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Nice location, average otherwise.
Longbridge Mill (Hampshire)
Member Name: Thony
Longbridge Mill (Hampshire)
Advantages: Nice location, good outdoor areas, reasonable value for money
Disadvantages: Nothing particularly special about the place
I recently visited the Longbridge Mill on a Friday evening with my partner. Being a Friday night we booked in advance thinking it would be very busy.
The Longbridge mill is located on the Reading Road. It took us about 15 minutes to drive there from the centre of Basingstoke although the traffic was quiet. The pub itself is set back from the road and accessed by a long driveway. The driveway wasn't very wide so we may have encountered difficulty if another car had come the other way.
The car park was large and not very busy so we found a space very easily. There were plenty of disabled spaces and easy access into and around the pub for those in wheelchairs. The setting of the pub is very nice with plenty of countryside and green areas to look around at. There was seating outside as well as a play area but it was cold so we didn't use these.
We were shown to our booked table but were told that if we didn't like it we could choose somewhere else. Despite it being 7pm on a Friday the place was only about half full. Our drinks arrived quickly and our waiter was very polite and friendly.
The menu was quite standard for a pub with a couple of more interesting looking options, venison being an example. We opted for a mezze platter to share for starters and mixed grill and fish and chips for our main course.
Our food arrived quite quickly. The mezze was of a reasonable size and the contents were good but it wasn't anything too spectacular. We definitely enjoyed it though.
Once we'd cleared our plates our mains followed soon after. They were both piping hot and well cooked. The food was good, but again nothing to write home about. The best thing on my plate were the chunky chips. I would give my mixed grill 7/10 and my partner gave her fish and chips 7/10 as well. Her criticism was that the mushy peas didn't have mint in them and were quite runny.
We didn't have desert so I can't comment on these, although from the brief glance I gave the menu they did look tempting. Out total bill came to about £30 which is reasonable value. We had excellent service throughout with our waiter being polite and friendly, if a little nervous.
Overall I would say that this is a good place to eat and would be great on a nice day when you could sit outside and admire the view. I wouldn't travel from far and wide to get there but if you live nearby it's definitely worth the trip. You can even buy bags of stone ground flour from the mill on the site.
Summary: Nice enough, but not ground breaking
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