Something to suit every punter
BOASTING three separate areas, punters at The Tweseldown pub, in Church Crookham, really are spoilt for choice.
The bar features a pool table, jukebox and fruit machine, making it a great place to socialise.
Whether eating or drinking, the lounge is a great place to relax alone or with a group of friends, while the barn boasts large tables and tiered seating areas, perfect for a family meal.
The Beacon Hill Road pub also features a large outdoor area with bench seating and has a warm and welcoming smoking shed, fully equipped with its own lighting and heating systems.
The venue also has a large function room.
Manager Sam Mitchell has been working at the pub for eight years, since soon after Nigel Halford and his wife Mariella took over the Punch Taverns lease.
“It’s a traditional pub,” she said. “We’ve got the public bar, which not many pubs have any more. It’s a locals’ pub that’s a real home from home. It’s a very comfortable environment.”
The pub welcomes children and dogs and acts as a great refreshment stop for walkers and bike riders exploring the many acres of surrounding Ministry of Defence land.
Voted Best Pub in Fleet by News & Mail readers in 2010, it was also featured in last year’s CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
The Tweseldown menu consists of a selection of starters, main meals and desserts as well as a changing specials board.
The pub, which takes its name from the nearby Tweseldown Racecourse, also offers a light lunch menu from Monday to Friday and a steak night every Wednesday. It stocks a selection of real ales.
Tony and Chris Barron, Mike Mason and Gemma Barron at The Tweseldown, in Beacon Hill Road, Church Crookham.
Steve, Dan and Josie Manning.
Richard Shadrake and Jo Wilson.
Tweseldown landlord Nigel Halford with manager Sam Michell.
Billy Caffel and Esmerelda Shoreguard strike a pose.