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The Potters Heron Hotel

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Winchester Road, Ampfield SO51 9ZF, England
+44 23 8027 7800
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel has a thatched roof and is set in woodland scenery, rooms have balconies or patio doors on ground floor, beautifully clean, rooms are bright and clean, have only eaten breakfast there but this was of good quality, staff are friendly, hospitable and accommodating. We stay at this hotel whenever we visit around the Winchester area and would always book... More 

Thank Jacqueline P
Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Potters Heron on a Friday, late afternoon to avoid in mad rush later in the evening. The restaurant & bar area upon arrival look fantastic. Great layout, great lighting and a great feel. We had our 2 young children with us, and the staff were very accommodating. However when the food came, only 3 of the meals... More 

Thank Chris D
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited for the first time in a number of years as I was in the area to see some family and friends and used to go regularly in the 90s. The place has had a major makeover but in a style so curiously dated and cliched that I expected Alan Partridge to appear at any moment. The food... More 

Thank CricketJames48
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The waiting staff were very helpful and attentive and went out of their way to be friendly and polite . The food unfortunately,what little their was of it was very expensive and not particularly well cooked.The duck was return to the kitchen because it was burnt,but was sent back to table by the chef ,who told the waiter to tell... More 

Thank Jane D
Horsham West Sussex
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed here at the hotel as the final night on the way home from Devon and was disappointed. Cost of room was over £120 for the night. Whilst the room was large with a very comfy bed, the bathroom was straight out of the 80's ( as was the mould) We had a room with a balcony - that we... More 

Thank Marie M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel while visiting Peppa Pig World with my little grandson. Room was clean and staff were very pleasant. Close to Peppa Pig World so not far to drive. Breakfast each morning was very nice and staff at breakfast were excellent.

Thank Valerie A
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed overnight whilst in the area on business.Clean and comfortable room with complimentary toiletries and a decent complimentary tea and coffee tray, The evening meal was fine ,The breakfast was amusingly chaotic. I entered the breakfast area to be informed it was self service buffet. I helped myself to cereal and toast and then waited and waited for my hot... More 

1 Thank Martin M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I arrived before my friend so got a drink from the bar and sat outside to wait for her to arrive. Unfortunately there were only a few tables that had sun, they were on the smokers side, most were taken but sat at one free at the back. I had booked a table online for 6pm, the bar staff were... More 

Thank Lesley L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We decided to try somewhere different and not too far from home. The restaurant was very nice and quiet. The staff were extremely polite, friendly and helpful. The food was really good and presented very well. After we left the restaurant, there was a collection of vintage motors in the car park - a nice surprise! We will definitely be... More 

Thank Karen F
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stayed for one night as we needed a place out of the unexpected. Clean and very helpful staff and with a modern look. Thatched Hotel with a restraunt and Bar. Breakfast was average and it was self service.

1 Thank jptooling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Bar, British, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winchester Road, Ampfield SO51 9ZF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Ampfield
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8027 7800
The Potters Heron Hotel/ Restaurant features informal lunch and dinner restaurant AND bar menus, with freshly cooked seasonal changing specialities, both regional and international.Menus for special occasions, Pianist during Sunday lunch. In the summer we have an "al fresco" sun terrace with wide umbrellas ; in the winter we have a cosy log fire to warm you up. Open 7 days a week from 9.30 AM til late, our large restaurant bar is stocked with international lagers, quality ciders and 3 Hampshire Ales on tap, a large wine selection lists wines by grape variety which enables you to select your favourite wine by flavour, either by the glass or bottle. Sunday lunch with succulent roasts from 12 - 3pm Morning cappuccinos from 9.30 am, afternoon tea, espresso and liqueurs for the evening. Last orders at 9.30 PM. Plenty of free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout, THE meeting place in the green.......

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