“Spanish tapas in the English countryside” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Alresford - famous for its watercress, steam railway and clear-running chalk streams - has rather improbably added a sunny slice of the Med to its quintessentially English appeal with the arrival of Pulpo Negro. There's a smart-casual, modern feel-good vibe about the place, with its floorboards, café-style chairs, pews and wooden tables. On offer, an appealing tapas menu and well-selected Spanish wines.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 11
- Wines under £30: 9
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: Modern Spanish
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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