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The Five Bells, Nether Wallop - pub details

Address: 1 Five Bells Lane, Nether Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8HD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22173) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Grateley (3.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 16 users)
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other pubs nearby:

George at Wallop, Middle Wallop (1.0 miles), White Hart, Over Wallop (1.6 miles)

 

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Locals will state that the Five Bells is currently owned by a car dealer called Graham Horder. He bought it in 2010. As some of the reviews below will testify, it went downhill. (It is likely that the posters "aeromed" and "DaveF" are either Horder, or someone acting on his behalf, as by Jan 2013 locals will testify that the pub was pretty much run down, similarly "countrywalkers" and "beerhunter62" who post within days of each other, using similar wording, and have never reviewed another pub, anywhere, ever!. The Five Bells was listed as an asset of community value by the people of Nether Wallop in the summer of 2013, in order to curtail its potential top be sold. After this Horder shut it. It has never been open since. The Community has sought to buy it, at its market value, but Horder isn't selling and it stays shut. One day, the community of Nether Wallop would love to see a proper pub review on this site. We wait and we wonder.....
Richthofen - 24 Nov 2016 19:48
New licensees had just taken over when I visited today with friends.
The bar was warm and welcoming with a fire burning in the grate and several people - probably locals - were already drinking at the bar. The pub was clean and comfortable, with a short lunchtime bar menu of filled ciabattas and hot dishes, all very reasonably priced at around £5.50- £7.50. There was also a longer a la carte chalkboard menu.
We chose from the bar menu: the service was friendly and efficient, and the food was good and well presented. I can't comment on the beer as we were on soft drinks.
This was a very pleasant surprise after reading some of the other reviews, and we've booked to go back at the weekend.
Dave_F - 1 Jan 2013 22:37
My god.What can I say. Just dreadful. Speaking to the locals , they are as dissapointed as I am.
The pub is once again in total chaos.Poor food, and a landlord who will bar you as soon as look at you.What a real pity.I will not bother again.
bojangles - 2 Oct 2012 12:41
We found this pub after a recommendation and had a very pleasing time there. The beer was well kept, we tried the Flacks Double Drop and the Wallops Wood both were well kept and just right. We just had a snack, the crab cakes were very tasty and huge as well as being modestly priced, as was the rest of the menu. So many of the pub/restaurants in this part of Hampshire seem to charge London prices it was good to find one that doesn't. The bar area is very clean and light, the tables had fresh flowers and the feeling of the pub is exactly what it should be, friendly and not too crowded with some amusing locals to listen to. A great local, just like they used to be, and in a village that time seems to have passed by. And we enjoyed the aviation art on the walls, some interesting stuff there. Well done!
aeromed - 16 Apr 2012 14:02
We stumbled across this little treasure whilst driving back from a lovely walk around the old hill fort out at Danebury. We spotted a sign on the main road and thought we would stop for a quick drink. After having a lovely chat with the young lady behind the bar we spotted the specials board and couldn't resist. Crab cake starters followed by a lovely Haddock main course. I have never seen it cooked this way before. They were poaching it in cream and watercress... My god! I would recommend this dish to anyone. We spotted the chef walking past and cheekily asked if he would mind sharing his recipe. To our delight he was more than happy to share. We are now going to try and replicate this dish at home.

I must say upon leaving the pub we both felt some what delighted by our visit. The staff were so friendly and spared a lot of time for us. The Chef was able to give us a lot of background information on the beers for sale and also had a lot of knowledge on the old hill forts.

I would highly recommend this pub to anyone wanted good home cooked food and locally brewed ales.

Everything was clean and tidy, flowers on every table, great atmosphere in a very busy pub, plenty of parking and staff who seem to really enjoy their jobs.

Will be putting our comments forward to the good food magazine.

Will be sure to return again very soon.
countrywalkers - 24 Feb 2012 16:38

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