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The Village Inn, Southampton

67 Botley Road
Park Gate
Postal town: Southampton
SO31 1AZ

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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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BARRY TAYLOR left this review about The Village Inn

Standing on the A3051 just above Swanwick station which despite the name is in Park Gate and opened in 1889. If you love the 'gastro pub' The Village Inn is just your sort of place. Good sized car park and a seating area to the front on the main road. Inside it's not too modern with wood burning stoves and clean design. We spent an enjoyable Xmas day there and all the production values were in place with every course served hot and we couldn't criticise the portion size's or the cooking. My parents have tried out the normal menu and have given it the thumbs up! It's a complete makeover from the days when it was a grotty little place. Part of the Ember inn chain. Six real ales on hand pump and I tried the 'Thornbridge Brewery, Pica Pica'Oatmeal stout and the 'Greene King, Strong Suffolk', both served in fine form. The staff are great and not overbearing. Probably the best place just East of the Hamble and you'll pay a lot less for your food and drink.

On 27th December 2011 - rating: 8
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