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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Andover Road, Nr Winchester
Homemade, delicious, simple, traditional English food with a twist.
A traditional 17th century coaching inn, The Ship and Bell is a delightful pub with rooms, nestled in the heart of Hampshire's countryside. Drop in for a drink, a hearty meal or stay the night.
The Fat Fox offers real ales, quality ciders, homemade 'pub grub' and live music.
Located on the upper seafront level, next to Spinnaker Tower, Azzurro Portsmouth offers stunning views across the Solent, making it perfect for celebrations throughout the day and as the sun goes down.
A restaurant situated on the waterfront of Gunwharf Quays, with picturesque views of the harbour. Tiger Tiger offer a lunch time menu designed to suit all and with prices starting at £5 we guarantee there will be something to suit all tastes.
The White Horse is home to one of the most extensive whisky collections found anywhere in the British Isles.
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.
The Vine is one of best places to eat in the South Downs National Park. Come and try our home made specials, delicious home made puddings & well kept cask ales.
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.
Bourne Valley Inn is a traditional British pub with rooms tucked away in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside.
Portsmouth & S.E.Hants CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007,09 & 12
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.
Owens offers a wide choice of entertainment on most nights of the week and remains a sports bar showing all major events.
Coast to Coast is an exciting new American restaurant and bar, offering diners a great venue and excellent food and drink all year round.
Oak-panelled restaurant with flagstone floor. Friendly and relaxed service. Specialises in fresh seafood and classic meat dishes.
Built in 1840, The Rockingham Arms is a charming old village pub full of character and situated right at the edge of the beautiful New Forest, in a designated National Heritage area.
The Old Vine serves quality British and continental cuisine in relaxed and informal surroundings. Winners of the Quality Assured and Local Produce Hampshire Hospitality Award.
Immaculate cafe offering unique surroundings, family run, providing reasonably priced quality food. 5 star hygiene rating.
The Navigator sits in a prime position opposite Swanwick Marina on the scenic River Hamble just outside Southampton.
The 15th Century Grade II listed White Horse Inn is situated in between the picturesque villages of Thruxton and East Cholderton in the heart of the Test Valley. We are ideally situated off the A303 in between the historic towns of Winchester and Sal