The Crossways Inn
At the Crossways, we pride ourselves on being the social centre of our village. Our customers are from a wide mix of backgrounds and ages, everyone mixing freely in our two bars – a comfortable saloon bar and an old-fashioned, quarry-tiled “public” with a darts board.
We do not have a juke box - we believe that the emphasis should be on conversation and laughter. Our specialism is traditional beers and ciders but, of course, we also like to provide “something for everyone”, with a range of lagers, wines, spirits and liqueurs. Our wholesome lunches (not available Sundays) are good value, our meat pies receiving particular praise. We provide evening meals only on Wednesdays, when our usual lunch menu is supplemented by traditional Fish & Chips; or on occasional ‘theme’ evenings. Other evenings are food-free (apart from the usual crisps and a range of other packaged snacks) with the emphasis on socialising. Well-behaved dogs may also mingle! Children under 10 are not permitted in the bars, but we have a pleasant garden in which they are welcome under supervision.
Food. At lunchtime we serve a range of meals including homemade soup, sandwiches, ploughman’s lunch and main meals, including a range of pies from a carefully selected supplier who makes delicious and tightly-filled shortcrust pastry pies, including the popular Steak and Stilton variety. Chips are optional here, as we believe in providing the healthier alternative of boiled potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Beers and ciders. We provide a range of great real ales and ciders. Our three regular beers are old favourite Courage Best1 and Hop Back Brewery’s Crop Circle2, served by handpull, and Arundel Sussex IPA3 direct from the cask. Up to five additional “guest” ales are also served straight from the cask and brought from the cellar to the bar by our friendly staff. These guest beers include a mix from fairly local breweries such as Frensham, Arundel, W J King, Upham, Bowman and Langham’s, together with less usual ales from further afield – perhaps Woods from Shropshire, Church End from Warwickshire or Downton from Wiltshire. In addition to our beers, we serve a range of 3 or 4 traditional ciders from casks stillaged behind the bar. These may be from any of the remaining family cider-makers in the West Country, Kent or Norfolk. Our lager range is small, but quality is foremost, Kozel (from Czech Republic), Stella Artois and Carlsberg normally being available.
Cellar policy. Many pubs these days serve their real ales chilled and with excessive amounts of retained carbon dioxide but we pride ourselves on our cellar skills, allowing our beers to condition in the naturally cool cellar, with proper use of hard and soft spiles to allow a controlled level of natural CO2 to remain in the beer, the excess being vented to the air before tapping. We also have a policy that if you think you have been served a “duff” pint, we will exchange it with good grace and without question! Our reputation has ensured that we are a regular entry in CAMRA’s GOOD BEER GUIDE and have won awards as Surrey’s “Pub of the Year” and “Cider Pub of the Year”
Getting to us. We are on the A287 between Hindhead and Farnham. Click here for a map. By public transport we can be reached from morning opening time until early evening (Monday to Saturday only) by the hourly Stagecoach bus service no. 19 which runs from Aldershot and Farnham to Haslemere and back, connecting with South West Trains services at those towns.
Monday to Thursday:
11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday:
11am to 11pm
12 midday to 4pm, 7pm to 11pm
11am to 1pm
Monday to Saturday lunchtime:
12 midday to 2pm
6.30pm to 9pm
Also occasional special evenings
No food on Sundays or Christmas Day
Please note that, to provide the best possible value, we do not accept credit or debit cards - we prefer not to pass on the additional costs to all of our customers. A cash machine (ATM) is available at the nearby Churt News (Londis) shop during their opening hours. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Telephone: (01428) 714323
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* The Crossways Appreciation Society
is run by customers, independently
from the Crossways and its management
We are in
The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2016
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