Crown28 Wickham Road, Shirley
This Ember Inns pub has a large restaurant area, and specialises in its food options although there is plenty of room for patrons only wishing to drink. There is a large conservatory and a pleasant garden. Following an extensive refurbishment in 2016 there are now eight hand-pumps, and Ember Ale has been added to the list of regulars alongside Brakspear Bitter. The guest beers change regularly and can come from anywhere in the UK. Note that if you arrive by car between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, you have to purchase a ticket from the machine in the car park; you can reclaim the cost at the bar when you order food or drink.