10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STATION HOUSE
30th November 2016
With The Station House now open, here’s everything you need to know about the town’s newest destination.
There’s more to the logo than meets the eye
The striking Station House logo celebrates the brasserie’s railway heritage by combining a traditional locomotive illustration with an upturned wine glass to represent a train tunnel to encapsulate the all-day dining and drinking experience.
French brasserie meets modern excellence
The Station House is unlike any other pub in the Upham collection. The original Victorian inn has been styled to reflect a French brasserie while celebrating its railway heritage. The décor combines splashes of bold colours, luxurious soft furnishings and tasteful furniture to create a modern twist on an art deco inspired style.
Extending over two floors, the bar area offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy a drink – including craft ale from the Upham Brewery – with a glass fronted café area offering an ideal spot for lunch or a bite to eat during the day. A brasserie area is also reserved for more formal dining occasions and guests can enjoy drinks on the impressive open air terrace. The new pub and brasserie accommodates 130 diners with 40 covers in an outdoor terrace area, as well as offering 16 boutique bedrooms.
Expect locally sourced produce
Food is available seven days a week with menus updated regularly with core focus on locally sourced and seasonal produce. Diners can select from an array of traditional French dishes with a modern British twist.
Head chef Savio Pereira has put his twist on French classics such as short rib beef Bourguignon served with roasted parsnips, to whole pan fried rainbow trout with brioche croutons. Not forgetting to mention delectable desserts including dark chocolate bouchon served with indulgent white chocolate and hazelnut praline parfait or a cherry and frangipane torte with blackberry compote and peach melba ice cream.
Remember, remember the 22 November
The Station House arrived in Haslemere on Tuesday 22nd November debuting with a week of soft launch activities and an official VIP night on Wednesday 30th November.
It’s a family affair
The Station House’s sister site, The Swan Inn Chiddingfold is located on the edge of the beautiful Surrey countryside and attracts locals and those further afield to enjoy their sensational food offering. The Inn won ‘The Best Pub in Surrey’ at the 2016 National Pub & Bar Awards and customers of The Station House will recognise the same high quality standard of food and service that The Swan Inn is renowned for.
Upham’s most ambitious investment to date
The Station House has been Upham’s most ambitious venture to date. Following a £3 million investment and working alongside one of Hampshire’s most respected interiors and architects, Simmons Associates – The Station House, has been completely transformed with no expense spared and returned to its former glory from a dilapidated Victorian building to a striking and spacious French brasserie and bar.
Meet the team
More than 40 full and part time jobs for the area have been created. Team members have been recruited from the local area and existing Upham sites, including Sean Clapson, previously the general manager of The Wheelwright’s Arms who takes the reigns here in Haslemere.
Savio Pereira also joins as head chef from the neighbouring Upham pub, The Swan Inn, as part of the group’s dedicated training programme to nurture existing team members and develop ambitious individuals in the hospitality sector.
Just call us Platform 4
Its convenient location directly opposite Haslemere Station makes the bar and brasserie the perfect destination for commuters to pop in for a morning coffee or after-work drink. Set on the border of three counties – Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire – The Station House is ideally located for those exploring the beautiful area of the South Downs.
It’s in our blood
In 1853 a Bill of Parliament was passed to build a new railway line to connect London to Portsmouth and in 1958, the line opened a station in the quaint and charming market town of Haslemere. Shortly afterwards, The Railway Hotel opened directly opposite Haslemere Station to cater for the sudden influx of railway passengers.
In the early 1900s, the name was changed to the Haslemere Hotel and this soon became the Inn on the Hill. After a succession of owners and managers, the inn closed and fell into disrepair before the Upham Pub Company took over in January 2016 and vowed to restore the beautiful Victorian building to its former glory.
There’s always room at ours
From 16 stylish top spec bedrooms, exquisite French cuisine, an open air terrace, warm welcome and first class service, there’s really no need to suggest anywhere else.