Neatly kept 13th-c thatched inn with a friendly welcome for all, real ales and enjoyable food; comfortable bedrooms
The good pub guide review
The Chutes are a cluster of surprisingly remote villages just north of Andover, but plenty of customers manage to find their way to this long thatched pub. The beamed bar has a splendid 16th-c fireback in a huge fireplace (and a roaring winter log fire), various comfortable seats around oak tables and a peaceful local feel; there's also an extensive restaurant. The convivial landlord serves Timothy Taylors Landlord and a couple of guests such as Hatchet (named for the pub from Greene King) and Otter Bitter on handpump, eight wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies, 40 different gins and several farm ciders including a rhubarb variety; background music and board games. There are seats out on a terrace and the side grass, and a safe play area for children. The seven snug bedrooms make this a fine place to stay (dogs are welcome in a couple of rooms) and breakfasts are hearty.
The good pub guide food review
Tasty food includes lunchtime baguettes and toasties, as well as tempura prawns with sweet chilli sauce, farmhouse pâté with apricot chutney, mushroom and red pepper stroganoff, ham and eggs, beef bourguignon, calves liver and bacon with mash and onion gravy, chicken tikka masala with mango chutney, lamb shank with mint sauce and mash, salmon supreme with tarragon and hollandaise sauce, and puddings such as rhubarb crumble and custard and chocolate and coconut tart with cream.