Review on The Chestnut Horse

Top-notch locally brewed real ales are one of the attractions in this spick-and-span sixteenth-century pub in the heart of the picturesque Itchen Valley. Drinkers congregate in the cosy bars, which are festooned with tankards, chamber pots, pictures and mirrors.

Those wanting to eat have a choice of Green (a light panelled room adorned with plates) or Red (a low-beamed, dark-toned candlelit room that comes into its own during the evening).

The menu covers a lot of ground, from tried-and-tested pub favourites such as smoked mackerel pâté, salmon fishcakes or ham and eggs to more modern ideas including pan-fried fillet steak topped with foie gras and served with veal and Madeira jus, baked fillets of sea bream with sweet chilli sauce, followed by desserts like summer pudding or treacle and lemon tart.

Early-evening two-course menus (until 7.30pm) are best sellers during the week.

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Gastro pub


Peter Cumine

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm

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Facilities at The Chestnut Horse

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Chestnut Horse
SO21 1EG

Customer Ratings on The Chestnut Horse

2  / 5

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    Frequent Visitor From Guildford
    April 2015

    3 people found this review helpful
    Frequent visitor from Guildford

    I have been to this pub many times over the past few years and have always found the staff to be very good and the food excellent. However today for lunch off the main menu the food was from a frozen packet and bore no resemblance to the description on the menu.. Surely a steak burger would not be made of ground beef, over cooked with a tiny rasher of dried bacon in a bun that could have come from Tesco. I had " bouillabaise" that consisted of tinned soup as a sauce with a few prawns and 2 tiny pieces of salmon. The total cost of these dishes was £27. If the chef does not know how to prepare a fish stew it should not be on the menu. I will not visit this delightful pub again whilst the current manager and chef are running it.

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