A beautiful country pub, 5 minutes from Alton

Welcome to The Rose & Crown. Located just minutes from the A31 near Farnham and Alton, The Rose & Crown is a traditional, and cosy village pub in the heart of Upper Farringdon, Hampshire.

Set within the South Downs National Park, enjoying a backdrop of picturesque Hampshire countryside that is immersed in history. It is widely believed that the pub was originally built as an ale house in 1810 by Edward Knight, the brother of the celebrated novelist Jane Austen. Visit the Jane Austen Museum, just 2 miles down the road, in the neighbouring village of Chawton.

Known as the 'hidden gem of Alton', enjoy freshly prepared, quality food, and a refreshing drink amongst good company, here at The Rose & Crown. Pre-bookings are recommended.

The Rose and Crown large garden
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Excellent Sunday Lunch
"This pub has a lovely location and the outside seating is beautiful, surrounded by hanging baskets in one area and overlooking the countryside in the garden seating area. The service was very good and the staff are very helpful and pleasant. The pub offers a varied menu plus 4 options for a Sunday roast we went for the pork. The pork was tender and tasty along with the roast potatoes and especially good veg that had a hint of garlic. The bottomless Yorkshire puddings were great and we managed a second. We finished our meal with gelato. This is such a nice place to relax and enjoy a meal."
TripAdvisor, August 2023
Very good food and a beautiful garden
"What a spectacular and beautifully located pub. We came here for dinner with two vegans, one shellfish allergy, and one relatively straightforward diner! We sat in the garden, done in "cottage garden" style and truly a beautiful and relaxing space. Great service, especially double-checking things around the vegan choices and the allergies. Food itself was lovely. I wish we lived nearer!"
TripAdvisor, August 2023
Amazing birthday lunch with friends
"It's the first time I've eaten there in a while and the food and staff were amazing. Sitting in the garden to enjoy the weather and surroundings, the staff were very attentive. The roast dinner was the best I've had in a while and the addition of bottomless yorkshire puddings was great considering how the chef has mastered that. We had a slight issue with one of the meals, but this was dealt with quickly, super professionally and without any trouble (I always think it's not about having a faultless experience but how any issues are dealt with that set a place apart). Lovely deserts, and a great experience all round. We'll all be back soon."
TripAdvisor, August 2023
Great service as always
"Our favourite local pub. Service is always good, staff are polite and friendly and always very welcoming. Just as important, the food is very good and the garden in particular is a lovely place to relax. There is such a nice atmosphere, its just a really nice place to enjoy good food and spend a few hours."
TripAdvisor, August 2023

Festive Celebration Planning

The festive season will be here before you know it, and it really is the most wonderful time of the year for celebrating and catching up with friends, old and new.

Our Festive Set Menu is full to the brim with all the Christmas classics and seasonal flavours; so, book your seat at our table and relax amongst good company, as we combine our magical hospitality, and delicious food here set against the beautiful backdrop of Farringdon.

Make Christmas more fun

Step inside our quintessential village pub and let the festive celebrations begin. We have a host of special events taking place throughout the festive season, ranging from a Christmas-themed Quiz Night and Festive Wreath-Making Workshop to an evening of festive tunes performed by the Alton Rock Choir, and a Beatles-mania inspired party on New Year's Eve.

Private Dining & Celebrations

Are you planning a special occasion and looking for somewhere to host?

Hire our beautiful private dining space, The Garden Room, and celebrate in great company over quality food and drink. Plan your event, with a menu tailored to suit your needs, plus enjoy direct access out into our country pub garden. Should you have a large event, we can also offer an Exclusive Hire of the pub, so please get in touch with us today, and we can get planning.

The Rose & Crown is part of New Dawn Pubs, a recently formed group with a small collection of pubs and inns in Surrey and Hampshire. New Dawn Pubs has been founded by the original team behind another award-winning local pub business, and they have over a century of combined experience running pubs, so you're in safe hands when you visit!