Summer 2023

20 | LUXlife Magazine he Hangers Way is a 21-mile long-distance footpath through rural Hampshire. Starting at Alton railway station it trails through the beautiful Hampshire countryside finishing at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, south of Petersfield. Located in the village of Oakhanger, on the East Worldham to Selborne part of the trail, The Hanger Country Pub and Restaurant makes for the perfect pit-stop to take a break and refuel. Thought to date back as far as 1550, and previously known as The Red Lion and The Rising Sun Inn, The Hanger offers seasonal food, local ale, plus a range of delicious bar snacks. A hidden gem of a place, the pub has seen a complete renovation and features a large, contemporary dining room, with floor to ceiling glass panels allowing the natural light to flood in, an array of quirky artwork adorning the walls, and an eclectic mix of beautiful soft furnishings. This is where the chef showcases the best in seasonal food, championing Hampshire’s best suppliers, with dishes such as dressed Portland crab, and roast breast of Creedy Carver duck. This seasonal, fresh menu, created to highlight and pay homage to the area, changes regularly in order to keep up-to-date and to keep its customers coming back for more! There is a Sunday menu on offer as well, boasting hearty roast dinners with all the trimmings, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options too, so no-one needs to feel left out! There’s also a wide selection of beverages available, and guests can enjoy anything from a pint of Hampshire real ale, to something from the extensive gin menu, which can be supped both in the dining area with a meal, or in the cosy bar area along with a selection of delicious bar snacks. On sunny days, why not take your drinks outside and sit on the secluded terrace or lawn and watch the world go by? What’s more, your four-legged best friends are able to join you on the bar side or outside too, with treats and water bowls always available to refresh your canine pals after a walk. It is thanks to this attention to details, along with the impressive and distinct menu, that has earned The Hanger Country Pub and Restaurant the title of Best Contemporary Casual Dining Experience 2023 – Hampshire in the Restaurant and Bar Awards 2023. So, why not don your walking boots, enjoying a pleasant stroll through the stunning Hampshire countryside and finish with a much-needed visit to The Hanger? You certainly won’t be disappointed! Company: The Hanger Freehouse Web Address: Best Contemporary Casual Dining Experience 2023 - Hampshire Situated in a quiet village and surrounded by the stunning countryside of Hampshire, The Hanger Country Pub and Restaurant (The Hanger) is a real hidden gem. An exciting menu full of local delicacies sits alongside an array of tantalising beverages to ensure that this is one visit you won’t forget in a hurry! We find out more as this delightful establishment receives recognition in the Restaurant and Bar Awards 2023. T May23098