Jack Russell

Spacious brick pub with contemporary and old-style furnishings in bar and dining rooms, up-to-date food, friendly service and seats outside; dog-friendly bedrooms

Features

Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Sandwiches
Garden
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-3, 6-9 (9.30 Fri, Sat); 12-7 Sun

Typical main dish: venison and red wine sausages with truffle mash and onion gravy

Typical main dish price: £14.50

Average two course evening meal price: £23.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (4)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.95

Name of cheapest bitter: Ringwood Razorback

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms cost between £90.00 and £280.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

With its irreproachable green credentials ' water from a bore hole, electricity from a wind turbine and heating from a biomass boiler fuelled by Faccombe Forestry's cast-offs, the Jack Russell is top dog in the environmental stakes. Though the real top dogs are the landlord's companions Barnie and Betty (not jack russells, but a spaniel and a labrador). And doggie guests are welcome in some of the very well equipped bedrooms (in a separate building or the pub itself). This is a lovely spot in the midst of fine walking country. A small entrance room with armchairs and an open fire leads into the bar, where there's an informal, almost club-like feel with leather button-back wall seats, panelled walls inlaid with A-Z cartoon characters, and kitchen chairs and stools on black and white floor tiles. Cheerful, efficient young staff serve Gritchie English Lore (Guy Ritchie's brewery), Ramsbury Gold and Ringwood Razorback on handpump and quite a few wines from a thoughtful list; background music and TV. The grey-panelled dining area, split up by blue-painted wooden partitions, has mustard-coloured leather banquettes and chunky wooden chairs around a mix of tables, parquet flooring, another open fire, bunches of dried flowers and contemporary lighting. A bigger back restaurant has pale button-back sofas and white-painted chairs around wooden tables on carpet. Throughout are china plates and china dogs, books and board games. The garden has plenty of seats and tables and a pond.

The good pub guide food review

The imaginative seasonal food uses produce from the Faccombe Estate itself, including venison, game, vegetables and herbs. Dishes include Dorset blue vinney chese, poached pear, chicory and radish salad, gilthead bream, chorizo, butter bean, mussel and clam stew, wild mushroom gnocchi with garlic and sage oil and Dorset black truffle, coffee and juniper-crusted venison with venison croquette, smoked fondant potato and cauliflower purée, and puddings such as rhubarb and stem ginger crumble with rhubarb and rosehip ice-cream and calvados crème brûlée with cinnamon doughnut.

2021 Awards

Name of Licensee

Ross Nicol

Contact Details

Jack Russell, Faccombe, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 0DS

(01264) 737315