George and Falcon Warnford

So another weekend and yet another date, at least its a new place to go. This time no food and just a drink at the George and Falcon. Another vintage country pub, not a cosy one, you can see this is more of refined chain pub that a quaint village pub.

http://www.georgeandfalcon.com/geroge and flacon2

They Say:

The George and Falcon is a family run restaurant and inn conveniently located on the A32, between Droxford and West Meon in the picturesque village of Warnford, within easy distance of Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham, Petersfield and Alresford

The George & Falcon at Warnford is steeped in history, although lots of it is hard to find reference to! What we do know is ..

geroge and flacon1In 1651 Colonel Gounter drank ale at the then named ‘The Falcon’ at Warnford during his part in the Flight of Charles II

Later the Inn became a coaching house and during the late 18th century, George III was reputed to have changed horses at the Inn on his way to Weymouth and to show honour for his visit it was renamed ‘The George’

Gradually ‘The George’ reverted back to being a village Inn but with the advent of the motor car it soon became a popular eating house.

In 1976 the Inn changed to a Free House and to commemorate the occasion ‘The George’ was renamed ‘The George & Falcon’

There have been various owners over the past 40 years, it closed for a while in 2009 for a major refurbishment and we have been here since 2010 and are proud to have made it a ‘popular eating house’ once more!

I Say:geroge and flacon3

This place is deceptively spacious when you come in and doesn’t have a family run, but a commercial atmosphere, this I wonderful comfortably decorated, if a little bland, I guess for the interior lacked personality. Outside there is a stream running to the rear of the pub, making it an idyllic summer drinks location. The outside seating area was very new a modern with patio lights and heater you could switch on as it got darker which was nice.

I was driving so chose not to drink, but being a G&T fan I noticed that although it had the big brands there were no local artisan brands. For me although it was nice it lacked the atmosphere of a country pub, though as a place for a date or to try the food I feel it would be worth a return but not as nice as the Barkers Arms (see previous review) very close by.

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