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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. Restaurant 69

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    Restaurant 69


    Located in the heart of Southsea, we at Restaurant 69 pride ourselves on our beautiful modern decor and laid back atmosphere.

  2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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    The Isambard Kingdom Brunel


    A J.D. Wetherspoon pub

  3. Wellington

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    The Wellington


    A truly traditional English pub, serving delicious home cooked meals, fresh local fish and Real Ales. Children and dogs are welcome.

  4. The Bridge Tavern

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    The Bridge Tavern


    The sole surviving pub on East Street in Old Portsmouth is the Bridge Tavern. Walking through the doors you get the sense you have arrived upon on old sea faring vessel with creaky wooden floorboards, dim lighting and a salty atmosphere.

  5. All Bar One, Portsmouth

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    All Bar One


    Since opening All Bar One Portsmouth our goal has been to offer a stylish bar where you can escape the hectic pace of the city.

  6. The Golden Lion bar

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    The Golden Lion


    The pub serves fine wines, real ales and tasty food at its very best everyday of the week.

  7. 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.

  8. Old Vic

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    The Old Vic

    Southsea, Portsmouth

    Al the Old Vic, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with good value, and good old "pub grub".

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    No. 5 Bridge Street


    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. Mayfly

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    Hampshire's premier riverside inn has glorious views over the world famous trout stream, the River Test. Enjoy a drink from the well stocked cellar and a delicious meal from the daily changing blackboard menu.

  11. The Crown Pub

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    The Crown Pub


    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.

  12. The White Horse Inn & Restaurant, Thruxton

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    The White Horse Inn & Restaurant, Thruxton


    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

  13. The Carnarvon Arms

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    The Carnarvon Arms

    Old Burghclere, Newbury

    The Carnarvon Arms is a modern country inn offering home from home comfort, sensational food, stylish bedrooms and sensible prices

  14. 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.

  15. Osborne View

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    Osborne View


    The Osborne View is a famous and historic pub-restaurant from Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse, one of the few remaining regional family brewers who have been brewing award-winning Dorset ales and offering warm hospitality for over 230 years.

  16. Café Rouge

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    Café Rouge


    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Rosie's Vineyard

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    Rosie's Vineyard


    We are a busy, yet cosy and sophisticated winebar in the centre of Southsea.

  19. One Eyed Dog

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    The One Eyed Dog


    Pub with regular music and DJs.

  20. Trafalgar

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    Lloyds Bar The Trafalgar


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