Monday - Wednesday: 12.00 - 22.30 | 18.00 - 21.00
Thursday - Saturday: 12.00 - 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 - 22.30
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
- 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.
Delicious food and warm and friendly service
My vegan friends were delighted to find a pub that serves exception vegan food and we all all enjoyed the superb chickpea and sweet potato curry that had so many other interesting veg in it, lots of depth of flavour and really memorable. They were also thrilled with the delicious and indulgent vegan pudding, a real treat for them. They also commented on lovely atmosphere in the cosy restaurant area of the pub and the exceptional service too. We also all enjoyed the great live acoustic music performance playing in the bar, a truly memorable evening. Thank you to the Greyfriar team - you all deserve 5 stars all round!
Excellent service both when booking and during the meal. The beef on the Sunday menu was rather dry and hard but the vegetables very good and an excellent selection.
I've lost count of the number of visits that I have made with numerous friends over time and my visit with my sister yesterday lived up to expectations. There was a warm welcome, Service was efficient and the food and drink excellent. We will be visiting again. I recommend booking as it does get busy Many thanks.
A wonderful time as usual - we will be back of course!
Your Guest Chef event on Saturday night was so memorable for all the right reasons. What an inventive and delicious menu with so many unexpected and interesting taste combinations - the Sea Bream with Rhubarb was very special and the Venison main course had great depth of flavour, then to have two gorgeous sweet treats to end the meal was an additional treat. I have attended a number of these special 5 course guest events at the Greyfriar and have experienced some of the best food I have ever had in my life and they have all been exceptional value. The service was perfect and there is always such a warm and friendly atmosphere whenever I visit. The previous week I also enjoyed a really tasty vegan curry for lunch. Well done to Simon, Norma and their team.
Cosy pub with good service
One of the tastiest roasts I've ever had.
Would highly recommend the guest chef evenings, have been to a few now and always excellent.
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!!
Good food, good atmosphere and great service! Thanks very much.
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
Excellent food, great service, good beer.
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.
Excellent food and service. Good choices on the menu. Enjoyable atmosphere and meal. Will definitely visit again
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.
Best roast ever was delicious we will be back, thanks 😁
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.
Lovely food, prompt unobtrusive service
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.
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.
Lovely evening with great service
Excellent food especially the fish of the day - great service - another lovely evening at the Greyfriar
Great service. Fab food and a dessert I could eat as I am gluten and dairy intolerant ***** five stars thank you chef.