Foodie Days Out in Hampshire
Hampshire is well known for its fine local produce and there are lots of foodie days out waiting for you to discover.
Vineyards & Brewery Tours
Sample Hampshire’s finest sparkling wines at Hattingley Valley and Hambledon Vineyard.
At Hattingley Valley take a tour of the vineyard and taste a glass of their Classic Cuvee.
For a truly authentic experience, book the premium package which includes food at the multi award-winning local pub The Yew Tree.
At Hambledon Vineyard, enjoy the standard tours and tasting as well as the unique wine making experience where you can create your own bespoke bottle of Hambledon fizz.
Other vineyard tours in the county include Three Choirs Vineyard (former Wickham), which offers a tutored wine and cheese tasting and Cottonworth, which offers tours, wine tasting and a wine makers lunch.
Setley Ridge Vineyard in the New Forest also offers tours and tastings.
If you enjoy wine tasting, book a session with Hampshire Wine School, which even offers classes for beer, whisky and gin tasting!
For fine beer and ale, take a tour at Ringwood Brewery in the New Forest which has had a long association with beer since medieval times.
Tours include a complimentary drink and an insight into the brewery.
In north Hampshire, visit Andwell Brewery which is an award-winning family run business.
Meet the team and learn how they craft their quality real ales, as well indulging in a beer tasting session.
For a more unusual experience go on board the real ale train on the Watercress Line which serves ale from a restored bar carriage pulled by a steam locomotive.
Bombay Sapphire recently opened its doors to the public for the first time at historic Laverstoke Mill, which used to produce the bank note paper for the Bank of England.
Take the self discovery experience and learn about the distillation process and the botanicals used to create the world famous gin.
At the end of the experience you’ll receive a complimentary cocktail which is personalised to your choice of favourite aromas and flavours.
The distillery also offers a gin workshop and cocktail masterclass with one of their gin experts.
Farm Shops & Local Produce
Nearby you’ll find Laverstoke Park Farm, which is run by Jody Scheckter, former F1 world champion racing driver.
The farm has won awards for their buffalo and meat products.
Visit the farm shop for tasty organic meat, vegetables, dairy, confectionary and farm made pasties.
You can also pick your own fruit and vegetables at Durleighmarsh Farmshop near Petersfield.
There’s different fruit such as blueberries, sunberries and tayberries as well as pick-your own flowers and herbs.
Farm butchery workshops take place at Parsonage Farm in Andover including sausage, lamb and pork.
There’s also a popular charcuterie workshop with Marc Frederic Berry, Britain's only French registered Boucher-Charcutier-traiteur.
At Newlyns Farm in North Warnborough you’ll find a range of cookery experiences at their cookery school.
From a Taste of Italy to Tapas and Spanish wine classes, there are lots to choose from.
Emsworth Cookery School also offers an exciting range of classes including a pasta masterclass and a Chinese banquet.
For something really unique and special, book the masterclasses at Lime wood and get the chance to cook with celebrity chef Angela Hartnett.
Regular baking demonstrations can also be found at Winchester City Mill, which is a working water mill that produces stone-ground wholemeal flour.
Other foodie experiences in Hampshire include chocolate workshops in Alresford at Chocolate Craft, cupcake classes at Cann-Do! Cakes and jam making classes at Hampshire Jam and Chutney Company.
See our list below for more ideas on excursions and foodie days out in Hampshire.
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The Terrace restaurant at The Montagu Arms - experience Michelin-starred fine dining at its best.
Hampshire Wine School hosts Wine Tastings in 2 main locations for now - Wine Tastings in Winchester, and Wine Tastings in Southampton. Both locations have easy to reach venues, centrally located with excellent transport links.
Hattingley Valley Wines offers a fascinating insight into the world of grape growing and wine making in the UK with guided tours of our vineyard and purpose-built winery. Our facilities may be hired for private and corporate events.
Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Alresford
Chocolate Craft are an award-winning chocolate company producing handcrafted chocolates for customers throughout the UK, including Fortnum & Mason and offer chocolate making workshops.
Set in beautiful, tranquil countryside on the Hampshire/Sussex border, a stone's throw from Petersfield, Durleighmarsh Farm offers a huge range of top quality pick-your-own fruit and vegetable crops throughout the season.
Located in rural Hampshire just 60 miles from London, Laverstoke Mill is a site steeped in natural beauty, sitting astride the crystal clear River Test and situated within a Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Come and visit our vineyard for a tour and tasting session.
Delicious America food and burgers in the heart of Winchester.
Andwell Brewing Company brewed its first pint in October 2008. Since then, Andwell’s has established a reputation for producing cask and bottled beers of the highest quality. Andwell's has a brewery shop and offers brewery tours.
Monty's Inn New Forest pub is situated in the picturesque village of Beaulieu,at the Montagu Arms Hotel. A quaint and relaxing Inn, boasting a relaxed and warm atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious homemade food and local ale.
A Millennium of milling history. Rebuilt in 1744 on an earlier medieval site, the working watermill spans the River Itchen. Flour making demonstrations take place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Southsea Beach Cafe is positioned right on the beach at South Parade Pier.
6oz burgers lies in the heart of Southsea’s bohemian food district on Osborne road and was the winner of The News WOW awards 2015 ‘Best food/drink venue’ for Portsmouth and surrounding areas.
The Courtyard restaurant and cafe is located in the beautiful Southsea Castle and serves fantastic food and beverages.
- 17 Dec 2016 To 17 Dec 2016
During this Christmas chocolate making workshop you will create your own unique festive recipe from a range of fine Christmas based ingredients and culinary alcohols.
7Bone Burger Co. services up American comfort food classics including our well hung dry aged burgers, smokehaus BBQ, craft beers and cocktails with excellent service in the heart of Southampton.
The award winning vineyard in the South Downs National Park, Hambledon is open for tours throughout the year.
The Rockstone is a vibrant city centre pub serving a wide selection of craft beer, real ale and ciders from our 9 cask and 12 keg taps. Also on offer is a full wine list and an ever evolving range of 200+ spirits on the back bar.
The Angel and the Blue Pig is a quirky pub in the beautiful New Forest town of Lymington.