Pubs in Hampshire
If you're looking for a relaxed, casual ambience with great food and drink, then our traditional Hampshire’s pubs have been welcoming visitors for centuries and each offers its own unique character and experience.
Warm up besides a glowing open fire and perhaps enjoy a pint of local ale in the winter, or take advantage of our relaxing beer gardens and terraces during balmy summer evenings
Many pubs in Hampshire offer delicious home-cooked food and fine local cask ales while others offer beer gardens, a fascinating history or a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The picturesque villages of the Test Valley and East Hampshire in the Hampshire South Downs are particularly noted for their hidden gems.
Here you’ll find thatched roofs, wooden beams, ancient flagstones, warming fires and bags of character.
A selection of the best pubs in Hampshire
We’ve put together a small selection of traditional Hampshire pubs below, to give you a taster.
Located within the beautiful village of West Meon, The Thomas Lord, with two AA Rosettes, offers outstanding British-sourced food in a cosy, friendly atmosphere.
It is named after the founder of Lord’s cricket ground.
The Hampshire Bowman in Dundridge is a traditional country freehouse serving real ales, real ciders and real food all year round. It has been in the CAMRA good pub guide for over 25 years.
The Mayfly pub at Wherwell has glorious views over the River Test and features a riverside terrace as well as a cosy bar.
The Star at East Tytherley is a traditional country pub tucked away in the heart of the Test Valley. It uses seasonal local produce in its tempting menus.
Try hearty Ploughman’s, quiches and pies at the Royal Oak in Fritham, one of the oldest pubs in the New Forest. It has a working farm and livestock on the doorstep.
The Peat Spade Inn near Longstock sits on the banks of the River Test in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Its cosy bar and award-winning restaurant use seasonal local produce.
And don't forget the Selborne Arms in sleepy Selborne in East Hampshire, a traditional village pub with real fires, home cooked food and a friendly atmosphere.
A day out with the family needn’t be a nightmare. We have visited pubs across the Hampshire countryside looking for those which offer a warm welcome for children.
We've rated parking, high chairs, entertainments, gardens, menus and baby changing facilities. Out of all those we visited, we have chosen those which we think promise the best all-around experience.
The pubs in Hampshire may not provide organic baby food or free nappies or a basket of toys but they do all offer welcoming touches - which mean that you can relax and enjoy yourself.
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The Hoddington Arms is a beautiful country pub serving great food, wines and real ales. Our talented team in the kitchen is passionate about producing delicious, locally sourced dishes.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you as you step back in time with a visit to this protected ancient monument. Now fully refurbished, and offering a fantastic selection of classic and modern culinary delights.
As the only Irish bar in Portsmouth, Shenanigans brings a little bit of Ireland and a pretty good pint of Guinness to Southsea’s main popular restaurant area.
The Northbrook Arms - a traditional village pub with letting rooms, nestled in the picturesque village of East Stratton, located minutes from the A33 between Winchester and Basingstoke.
The Point’s cafe bar serves meals, drinks and snacks between 10am and 3pm Monday to Saturday and before selected shows.
Greens offers a winning combination of friendly, professional service in a relaxed, comfortable environment together with delicious freshly prepared food using local produce whenever possible.
Angry Aly's Restaurant and Wine Bar in Portsmouth, provides a warm welcome, friendly intimate atmosphere, great food and reasonably priced drinks.
At Harvester Port Solent in Portsmouth food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it.
Portsmouth & S.E.Hants CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007,09 & 12
The White Horse is home to one of the most extensive whisky collections found anywhere in the British Isles.
Hidden in the idyllic village of Easton, The Chestnut Horse is a 16th century building where you can enjoy a business lunch, family lunch, romantic evening meal or just a drink with friends.
Located in the heart of Southsea, we at Restaurant 69 pride ourselves on our beautiful modern decor and laid back atmosphere.
The pub serves fine wines, real ales and tasty food at its very best everyday of the week.
A warm welcome, top quality food made with fresh local produce and a great selection of real ales all set in charming surroundings.
The West Town offers an opportunity to experience traditional Engish food, both at the bar and in the adjoining restaurant.
Located in a beautiful Hampshire village, The Black Swan offers great food to suit every taste.
Immaculate cafe offering unique surroundings, family run, providing reasonably priced quality food. 5 star hygiene rating.
Andover Road, Nr Winchester
Homemade, delicious, simple, traditional English food with a twist.
A truly traditional English pub, serving delicious home cooked meals, fresh local fish and Real Ales. Children and dogs are welcome.
If you're looking for quality and comfort in a warm and inviting setting then look no further than the Wykeham Arms.