The Greyhound On The Test To Open Mid March Offering Tasty Food And Stylish Rooms

Formerly The Greyhound Inn, The Greyhound on the Test, a historic country pub located in the village of Stockbridge, has undergone a full refurbishment and will open to the public in mid March. Located deep in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, The Greyhound on the Test will boast not only a new décor and new bedrooms, but also the appointment of its new chef, Alan Haughie, who has brought his talented touch to the menu to offer a food experience unique in the area.

The new interior design presents a contemporary look while remaining respectful of the traditional setting of the 500 year old building, creating a rustic, warm and cosy feel.  Seven individually designed bedrooms will be available, offering relaxed and stylish accommodation in an ideal location for those guests drawn to the area for the country sports for which this part of Hampshire is renowned.

The home of where fly fishing was invented, Stockbridge lies within the Test Valley which offers pristine chalk streams for the very best fly fishing available. Fly fishing is even possible from the garden of The Greyhound on the Test, with the restaurant kitchen offering to gut, clean and cook any fish caught by guests for their supper.

The restaurant has been transformed by the arrival of talented chef Alan Haughie, who brings his exciting interpretation of modern British food. With a background in classical French and European cooking, having begun his career apprenticed to Anton Edelman at the Savoy, later following him to St Quentins Brasserie, Alan then honed his skills at Pattersons of Mayfair. Latterly he was Head Chef at the boutique Hotel Terravina in the New Forest, before happily returning to his childhood roots in Stockbridge as Head Chef of The Greyhound on the Test.

With Alan at the helm, breakfast, brunch, lunch, platters and a bar menu will all be available. The Greyhound on the Test will offer something for everyone whether a light bite and a pint of ale or three courses of delicious dishes.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will reflect fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Brunch will include dishes such as smoked haddock, wilted spinach and poached egg and confit duck hash, fried duck egg and HP sauce as well as fresh juices, homemade breads, muesli and banana breads. Lunch will offer salads such as Roast squash, baby gem and almonds, a selection of light foods including Dorset crab on toast and potted shrimp. Main dishes boast Lemon scented fish crumble with seasonal greens and Braised pork belly, celeriac puree and white beans.

The mouth-watering journey continues on the pudding menu, with home-made ices and sorbets, seasonal trifle and the classic chocolate fondant.

The Greyhound on the Test will be run by Lucy Townsend who brings her expertise from The Miller Collection where she worked for five years as Chief Operation Officer and Director. Lucy played a fundamental role in the huge success of the collection from launching The Peat Spade in 2005 and overseeing consultation for The Anchor Inn and The Queens Arms. Lucy and her two business partners are set to ensure this classic country pub's standing as the destination for real ales alongside sophisticated and delicious food at great value, and with the best of country sports on the doorstep.

31 High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6EY


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