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“Lovely spacious pub in nice surroundings ”

The Potters Heron Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Ampfield
Price range: US$15 - US$32
Cuisines: International, British, Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Potters Heron Hotel/ Restaurant features informal lunch and dinner restaurant AND bar menus, with freshly cooked seasonal changing specialities, both regional and international.Menus for special occasions, Pianist during Sunday lunch. In the summer we have an "al fresco" sun terrace with wide umbrellas ; in the winter we have a cosy log fire to warm you up. Open 7 days a week from 9.30 AM til late, our large restaurant bar is stocked with international lagers, quality ciders and 3 Hampshire Ales on tap, a large wine selection lists wines by grape variety which enables you to select your favourite wine by flavour, either by the glass or bottle. Sunday lunch with succulent roasts from 12 - 3pm Morning cappuccinos from 9.30 am, afternoon tea, espresso and liqueurs for the evening. Last orders at 9.30 PM. Plenty of free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, THE meeting place in the green.......
Hampshire
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely spacious pub in nice surroundings ”
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times lately with my baby to meet other mums. Was a lovely relaxing lunch (we used the sofas and there was plenty of room for us and babies).

Service was excellent, staff very helpful and good very tasty. Will be back!!

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Thank horse-rider77
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Frank P, General Manager at The Potters Heron Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for your comments, It is nice to receive positive feedback and we are pleased you have enjoyed our good food pleasant service and cosy environment. We hope to see you again soon. We love to see your little one making its first steps around our coffee tables.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“great food”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

came here with my wife in late jan and found the food and restaurant to be amazing! beautiful setting and clean well presented well cooked food, recomend the blade of beef and wife recomends the whole sole both were cooked perfectly and tasted amazing.
will be back

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank mike c
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Frank P, General Manager at The Potters Heron Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Mike,
Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased that we ticked all the right boxes when you dined with us in January . We have recently [ 1 April] introduced our Spring menu and hope you will visit us soon again to see what you think of this food selection. Hopefully we continue to impress you,
We look forward to saying hello again soon.

Frank Postel GM
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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“Sophisticated , lovely surroundings.... But can be slow service”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Enjoyed several breakfasts ... That were a little short on eggs bacon etc... Before the neal time closed...
Staff helpful ...
Would return..:)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Susan D
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Frank P, General Manager at The Potters Heron Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for your comments.
Whilst you are happy to return we are pleased to note, it appears that we must improve on our breakfast delivery. We shall give this our undivided attention. We look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps you will advise if we have made the required changes.

thank you

Frank Postel, GM
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Vegetarian Wedding Buffet”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

'Vegetarian main course of creamy risotto, wild mushrooms and Parmesan shavings'

Parmesan is not and never will be by the very nature of it's name, vegetarian!!!!!!!!!

Visited January 2014
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Thank lubyloo23
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Frank P, General Manager at The Potters Heron Hotel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Lubyloo23,

Thank you for your comments in regard to the risotto eaten with Parmesan.
I quite agree that the world famous "parmigianno" contains meat products, but the name Parmesan does not ' explain' that. I am not sure what you are referring to.
However, we would NEVER serve the official parmesan to vegetarian guests and stress that , as always , we served a Twineham Grange Vegetarian Parmesan cheese, which is available from our suppliers [ and also quality high street grocers].
As the menu was pre ordered for the wedding, and you selected the dish, we are somewhat puzzled as to why your comments reach us via Trip advisor more than 4 weeks after the wedding? It is regrettable that your low score for our hotel now marrs our overall rating on Tripadvisor and perhaps , following my comments , you would be kind enough to review your scoring of our establishment. I know that the bride and groom were extremely happy with the entire wedding event here.
With kind regards

Frank Postel, General Manager Potters Heron Hotel
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Chandlers Ford
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“Good Night Out”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We booked a table for ten people at 7.30pm on 24 Oct, we were made welcome on arrival by friendly but not intrusive staff, our dinner comprised of several different dishes all arriving hot and at the same time.
The food was of a good quality, and sensibly priced, I would recommend The Potters Heron for a good evening out, or for a nice lunch or coffee,
Thanks to all the staff who helped to make it a very enjoyable evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank David N
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Frank P, General Manager at The Potters Heron Hotel, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear Mr N.
Thank you for your pleasing comments about food and service during your night out last week.
We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel restaurant in the not too distant future. I trust your birthday party was celebrated in good spirits and you enjoyed our band ' Empty Frets' .
With kind regards
Frank Postel, General Manager
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