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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.

And as far as possible, we have selected Hampshire pubs near a tourist attraction or activity in case you want to make a day of it.

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  1. Little Johnny Russell's

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    Little Johnny Russell's

    Southsea

    Situated in the heart of the very popular Albert Road and just a stones throw from the iconic Kings Theatre, Little Johnny Russells has lots to offer from a relaxing cold beer or glass of wine in our garden to later evening DJs and music.

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    The Bell Inn Alresford

    Winchester

    Renowned for its interesting freshly cooked food, wines and real ales, the Bell is located in the centre of Alresford.

  3. Bar 38

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    Bar 38

    Portsmouth

    Serving food between 10am & 6pm daily and 7pm on Saturdays means Bar 38 is the perfect place to relax & wind down with friends after a busy day.
    After 6pm we have freshly cooked Chicago Town pizzas on offer served till the end of the night.

  4. The Bush Inn

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    The Bush Inn

    Alresford

    Family run 17th Century Inn with beautiful riverside views. Voted Hampshire Life's Country Pub of the Year 2007. The Bush has a varied menu of both traditional and contemporary dishes, homemade using local produce.

  5. Harvester

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    The Harvester

    Port Solent

    At Harvester Port Solent in Portsmouth food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it.

  6. The Ship Inn

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    The Ship Inn

    Langstone, Havant

    Located in the picturesque village of Langstone with spectacular views of the harbour. Food is fresh and traditional ordered from the galley area. Functions are also available to book.

  7. The Bourne Valley Inn

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    The Bourne Valley Inn

    Andover

    Bourne Valley Inn is a traditional British pub with rooms tucked away in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside.

  8. The Royal Oak

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    The Royal Oak

    Andover

    We are a country pub in one of the Test Valley's prettiest villages and provide a high standard of food, drink and real ales. We have a large well tended beer garden that attracts tourists, walkers and ramblers to this beautiful part of Hampshire.

  9. Angry Alys

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    Angry Alys

    Southsea

    Angry Aly's Restaurant and Wine Bar in Portsmouth, provides a warm welcome, friendly intimate atmosphere, great food and reasonably priced drinks.

  10. Caffexpresso

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    Caffexpresso

    Southampton

    Modern Bistro focused on the simplicity of dishes using fresh produce. Special menu alters every fortnight. All cakes are homemade.

  11. Restaurant 69

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    Restaurant 69

    Southsea

    Located in the heart of Southsea, we at Restaurant 69 pride ourselves on our beautiful modern decor and laid back atmosphere.

  12. The Black Horse

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    The Black Horse

    Salisbury

    16th century village inn, in the heart of the village, surrounded by beautiful walking/cycling areas.
    Good pub food. Skittle alley/function room. Attractive gardens.

  13. Trafalgar

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    Lloyds Bar The Trafalgar

    Portsmouth

    Our award winning pubs provide the very best customer experience, with superb quality, choice and value, in both food and drink.

  14. The White Horse, Romsey

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    The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie

    Romsey

    The White Horse is home to one of the most extensive whisky collections found anywhere in the British Isles.

  15. Wellington

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    The Wellington

    Portsmouth

    A truly traditional English pub, serving delicious home cooked meals, fresh local fish and Real Ales. Children and dogs are welcome.

  16. The Crown Pub

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    The Crown Pub

    Basingstoke

    A food lovers haven - you will find The Crown Pub. Whilst it may look like any other village pub, what makes The Crown shine brighter than any other pub in Hampshire is its fabulous food.

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    The Running Horse

    Winchester

    A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester.

  18. The George at Vernham Dean

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    The George at Vernham Dean

    Vernham Dean

    An old-fashioned village pub dating back to the seventeenth century with fireplaces, oak beams and an attractive beer garden. We have an excellent reputation for our warm welcome, freshly-cooked, quality food and our real ale.

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    The Waterfront Café

    Portsmouth

    The newly refurbished Waterfront Café is distinctively situated on the water's edge. With it's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open layout, it offers the best, uninterrupted views out over the Portsmouth Harbour.

  20. Spice Island Inn

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    Spice Island Inn

    Portsmouth

    Situated on the harbour front with fantastic views overlooking Portsmouth harbour, this large pub has a large patio for soaking up the sun in the summer.