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Laarsens, Basingstoke

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Bad reputation locally, iffy atmosphere. Police sniffer dogs tells you everything you need to know.
pubtime9 - 22 Jun 2014 15:12
Not good, keep walking and find another drinking hole. Plenty of good bars and pubs in Basingstoke. Iffy doorstaff and an owner who seems unintrested in good customer service.
LovesApint38 - 22 Dec 2013 12:21
Might have a few more coustomers if the landlord was not such a miserable old git!
fiftyfive - 30 Aug 2010 09:54
Not a bad place really, considering it's run by an Arsenal fan, Larrsens = Arsenals (sic). Funny thing is his stepson is a Liverpool supporter (not many arguments in that family then!!). As for the pub, no real ale but it's clean, spacious and friendly......sometimes!!
wolvesfan - 30 Jul 2010 19:57
Not bad in evening but beware of no real ale.
Passing_By - 11 Jul 2010 18:18
This is a great pub, not only is it friendly, clean and tidy, But what a place to watch sports, not only Arsenal but all good football games / rugby & a little horse racing. It also has good music on a fri and saturday, nothing too heavy but good to bop about to and start off a good night out for ladies and gents.
Massive outdoor heated smoking area and garden that I reckon you could fit 100 people in and with big games they put a massive screen out so you can smoke, enjoy the sunshine and watch the game!!! Quality!!!!
mp1 - 21 Apr 2010 11:07
Ouch...don't the prices hurt tho.
wortman - 9 Apr 2009 13:34
Not a bad pub. Beer's good, although the atmosphere's a bit iffy. Recommended.
robfrancis - 24 May 2007 13:10
If your not into horse raceing or Arsenal football club forget it.
anonymous - 20 Nov 2006 10:41
Great bar staff, great food ( now they have a new chef in ), normally clean and tidy, also the best pint of courage ive ever had. This place could be a great live venue for bands, but the atmosphere of a friday or saturday is great any way. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
anonymous - 13 Nov 2006 20:03
Used to have a good atmoshere, on girly nights we always started here, but its gone a bit downhill. staff have all got a face like thunder - you dont wanna see that on a friday night!! (apart from adam) what every happened to Nicky, Claire and the lovely leah - Bring them back and the place might get a bit busier!!!
kittenfoxytrot - 21 Aug 2006 14:58
No where near as good as it was when the feathers.
Almost a bit poncy now!!!!!
The toilets didn't stink but the music needs vast improvement
cb1 - 17 Jul 2006 11:07
Whats a mitchamite? I use to like this pub when it was the Feathers, why change a good name, but then again a pub isnt just a name, its a community. Still enjoy popping in for the odd pint
852 - 3 Jun 2006 07:13
Warm atmosphere here, albeit a bit festive for August. Naturally a lack of real ale as this is a bar rather than a pub, but you can't have it all.

Will2 - 13 Aug 2005 16:05
I dj at this bar on a staurday night and i strongly advise going there. (of course)
evry week more and more people go there.
Funky house music on a friday and saturday and soul on sundays...

Give it a try you might like it.

p.s The toilets don't stink anymore.

anonymous - 13 Sep 2004 20:46
none of your visitors appear to have visited recently-its vastly improved. I pop in regularly-never seen a fight. I like it.
ozzer - 2 Jun 2004 08:00
Went there 8/4/04, the lager was gassed and the chap behind the bar was a fool. Oh and the toilets stink.
raywest - 11 Apr 2004 05:56
Since this pub was the first one we got to having got off the train, and it was raining, and they've got Sky Sports, we decided to pop in for a couple of swift ones on a Saturday afternoon, and keep one eye on the football. One thing I noticed was it was full of mitchamites !
Briony - 22 Dec 2003 13:30
If it's anything like it was when it was the Feathers I would not recommend it to anyone. The place was a dump with the worst door staff ever. I was barred because a complete stranger who was standing about 4 feet away from me snapped a light fitting off the wall. That's fair isn't it? Might have changed now but I wouldn't bother.
Alexh1982 - 23 Nov 2003 13:00
This pub has new management and a new name. Laarsens.... which appparently is made from an anagram of Arsenal, who the Landlord supports.

Good luck mate.......
Gregg Knight - 10 Oct 2003 17:12
This pub is pretty rough! Not particularly clean or pleasant. You're almost certain to witness a couple of punch ups on a Friday or Saturday night. Given the large number of much nicer pubs just up the road - there's not really any reason for any one to go there!
Nicky too - 29 Apr 2003 10:55

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