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The Purefoy Arms

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

A charming team run this appealing country pub with exposed stone walls, welcoming open fires and a small garden. The experienced chef offers a mix of ...
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Gastro Pub in the village of Preston Candover, in the heart of the Hampshire Countryside. Serving A la Carte and Pub Classics cooked by our award winning chef patron "Pub Chef of the Year 2017" Gordon Stott. Good local ales and spirits as well as your popular favourites. Dogs welcome and a large beer garden to the rear of the pub overlooking the countryside.
US$19 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late call from friends as reserve attendees to a table booked at Purefoy Arms. Having never heard of it I had to visit Google and I'm glad I did. We had a really lovely evening, drinks, driver and then a great taster menu choice. This...was very good Indeed. Mark chose some wines to suit and Gordon, the chef, made sure we knew what we were eating. My only grumble is that dark chocolate gives me migraine and, as so often, there was no alternative to that course. But it in no way distracted from what was a delicious meal in a lovely (posh) Pub.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for family celebration. The Purefoy Arms was a brilliant venue, the team could not have been more helpful, and the food was outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch today. We are visiting from Australia and had lunch with my Mum and Dad. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. We experienced brilliant customer service and delicious food. We had extra special artichoke and truffle soup. On...leaving we were given a chocolate truffle. Everything was very well presented. We were all very happy with our experience and highly recommend you. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable lunch today, staff very welcoming, food delicious, I'll certainly visit again and recommend. Carole Morris

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went for a birthday lunch in April. The atmosphere in this pub is great and the decor most pleasing. The village itself is really beautiful. A really lovely place to visit. With the exception of my beef burger all the food was...well received. The burger, unfortunately, was materially overcooked - as were the chips. My wife particularly thought the chicken breast was outstanding. - as were all the starters. The service, however, is dreadfully slow. It took two and a half hours for us to complete a three course lunch! Would I go again? Perhaps but not too soon!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday and it was a ok meal. Having heard good things it didn’t live up to expectation. Food was ok, service was slow. big garden for the summer. All in all not the experience i was expecting to have. Maybe ill come back and...try for a second time soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022

We came across The Purefoy having taken a wrong turn in Alresford looking for somewhere for lunch! We passed a couple of pubs and they did not "look right" but this one did, and we were very pleasantly surprised on entering. We received a warm...welcome and an inviting menu, spoilt for choice! Not only was our snack lunch tasty, it was accompanied by a very pleasant soup, and two delicious chef made chocolates as we left as well. We travelled on, extremely happy with our superb find. Quite how there can be any poor reviews is beyond us. It deserves what is by far the best rating, 5*More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely food and atmosphere - will make a return visit check the rest of the lovely menu. Quality, tasty sandwiches and the cup of soup delicious. Coffee one of my favourite local brands.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 22 March 2022

It was the good reviews on Tripadvior that originally led me to book the Purefoy Arms. This was my second visit with my husband and some friend, and once again the food was fabulous, I had the spicy sweet potato soup which came with warm...bread followed by the breast of chicken and then the nicest toffee pudding. The staff are very polite and efficient, the restaurant & pub are very well decorated and the toilets very clean. I will be booking again soon.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Such a beautiful little local pub, the atmosphere was lovely, relaxed and calm. The food was delicious! The onglet of beef with truffle croquet being the highlight for me. All the staff were attentive and efficient, a nice touch that the chef served our food...(I think they may have been short staffed) but it was a lovely extra touch I think, even if it was an accident. We will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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2 September 2020|
Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
I believe that their front door is wide enough to accept a standard wheelchair.
Liz S
11 June 2018|
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Response from Gordonstott | Property representative |
The menus can be found on our website. See the link to this above.
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Yes, The Purefoy Arms is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Purefoy Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5