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Greatham Inn, Greatham

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great beer kept here- Bowmans x 2 , Aton - Moondance, all in excellent condition, but very quiet, for a hot Summers day on Saturday just gone.
Not sure how this will survive in these times, just 3 people dining, all looked very uninspiring food.!- we didn't eat here.
we were the only 2 sitting outside, with just 3 other people inside.
Has enormous potential to be great !
ladiesview - 20 Aug 2012 11:50
I was dreaming of the perfect English winter pub the other day, you know, a roaring fire, wooden floors, sofas to flop on, great local beer, dog friendly and welcoming staff when I woke up and found I was in the Greatham Inn. It's a gem! The beers were all in wonderful nick (Swift One, Moondance and 49er) and the pub was as warm and welcoming as I had dreamed. Didn't eat but I'm told there's a new chef and, judging by the approving noises from the diners, I imagine he's pretty good. Why not drop off the only roundabout on the A3 south of London and experience it for yourselves? It's a classic.
slickslinger - 20 Nov 2011 06:35
Had a Lovely Sunday lunch here last week. Friendly atmosphere, great food, excellent value. Will be back
tippleme - 13 Jul 2011 21:30
We have often had wonderful meals at this pub but since it changed hands we have had two dreadful meals. The quality of the meals has gone downhill - for example the steak pie was dried up and over cooked, with a shrinking thin pasty lid. The vegetables were cold and had to be reheated.

The potatoes used to be fantastic - great big chunky home made chips - but these were reheated and black in places. The previous owner was very friendly and seemed to keep a close eye on things, always checking with us that our meal was good.
However, on the first occassion there was only a girl on her own, and the second time the new owner preferred to stand at the half empty bar and never came near us in the restaurant. Depite leaving quite a lot of the meal on the plate, and commenting on the black potatoes to the waitress, no apology was forthcoming.

The pub itself seems half empty now, with few people eating. Its very disappointing, and a great loss to the area.
topgear48 - 28 Jul 2010 17:36
I visited this pub with high hopes after hearing it was under new management and shouldn't have bothered! Yes the pub is big, a fact accentuated by the lack of customers, and cold as there was no sign of the afore mentioned log fire. The Forty niner was passable but not great and the landlady was efficient but a bit of character and the ability to hold a conversation is just, if not more as important. To sum it up, the pub is big and cold and the bar staff are lacking personality so the passable beer is not enough to tempt me back to this pub. Now the Selbourne Arms, that's a place to go!
Beenie - 19 Mar 2010 14:41
An opportunistic and all-too-brief stop-off between here and the ultimate lunch destination, the Hawkley Inn, Hawkley. There is certainly a "tardis" quality to the interior, which is completely belied by the outside appearance which implies a modest, cavernous country cottage pub. The log fire and wooden beams are all intact, but in a large open seating area in front of the bar, which was useful for family and larger groups to congregate.
Three good quality ales were featured, and dispensed with courtesy and efficiency by the barmaid - who had the air of a licensee/landlady about her so I may be demoting her here. A thoroughly cosy and inviting environment was found, all helped along by a well-looked-after half - indeed arguably the finest Fortyniner I've EVER tasted. It really was that good and I was heartened to find how good that beer can still be, especially in the Marstons
era. If I don't return again soon, it will only be down to lack of opportunity.

TWG - 28 Jan 2010 11:39
I came here to avoid some traffic and wasnt disappointed.Had a lovely pint of Palmers and excellent meals for the familly.Looks small from the outside,but must be one of Doctor Whos'locals.Staff were very friendly and helpful too.
Carefree
Henners - 27 Jul 2008 19:53
New village pub with varied ales that are well kept. Friendly place. Good food.
alen - 4 Jan 2006 18:22

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