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Hen and Chicken

££ - £££, British,
Upper Froyle, Alton GU34 4JH, England
+44 1420 22115
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Upper Froyle, Alton GU34 4JH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable traditional roast carvery. Make sure you book if you want to eat here at the weekend. Sometimes feels like they need to employ a few more staff at the weekend as can get too busy.

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good friends of mine live literally up the road from The Hen and Chicken and as a consequence we are all regular visitors to this warm and friendly hostelry. The food, particularly The Carvery, is excellent. The Hen and Chicken is always packed with...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly enjoy the carvery here and after a disappointing Valentine's evening elsewhere last year we thought we'd give our longstanding favourite a try for this years Valentine's eve. The menu was varied and at a high quality level. When the food arrived each course...More

Thank Colsgroup
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Valentines Day: 3 weeks prior, I had booked a table next to the fire for 8pm. Arrived exactly on time, our requested table hadn't been reserved so we were shown to another table next to the serving counter. Not exactly a romantic location, so we...More

3  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The last time we visited this pub was 47 years ago, the night after we married. We had lunch here today and we were not disappointed. Simple pub food very well presented and very good. The staff were exceptionally friendly and informative. We will not...More

Thank Maureen Q
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Went for lunch there and was impressed with the extensive menu. Also impressed that they have a carvery there midweek. The carvery was excellent but the soup starter was very disappointing. Quite tasteless and just luke warm, however my disappointment with the starter was soon...More

Thank JanEssex_England
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

11 including 2 children for family lunchtime birthday meal. Booked in advance (advisable). A pub which centres on decent food including a good hot carvery with - when we were there - beef, turkey, pork + Yorkshire puds, gravy, sauces and at least five veg....More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We found the Hen and Chicken at Upper Froyle on the A31, as it was a convenient half-way point between Winchester and Farnham or Guildford. Since then, it's become an occasional lunch meeting place for us with family and friends. It has a good daily...More

Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I winter, you get a genuine warm welcome, from the lovely wood fire. Bar staff are extremely friendly and, as I am, they get to know regulars and preferences for drinks... I don't have to ask anymore! The Carvery always has a choice of 3...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday carvery. Very reasonable price and tasty. Outside play area very poor. Needs some upgrading.

Thank Rebekah C
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Questions & Answers
22 June 2015|
Response from 99laura81 |
Hi there, Yes we can offer a menu for gluten free & dairy free. Some of our dishes can be adapted to suit your needs or if needed we could come up with a 3 course selected menu to suit your requirements. If you would like... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Froyle, Alton GU34 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 22115
  • E-mail
Family run 17th Century Country Pub and Carvery specialising in freshly prepared food sourced locally where possible. Breakfast served from 7.30 And food served all day until 9pm Mon - Sat 8pm Sundays. Bookings advisable. Friendly staff and a great venue for family celebrations or just meeting up with friends. Pets welcome in our bar area.
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