The pub is in the small village of the same name, between Fair Oak and Colden Common on the B3354 – the old main route from Winchester to Portsmouth.
There are views of the water from most of the back of the pub. There’s also an outside seating area, which overlooks the lake.
About this burger
- Date visited: 21 November 2015
- Name on menu: “7oz burger”
- Price: £9.89
How this burger scored
The burger had a nice smokey taste initially.
But it was quite well-cooked, had a dense texture and tasted like cheap frozen burger. A bit disappointing.
Chips – 6/10
Triple-cooked chips, which I’m not overly keen on usually. But did the job this time. Modest portion.
Bun – 8/10
Broiche bun. Fresh and soft. No complaints.
Toppings and accompaniments – 7/10
Smoked cheddar, sweetcure bacon, gherkin relish, fresh tomato and lettuce in the burger. No other accompaniments on the side.
I didn’t really notice the relish.
Ambience – 9/10
Very relaxing pub with nice decor. There are numerous open fires and wood beams. It feels cosy even though it’s quite a large space.
Very nice for a winter’s evening.
Bombardier “Glorious English”, Sharp’s “Doom Bar” and St Austell’s “Tribute” were all available on tap. No local ales though.
I had a pint of Tribute, which was in OK condition.
Ketchup, mayo and proper English mustard available.
The staff bring the condiments to your table at the start of the meal. I’d have preferred to be able to help myself.
Presentation – 4/5
Came on a rectangular plate and looked the part.
Service – 4/5
Excellent and attentive service.
Tiff’s chips were cold. But there were no problems fetching a fresh batch.
Value for money – 4/5
Less than a tenner and pretty substantial.
Penalties – 0
No metal pails, wooden boards, lack of chips or use of the word “artisan” here.
As this is the first in the series, the Fisher’s Pond automatically goes straight into the top slot in my quest for Hampshire’s best burger.
Info: The Fisher’s Pond is at Main Road, Fishers Pond, Eastleigh, SO50 7HG. Phone 023 8069 2209.