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The Potters Heron Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, International, Pub
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Winchester Road, Ampfield SO51 9ZF, England
+44 23 8027 7800
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for a light lunch & we were all pleased with the dishes chosen, very tasty & reasonably sized portions. Service was very good & there was a nice atmosphere complemented by comfortable seating. I have no hesitation in recommending this venue.

Thank Danddtol
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

we chose to dine one evening because it was convenient - boy! were we glad that we did. The main dining & bar area is one place but set over three levels and seperate areas so it feels intimate. The waiting staff were attentive and careful in how and when they approached us throughout the meal. Our mains were delicious... More 

Thank Alan186346
chandlers ford
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

my wife had organised a special surprise birthday snack lunch at the potters heron hotel the service was very good and the food very tasty we could not fault the attention we received from all the staff especially Caroline

Thank andrewChandlersFord
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Over a 45 year career, I have stayed in thousands of hotels for both business and leisure. The Potters Heron is truly unique. It’s the only hotel, anywhere in the world, where during a black tie dinner, I had to leave the table and queue at the bar for a refill of my drink. Bearing in mind that I paid... More 

Thank Barry L
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We chose The Potters Heron with a couple of friends of ours as it is quite close to our West Sussex home and looked attractive with a good residential price. The hotel has a great feel, the bar was cosy, the rooms clean, warm and comfortable. We received a friendly welcome from the receptionist and enjoyed a couple of good,... More 

Thank SUB999
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Meal was excellent, service was good and requests made were noted and taken care off. This was a family meal and they made it a very happy occasion

Thank Janet P
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163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Booked for my company's Christmas dinner based on being local and having availability for 20 of us on the only Friday in December we could all make. The evening started a little shakily when the barman wasn't sure how to set up a tab for us and then we were shown to our table which was two tables even though... More 

Thank Phil25
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Hotel has a thatched roof and is set in woodland scenery, rooms have balconies or patio doors on ground floor, beautifully clean, rooms are bright and clean, have only eaten breakfast there but this was of good quality, staff are friendly, hospitable and accommodating. We stay at this hotel whenever we visit around the Winchester area and would always book... More 

Thank Jacqueline P
Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited the Potters Heron on a Friday, late afternoon to avoid in mad rush later in the evening. The restaurant & bar area upon arrival look fantastic. Great layout, great lighting and a great feel. We had our 2 young children with us, and the staff were very accommodating. However when the food came, only 3 of the meals... More 

Thank Chris D
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I recently visited for the first time in a number of years as I was in the area to see some family and friends and used to go regularly in the 90s. The place has had a major makeover but in a style so curiously dated and cliched that I expected Alan Partridge to appear at any moment. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Bar, British, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Road, Ampfield SO51 9ZF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Ampfield
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8027 7800
The Potters Heron Hotel/ Restaurant features informal lunch and dinner restaurant AND bar menus, with freshly cooked seasonal changing specialities, both regional and international.Menus for special occasions, Pianist during Sunday lunch. In the summer we have an "al fresco" sun terrace with wide umbrellas ; in the winter we have a cosy log fire to warm you up. Open 7 days a week from 9.30 AM til late, our large restaurant bar is stocked with international lagers, quality ciders and 3 Hampshire Ales on tap, a large wine selection lists wines by grape variety which enables you to select your favourite wine by flavour, either by the glass or bottle. Sunday lunch with succulent roasts from 12 - 3pm Morning cappuccinos from 9.30 am, afternoon tea, espresso and liqueurs for the evening. Last orders at 9.30 PM. Plenty of free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, THE meeting place in the green.......

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