OPENING HOURS – from 14th October 2019

Open at 11.30hrs seven days/week.

Close at 2300hrs (Mon-Sat) and 2000hrs (Sun)

Lunch service 1200-1430hrs (Mon-Sat); 1200-1700hrs (Sun)

Dinner service 1800-2130hrs (Mon-Sat). No dinner service on Sundays.

**Please note that because we are a busy, thriving pub that freshly prepares and cooks all of our food, we cannot hold onto booked tables for longer than 20 minutes. Please do let us know if you are running late.**


Christmas Eve open 1130hrs – 2300hrs

Lunch service 1200-1430hrs

Dinner service 1800-2030hrs

Christmas Day open 1100hrs – 1300hrs

No food but open for drinks

 Boxing Day open 1200hrs – 1700hrs

Lunch service 1200-1500hrs

 New Year’s Eve open 1130hrs – late

Lunch service 1200-1430hrs

Dinner service 1800-2100hrs

 New Year’s Day open 1200hrs – 1700hrs

Lunch service 1200-1500hrs


For dinner party bookings of 10+ please contact James ( or Diana (

We are able to host all sorts of small gatherings – to date we have had post funeral groups looking for a relaxed place to have a drink and simple buffet; baby showers; work away days; film nights, and are looking forward to hosting our first wedding party in May. For more info please email


We are a very dog friendly pub and welcome well behaved pooches of all sizes and shape. However, we do have limited tables that can host your four legged friend so please let us know at the time of booking. Dogs are not allowed in the dining area upstairs and must be kept on a lead in the pub and garden.


Our “Green Room” is perfect for private room hire (corporate/team days). Corporate hire available Monday to Thursday. Includes large screen TV (for projection), flip chart and pens. Room hire fee based on minimum spend of £300/d (lunch/coffees etc).

Please contact James ( or Diana ( for more information and to book.

Chris Garrand - As a student back in the 1970s and early 80s I lived in both South Stoke and Midford and frequented the Packhorse often (used to walk up from Midford to play shoveha'penny). Even when I lived across town I still used to walk out for a few drinks. Ray was the landlord. It was - and still is - my ideal of what a pub should be.