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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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Updated 29/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Good Companions
Updated 29/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Our Food
1. Our Food
"Amazing freshly cooked food at a good price with excellent service."
Suzilufc
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2. Ambience
2. Ambience
"great place to go, for a relaxed drink, especially in the sun trap"
Sajane34
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3. Function Room
3. Function Room
"family party.. Great value for money and a really good size"
alibax127
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About
The Good Companions is a local, warm and welcoming pub on the outskirts of Eastleigh Town centre and is children, family and dog friendly! We have a stunning downstairs bar area with sofa and tub chairs where you can enjoy an nice cold pint or glass of wine and watch daily sports fixtures and listen to some music. We have a pool table and darts board for those who want to play or practice their skills! Our Jukebox is most popular and you are likely to find that song thats been stuck in your head for ages, available on there! Our upstairs function room is the perfect location to hold your party or event! We also have a large outdoor seating area at the back of the pub to enjoy the sun and a kids
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Beer restaurants
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a B n B for the night and 2 different couples recommended The Good Companions. The service, the bar staff and the ordering of drinks and food was done well, clearly and warmly. We waited about 15 minutes for the food which...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ken! Thank you so much for your truly lovely review! We are so pleased you took the recommendations and came to visit us on your stop over before your cruise! Our customer satisfaction is of the most importance to us so we are so...More

Reviewed 23 May 2021

We hired the function room to celebrate our son's 30th birthday. It was clean and tidy with an amazing staff and delicious food and catered for a gluten free diet too. Will be booking again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed the party for your son! We look forward to seeing you at the pub again soon!

Reviewed 11 May 2021

We reserved 2 tables for a birthday meal and drinks. Tables were luckily under the gazebo as it was raining but the weather did nothing to deter from the fabulous service and probably the best pub meal I've had. Chunky chips to die for and...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Wow! Thank you for your really lovely review Joy! We are so pleased you enjoyed our food! We reopen inside on Monday so we really look for areas to welcoming you ack to a warmer visit next time!

Reviewed 11 May 2021

I have visited a few times recently due to birthday celebrations. Lovely welcoming staff and lovely atmosphere - if only they could control the weather 🤣. Can't wait to be able to sit inside! If you want food I would recommend the Cajun Chicken burger...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review Lindsey! We are so pleased our staff looked after you and you enjoyed your visit! We wish we could control it but from Monday we reopen inside finally! Thanks for your recommendation on favourite dishes! These are...More

Reviewed 10 December 2020 via mobile

Popped in yesterday with my son, having not been to the pub in two months, had a Boris substantial meal off home cooked sausage roll, piccalilli and fries for £3, highly recommend, value for money. 👍🏻👍🏻

Date of visit: December 2020
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed our homemade sausage rolls, there really are delicious! We look forward to seeing you at the pub soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Best roast dinner in ages. We have lamb and belly pork and the prices were very reasonable and portions were really good. Will be back again very soon

Date of visit: December 2020
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

Thanks for your review Joedy! We are so glad you lived your Roast Dinner with us, they really are fab! We look forward to seeing you at the pub again soon!

Reviewed 3 December 2020 via mobile

Not from the area, travelling on business. Straight away met with a warm welcome. Good choice on the menu, sport on, covid restrictions professionally handled, beer well kept and the food... Amazing! Home made burger was superb. Service throughout was really friendly and welcoming. I'll...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased our team made you feel welcome and that you are pleased with how we are currently running the pub. We are so keen to make the pub safe for everyone so we are pleased it’s...More

Reviewed 10 October 2020

Great pub and all the staff are really friendly and work hard. The food is outstanding credit to dan. The scallops are the best I have had. My friend recommends the fish and chip. She says they are so light and delicious. Well done claire...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so pleased you and your friend enjoyed your visit and the food! We look forward to seeing you at the Goodies again soon!

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Really pleasant atmosphere, and the way they have adapted due to the current COVID restrictions is a credit to the all the staff and the team, very efficient and well run. Must have a mention for Angie and Daniela, who work endlessly. Great Food and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Cljn18, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We have a fantastic team here who work tirelessly to make sure the pub is safe for all so we are so pleased that shone through on your visit! We hope to see you at the Goodies...More

Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

My husband and I decided to walk to our local pub, which is not somewhere we have ventured to since lock down and its subsequent relaxation. What a great decision, the Sunday roast was exceptional, flavoursome, freshly cooked and huge! Covid measures were spot on.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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TGPManager, General Manager at The Good Companions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and your Sunday Roast! Our chef has a real flare and passion for food so its great to hear that feedback from you! Our customers and Staff's saftey at...More

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Hi there! We serve RIngwood from the Bouremouth Brewery and we have a Guest Ale which changes every so often. At the moment, we have the Ringwood Razorback and London Pride
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Yes, The Good Companions is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Good Companions is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5