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The Crofton, Fareham

48 Crofton Lane
Hill Head
Postal town: Fareham
PO14 3QF
Phone: 01329314222

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Punch Taverns

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E TA left this review about The Crofton

AT first sight this looks like yet another dull 1960s estate pub with its estate-like exterior, large car park and crowds of smokers outside. But the resemblance ends there. On entering you find an array of 6 ales, with daily-changing guests among them. Surprisingly, CAMRA has found this place and GBG-ed it. Most of the staff are a bit dippy, but the manager is on the ball, knows his beer and was good to talk to. I had pints each of Doombar, O'Hanlon's Golden Blaze, Young's Special and Forty Niner, all superbly kept and highly enjoyable. Well worth seeking out for its beer quality, plus the food tastes much better than it looks, and there's even water provided for the dogs. I will certainly be back next time I'm in the area.

On 26th October 2012 - rating: 8
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Kerry Sumner left this review about The Crofton

The Crofton has recently been extended, & modernised throughout. The menu has something to offer everyone & caters for people with special dietary requirements. A warm welcome awaits you at this friendly pub!

On 22nd July 2012 - rating: 10
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BARRY TAYLOR left this review about The Crofton

Another visit to the 'Crofton'. The exterior reminds you of a large Council house and harks back to when it was a Watney's pub and opened in 1962. The interior is a little bland and recently re-decorated, but it's made up for by the fantastic selection of real ales cared for by the ultra knowledgeable Ian and Jenny Readman (look out for his tie). There's almost two different clientel. One lot is made up of the 'locals' and the others who visit for the great food. The Crofton is famous not just for its well kept cellar of real ales but also for its home cooking and on my latest visit the food area was packed. In the cold winter months there is a welcoming fire in the public bar area where they have a telly. An elegant function room with skittles alley is available for hire at a very competitive price, offering a skittles menu plus buffet and 3 course menu options! Quiz night is the first Tuesday of each month. You can't fault the beer and I was on the 'Mid-Summer' ale, which at £2.95 in the this part of the world is good value. Too my mind, this is the best pub in the area and worth a visit if only to see the bar staffs neck ware.

On 19th July 2011 - rating: 8
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BARRY TAYLOR left this review about The Crofton

To say this is in Fareham is pushing the outside of the envelope as it's situated near the Solent in Hillhead. The interior is a little bland but it's made up for by the fantastic selection of real ales cared for by the ultra knowledgeable landlord (look out for his tie). There's almost two different clientel. One lot is made up of the 'locals' and the others who visit for the great food.The Crofton is famous not just for its well kept cellar of real ales but also for its home cooking.In the cold winter months there is a welcoming fire in the public bar area. An elegant function room with skittles alley is available for hire at a very competitive price, offering a skittles menu plus buffet and 3 course menu options! http://www.thecroftonpub.co.uk/

On 17th January 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 42 recommendations about 35 pubs]