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The Greyfriar

Winchester road , Chawton, Alton, United Kingdom, GU34 1SB
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Opening Information

Bar
Monday - Wednesday: 12.00 - 22.30 | 18.00 - 21.00
Thursday - Saturday: 12.00 - 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 - 22.30

Kitchen
Monday - Wednesday: 12.00 - 14.30 | 18.00 - 21.00
Thursday - Saturday: 12.00 - 14.30 | 18.00 - 21.30
Sunday: 12.00 -17.00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Greyfriar

Welcome to The Greyfriar. Surrounded by the wonderful Hampshire countryside and Chawton’s rich literary history we have been the village pub since the time of the Spanish Armada. At the heart of the village we are a family and dog friendly country pub, that offers an unrivalled range of beverages, innovative flavour packed dishes made from local ingredients and traditional pub classics cooked to perfection. The historic Hampshire village of Chawton is just off the junction of the A32 and A31 and a 15-minute walk from the centre of Alton. We are directly opposite the former home of world famous author Jane Austen and a five-minute walk from her ‘Great House’.
The Greyfriar has a large secluded garden with an extensive seating area. There is a children’s play park on the village green behind our large carpark and additional parking is available at several locations close to the pub.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Would highly recommend the guest chef evenings, have been to a few now and always excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

We came for the guest chef evening with Bobby Chan of Mann's. I have to say that the food was absolutely superb! What a treat to have such a wide variety of Chinese food, which was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were very welcoming, it was a terrific evening. We will be back! Please have Bobby back!!

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

Good food, good atmosphere and great service! Thanks very much.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

The Grey Friars Sunday lunch was superb, the scallops were presented beautifully and were cooked to perfection, the roast chicken and roast beef were also a delight, the vegetables of which were truly amazing both in taste and variety, the desserts to follow were such a treat, once again beautifully presented. We can honestly say it was the best, this pub and the hard working team and the chef cannot be bettered, they truly deserve to be recognised throughout the country, amazing, thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Excellent food, great service, good beer.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

They were very busy. We were patient. Under the circumstances the staff tried very hard to provide service in a friendly manner. The owner apologised and made up of any shortcomings.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Excellent food and service. Good choices on the menu. Enjoyable atmosphere and meal. Will definitely visit again

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Lovely pub in beautiful location with nice atmosphere and attentive staff. However, we only wanted a light lunch and didn't feel the menu catered for that giving us limited options. Even a salad was £12 - not much difference in price to one of the heavier meal options. The bar snacks were tapas-style and we didn't want to order several plates. The food we ordered was lovely but we will probably go somewhere else next time.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Best roast ever was delicious we will be back, thanks 😁

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Fantastic place

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

Another excellent visit to the Greyfriar for dinner - First class food and service, especially pleasing to see the soup starter from the recent guest chef night on the menu.

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Visited On Monday, 10 September 2018

Lovely food, prompt unobtrusive service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Food is always excellent, however it’s dissapointing that a number of dishes had sold out when we came to order which really limited our choice. Having booked a table, it would be helpful to be told what is no longer on the menu before people start choosing. Even better would be to make sure you have more. Especially items such as sausages and pies which are standard pub food. When in a large group this delays the ordering process unnecessarily.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

On Sunday we were warmly greeted by a very happy chap behind the bar. He made us feel so welcome. A great start to a lovely meal. The waitrace was happy and charming and had a great sense of humour. The meal itself was delicious a great roast beef dinner. We will be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Lovely evening with great service

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Excellent food especially the fish of the day - great service - another lovely evening at the Greyfriar

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Great service. Fab food and a dessert I could eat as I am gluten and dairy intolerant ***** five stars thank you chef.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Super meal with superb service Great food ................. Many thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Another excellent guest chef evening with Tom Haste and great cocktails to go with the food - well done once again to Simon & the Greyfriar staff

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

We attended a Guest Chef evening with Tom Haste and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food was varied and interesting, Simon is an excellent host and it was all good value. We have already recommended it to our family and look forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

We had a great time at the guest chef evening. The food, wine and paired cocktails were all excellent. We look forward to the next evening at The Greyfriars

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Excellent evening at The Greyfriar for an evening with Tom Haste and Ben de Vos. The food was outstanding, service brilliant as ever and lovely a cocktail pairing to go with each course. Something different and you'd be hard pushed to find that this far from London.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Table of 8 for Sunday lunch - meats no taste lamb and beef, good selection of vegetables great looking pies. Staff very pleasant but not switched on empty drink glasses left on table for duration, wrong meal served took approx 10 mins to replace. Very dissapointing!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Great food, good atmosphere, excellent service. We had a really nice time and Sunday roast dinners were particularly good.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday lunch was pleasant enough, though we had expected bar snacks as an alternative. The website could be much clearer on the Sunday lunchtime arrangements. . Communication between the waiter and kitchen could have been better (the waiter took the order and double checked it was right before passing it to the kitchen, an incorrect order was later received and had to be returned to the kitchen for rectification.

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