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Purefoy Arms

The Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover, RG25 2EJ +44 1256228958

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Very enjoyable lunch would go back again

Mark Stewart 01 June 2016
from gosport

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Proud owner of 2 AA Rosettes, and the Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year for the south-east in 2014, The Purefoy Arms creates exquisite, modern European food. A rural Hampshire pub, The Purefoy has two dining rooms, a large garden, and a cosy bar with roaring open fireplaces.

The Purefoy Arms menu has earned it a Michelin Bib Gourmand amongst numerous other accolades. The creative dishes include roast sea trout with Jersey royals, marsh samphire, and prawn and tomato butter, and roast rack of lamb with celeriac gratin, wild garlic purée and tarragon gravy. A range of steaks is also on offer, all served with dipping chips, roasted shallots and bone marrow.

A village pub in the beautiful Candover Valley, The Purefoy Arms has a great range of beers and wines to complement its food. Lighter bar snacks include pork crackling and apple, and a cured meat board.

The Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover is a 20-minute drive from Basingstoke town centre and train station.

Purefoy Arms

The Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover, RG25 2EJ

Contact +44 1256389777
Reservations +44 1256228958

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Customer reviews for Purefoy Arms

4.7 (((() (based on 35 reviews)
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  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (20)
  • romantic (9)
  • al fresco (6)
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  • large parties (5)
  • value (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • business (2)
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  • ((((( by from Winchester

    Lovely food on the night, cosy presentation of the pub, with lots of atmosphere. Sadly, the current team leave on Sunday....

  • ((((( by from Basingstoke

    This was our 3rd visit to the Purefoy Arms, good service and lovely food each time. We like to have the tapas for starter, great selection so it is hard to choose just a couple. Both main courses were tasty and well presented. I had the Chicken Holstein and my husband had the duck breast. We were too full to have a dessert.

  • ((((( by from gosport

    Very enjoyable lunch would go back again

  • ((((( by from Alton

    Warm welcome on arrival. Initial drinks and nibbles arrived quickly. I had ceviche sardines followed by Black Angus butchers steak - both courses delicious. My wife had lamb rump - again delicious. Altogether excellent food with first class presentation and service.

  • ((((( by from Basingstoke

    The food and service was excellent as always!

  • ((((( by from North Waltham

    We were celebrating my husbands 50th with family. Everything about the evening was lovely. Service was great and food fantastic. I was told it was a gem and now we have been there I absolutely agree ??

  • ((((* by from Maidenhead

    Excellent Sunday roast - good service - chocolate brownie for pudding not quite so good - much too dense - great icecream though

  • ((((( by from London

    Great meal - delicious...great to have a Spanish twist in a traditional country pub.

  • ((((* by from London

    Delicious meal. Nice Tapas particularly the tasty Boquerones. One person had the balsamic onion and goats cheese tart which he enjoyed. The Venison and Lamb were extremely good. Nice churros with lovely chocolate to finish off. Super meal, Will return.

  • (**** by from Andover

    Very underwhelming menu. Lack of creative flair. Was hard to choose what to order as nothing really jumped out at any of us. Was expecting 2 rosette level that was not delivered. Very small portion of salmon on the main. Lack of seasoning throughout really. Ice cream was very grainy and just tasted of milk! When we arrived and ordered drinks at the bar we were served half our drinks then the waitress started taking the food order of the people next to us ignoring us totally until we had to ask for the rest of our drinks! Very rude and not a good welcome at all. Staff generally could have been more attentive (lack of flair) apart from being asked 4 times if we would like bread and olives there didn't seem to be a want to impress. The Amstel tasted like the lines hadn't been cleaned in a while. Great selection of wines in a plus point. I hate leaving negative feed back but it was my birthday meal and we left quite disappointed having heard very good things. In general nothing stood out to make it a memarable experience.

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