A slightly quirky pub close to countryside walks on the edge of Fordingbridge, an historic riverside town on the north west border of The New Forest. As well as having 4 en suite rooms, AJs is home to superchef Scott Bennett and probably the best Knickerbocker Glory on the planet.
And....... SOUTH REGION WINNER OF MARSTON'S PUB OF THE YEAR 2016 - BEST PUB RESTAURANT,
What they say on Trip Advisor
"booked in for brunch the last day of our camping trip. what a lovely place! ordered two breakfasts and beans on toast for our son plus coffee. coffee came out (proper coffee!) with a round of toast with butter and marmalade. the breakfast was cooked well and tasted great, mushrooms were delicious.
paid via groupon as they had a deal on at the time but would have happily paid full price plus more, thought it was very reasonable. dogs welcome and lots of books and things to look at to keep the kids happy."
"The Chef, Scott, produces amazing menus, featuring local produce and se food. There's also regular theme nights, including a regular Thai Taster evening with a set menu."
BAR OPENING AND CHECK IN TIMES
MONDAY-THURSDAY 12-2.30 then 6-10.30
FRIDAY 12-2.30 then 5-11.30
SATURDAY all day. 9am - 11.30pm
SUNDAY Lunch orders taken 12-4. Closed in the evening
MONDAY: (no food on Mondays)
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 12-2 then 6.30 - 9
SATURDAY: 9am - 9pm (see MENUS)
SUNDAY: 12 - 4.00
OCTOBER AT AJs
TAPAS. Feeling peckish but want something more than crisps and nuts? We now have a fabulous TAPAS menu.
Our gourmet handmade pizzas and flatbreads are now available Tuesday - Friday and ALL DAY SATURDAY. (Eat in or takeaway) They will shortly be available on Mondays as well so we will be serving food 7 days a week.
SUNDAYS - a slight change. Orders for lunch will be taken 12 - 4 but we will close in the evening. Lunch will be accompanied by gentle, acoustic music from The Bookshop Boys
Artist of the Month is CHARLES TWIGG - exquisite, intricate pen drawing of trees funnily enough.
Music for OCTOBER is from Matt Black - funny AND a brilliant pianist. Saturday 22 October. And don't forget every Sunday lunchtime with the Bookshop Boys - acoustic, relaxing.
We are now open all day from 9am on SATURDAYS for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, cream teas and dinner as well as pizzas and tapas.
AJs LOYALTY CARD. Apply for one next time you are in and enjoy discounts and freebies.
THE WEEK AT AJs........... (pizzas Tuesday - Saturday. Eat in or Takeaway)
Movie Monday. (kitchen closed) Starts 7.30. See FACEBOOK for upcoming film. 3rd Monday is given over to The Bookshop Boys who meet here for a relaxed jamming session. Come and join in or just watch and listen, it's a magical evening.
Thai Tuesday. Authentic menu in the evening devised by Scott and Thai ex colleague. Thai Tapas - £21.95 for 2 and Takeaway.
Wednesday Night Special. 2 or 3 of our main courses are reduced to £7.95. Our own cycling club - The AJ Wheelers - meet at 7pm on Wednesdays. Everyone welcome even if you are on holiday and fancy a ride. All draughts are £2 a pint from 9pm but when they're gone they're gone.
Thursday Fun Quiz with music and 2 for 1 on pizzas. It's a sort of Family Fortunes meets Play Your Cards Right with live music from a solo act in between the questions AND there is 2 for 1 pizzas for participants. You could win big money at the end of the evening with the Play Your Cards Right section. No intellect required!! Fishy Friday. Some very special fish dishes including our fabulous
sharing platter. The Fish of the Day have included corvina and shark!
Super Saturday. Open all day 9am - 11.30pm. PIZZAS all day - eat in or takeaway.
Breakfast. 9am - 11.30am
Lunch 12 - 2pm
Afternoon teas and milkshakes. 2.30pm - 5pm
Dinner. 6.30pm - 9pm
For walkers and cyclists - Eat or drink with us and feel free to leave your car while you go off exploring. We can give you maps, ideas and directions.
Motorbikers. Free drinkies - "Shampagne, coke and lemonade.
For classic car drivers. Bring your machine for all to admire and enjoy free starters to go with " 2 lunchtime mains for £14.95" well as free "Shampagne", coke and lemonade. There is outside undercover seating.
Sunday lunch from 12 - around 4pm. Gentle music from The Bookshop Boys