We are passionate about delivering a traditional village pub experience and believe that being part of our local community in Crookham Village, Fleet and the surrounding areas, is important in achieving this.
Local Food and Drink
We are proud to source from local suppliers; from nearby farmers to offer the highest quality cuts of meat on our menus, to local wineries producing exquisite English sparkling wine, we have developed close relationships with our local producers to ensure our offering has travelled little distant to reach the pub.
We are also pleased to be members of Hampshire Fare, further growing our knowledge of the local ingredients according to the season, and helping them to promote the incredible food offering and talented chefs that our country has to offer.
As of 2018, The Exchequer is very proud to be supporting Hampshire charity, Piggles Trust, as it’s chosen charity.
Piggles is an organisation that aims to provide early years education to young patients across the country, in order to try and create a ‘normal’ environment within the most ‘abnormal’ of situations for unwell children.
By raising money for Piggles Trust, the charity is putting every penny towards creating a team of Nursery Nurses within all Children’s Hospitals to provide vital educational provisions which are currently so lacking.
Red Mist Ale
We also support Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, which runs a vital and often life-saving service. As part of our commitment to HIOWAA we will donate 20p from every pint of Red Mist Ale poured here at The Exchequer, so please enjoy a pint and feel good knowing that every sip is going towards a noble and community-driven cause.
Hart Leisure Centre
We love to see new developments and attractions for the local community and the brand new multi-million pound Hart Leisure Centre has certainly drawn a lot of attention and excitement. Did you know that our local leisure centre offers a multitude of activities to keep the local community active, including a 130-station gym featuring TRX, Powerplate and Watt Bike equipment; Three swimming pools, a climbing wall, 4 group exercise studios and 6 football pitches (including 2 junior FA grass pitches, a full-size artificial pitch and 4 3G pitches for 5-a-side games). If you haven’t visited yet, it’s worth checking it out.
Fleet of Foot – walking football
We are always on the look out for new ways to get involved and support our local community, so we are delighted to now be supporting Fleet of Foot, our local walking football group.
What started as a U3A team, is now an independently run, 70-strong group of men and women who meet at the new Hart Leisure Center for a fun and friendly game of walking football. (In case you haven’t heard of walking football before, it is exactly what you think; football without all that running up and down, only walking is permitted in this growing sport.)
They hold 3 football sessions a week and a growing social calendar as founder Robin’s aim is to make it an informal and friendly group which has the community’s physical and social wellbeing at it’s heart.