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The Keepers Arms, Trotton - pub details

Keepers Arms
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Address: Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5ER [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18581) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 19 users)
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I was almost a regular here for a time, and the reviews seem to say that despite change of ownership it's much the same.

Must look in again if passing.
eddybeer - 1 Mar 2013 17:37
Really lovely country pub with a real log fire - very warming on a winter day..

Took my family with my Mum to celebrate her birthday. Landlady was very pleasant, held our baby whilst we were eating and made a real fuss of him.

Bar staff were very attentive to our other two children and us. Food was superb. It may be a little more pricey than other pubs/restaurants in the area, but the quality of the food is outstanding. very fresh and full of flavour. Our bill for 3 adults and 2 children was less than I usually pay for 2 adults in London, so it felt like very good value for money to me.

The beer is well kept and good quality wine by the glass. The staff could not be more helpful. We were the last to leave at lunch time and we took our time, meaning the staff were missed most of their afternoon break - that's why they got a decent tip and they were very appreciative of this gesture.

Strongly recommend.
Pecker - 28 Nov 2011 13:10
Surprisingly quiet pub for a Friday night particularly it is very much a gastropub, although there remains a drinking area. The beer was fine and the food pretty good. Even so there was a slight air of desperation.
simontheeditor - 28 May 2011 09:12
I feel compelled to lodge a refreshed review of this pub, as it has changed hands since my previous visit, and some changes have been effected. The new proprietors have cleared much of the unnecessary clutter and nick-nacks, which does make for a more comfortable and spacious seating area. Some items have been retained and so some character still can be found.
The menu looked fabulous - various classic dishes were included from duck confit to mushroom risotto. All were to my taste, and although the price tags are high, from what I observed so is the quality of the food. I simply wasn't hungry enough to sample it on this occasion.
The service when we ordered drinks was ultra-polite and very decorous, but I am bound to say lacked some genuine warmth, especially when we declined to place a food order after our beer.
The disappointment for me is that the new owners have rendered the pub even more of a restaurant than it was previously. It never had a thriving "around the bar" scene, but now I felt the bar area to be entirely incidental; an afterthought to what is essentially now a restaurant. I accept and appreciate that "gastro" has its place, but it was a shame that the pub side couldn't have ben balanced a little more with the food.
Moreover, we felt that although acceptable, the cask ale was not served to its best - certainly it was over-chilled. Otter, Hophead and I think 49er were on. Not bad, but not as adventurous as I remembered (no Ballards for a start!). 1 handpump had been completely obscured by a vast chariot of over-priced crisps, and I suspect is never used at all now.

A good place for a high-end and hearty blow-out. I should also acknowledge the wine selection, which covered a good range and was notable for the availability of some fine Clarets, and Rioja. but for a pint or two only? I fear not. Especially when there are so many other great hostelries only a short drive away.

TWG - 29 Jan 2010 13:27
Went here as it is listed in the Good Beer Guide. Pleasant location and decor and very friendly staff. Three beers were on offer including Dark Star Hophead which was nice, although it tasted 'softer' than in my local Dark Star pub. Food is interesting, but as others have commented they seem to be catering mainly for up-market diners with deep pockets, so a few more reasonably priced snacks wouldn't go amiss. My 'Raging Bull' burger at 8.95 was very tasty, though not worth the extra 1 over the standard burger with the only difference being a small amount of chilli relish.

Yes I would go here again if I was in the area looking for a quiet comfortable place for a pint, but probably wouldn't make a special journey again.
fazerblue - 29 Aug 2009 10:15

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