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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Oak-panelled restaurant with flagstone floor. Friendly and relaxed service. Specialises in fresh seafood and classic meat dishes.
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.
The Blue Bell is a busy local village pub serving fresh local fish and home cooked food at reasonable prices. Wonderful jovial atmosphere and excellent service.
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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Coast to Coast is an exciting new American restaurant and bar, offering diners a great venue and excellent food and drink all year round.
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.
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.
A traditional country pub located between Romsey and Stockbridge serving a wide range of real ales, fine wine, and home cooked English food.
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.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Enjoy drinks in the bar or try the fresh local food available for every occasion, from small nibbles to classic dishes and specials.
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.
Al the Old Vic, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with good value, and good old "pub grub".
A warm welcome, top quality food made with fresh local produce and a great selection of real ales all set in charming surroundings.
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.
Located in the heart of Southsea, we at Restaurant 69 pride ourselves on our beautiful modern decor and laid back atmosphere.
‘A good choice of really enjoyable award winning food using local ingredients whenever possible’ is one of the main draws to this attractively placed country pub.
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.
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.
At Harvester Port Solent in Portsmouth food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it.