Some­thing to suit ev­ery punter

Aldershot News & Mail - - GUEST LIST -

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.

PIC­TURES: JAKE DAR­LING AN144625

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.

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