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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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    Greens Restaurant & Bar


    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.

  2. The Crown Inn

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    The Crown Inn


    A traditional country pub located between Romsey and Stockbridge serving a wide range of real ales, fine wine, and home cooked English food.

  3. Fins Cafe Bar

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    Fin's Cafe Bar


    Here at FIN'S we are proud to offer a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes. We have a range of coffees, teas and herbal teas and an extensive cocktail menu.

  4. Coast to Coast American Bar & Restaurant - Outside

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    Coast to Coast American Bar & Restaurant


    Coast to Coast is an exciting new American restaurant and bar, offering diners a great venue and excellent food and drink all year round.

  5. The Rockingham Arms

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    The Rockingham Arms


    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.

  6. Hoddington Arms

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    Hoddington Arms


    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.

  7. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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    The Isambard Kingdom Brunel


    A J.D. Wetherspoon pub

  8. The White Horse, Romsey

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    The White Horse Hotel & Brasserie


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

  9. The King’s Arms

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    The King’s Arms


    The Kings Arms is an attractive and historic 16th Century property built in c.1575. It became an inn in 1675. During the civil war, troops of King Charles I were billeted at the Kings Arms in October 1664 before the second battle of Newbury.

  10. The Watermark

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    The Watermark

    Port Solent

    The Watermark Bar and Restaurant in Port Solent prides itself on being a bar that is not just about drinking, and a restaurant that is not just about eating.

  11. Hole in the Wall

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    Hole in the Wall


    Portsmouth & S.E.Hants CAMRA Pub Of The Year 2007,09 & 12

  12. Becketts Restaurant

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    Becketts Restaurant


    Becketts Wine Bar and Bistro is a family run business with friendly staff ready to serve you in a relaxed atmosphere.

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    The Wessex Restaurant


    The Wessex Restaurant overlooks the magnificent cathedral. Guests can enjoy contemporary British cuisine including quality steaks and seafood, sourced locally where possible.

  14. Food at Las Iguanas, Portsmouth

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    Las Iguanas


    Latin American restaurant with delicious seasonal menus and great value food from gourmet fajitas to healthy salads.

  15. Sir Alec Rose

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    The Sir Alec Rose - Lloyds No.1 Bar

    Port Solent

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

  16. The White Star Tavern Dining and Rooms

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    The White Star Tavern


    Come visit The White Star, located on Oxford Street at the heart of the city, on the English South Coast.

  17. Lakeside Cafe & Bar

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    Lakeside Cafe & Bar


    Immaculate cafe offering unique surroundings, family run, providing reasonably priced quality food. 5 star hygiene rating.

  18. The Vine, Hambledon

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    The Vine


    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.

  19. 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.

  20. The White Horse Otterbourne

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    The White Horse Otterbourne


    The White Horse has a warm welcome, great selection of real ales, real fires, exposed beams, large garden and ample parking.