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“Consistent in the sun”
Review of The Old Drum

The Old Drum
Ranked #29 of 68 Restaurants in Petersfield
Price range: US$23 - US$50
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Old Drum is a contemporary country pub in the centre of town. Real ales from local micro-breweries that change regularly, and fantastic locally sourced food all available in a relaxed, eclectic environment. There are three open fires, leather sofas and happy, smiling staff.Recently refurbished, we have discovered and uncovered the beautiful 16th Century pub that was hidden beneath layers of neglect. A wonderful beamed ceiling in the older part of the building and a twelve foot tongue and groove ceiling that has lain hidden since the sixties! We have ditched the sticky carpets and replaced, where necessary (and there was a lot of necessary!) The wooden floors with reclaimed timbers. Some of the brickwork has been left exposed and an amazing pin wheel cellar door now stands proudly behind the bar of the snug. The daily changing menu ranges from sharing platters and many pub classics. To a full on Sunday dinner
Haslemere, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistent in the sun”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Had a pair of starters. The Chorizo based scotch egg was very good and the crab equally good. Simon and Susie still maintaining their high standards.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Robert J
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great pub”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Went for post-dinner drinks - found a snug seat by the fireside and played cards, really lovely atmosphere and the staff were really friendly.

Visited August 2014
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Thank NimDR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not freindly”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

missable landlord and staff not freindly, should not well come children if you doesn't like children and don't understand them

  • Visited August 2014
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4 Thank tipophelia
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Arrogant”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Having been for Sunday lunch in January, which was rather disappointing and overpriced! We've tried to give it another go. Twice since then we've been in in a weekday, enquirer about a light lunch only to be told that 'I'll have to check with chef as we're very busy". Four tables for lunch is busy????? The second time this happened we left and won't be returning. Staff need to check their attitude.

  • Visited May 2014
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7 Thank Rachel T
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely pub in the heart of Petersfield”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went to The Old Drum for the first time in a few years and have to say that it was a lovely experience. We found the food extremely good value and the interior comfortable and welcoming. The garden is also very pretty and a definite sun trap so don't forget your sunblock!

We had a selection of Tapas, just perfect for a Sunday afternoon. We were told that there would be a short wait as the restaurant was busy, but who minds waiting for good food?

There was an excellent wine list but I am a beer fan. I could not have been more pleased than when I saw a fine selection of independent beers including Dark Star and Triple fff.

We'll definitely be returning to The Old Drum..

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Kevin D
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