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“Good meal” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub

Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Holderness
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Holderness is not brimming with restaurants so we were happy to find Walter's Basin open when we reached town, especially as it was right by Squam Lake and Little Squam.
The place itself is pretty decent with a nice looking bar. The food was good if not great and well priced, but the place was very quiet and the expected view was not so great, though mainly as the lakes are pretty well unlit at night.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sydney Australia
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152 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great food and a fabulous lake view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had happened to find this restaurant while driving around the area. Squam Lake is beautiful and the restaurant offers a lovely view over the lake, at the moment including lovely fall colour.
It was like a scene from a postcard!
The menu is extensive and quality and flavours are excellent. The home made chowder was delicious and the French Dip with sweet potato fries was just superb. Service was great, too.
You can just imagine spending summer vacation here.....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stratham, NH
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Finding Gold 'On Golden Pond'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Walter's Basin is located on Little Squam Lake in Holderness. The Restaurant overlooks the lake where we saw a pair of Loons swimming nearby. I had a simple Bacon Cheese Burger. My associate had a Pulled Pork Sandwich. Both came to the table in record time, hot and tasty.
Save room for desert. I heartily recommend the white chocolate bread pudding. Scrumptious.
Great staff, food and value. Will return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank druid
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Stephenson, Virginia
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3 reviews
“room with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

great view, great food, great cocktails. The large number of locals tells you all you need to know about value.

Visited October 2013
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Good value food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The place is clean and inviting. We ate early evening in the dining room overlooking the waterside. The food was tasty and hot, but beware the helpings are large. Service was friendly and efficient. Would go back again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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