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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. The Ship & Bell Hotel

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    The Ship & Bell Hotel

    Horndean

    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.

  2. The Red House Whichurch

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    The Red House Whichurch

    Whitchurch

    If you are looking for rural charm, tradition and history set in a convenient location then The Red House will fulfil all of this and more.

  3. The Peat Spade Inn

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    The Peat Spade Inn

    Longstock, Hampshire

    Even though it’s located among hardly discovered lush green countryside, on the corner of a lane called ‘The Bunny’, the Peat Spade still manages to draw a constant flow of locals and visitors to its cosy bar and award-winning restaurant.

  4. Piranha Bar & Restaurant

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    Piranha Bar & Restaurant

    Hayling Island

    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.

  5. The Vine, Hambledon

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    The Vine

    Hambledon

    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.

  6. The Angel and Blue Pig

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    The Angel and Blue Pig

    Lymington

    The Angel and the Blue Pig is a quirky pub in the beautiful New Forest town of Lymington. 

  7. 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.

  8. The Rockstone

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    The Rockstone

    Southampton

    The Rockstone is a vibrant city centre pub serving a wide selection of craft beer, real ale and ciders from our 9 cask and 12 keg taps. Also on offer is a full wine list and an ever evolving range of 200+ spirits on the back bar.

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    No.5 Bridge Street

    Winchester

    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.

  10. Lakeside Cafe & Bar

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    Lakeside Cafe & Bar

    Gosport

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Royal Oak, Lasham

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    The Royal Oak

    Lasham

    Traditional country pub serving good quality local food. Friendly staff and award winning ales.

  14. 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.

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    Greens Restaurant & Bar

    Fareham

    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.

  16. Hoddington Arms

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    Hoddington Arms

    Basingstoke

    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.

  17. The Selborne Arms

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    The Selborne Arms

    Alton

    A traditional award-winning pub with real fires and a friendly atmosphere, the Selborne Arms is famous for its local and homemade produce.

  18. Morn Hill Brasserie

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    Morn Hill Brasserie

    Morn Hill, Winchester

    Morn Hill Brasserie uses fresh local produce in a contemporary, light, spacious and relaxing atmosphere.

  19. King Street Tavern

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    The King Street Tavern

    Southsea

    Hidden off the busy thoroughfare of Elm Grove and Kings Road, the Tavern (est 1859) with its glazed tile frontage, sits in a conservation area adjacent to a tree-lined square in this quiet backwater of Southsea.

  20. The Old Bell & Crown

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    The Old Bell & Crown

    Nr Andover

    The Old Bell & Crown at Hatherden is a cosy, welcoming 16th century public house with good food and a relaxed atmosphere. There is an open log fireplace for those cold winter nights and a large well kept garden to enjoy during the summer months.