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The Crofton, Fareham

48 Crofton Lane
Hill Head
Postal town: Fareham
PO14 3QF
Phone: 01329314222
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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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Fareham, 3.45 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Swanwick, 5.26 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Portchester, 6.54 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crofton, Hill Head
26th Oct 2012, 06:08
Review submitted by E TA
30th Jul 2012, 14:29
Picture submitted by Kerry Sumner approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 11:30pm
Saturday11am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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