Hawkley Inn

Pub Details

Address
Pococks Lane
Hawkley
Hampshire
GU33 6NE
Telephone
(01730) 827205
Opening Times
Weekdays
12 - 3, 5.30 - 11

Location

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Licensee information

Licensee name
Simon Hawkins
What they say
New management since April 2010 in this quirky country pub has certainly turned things around. The place is buzzing once more and the food is superb. Set just off the Hangers Way, at least seven beautifully kept local real ales, local ciders and perry await the thirsty traveller. Real fires in the winter and a large garden in the summer allow you to select the atmosphere of your choice. No musak but live acoustic music every Thursday night. Five stunning bedrooms are available for those who can't be bothered to go home just yet. A real ale festival in June (our 22nd in 2011) just adds the final touch. Come on back to the Hawkley, it's how you wanted it.
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  1. Front of the pub
  2. One of our stunning bedrooms
  3. The bar, complete with moose!
Front of the pub
One of our stunning bedrooms
The bar, complete with moose!

Worth a Visit

Small traditional village pub with splendid range of well kept ales from central bar, farm ciders too (may be a blackberry one), good home made food from short changing menu, nice mix of customers, open fires (large moose head above one), bare boards, flagstones and well used carpet, old pine tables and assorted chairs; some live music; children and dogs welcome, covered seating area at front, big back garden, useful for walkers on Hangers Way, five clean comfortable bedrooms, good breakfast, open all day weekends

Rating

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Rating: 3/5 (93 votes cast)

Reader Comments

First ever visit on Saturday 16th April, late afternoon. My wife and I received a warm welcome from the well-spoken (presumed) landlord and a truly excellent selection of real ales (I had the Batemans XXXB which was superb).

The three or four interconnecting high-ceilinged rooms have the feel of a Victorian town pub, and the huge moose head is a talking point. We only stopped for one drink but hope to return soon.

Approaching Hawkley from the west via steep narrow lanes through several deep valleys is an experience for anyone keen on wild garlic, which grows in great profusion hereabouts at this time of year.

Upon several recent visits to the Hawkley Inn I have watched the new managers fail to rise to the challenge and turn what used to be a bustling country pub into a morgue. The words 'dull' and 'lifeless' were used by the friends I took to introduce to my 'great local'. The managers are rude, unwelcoming and very ill-advised when it comes to running a pub. It is obvious they are drowning and this is reinforced through their poorly managed staff team.

The selection of beer remains good as it has over the past years, but unfortunately this is no where near enough to compensate for the other mishaps.

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