Laarsens

5-7 Wote Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7NE
Telephone(01256) 473309
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsSports TV
Opening times: 11-11 (9 Mon); 11-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Sharp's Doom Bar

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Formally the Feathers, this building is the oldest surviving pub in Basingstoke. It is rumoured that it has medieval foundations and is connected to the legendary tunnel system that appears in various structures in the town. The name is now an anagram of a famous football club of which a previous publican was an ardent supporter. Now known for being Basingstoke town’s premier ‘sports pub’, t can be a very busy venue during sports events and there are many TV screens. There is an extensive and reasonably priced menu – a speciality being the ‘big breakfast’ in the morning.