On a recent visit to Farnham Alex and I had an enjoyable lunch at the newly refurbished Bear and Ragged Staff pub.
Just outside of the town centre the pub has been most tastefully re-furbished, in a way that appeals to all ages of pub goers. It still maintains its cosy pub feel, with wonderful roaring open fireplaces. There is a quiet area for diners as well as the typical bar area. Along with a nice sizeable car park at the back of the pub.
The pub provides a varied menu, with freshly cooked foods. With the authentic Italian chef, the dough is freshly made every morning and this dough is used for the base on the huge choice of pizzas, as well as for the buns of the burgers that they serve, and lastly for the freshly baked bread that is served at breakfast time.
We sampled several of the delicious meals that they offer daily. We started with a Florentina pizza, the spinach on the top of the pizza was flavoured with garlic, and the base of the pizza was second to none, it was lovely and doughy with just the right amount of crunch and it came straight out of the stone baked pizza oven.
We then sampled the spaghetti bolognaise, an absolute classic dish however one prepared fresh and by and Italian chef gives it a certain special twist, it even came with a lovely little parmesan ceramic dish which was a lovely touch.
Last we sampled the burger. The freshly made bun was the perfect complement to the juicy patty along with the fresh salad and the oregano chips it was a very generous sized portion and the flavours all worked perfectly together, you could really taste the fresh ingredients.
The pub had daily deals on their menu so please make sure you have a look out for those, and they recently became the first pub to serve Heathland gin, a locally distilled gin.
In addition, the pub is a very dog friendly, with the resident pub dog Ralph who can be seen supervising and make sure the pub continues to run smoothly.
If you’re looking for a great place to stop off after a visit to the delightful shops in Farnham, then it should be on your list of places to visit. Alex and I had such a good time we are taking the rest of the team along for Friday lunch! It is one of those places that you have to try for yourself to get the full experience of what the food is like.
For more information and more about what the Bear and Ragged Staff are offering please get in touch.
01252 721 942
48 The Street,