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Green Dragon, Alderbury

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user reviews of the Green Dragon, Alderbury

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This is a lovely village pub that does wonderful food. Their beer is kept in great condition - their permanent, Hop Back Crop Circle, slipped down a treat!
Rocketdog - 1 Aug 2013 13:34
Further to my previous comments:

- The Sunday roast is really very good indeed. Nice tender pink beef, cooked to a quality you rarely get in pubs.

- Being very busy seemed to be a one off, phone ahead for peak periods but otherwise they can usually find you a space.

- It also appears to be closed after lunch on a Sunday.
sjmtlewy - 22 Mar 2012 13:46
Recently moved 10mins down the road from this pub and have been in a few times since.

Cosy place with open fires, a small-ish bar and lounge, restaurant space and decent garden. Food is traditional pub fayre (pie, curry, roast, fish etc), but very well cooked.

Range of badger ales, all well kept and service is prompt and friendly.

Downsides: Worth phoning ahead for a table, as it does fill up on odd days of the week. Gents is outside, which is a bit old fashioned (ladies is inside), but not the end of the world. And it is closed between 15.00 and 18.00, which is just antisocial at the weekend.

Generally, good stuff.
sjmtlewy - 12 Nov 2010 11:07
Tottonfemale's profile and other comments put her comment in context: when she says "boring", she means no karaoke, tv screens or live music.

This pub provides excellent food at a reasonable price, is used by locals and visitors alike and serves well-kept beer. I had a very good pint of Hoppy Hare (H&W not usually my first choice, but this was great). The welcome is warm and the conversation friendly.

If you're coming into Salisbury from Southampton, it's well worth the 2 mile detour to eat or drink here.
ETA - 23 Mar 2009 11:24
They don't make much of it, but this pub is an important setting in Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit (where it's referred to as a model English pub). It IS "old school", still very much a local. The Hall & Woodhouse beers make it nothing special, though. Can't speak about the food.
HenPen - 29 May 2008 13:23
Unfair comment about being boring. I rate it highly for being old school. I have visited this pub about 5-6 times for food and or a drink, usually at lunchtimes. Friendly staff and smiling service. A very good place to take a friend for a catch up chat. Not a huge range of beers/ciders but well kept and many of my favourites. Solid oak type furniture and log fire. there is a more modern restaurant extension at the back with lovely old herringbone wood floor. The whole place has a nice settled old pub patina to it. Food has always been good and reasonable 2006-7, good and popular sunday lunches.
BFI - 26 Nov 2007 17:22
Stumbled upon this pub whilst driving around the north of Romsey area - Small car park out front about 6 cars ? Went inside to find a really nice old but smart unaltered pub selling Hall Woodhouse beers. There is a very nice garden out back where we had a most enjoyable meal. Although they were quite busy when we arrived 1pm on a Saturday the Landlady made suitable apologies beforehand saying the food may be delayed - it wasn't that much - and she also made time to chat to us answering questions about the pub and village. We will certainly be going there again - Excellent
musicjunkie - 27 Aug 2007 07:26
tottonfemale40 - 1 Mar 2007 21:17

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