We are always keen to hear what our customers think about us, our pub, our food and drink. Naturally, we hope that it is all good but we always appreciate being told if things weren’t quite right as well because we will move heaven and earth to make them right before our customers get up to leave, if we possibly can.

Here is a selection of reviews that our customers have left for us:

Had a great night
Food grand
Company grand
Guinness excellent
Ireland beating New Zealand Outstanding !!!

Marty Nov 16

Dear Deer’s Hut Team,
Just a quick thank you to everyone who made our wedding day so special. To food was fabulous, we have had lots of comments since, saying how good it was. The staff were brilliant, all so friendly and the layout of the marquee and garden looked great!, better than we had imagined. It all made for a fabulous day.

Many Thanks

Kevin and Claire Oct 2016

To all the team at The Deer Hut,

I wanted to send you this note to thank you all for a wonderful meal yesterday.

We were staying at Old Thorns and booked a table at your restaurant for my wife’s 40th birthday. Having eaten  at your restaurant before we knew that the food and atmosphere would be perfect for my wife’s special occasion and for our two young boys.

It was a lovely surprise to see that you had decorated the table with confetti and a 40th balloon. Thank you so much.

I have to say, of all the pubs we have eaten at, The Deer Hut is our favourite by a long way!! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere warming, comfortable and relaxing, and of course topped by amazing food and drinks.

We would highly recommend you to all our friends and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank you again, you helped make it special for all of us.

Dave June 2016


Good afternoon
After a second visit to your pub yesterday I felt compelled to write to tell you what amazing service and food we have had on both occasions. Your staff are really helpful and welcoming and the food was just lovely I thought you might like to know it’s nice to get good feed back we will be back again
Many thanks

Tara Lee April 2016


To you and all your wonderful staff, Lees 40th was fantastic, the décor, food, staff and general ambience at the Deer’s Hut was more than we could have hoped for. You all made this into a wonderful evening for all.

We have had so many comments back and particularly re the scrumptious food – thank you Chef!

Jacqui & Lee Johnson July 15

Thank you so much to you all for making my “rather big” birthday special. The table position was perfect for us and looked super with the balloon to finish it off.
We had a very happy evening and all enjoyed our food.

Thank you again and good wishes

Angela Moss June 15

We visited your establishment for the first time on Sunday for lunch. We were a mixed group of 4, of all ages and just wanted to say what a wonderful meal we had – the roast was fantastic and cooked exactly as we asked.

Your pub has a wonderful ambience and all the staff very pleasant and gave great service. We will definitely be back!

Many thanks.

Siobhan & David Hume March 15

Today along with my wife , two friends and our 4 dogs we walked then came back to your Pub …My wife and I had never been in before and we weren’t disappointed …the service was first class being able to bring our dogs in was lovely …the food was superb I treated myself to a Roast beef dinner …and the horse radish sauce …well let’s just say it cleared my sinuses ..

We will be back minus the dogs on occasions and with them also

Many thanks for a great outing with good friends

Tim and Jan Baines February 15

I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thanks so much for the great evening we had on the 6th. It was my wife’s 40th bday and the table decorations and balloons were really appreciated. Not only did you over deliver on with that, the food and service were fantastic!

Thank you very much for making it a special night for us all and well done on being the best pub in area. You deserve the success and please extend the thanks to the whole team.

See you soon,

Jon Fairs February 15

A blissful autumnal Sunday: a lovely walk and then delicious lunch at the Deer’s Hut. We only found this warm and welcoming pub at the last minute after phoning around for dog-friendly pub. Owner Debbie and her team, were hard at work behind the busy bar and as friendly and charming in person as on the phone. Every table was full but it was no problem to serve us; we sat in the elegant garden and had only time to down a pint of Doom Bar before an exceptional lunch was before us. Fabulous and feather-light Yorkshire puds, melting belly of pork, crisp vegetables…even the hamburger was special. We will be back!

Sarah and family (and Boston the pug), south London September 2014

On behalf of the Emerson Fareham Office I wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing BBQ on Saturday. I have been inundated with people saying how great it was. The food was amazing and the effort with the outside dining area and the games was really appreciated. Hopefully next year we will get our act together and make it in full sunshine.
Thank You for an Excellent event for us.

Kind Regards, Lea

“Whilst staying at a nearby hotel myself and my colleagues went to The Deer’s Hut on our first night of our weeklong stay. We had great food and the staff made us feel welcomed after a long travel day. We enjoyed the meal so much we kept going back. We tried various dishes and all were 5 star quality and taste. The staff were very friendly and courteous. If you are in the area I highly recommend this fine establishment for dining and local flavor. Well done!”

Visited February 2014 – Craig H – From Tripadvisor

“Just wanted to say a very big thank for a lovely day on Sunday. Julian was thrilled to see so many family and friends there and the delicious food and welcoming atmosphere really made his day.

We can see why The Deer’s Hut has such a well-deserved reputation – keep up the good work!!”

With many thanks once again, Zoe Young and family.

“Thank you so much for being so fantastic! Each and every one of you ensured that we had a perfect wedding reception. Everyone commented on how professional the staff were and how everything went so smoothly, what a brilliant team. We can’t thank you enough, you were just wonderful.”

James and Tamsin

“We came to The Deer’s Hut on the recommendation of our daughter who thought it would be a superb venue for our 50th Wedding Celebration..she was not wrong. We had the most splendid evening – the welcoming beautifully dressed table, the balloon and the wonderfully presented and amazing food, all went to making an unforgettable occasion. The waitresses couldn’t do enough for us- We could recommend your establishment (and have) to anyone and will surely visit again”

Thanks again Ruth Webb