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Three Cups Inn, Stockbridge

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15th Century coaching Inn in a wide high street. You can smell the money in this town and this gastro style pub reflects the towns ambience. You're directed into the bar on the right which seems like a newer addition and it's all very tidy with an enfaces on the food side . Anyhow you can sit at the bar and thee real ales on hand pump served well. Not really my sort of pub, but worth a visit.
BARRY2771 - 12 Mar 2012 15:58
Pub seems to be improving with time but i had to stay in the accom once - very poor dont use it for anything but a drink.
odbod - 25 Jun 2010 11:49
Pleasant old pub along the High Street in Stockbridge, with plenty of tables in which to enjoy a quiet pint. 4 real ales were on - Roosters Celtic Corker, Davenports Irish Whiskey Ale, Itchen Valley Fagins and Palmers Best Bitter. Stowford Press cider was also available. Didn't try the food. But the pub itself was very comfortable.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Apr 2010 19:01
hi there just eaten at the three cups and was very impressed for this is just a pub, Fresh diver caught scollops cooked to perfection which is really rare even in the most top restaurants i had the solent seabass{once again wild] and my wife had the beef all very well cooked I must say that i dont agree with the other reveiws and for once it is a independant pud doing good fresh food.
goodbeerplease - 30 Oct 2009 23:34
Not a bad pub at all. Beer is good, staff are friendly and overall very clean throughout. Nice beer garden. Can't comment on the food but everything else seems ok to me!!
wolvesfan - 7 Sep 2009 12:01
Something positive - the beer was good, the problem was that the food was dreadful. I have to agree with flossieteacake that this was the worst pub that I have eaten at in the last 20 years. The soup was lukewarm, microwaved, and tasted as though it was out of a can, the duck terrine tasted more like turkey. The main course of beef and red wine pie was worse, completely tasteless, very little meat in the pie, it was mostly gravy, which was served with something that tasted very like smash. This was from the 12.95 special menu, but this is no excuse for such poor quality food.

DO NOT BOTHER EATING HERE !!!!!! go somewhere else in the village.
blackandwhitepointer - 19 Aug 2009 17:06
I've been to The Three Cups today and had a great lunch. They are doing a 2 course menu for just 10.95, what good value! I believe that they do it in the evening also. I sat in the garden,its right on the river Test. On a nice day I don't think I would want to be anywhere else.What is really worth a try is the Ales. Summer Storm was a perfect accompanyment to my devilled kidneys. Be back soon.
mendalson - 8 Aug 2008 17:10
I've read some of the reviews posted about The 3 Cups and find that I can't agree to the negative comments.I have used the pub for many years and have enjoyed my visits very much. The pub is full of atmosphere and very cozy, the people of Stockbridge are lucky to have it. The food is good value with a great choice. I especially like the game dishes.The staff are always very welcoming and give restaurant style service though you are in a pub. I love that.
mendalson - 27 Feb 2008 10:47
This was quite honestly the most awful meal I have ever eaten in my life: The grilled mackeral was steamed - quite disgusting, the gnocci was a single hard brown lump on the plate, was not actually gnocci. The terrine resembled dog food, and the mash tasted like smash, with no salt in!

REALLY DON'T BOTHER!!! (Or have a beer, which is probably a far safer bet, and go over the road to the Greyhound!)
flossieteacake - 10 Jan 2008 16:10
They should put up a sign saying 'MIND YOUR HEAD SUNBEAM!!'
the_original_rawnsleys - 8 Jan 2007 11:03
Very low ceilings make this place a dangerous place to be. I'm 5'9" but whacked my head twice during the evening. The odd layout is very confusing, with a small bar lounge, and then a long corridor to the 'restaurant'. The menu was varied enough, but as mentioned previously, the chef has no idea about timings. My 'medium' steak was pouring blood as soon as I cut into it. Another table ordered rare steak and I expected them just to walk a cow in. After a complaint my steak went back into the kitchen and came back slightly more cooked but not much better. It ended up being taken home for the dog. On top of this the card-reader wouldn't authorise the debit card, and I ended up walking the length of Stockbridge to withdraw cash - from the same card.
Blartman - 8 Jan 2007 10:47
I am a wheelchair user, and I want other users to know that the 3 cups makes no allowances whatsoever for people in wheelchairs. Access is impossible, and no one seems that bothered about it. Got in by collapsing chair and walking in with assistance. Service was good - a French girl I think. Food was not good. Chef appears not to know the difference between 'Seared' and overcooked to look like leather. The fish was duly returned, and the replacement salad was indifferent and served up on a warm plate! I will NOT be revisiting, but will be registering a complaint to the appropriate authorities about access for the disabled in accordance with the Disability Discriminations Act 1995 as amended in 2004. Not a good night out!
Kentsboro - 18 Jun 2006 11:54
Very buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff, limited but superb food, served in a very comfortable restaurant. Good real ales and gluggable wines.
mattacus - 9 May 2006 15:32
Has a nice village pub feel and some fine real ales available (had a few rounds of a well-kept Fagins from the Itchen Valley Brewery). The menu was definitely not pub standard and looked worth a taste. The only odd note was that both the barstaff and at least two tables of customers were French--not what I expected in rural Hampshire. Maybe it's the influence of their French chef...
Mr.Matt - 21 Feb 2006 02:30

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