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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Pub with regular music and DJs.
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.
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.
The Navigator sits in a prime position opposite Swanwick Marina on the scenic River Hamble just outside Southampton.
Located in the heart of Southsea, we at Restaurant 69 pride ourselves on our beautiful modern decor and laid back atmosphere.
The White Horse is home to one of the most extensive whisky collections found anywhere in the British Isles.
The Bar at the Duke of Buckingham is the perfect place to relax after a busy day at work or sightseeing.
A charming 16th century Inn with old oak beams, serving excellent home cooked food and fine real ales.
The Fat Fox offers real ales, quality ciders, homemade 'pub grub' and live music.
A traditional country pub located between Romsey and Stockbridge serving a wide range of real ales, fine wine, and home cooked English food.
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.
The newly refurbished Waterfront Café is distinctively situated on the water's edge. With it's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and open layout, it offers the best, uninterrupted views out over the Portsmouth Harbour.
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.
Old Burghclere, Newbury
The Carnarvon Arms is a modern country inn offering home from home comfort, sensational food, stylish bedrooms and sensible prices
The Three Tuns is a warm & welcoming local pub serving real ales, cracking wines & great food. The new simple British menu features delicious, seasonal classics, lots of local ingredients & all the dishes you would expect from a great pub.
16th century village inn, in the heart of the village, surrounded by beautiful walking/cycling areas.
Good pub food. Skittle alley/function room. Attractive gardens.
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.
We are a busy, yet cosy and sophisticated winebar in the centre of Southsea.
We live up to our motto “Food for thought!”
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.