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The Castle of Comfort, Medstead - pub details

Address: Castle Street, Medstead, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5LU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19978) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Alton (4.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 8 users)
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Windmill Inn, Four Marks (1.6 miles), Star Inn, Bentworth (1.9 miles), Star Inn, Bentworth (2.0 miles)

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We called in during a walk in late June. Our merry band of walkers were descending the last mile towards Medstead when the unmistakable roar of a Merlin engine revealed a Spitfire heading straight towards us. Mike waved madly 'his dad was a Lancaster pilot in WW2' & to our delight he then did a barrel roll. What a great entrée to the pub visit.

The C of C is my type of pub. No frills it's just honest, unpretentious, warm & welcoming. Just the sort of pub that has survived the passage of time untarnished by unnecessary modernisation. Several excellent beers on offer. The landlord put on a new cask & pulled off about four pints before considering it suitable for consumption. The menu is a little slim but this is not what this pub is about. They do the basics & the sandwiches are the best buy.

A great little pub with friendly & often quite eccentric locals. I'm bias but I give it an 8.
John.T - 6 Aug 2012 17:08
A fantastic pub. Spacious inside without losing a sense of 'cosiness'. Good standard of beer with a few regulars and one changing. Nice bar staff - the landlady has been present on each visit and has been very friendly. Some of her own works of art are on display in the pub - as well as a number of different paintings/photographs of the pub throughout the years. Managed to ruin a jumper leaning on some flowers (lillies?) but that's just my own idiocy! Love coming in here to read the local newspaper, and enjoy seeing a complete cross section of the community going through the place. My 'local' is technically the Windmill in Four Marks, but it's worth the trip to Medstead to go to a real pub. Only improvement would be to replace some of the creaky chairs - but that's just part of the charm, right? Highly recommended. CJG says it best with 'Comfortable, hospitable, reliable'.
SweeneyRegan - 7 Oct 2010 17:28
A superb pub. Excellent, friendly service and friendly locals when I visited. Pint of Courage Director's was best had ever tasted!
ace1973 - 19 Jul 2010 18:47
A good village local pub. The locals made me feel most welcome when I went there for the jazz BBQ evening.
A pint of Black Sheep was in fine form. They keep their cellar well.
jbsjazzer - 22 Jun 2009 15:03
Comfortable, hospitable, reliable. An excellent community-focused country pub. And they also serve a perfect pint of the hard to find in mid Hants Hooky Bitter.
CJG - 9 Oct 2007 14:20

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