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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With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge embodies the style and je ne sais quoi of cafe society.
Pub with regular music and DJs.
abarbistro is the perfect place to enjoy great food and drink and has unrivalled views of the Spinnaker Tower. Food served all day, every day.
At Harvester Port Solent in Portsmouth food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it.
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.
A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester.
Traditional country pub serving good quality local food. Friendly staff and award winning ales.
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.
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The Wessex Restaurant overlooks the magnificent cathedral. Guests can enjoy contemporary British cuisine including quality steaks and seafood, sourced locally where possible.
The Fat Fox offers real ales, quality ciders, homemade 'pub grub' and live music.
The White Horse has a warm welcome, great selection of real ales, real fires, exposed beams, large garden and ample parking.
Standing proud on the main thoroughfare of one of Hampshire’s prettiest towns famed for its fly fishing, this lovingly restored, 15th century colour-washed coaching inn is a class act.
Becketts Wine Bar and Bistro is a family run business with friendly staff ready to serve you in a relaxed atmosphere.
Soak up the superb ambiance at our stunning restaurant whilst enjoying a superb range of fresh seafood and fish, possibly the largest on the South Coast with daily Specials.
Located in a beautiful Hampshire village, The Black Swan offers great food to suit every taste.
A truly traditional English pub, serving delicious home cooked meals, fresh local fish and Real Ales. Children and dogs are welcome.
Our award winning pubs provide the very best customer experience, with superb quality, choice and value, in both food and drink.
We offer a wide range of bottled and draught beers from around the world, fantastic quality wines and really great classic cocktails.
An ‘Inn’ in the true sense of the word, our fabulous venue offers sanctuary to a broad spectrum of guests with its hearty menu of British greats.