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The Eight Bells, Alton

Church Street
Alton
GU34 2DA
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Moby Duck left this review about The Eight Bells

A decent GBG pub, quiet on my mid week visit but it is a little off the main drag.I had a pint of Bowmans Swift One reasonably priced at £3.20.Certainly worth a visit.

On 14th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Eight Bells

In 1986 this was Alton's only free house and Egon Ronay recommended. It seems to be more of an Ale House now as there is only very limited food. It's clearly very old and is a long beamed room with another area to the left of the bar.
The five hand pumps had Doom Bore, Bowman's Swift One, Hogs Back Fresh Spring, Flack Manor Flack's Double Drop and Triple fff Alton's Pride. The beer choice was the one thing that put me off this one, five bitters two of which were 4% and three less than 4%. I went for the Fresh Spring (£3.30) which was pleasant enough and in excellent condition. Despite my reservations about the beer choice it's still worth a look and is only a short way off the main drag.

On 4th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Eight Bells

Characterful freehouse, untouched since a classic late 60s/70s upmarket refit - ceiling beams, crazy carpet, copper topped tables, brasses, woodchip wallpaper, red fabric stools and banquettes. Items of note included a nice backlit inlaid trophy cabinet and eight little bells hanging from beams in front of the bar. Layout is a long main with a front facing bar along with cosy rear room. Papers available. A GBG entry, there were five pumps dispensing Cotleigh, Triple fff Comfortably Numb, Bowman Swift, Doom Bar, Milk Street Same Again (good nick). A nice laid-back place that is well worth a visit. 7.5

On 23rd February 2016 - rating: 8
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Alton, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Eight Bells, Alton
8th May 2020, 17:11
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8th May 2020, 15:10
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Very limited Lunctime only. Not Sunday. - last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Off on afternoon visit. - last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
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