sat in the garden. Unfortunately the garden furniture doesn't do the pub any favours and the garden generally needs cleaning up. Food and service very good though.

Thank Drakesy
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi Drakesy, So happy you enjoyed everything, we do have works to our exterior as I type, including some more benches. Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, See you again, Danny

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The staff were lovely and friendly. Ordered a round of drinks, they served the wrong cider, did not offer to change it(!), our food, the olives were covered in mould when raised this with the staff, they apologised and took them away, did not offer...More

1  Thank MLB0115
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Michele B, Ah thank you, Caitlin who served you has been working here for quite some time and is back from uni with us currently! Just so you know for future if you let us know about the cider she would have been happy...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Had a lovely lunch in the garden, we both had jacket potatoes with cheese and side salad. My husband isn't a fan of salad but he ate it all. Jacket potatoes took time in coming out but were lovely and a decent amount. Service was...More

Thank crystalslug
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi crystalslug, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are very happy you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back soon!! Danny

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19 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: the butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 83269
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