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The Osborne View, Stubbington, Fareham

67 Hill Head Road
Fareham
PO14 3JR
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E TA left this review about The Osborne View

There is no doubt about the veracity of the name - this Hall and Woodhouse pub has a spectacular panoramic view across The Solent to the Osborne Estate, and with a pair of binoculars you might even be able to see the House in daylight. The pub is spread over two floors of the building, the ground level floor having a large modern bar and the basement a restaurant area. I say "basement", though it is only below ground level on the road side, the other side being on the cliff edge. The full range of H&W beers is on offer, both bottled and draft. I had both Fursty Ferret and Tanglefoot, and both were in excellent condition. What lets the pub down is its attitude. Most of the staff are sullen and unfriendly; their language and black uniforms suggest this is because they are "only obeying orders". There are one or two of the lower paid staff, however, who were polite and friendly (as indeed were most of the locals) once they realised I was human. Sitting at a reserved table for 5 minutes, even though the party isn't expected for another hour, carries a mandatory death sentence. This is a pity, since when I went in every empty table was reserved. The decor consists of various nautical clutter and trivia, and is rather too twee for its own good. My advice: visit this pub as its beers makes the trip worthwhile, but book a table, enjoy the ale and don't bother with the dull, cliched food which takes forever to arrive.

On 29th October 2012 - rating: 7
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Fareham, 3.84 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Swanwick, 5.61 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
Portchester, 7.08 miles, 2 hr 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Osborne View, Fareham
29th Oct 2012, 09:28
Review submitted by E TA
 
15th Aug 2011, 13:35
Request to add pub to area Stubbington by Old Blue approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2012 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 October 2012 by moby duck
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