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The French Horn

) #13 of 47 Restaurants in Alton $$ - $$$ , British,
the butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
+44 1420 83269
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ciabattas” (4 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
the butts, Alton GU34 1RT, England
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had lunch there. 1. The upside: Our server was a very nice helpful young lady and quite attentive. Negatives: 2. We had two jacket potato one with Beans (very small portion) and one we asked for melted cheese (quickly put under the grill) both...More

Thank ebbcourt
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ebbcourt, Ah so sorry you thought our portions were small, we think for £6 with coleslaw and salad the jackets are great value, I often have a small one as cannot eat the larger one. Hope you do return and thank you for the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Went for family lunch and not all food available. Burger was nice with fluffy chips, but not really worth the 50min wait as everyone had finished drinks by time food arrived and were ready to leave. Other dishes were basic and very bitty to say...More

Thank Monkeyweasel71
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Monkeyweasel71, Thank you for leaving us a review, sorry to hear you thought you waited 50 mins it was around 30 minutes, maybe it felt too long as it was quieter outside where you sat. In terms of the food available, I am sorry...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely old pub on the Butts Green beside the Watercress Line. The ales here are very well kept and the pub garden is a lovely spot on a nice sunny day. As is the bar on a cold winters night, when the...More

Thank ATR72-212A
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi ATR72-212A, Thank you for your kind words on the bar and beers, pretty important for a pub! So sorry you felt that way about the lighting, I wonder if you have been since we changed the bulbs to a warmer softer glow? And added...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with another couple and our toddlers for Sunday lunch. Even though we didn't book the owner was extremely accommodating and couldn't have done enough for us. I was shocked to see the previous bad reviews as we had a lovely meal from roast...More

Thank Kelly B
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Kelly B, I do believe it was my Wife you met in the car park, so glad I won't need to have words with her (gulp he he) Sol happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you again, Danny

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Booked a table for 4 for a Sunday as a Birthday treat for my Mum. Was contacted the night before to inform me Card machine was broke and I would need to pay in Cash (no real issue) . Arrived on the Sunday and I...More

1  Thank Dion M
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Dion M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, sorry our friendly team didn't get it from you while still in our restaurant area, it was being painted and redorated with new pictures - we have eve changed the lighting...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Called here on our way back from a day out on the South Coast, had not booked a table, Welcome was ok, plenty of tables available, Reasonably priced food, service was good, food was hot. Card payment machine was not working, so had to pay...More

1  Thank Margaret G
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Margaret G, Ah so glad you enjoyed the food and service! So sorry about our card machine, our supplier was having many issues, it took 5 attempts to correct the issue! Look forward to welcoming you back and hoping getting a 4/5*! Danny

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Last Visted early 2014 with same friends it was very good then but just had lunch & sadly it was awful for couple of guests maybe change of ownership or chef but very average to be fair they refunded monies for 2 x curries or...More

2  Thank tomt1230
Dannyc073, Manager at The French Horn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi tomt1230, We are all very confused at this review......we have had a new chef and did refund one chilli (we add chocolate to ours and the customer didn't like it) but have not had curry on the menu for months and months.......our ham egg...More

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trinigal2015
19 February 2017|
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Response from cholloway48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easy access
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Lisagraham1984
7 July 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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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