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Crossways Inn, Churt

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Not the best of pubs.had ham egg and chips. One lunchtime
forestwood - 12 Mar 2017 11:12
Excellent buzzing pub. Lots of choice of local beers missing perhaps a stout or porter.
Steamer1 - 9 Jun 2015 12:31
Visted over the weekend 7 ales on and 3 real Ciders .Proper old school pub
lowerbourneshot - 29 Jul 2014 20:00
Citra Hop, Swift One and Brazilian were very good on our visit today (June), fresh flavoursome and quaffable ....
pkrp - 22 Jun 2014 19:51
I'm surprised that this superb boozer doesn't get more votes. Black Stallion was top-notch on our recent visit, with a wealth of other beers available and friendly locals and dogs present. I wish it was nearer to my house.
pkrp - 4 May 2014 23:50
Excellent quaffing hole. Very friendly.8/10.
roselily - 18 Jul 2012 15:03
Serious beer sold at a pub that's neither stuffy nor fawning. Cheerful Sunday service and great beers. I had two Forest Darks and a Crop Circle, partner had a Dorset Gold (or two). Despite the hot day, the beers were spot on temp wise and well kept. Churt is off the beaten track but this is a pub well worth walking to from Haslemere (7 miles). No food on Sunday though (pork pies, scotch eggs wouldn't be a bad idea, with mustard/pickles)
pkrp - 28 May 2012 21:55
We've live near here for a year and accidentally missed this. What a shame. But what a treat. This not a modern gastro-pub. This is a simple drinking pub. But with the best selection of beers I have seen in ages. Nice staff and a really good pint.
Come here to drink good beer. I shall.
jkbayley - 7 Apr 2012 16:20
A splendid pub that sadly I haven't had opportunity to get to since 2006. A range of well-kept, mostly loca-ales on pump, with a series of cask ciders on stillage behind. A real honest, two-bar, earthy but welcoming boozer that just happens to specialise in quality beer and cider. There are a few houses worthy of attention here but this is surely one of the priority pubs one should head for if in the area. Poor you if you happen to have a car although it shouldn't preclude a couple of sensible 'alves!

TWG - 29 Feb 2012 13:45
good selection of ciders- served in a ladies glass for us femaels would make it even better.....using lager galsses with advertising does not quite 'cut it' ...
only 1 loo and not in very good working order !- lets it down.
ladiesview - 3 Oct 2011 11:13
They had a Sheppys real cider in very good condition, and an Angus Whitehead cider as well.
jgurney1 - 6 May 2011 21:12
I've walked around this area for a good few years & can't understand how I've missed this little gem. Excellent choice of ales on all weel kept, I had Hopback Crop Circle, they also had Ringwood 49er, another favorite of mine and a couple of others including a mild. Very impressed by the menu, good unpretentious pub grub, I don't think there was anything on it over 9 in price. Everyone was well impressed. On the way out I noticed they've got a big garden on the other side of the car park as well.
alan_From_SAWW - 26 Mar 2011 17:37
Visited last Thursday 1/7/10. Have not been in for a long time had an excellent pint of 49er. Beer and service up to it's usual excellent standard
furstyferret - 7 Jul 2010 22:25
The Beer festival is indeed this coming weekend July 9th,10th and 11th, I would expect there top be in excess of 30 beers available, as well as ciders .
salty64 - 6 Jul 2010 22:35
I have a feeling that the ale quality and service on my visit did not quite live up to the experience of others,one visit is really only a snapshot and it is very unfair to be overly judgemental on that basis,I will try again later this year but I did not think this was remotely anything like a pub that would ever win any kind of award ( other than for slothishness). My fellow drinkers were far more critical !!!
slerpy - 4 Jul 2010 19:55
Yeah heard about this place, being a CAMRA member, and had always wanted to try it despite being on the opposite side to Surrey from where I live. I'm pretty glad that I did find it because the pub does very good selection of ales from far and wide and for Surrey it's none too expensive either. Beer festival I believe over the weekend of 9,10,11 July to which I may find myself at.
Oakman100 - 25 Jun 2010 19:37
Reading through the other reviews I'd have to disagree with DCDevil, but then again anyone who'd prefer a pint of London Pride at the Slug n Lettuce is possibly not qualified to cast opinion!

I'd heard good things about this pub regarding its choice and condition of ales and wasnt dissapointed. From memory (it was a few weeks ago) they had Ringwood 49er, Arundel Sussex Gold, Hopback Crop Circle, Downton Mad Hare, Courage best and 3 or 4 other along with 4 ciders. We tried all bar one of the ales on offer and wasnt dissapointed with any of them

The beer was obviously hand pulled in the cellar and served in optimum condition. All 3 of us even enjoyed the true test - serving a decent pint of Courage Best!

Its a refreshing change to sit in a pub that cares about its ales, is dog friendly and not pretending to be anything other than a decent boozer.


pdub - 1 Apr 2010 10:49
Visited on a tour round hard to get to pubs after a trip to Hog's Back. Standard beers seem to be Hop Back Crop Circle and Courage Best. Guests included Entire Stout, Elerado, Downton Apple Blossom, Forty Niner and a very good Church End Goats Milk. Friendly staff, traditional pub just a shame it's a drive.
GuideDogSaint - 1 Mar 2010 18:50
I agree with chapchap, this is a proper pub. Yes, proper may mean that it's not been decorated recently or has flashy furniture but you get good real ale and food.

I'll be stopping here on Saturday on the way to my wedding(!) for a cheeky pint with the best man and ushers.
beergibbon - 2 Dec 2009 12:07
dcdevil69,

First the service is friendly and quick...

"the beer is far from kept well" shows you really don't know what you are talking about.

Just stay clear of independent pubs as you obviously don't like them.
Just stay with you so so beer at the Slug in Farnham and enjoy the microwaved and very expensive food they serve up.
As for the Crossways it is a nice simple local and i thank it for being just that!
chapchap27 - 1 Oct 2009 17:13
Chapchap27,

Thank you for your comments.

Maybe you could learn from the good service i have found in some locations and pass it on to those you seem to love.

We called here as we were passing through and had some extra time.

Unfortunately, the impression was terrible and not welcoming.

The food is dreadful and the beer is far from kept well. The location is also dirty and cluttered.

Which in 'simple' terms means less custom.

Try a bombadier, IPA or a London pride at the Farnham Slug.

They have great table service there in clean and welcoming surroundings.
dcdevil69 - 2 Aug 2009 21:34
Wow dcdevil69,

Never eaten in here so will take your word for it on the food but after clicking on your name and reading through some other reviews you have posted i had to laugh a bit. Apart from Slug and Lettuces you don't seem to like to many pubs ,do you? Apart from faceless chains :)

Anyway this is a simple local selling fantiastic beer so the fact they do not except debite cards you will understand and the fact you didn't have any real money on you is hardly the fault of the pub. Although you may secretly be blaming it.

Anyway m8 i am the various Slugs around the country will love your business.
chapchap27 - 7 Jul 2009 14:47
We didn't even get a hello when we got to the bar. This pub is stuck in the past. The 'home made' pies are not home made. The 'butchers choice' burgers are nothing more than frozen birds eye. It seems the credit crunch has arrived. The ales were plenty though my Best tasted as though it was close to rejection. They don't accept debit cards and the nearest cash point is a 7 mile round trip. The locals just stared at us as if we were from outer space. The volume dropped as we went in. My wife felt very uncomfortable. Finally, 6:45 for a pint and a coke set in a dusty cluttered bar and the barman tried to short change me 10. Avoid.
dcdevil69 - 26 Mar 2009 19:29
Went here for lunch today with my t'other half after recommendations on this site. There were seven real ales on and four ciders plus all the other normal lagers etc. I didn't end up driving back as I fancied trying a couple.

The food was very good, real pub fare so don't eat here if you are after anything fancy. Lots of homemade pies on the menu, most main courses were around 8, sandwiches and Jack Tatties were between 4 and 6.

Much recommended.
beergibbon - 21 Mar 2009 19:05
the 'shant' as it is known by locals, it is believed this pub could never improve, as perfection is near here, fine choice of ales and ciders prices could be better, but who wouldn't pay top price for such well kept victuals
dorsetaleman - 30 Sep 2008 19:18
Love this pub. The beer here is fantastic and staff are great. Regulars are also friendly and chatty.
What makes me laugh about this place is that it does no food in the evenings....only serves beer!!
I love that and i can understand how they can get away with it because the great choice and wonderfully kept beer will always keep people coming back.
Simple to sum this pub up ..it's great!!
chapchap27 - 20 Sep 2008 22:04
The annual beer festival is 11th-13th july this year (2008) usually around 30+ beers on, a date for your diary, and a must visit !!!!!!!! get there early to bag a table. :o)

if you only got to one beer fest this year make it this one.
salty64 - 19 May 2008 19:29
This is a proper "pub" pub, if you know what I mean. Small, really friendly, and a good selection of beer. The Crossways is what makes Churt such a good little village.
Captain_Haddock - 26 Apr 2008 11:23
Some of the best cider i've ever tasted...took a long time cycling back to Aldershot afterwards though!
wolseley - 16 Dec 2007 21:51
Cracking pub, great atmosphere, fantastic ever changing range, of top quality ales.

HOLDING IT'S ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL ON THE WEEKEND OF JULY 21ST
salty64 - 1 Jul 2007 19:04
Quite the best pub for miles around for the quality and diversity of the beer and cider it offers. It is very small inside, and can be quite smokey, but it is quiet and very friendly. I do not remember ever hearing canned music of any sort - if there is, it is refreshingly so quiet as to be totally unobtrusive. The staff are very knowledgeable about what they have on offer, and are very happy to offer you a tasting sample - wonderful - super place!
kneipejaeger - 9 Feb 2007 17:26
What a lovely rural pub! Very quiet music, 6 real ales from the barrel as well as 4 real ciders . . .

Its a really good quiet place to meet friends as you can hear yourself speak and the atmosphere is great. I've been there twice now and enjoyed it greatly both times.

Will try the food next time!

slugbreff - 28 Aug 2006 07:27
Good atmosphere, selection of beers served from the barrel. Friendly regulars, and not too intrusive televised football on 28 March 2006.
anonymous - 29 Mar 2006 11:15
Good selection of ales, food not served on sunday
anonymous - 7 Aug 2005 23:03
lots of real ales, and 4 cask ciders, very friendly staff and good food, has quite a large beer garden, and there is a beerfest in july
russell - 1 Jun 2004 18:02

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