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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 Friday, 15 February 2019

Booked a table for 12 noon on a Friday . We were the first ones in the pub. Thought we didn’t need to book but when we came out it was packed with no spare tables. Couldn’t believe how busy it became! Very enjoyable

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Food to a good standard. Particularly enjoyed the ice creams.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

A wonderful local pub, with great beer and lovely, seasonal food. Such a nice atmosphere and welcoming hosts. I would recommend booking, as it is often full!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

We thought the menu was a little short for the main course and the discovered two dishes were no longer available - and it was only 7pm! Otherwise all was fine.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Lovely atmospheric pub with really friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

We had a delicious meal in this very friendly pub, and plan to come back again in future. Great that we could take the dogs along too!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Lovely Sunday roast, great selection of vegetables. Friendly and hospitable staff 😊

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

The Greyfriar is a top choice for both smaller and large groups. The pub is in an idyllic setting.opposite Jane Austen's house. Lead by Simon, the team strive for delivering a service to match the setting. Food is fantastic and includes locally sourced products. Recommended any day of the week!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Simon and his team made us feel very welcome and the food was fab. We had a party of 29 and all the courses were delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 January 2019

Took a long time to be served , but when food came it was delicious . To be fair though , it was a packed restaurant, but maybe more staff are required when 2 big parties are booked in. Some of the starters and desserts had run out , which was disappointing.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my Husbands Birthday. There were of us for lunch, plus a baby. They made sure they reserved a large table with plenty of room for the high chair, and were very obliging about providing hot water to heat the babies food up. I must say the English Sparkling wine was excellent. Service, food and atmosphere were all very good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Pub was much busier than the staff expected. (Lunch time on NYs day), but they handled everything very well.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

A very enjoyable lunch, good food, friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Fabulous food and staff.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

The staff went out of their way to make up for a joint error with the booking. The staff were friendly, helpful and super accommodating going out of their way to provide a brilliant meal and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

The food was good, but choice was very limited. This was probably due to time of year (just after Christmas rush). Service was good, and friendly. Would come here again.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

We enjoyed our lunch, the staff were very welcoming and although the pub was very busy they were very efficient and pleasant through out our meal. We will definitely visit again

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

We spent a delightful Boxing day lunchtime at the Greyfriar and will certainly be going there again. Very enjoyable with great food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Popular country pub opposite Jane Austen’s house. Can’t fault it!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

We love this gorgeous local pub nestled in the Hampshire Countryside. The staff are so welcoming and food is delicious. It’s everything a pub should be and more!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The team at the Greyfriar made us feel very welcome. Even before we arrived for our meal they were able to accommodate some last minute changes and a Gluten Free meal request. During the meal the staff were attentive but not in an intrusive way. They allowed us time between courses and even took pictures for us. Thank you for another lovely Christmas lunch!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

A really warm welcome from Simon and the team, followed by a hearty Christmas dinner accompanied by a very decent Merlot. Am keen to go back, particularly for one of the special Guest Chef evenings planned in 2019. My thanks to all of the Greyfriars team for helping ensure that our dinner with friends kicked off Christmas so well for us all!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

We had an amazing evening, the food was absolutely delicious and we were really well looked after by the whole team. Simon was a huge help when I was organising the meal with the information he supplied and was always speedy with replying to any questions I had. I would definitely recommend you book a table and enjoy a meal in a pub full of character.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Such a lovely evening very friendly staff and amazing food - highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Whilst the service was 5 star, it was a surprise to have run out of mashed potato. Atmosphere was lovely expect it was a very cold day and the table was inline with the opening door that customers failed to shut behind them- in a draft!

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