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Walter's Basin Pub or the Basshole Pub

859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
+1 603-968-4412
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (8 reviews)
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never ever had a bad meal or service and we have been coming here for over 5 years. We always recommend to friends if you want a meal that is consistent then go to Walter's. Great view also. Just in summer make sure to make...More

Thank Lakemama23
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of the lake. Relaxed atmosphere with great food! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Staff was all really friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Danigirl87
Reviewed 27 January 2018

An outstanding menu ! Excellent food well presented and graciously served. Welcoming staff in a dining room with gorgeous views of the lake. A bit pricey but worth the price. Ample parking and clean restrooms.

1  Thank Len R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great location with interesting views of a classic lake harbor. The food and service is always acceptable. There can be a little wait time when filled with tourists, but it's worth the time to settle in to a good meal. I'll bet Fonda and Hepburn...More

2  Thank Russell C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My husband and I went to lunch here on a quiet Tuesday. There was a private party in the main Restaurant but the bar has plenty of tables and places at the bar to sit. We each ordered a "Basin Burger" ($11.00) A nice meat...More

1  Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

After a long day skiing we stop at this restaurant heading back to our hotel in Lincoln, NH. What a great choice, service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious. We tried the Burger, The Steak Sandwich and the Chicken tenders. Everything was to...More

2  Thank mafe1999
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I stayed at the Inn on Golden Pond in Holderness, NH December 31st to January 2nd, celebrating New Year's--my fourth time this time of year. Two couples from England and I went to Walter's Basin for dinner on Monday night, January 1st. I had the...More

2  Thank BostonBrownie
Reviewed 4 January 2018

What's to say......The view of Squam Lake is wonderful, the food is excellent, the staff is most accommodating, and you leave feeling refreshed, well fed, and satisfied with the amount you spent.

2  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We shared loaded chips for an appetizer. Tons of cheese, some jalapeños, and sour cream on the side. Yum they disappeared quickly. Three of us got fish, and my husband got a Cobb salad. Reportedly the trout and salmon were awesome, and my husband very...More

2  Thank Bealeave
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Big portions of heavy food. I did not care for the mussels at all--in a heavy sweet sauce and did not taste fresh. My husbands burger was fine. Salads were pretty good, but big, so I should have just stuck with the salad as a...More

2  Thank Suzanne R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 859 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245-5626
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Holderness
  • Phone Number: +1 603-968-4412
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